Where To Find Nutritional Advice
Most MDs have very little nutritional education, and pharmacists are mainly about pharmaceuticals. According to Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM of NutritionalFacts.org, medical students are still getting less than 20 hours of nutritional training over 4 years of education. This same point is made in an article on the U.S News & World Report site, on the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a plethora of other sites. One might conclude that asking your doctor for nutritional advice would not be your best choice. Most MDs excel in diagnostics and prescribing medicine, not in nutrition.
The USDA Nutrition.gov site offers a wonderful array of information on basic nutrition; diet and health; shopping, cooking, and meal planning; and other information that most anyone could use to educate themselves on the care of their families. This article on Healthline defines the differences between a Nutritionist and a Dietitian.
On the Subject of Masks
The wearing of masks is a controversial subject and perhaps one of the
greatest collective arguments ever to hit our society. There are certain
professional protocols provided by organizations like OSHA, the
Clinic, and others. Most of us are trying to follow guidelines to help keep
ourselves and others safe. There is much confusion on what type of mask is best, and can they actually protect
us from a thing as small as a virus? There is even more confusion on the difference between
laws, mandates, and recommendations. Laws must be passed by legislation.
Mandates can not be enforced as laws. Recommendations are suggestions.
Ultimately You are responsible for what goes into and onto your body. Educate yourself; weigh and balance all information without fear or bias. Look in your community for nutritional practitioners and other experts in nutritional health. Interview them to discover who you would like to work with. If you were going to buy a house or a car or an appliance, chances are you would do quite a lot of research before you made your purchase. Your health is just about the most important investment you can make in this life. Doesn't it make good sense to learn everything you can about it?