From this column:
I went and saw my new, HMO-assigned doctor this week (my old one having passed away) regarding my breathing problem arising from a hiatal hernia/GERD. One thing he brought up is that I need to lose weight, something I already knew. I told him that since acid in the lungs makes breathing difficult and painful, I can’t exercise, and therefore can’t lose weight. Here’s what he told me:
Of course, it’s a little hard for me to take diet and exercise advice from a 350lb doctor who looks like Violet Beauregarde, only not as blue. But still, he’s a doctor, and one that my neurologist described as “excellent”.
So before I go looking for a new one (he didn’t even help with my breathing problems), has medical wisdom of exercise vs. diet changed in the past 21 years?