Foods as Medicine

Is it any wonder that 2/3 of the US population is over-weight?  Is it any wonder that it is a rarity to find an adult who does not suffer from at least one (if not several or more) chronic illnesses?

In order to properly diagnose any problem, solve any puzzle or correct any problem, one has to find the underlying factor that leads to the present situation.  Is it reasonable to assume that nearest explanation is the most logical cause for the problem?  Is it reasonable to ignore the fact that one problem leads to the next, which leads to the next, and so forth?

Life, disease and health results from sequential events and sequential problems that lead to the present manifestation. The body has a remarkable capacity to contain pathology.  Alternative chemical and physiological pathways permits the living organism to adapt to sub-optimal circumstances, and the organism will thrive until just enough of these pathways are damaged or disrupted, and then disease ensues.

My goal is to simplify, to the extent possible, a rational approach to nutritional supplementation, permitting the reader to understand WHY it is necessary to take specific action, based upon age, gender, disease state, familial predisposition to disease and environmental circumstance.

I will start with the basics, work through the process in a systematic, sytems-approach.

About David S Klein, MD 149 Articles
David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM was born in Washington, DC, and was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology. Medical School was completed at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, followed by Internship in General Surgery at the University of North Carolina and Residency in Anesthesiology at the Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Dr Klein has been practicing medicine since 1983, concentrating in Pain Medicine, Minimally Invasive Medicine and Surgery, and Neuroendocrinology. Earning Board Certification in Anesthesiology, Dr. Klein was elected Fellow in the American College of Anesthesiology, and he was elected Fellow in the American College of Pain Medicine. He is currently an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, School of Medicine. He has focused his private practice on treating patients with hormone imbalance issues, nutritional deficiency related medical problems as well as pain related issues and impairment. With a highly-complex, CLIA licensed laboratory in-house, he has been able to provide rapid-turn around analysis efficiently and cost-effectively. Lecturing extensively nationally as well as internationally, Dr. Klein has authored many articles on topics relating to pain, injury and nutritionally modulated illness. His radio show, “Pain Free Living,” received top ratings during the 6 years it was on the air. Currently practicing in Longwood, Florida, Dr. Klein practices entirely in the office setting.