Squeezed, blended, and pressed, New York City is in the middle of a juice boom.
But does the nutrition live up to the hype? There are questions to be answered.
So The New York Times asked Pill Advised founder Dr. Leo Galland to shed some light on nutrition and juicing, in the Diner’s Journal online.
Dr. Galland explained: “Juices — even most fruit juices — contain much more than sugar, depending upon the food that was juiced. They can supply vitamin C, magnesium, boron, carotenoids, flavonoids and other polyphenolics. Cherry juice fights inflammation and blueberry juice preserves cognitive function. You’re more likely to drink a vegetable like kale if it’s part of a juice mix than to eat whole kale leaves in a salad (they’re pretty tough).”
Get the whole squeeze with Dr. Galland on nytimes.com
About Leo Galland, MD, FACP, FACN
Dr. Leo Galland is internationally recognized as a leader in Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine. An experienced and dynamic speaker, he has lectured extensively to business and professional groups throughout the United States, Europe and Australia. He is the author of three popular books, The Fat Resistance Diet, Power Healing, and Superimmunity for Kids, and the ebook The Heartburn and Indigestion Solution.
Dr. Galland is celebrated as a master clinician who has popularized innovative nutritional therapies for prevention and treatment of chronic conditions, including obesity, metabolic dysfunction, allergies, immune system disorders, gastrointestinal problems and neurological diseases. He maintains a private consulting practice in New York City, where he treats patients from all over the world.
Dr. Galland is the author of more than 40 scientific articles and has contributed chapters and material to numerous textbooks including Integrative Gastroenterology (2011), Textbook of Functional Medicine (2010), ACP Evidence-Based Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2009), Complementary Medicine in Clinical Practice (2006), Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition (2005), the Textbook of Natural Medicine, (2005) Integrative Medicine, Principles for Practice, (2004), Inside the Minds: The Art & Science of Being a Doctor (2002), Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome (1991), Workers with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (1987), He is the coauthor of Gastrointestinal Dysregulation: Connections to Chronic Disease (2008).
Dr. Galland has been honored with the Linus Pauling Award from the Institute of Functional Medicine for developing key concepts of Functional Medicine. He received the Seelig Magnesium Award from the American College of Nutrition, the Clinician of the Year Award from the National Nutritional Foods Association, and the Harold W. Harper Award in Preventive Medicine from the American College for Advancement in Medicine. He has been consistently selected for America’s Top Doctors.
Interviews with Dr. Galland and articles about his work have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Reader’s Digest, Redbook, Self, Bazaar, Men’s Fitness, Allure, Bottom Line, The New York Daily News and many other publications. He has appeared as a medical expert on The Today Show, Good Morning America, PBS, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and dozens of local affiliates of the major broadcast networks.
Dr. Galland graduated from Harvard University and completed his medical education and training at New York University Medical Center. Board certified in Internal Medicine, he has held faculty appointments at the Rockefeller University, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the University of Connecticut, and served as Director of Medical Research at the renowned Gesell Institute of Human Development in New Haven.