Our current medical system is focused on treating specific diseases and conditions, but Dr. Soyini (Sy) Powell has left her prior career as an obstetrician-gynecologist in the belief that proper nutrition is the key for the living.
She practiced standard medicine for 30 years, only to find that the stress and associated elements were tearing her apart. There is an obesity-diabetes epidemic in this country, fed by our unhealthy diet. In addition, 50% of diabetics are at increased risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Powell retrained in nutrition, focusing on eating, sleeping, and stress reduction. It is insulin that is the driver of the body’s metabolism of carbohydrates fats and proteins. Although laypeople generally associate the supply of insulin or lack thereof with diabetes, Dr. Powell stresses that control of diet means control of insulin production. The major idea behind this diet is to stop fat storage by controlling carbohydrate intake.
She has founded a coaching company entitled Authentic Nutrition LLC, which sets out a six-month program of nutritional coaching. Many individuals cannot do this alone, and Dr. Powell’s program targets these individuals.