Founder and Owner of Oculus Plastic Surgery and Specialty Surgery Center, Harvey “Chip” Cole, III, MD, FACS, Explores Gluten And GMOs’ Effects On Health.

Harvey “Chip” Cole, III MD, FACS founder and owner of Oculus Plastic Surgery and Specialty Surgery Center, identifies two issues that could present some challenges to people searching for the best diet to help shed pounds healthfully in this new diet season.

New Oculus article from plastic surgeon Chip ColeATLANTA, GA, February 4, 2019: Founder and Owner of Oculus Plastic Surgery and Specialty Surgery Center, Harvey “Chip” Cole, III MD, FACS, posted a new article on the Oculus website entitled, G-Wiz It’s Diet Season,in which Dr. Cole explores some of the recent discoveries about gluten and GMO foods and their effects on health as we move deeper into diet season.

Dr. Cole writes, “It seems to be hard-wired into our brains now: The New Year marks the beginning of the dieting season as many people turn resolutely to getting rid of the weight they gained over the holidays or that 10, 20, 30 extra pounds they’ve been carrying around for years.” He adds, “Each year also brings new diets and new food trends to consider when deciding to change eating habits.”

“This year,” says Dr. Cole, “there are a slew of choices from Paleo and Keto to gluten-free and WFPB (whole foods plant based). There’s lots of talk about GMOs this year too — that’s genetically modified organisms in case you’re out of the loop.”

According to Dr. Cole, “I couldn’t recommend any particular diet, but I’ve done some research on both gluten and GMO’s to share with you.” He continues, “Both can have an effect on the body depending on individual sensitivities. These can be considered when determining what type of diet you want to follow.”

Dr. Cole dishes out the ‘skinny’ on gluten writing that, “Celiac disease is the official name for the condition that is triggered when gluten is consumed.” He continues to elaborate, “According to the latest statistics, around 1 in 133 people in the U.S., have celiac disease. Gluten is found in wheat and various grains including rye, barley, couscous and semolina,” reports Dr. Cole, adding, “It’s also in hundreds of other products that contain wheat and grains – even in many that you wouldn’t expect.”

According to Dr. Cole’s article, “In people with Celiac disease, gluten triggers an autoimmune response that attacks the lining of the small intestine. As a result, the body cannot absorb nutrients into the bloodstream properly. This can lead to anemia, delayed growth, and weight loss, among other things. In addition, gluten can cause bloating and irritable bowel syndrome.”

After more thoughts on gluten, Dr. Cole turns to GMOs. He asks, “So, exactly what are GMO’s and do they affect our health?” He offers an explanation, “GMO’s are any genetically modified foods, also known as “GM foods” or “biotech foods.” Most commonly, GMO’s are from seeds that produce crops such as corn and soy.” He continues, “Recent studies show 60% – 70% of processed foods in grocery stores contain GMO ingredients.”

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About Dr. Cole Harvey “Chip” Cole, III, MD, FACS
Quadruple Board Certified

Harvey “Chip” Cole, III, MD, FACS is not just a surgeon, he is a nationally and internationally recognized, quadruple Board Certified Surgeon, specializing in Oculoplastic and Cosmetic surgery of the eyes and face – both reconstructive and rejuvenative. Dr. Cole’s dedication to standards of excellence in his profession is seen through his vast experiences within the fields of rejuvenation and reconstructive surgery. Known as “The Eye Guy”, Dr. Cole is an instructor on blepharoplasty, facelift and laser resurfacing, sharing his knowledge through national and international teaching lectures. In over 30 years in business, Dr. Cole has performed over 30,000 surgeries for patients ranging from infants to the elderly. Both, his surgical expertise and artistry continue to be nationally recognized.

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