Food as Medicine: What Providers Need to Know

Matthew McCurdy

Matthew McCurdy

Dr. McCurdy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in engineering, which led to a job as project manager for NASA, where he worked on John Glenn’s second space journey. He completed his medical school and residency training at Baylor College of Medicine, where he served as chief resident. Dr. McCurdy received a PhD in bioengineering through the MD/PhD program funded by the National Institutes of Health. View full profile

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Dietary risk factors are the leading risks for both death and disability.  Thirty to thirty five percent of cancer deaths are due to poor diet. Dr. McCurdy discusses the convergence of nutritional advice and the morbidity/mortality associated with dietary risk factors. His discussion includes the anti-inflammatory, Mediterranean, anti-cancer, and DASH diets. Dr. McCurdy concludes with a discussion on an optimal lifestyle program.