BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 19 A renowned Florida physicianheralded as a pioneer in the field of heart surgery is calling for a boycottof the current United States Department of Agriculture's Food Guide Pyramidotherwise known as MyPyramid. Robert D. Willix, Jr., MD CEO/CMO of theprestigious Cenegenics(R) Medical Institute of Boca Raton, the largestproactive age management and preventative medicine facility in the world,explains that current nutritional guidelines promoted by the USDA Food GuidePyramid are the reason why more than 64 percent of American adults and over 30percent of American children are overweight or morbidly obese. 
"Americans who subscribe to the nutritional philosophy exhibited in thecurrent antiquated USDA Food Pyramid are doing themselves much morenutritional harm than good," says Robert D. Willix, Jr., MD of Cenegenics(R)Medical Institute of Boca Raton which is headquartered at 501 East CaminoReal, Boca Raton, Fla.
"It is unconscionable that with all the science-based nutritionalinformation we have, the USDA food pyramid is still being used and implementedas an actual guideline for healthy eating by major organizations including theUS government, US schools, the American Heart Association and the AmericanDietetic Association without recognition of the fact that the food pyramidpromotes a diet that says all carbohydrates are good; all fats are bad; allprotein sources are nutritionally the same; and all dairy is equal," addsWillix.
Willix, a pioneering heart surgeon and author of five books, is thecreator of the Cenegenics Medical Institute Food Diamond(C)(www.cenegenicsfooddiamond.com), a revolutionary nutrition diagram, which hebelieves should replace the current USDA's Food Guide Pyramid.
The Cenegenics Food Diamond(C) is a groundbreaking diamond-shapednutritional model that completely obliterates the nutritional guidelinesillustrated in the USDA's MyPyramid. Unlike the USDA food guide, theCenegenics Food Diamond(C) calls for water as the central component of ahealthy diet and fresh vegetables (organic, cooked or raw) followed by leanprotein (fresh water fish, free range hormone free poultry and grass fedhormone free meat, shellfish, tofu, soymilk and soybeans.
USDA Food Guide Pyramid is based on a carbohydrate rich diet (grains andstarches), high amounts of dairy (milk, cheese, and yogurt), the CenegenicsFood Diamond(C) calls for organic hormone free low fat dairy options,including Omega 3 enriched organic hormone free eggs.
Cenegenics Food Diamond(C) also calls for the strategic use of healthyfats (nuts and seeds, olive oil, sesame oil, grape seed oil, olives, avocado,organic almond butter; organic cashew butter) grains and legumes (steel cutoatmeal, brown rice, quinoa, beans) which fall at the top and bottom portionsof the vertical diamond shape. A modest amount of fresh, organic, lowglycemic fruits (citrus, berries, apples and pears) is also part of CenegenicsFood Diamond(C) recommendations.
Since the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid was first published in 1992, depictingthe recommended number of servings for each food group a person should consumedaily to keep healthy; more than two-thirds of Americans have grown overweightor obese with the number of cases of type 2 diabetes on the rise, especiallyin children. In 2005, the government recognized a possible health epidemicand issued a new "MyPyramid" nutritional system with 12 slightly varyingversions of the food pyramid with stronger guidelines for people based ontheir age, sex, physical fitness, and so on. 
"Although there were many versions of the food pyramid produced in 2005for different segments of the population, none of the versions were createdwith input from the Department of Health and Human Services and instead wereformed by lobbyists for the US grain producers to bolster their economicsituation. The Cenegenics Food Diamond(C) introduces a new era of nutrition,and challenges the USDA to implement the Cenegenics Food Diamond(C) todecrease 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, leftthe world of cardiovascular surgery to establish the Cenegenics(R) MedicalInstitute of Boca Raton which he describes as empowering the health-mindedindividual with a proactive solution for maximizing health, vitality and peakperformance while preventing the early onset of chronic disease.
Established in 1997, Cenegenics(R) Medical Institute has developed thelargest age management and preventative medicine practice in the world withcenters in Las Vegas, Nevada; Charleston, South Carolina; Boca Raton, Florida;Bloomington, Indiana; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia with severalnew centers opening in the near future. With a recognized presence in themedical community, Cenegenics incorporates a proactive, preventive approach,based on solid science and a comprehensive evaluation. For more informationabout the Cenegenics Food Diamond(C), visit www.cenegenicsfooddiamond.com orfor further details about Cenegenics(R) Boca Raton, visitwww.cenegenics-br.com.
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SOURCE Cenegenics Medical Institute of Boca Raton