Weighing in on popular diets—Whole 30 and TQI
Dr. Greg Sharp, internal medicine physician at Madison Center, was recently featured in a Seattle magazine article that asked him and local nutritionists to weigh in on two popular diets, Whole 30 and TQI. Dr. Sharp has personally followed a low-carb, whole foods approach to nutrition, similar to the Paleo diet, for several years with great success and often recommends a similar approach to his patients.
Dr. Sharp on nutrition and diets
“There are so many different gauges to use for finding the right individual nutrition plan. It’s certainly not just the number on the scale, or even blood pressure, blood sugar or cholesterol metrics, but also body composition changes, energy level, gastrointestinal health, joint issues, skin health and even mood. I’ve had exponentially more success with my patients (and myself) using nutrition plans that resemble the Whole30 diet and TQI diet as opposed to the conventional-wisdom, low-fat, low-calorie, 'everything in moderation' principles that most of us have heard (and tried) for the last 30 years.”