Recently I was as the Integrative Health Symposium.
Check out the event here: 

One panel discussion session I particularly enjoyed was titled:
Vegan, Paleo or Mediterranean/Asian: The Right Diet or the “Rite” Diet

This session was a mix of doctors  in the field of nutrition who recommend different diets. They all seemed to agree that we need to:

  • Eat organic vegetables
  • Avoid trans fats, fast foods, and GMO’s
  • Nothing artificial… eat only from nature
  • No processed foods even if gluten free

Meat, Fish, Chicken, Eggs – pasture raised, grass fed, organic

Fish – the smaller the better

Dairy – raw from a farm you know

Oils – olive, macadamia, avocado, coconut and butter is back

Canola Oil is not good to use.  Here is an article about Canola Oil I chose to include from Snopes:  You decide.

Opinions on fiber, grains  and carbohydrates varied. I personally like to follow the recommendations of Mark Hyman, MD who spoke at the symposium, but was not at this session.

More than one doctor said they’d hoped that the studies that said in moderation red wine and chocolate were good for you were  correct because they enjoyed eating/drinking them and didn’t want to have to give them up.

The moderator was:

Gerald M. Lemole, MD  who wrote:
The Healing Diet: A Total Health Program to Purify Your Lymph System and Reduce the rist of Heart Disease, Arthritis, and Cancer

The panelists were:

1. David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM who wrote:
Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugars – Your Brain’s Silent Killers 

2. Stephen T. Sinatra, MD, FACC, FACN, CNS, CBT who wrote:
The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease – and the Statin-Free Plan That Will 

3. Michael Greger, MD who wrote:
Carbophobia: The Scary Truth about America’s Low-Carb Craze

4. Colin Champ, MD, The Caveman Doctor

The overall theme I took away was that modern diseases are largely the result of inflammation.  They didn’t believe there was any pill  that would ever  radically change the state of health of Americans. We should choose what we eat wisely.