23 Apr '11, 1am

Stress Responses and Eating: What They Have in Common

I just watched a fascinating video of a talk given at Google by Dr. Emmett Miller, an MD who practices holistic medicine. He made two points that I think are extremely relevant to our approach to eating. The first point is that holistic medicine views the human body as one large system composed of a series of smaller systems, with each system working together and influencing the others. This is in contrast to traditional Western views of medicine, which view the different systems of the body as separate. That old paradigm is what leads doctors to specialize and become cardiologists, podiatrists, etc. The result, Miller says, is that doctors understand in great detail the functioning of one part of the body, but have very little understanding of how the parts work together to create a state of wellness (or lack thereof). Furthermore, holistic medicine views human beings as ...

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