Physicians attend 4 years of post-graduate school (medical school) in which only the first two are classes and only one class is about nutrition.
After graduating medical school, they are technically doctors, but cannot practice medicine in the United States until completing a type of apprenticeship called residency (3-7 years, depending on specialty).
After residency, doctors must then take a board exam before licensure and every 10 years thereafter.
Unless nutritionist is the specialty, little nutritional information is tested.
This is bc in our society, doctors have the role of the fixer and nothing else People rarely go to their physician unless something is really wrong. This makes nutrition take a back seat.
When healthcare is run like a business, that's what you get. Instead of doctors, you get endless administration and employees.
Think about that next time you vote Republican.
If you think eating meat is bad for you, you're the idiot.
I DO know more than most doctors about nutrition AND I have a background in ecology, so I know that we are highly-specialized carnivores.
I'm also married to a doctor.