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Eric S. Freedland, MD

Eric S. Freedland, MD

Eric S. Freedland, MD graduated from University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1982, trained in internal medicine at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA, and emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA, and has held faculty positions at Harvard Medical School (1990-1991) and Boston University School of Medicine (1992-1997). Dr. Freedland has developed a nutrition-centered model of disease with a special emphasis on diabetes. A staunch advocate for prescribing lifestyle changes before drugs, Dr. Freedland has written and lectured extensively on this subject.

Therapeutic Implications Potentially Effective

As an adjunct to manipulating macronutrient ratios, potential benefits have been associated with the following non-pharmaceutical interventions as part of an overall, sound dietary approach to improve diabetes and endothelial dysfunction. These include but are not limited to: anti-oxidants200 such as vitamins E 97, 305-308 , and C, 112, 309-311 …

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The “Zone” Diet

The popular “Zone” program essentially recommends a diet comprised of 40 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent protein, and 30 percent fat. Since the majority of calories are derived from carbohydrates it cannot, by definition, be a low-carbohydrate diet. It also can contain less protein than the ADA’s recommendation. Since it is …

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