Cenegenics Food Diamond

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Florida Physician Urges Americans to Boycott USDA's Food Guide Pyramid and Replace With Healthier Cenegenics Food Diamond


BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A renowned Florida physician heralded as a pioneer in the field of heart surgery is calling for a boycott of the current United States Department of Agriculture's Food Guide Pyramid otherwise known as MyPyramid. Robert D. Willix, Jr., MD CEO/CMO of the prestigious Cenegenics Medical Institute of Boca Raton, the largest proactive age management and preventative medicine facility in the world, explains that current nutritional guidelines promoted by the USDA Food Guide Pyramid are the reason why more than 64 percent of American adults and over 30 percent of American children are overweight or morbidly obese.

"Americans who subscribe to the nutritional philosophy exhibited in the current antiquated USDA Food Pyramid are doing themselves much more nutritional harm than good," says Robert D. Willix, Jr., MD of Cenegenics Medical Institute of Boca Raton which is headquartered at 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, Fla.

"It is unconscionable that with all the science-based nutritional information we have, the USDA food pyramid is still being used and implemented as an actual guideline for healthy eating by major organizations including the US government, US schools, the American Heart Association and the American Dietetic Association without recognition of the fact that the food pyramid promotes a diet that says all carbohydrates are good; all fats are bad; all protein sources are nutritionally the same; and all dairy is equal," adds Willix.

Willix, a pioneering heart surgeon and author of five books, is the creator of the Cenegenics Medical Institute Food Diamond , a revolutionary nutrition diagram, which he believes should replace the current USDA's Food Guide Pyramid.

The Cenegenics Food Diamond is a groundbreaking diamond-shaped nutritional model that completely obliterates the nutritional guidelines illustrated in the USDA's MyPyramid. Unlike the USDA food guide, the Cenegenics Food Diamond calls for water as the central component of a healthy diet and fresh vegetables (organic, cooked or raw) followed by lean protein (fresh water fish, free range hormone free poultry and grass fed hormone free meat, shellfish, tofu, soymilk and soybeans.

USDA Food Guide Pyramid is based on a carbohydrate rich diet (grains and starches), high amounts of dairy (milk, cheese, and yogurt), the Cenegenics Food Diamond calls for organic hormone free low fat dairy options, including Omega 3 enriched organic hormone free eggs.

Cenegenics Food Diamond also calls for the strategic use of healthy fats (nuts and seeds, olive oil, sesame oil, grape seed oil, olives, avocado, organic almond butter; organic cashew butter) grains and legumes (steel cut oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa, beans) which fall at the top and bottom portions of the vertical diamond shape. A modest amount of fresh, organic, low glycemic fruits (citrus, berries, apples and pears) is also part of Cenegenics Food Diamond recommendations.

Since the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid was first published in 1992, depicting the recommended number of servings for each food group a person should consume daily to keep healthy; more than two-thirds of Americans have grown overweight or obese with the number of cases of type 2 diabetes on the rise, especially in children. In 2005, the government recognized a possible health epidemic and issued a new "MyPyramid" nutritional system with 12 slightly varying versions of the food pyramid with stronger guidelines for people based on their age, sex, physical fitness, and so on.

"Although there were many versions of the food pyramid produced in 2005 for different segments of the population, none of the versions were created with input from the Department of Health and Human Services and instead were formed by lobbyists for the US grain producers to bolster their economic situation. The Cenegenics Food Diamond(C) introduces a new era of nutrition, and challenges the USDA to implement the Cenegenics Food Diamond to decrease the epidemic of chronic diseases," adds Dr. Willix.

About Robert D. Willix, Jr., MD:

Willix, a former pioneering heart surgeon and author of five books, left the world of cardiovascular surgery to establish the Cenegenics Medical Institute of Boca Raton which he describes as empowering the health-minded individual with a proactive solution for maximizing health, vitality and peak performance while preventing the early onset of chronic disease.

About Cenegenics:

Established in 1997, Cenegenics Medical Institute has developed the largest age management and preventative medicine practice in the world with centers in Las Vegas, Nevada; Charleston, South Carolina; Boca Raton, Florida; Bloomington, Indiana; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia with several new centers opening in the near future. With a recognized presence in the medical community, Cenegenics incorporates a proactive, preventive approach, based on solid science and a comprehensive evaluation.