What you’ve heard is true: Doctors receive fewer than 20 hours of nutrition education in medical school.
As a primary care physician, I realized that if I wanted to know what science says about eating for optimal health, I'd have to study it myself. So I did. My research inspired me to follow a plant-based (vegan) diet and teach my patients how this way of eating helps prevent and treat many chronic diseases.
I also learned that, due to a lack…