UK MD Dr. Peter Foley sheds myths about low carb lifestyle, Uk vs USA healthcare, managing calories, proper ratio of patience to action on goals, life as a general practitioner, root cause resolution, plus leadership role diversity.
Irish born and raised but attended medical school in the United Kingdom near Plymouth. He specializes in General Practice (Royal College of General Practitioners) and has a Masters in Sports and Exercise Science (University of Bath). His true passion is lifestyle changes with his patients.
We talk throughout the interview about Low Carb eating and the changes it has on diabetes and other conditions. Nutrition and physiology course opened his mind how lifestyle changes can positively affect health. Learn some of the differences of USA vs UK medical school, residency and practice. One nice perk is the amount of countries that recognize his degree and opportunities that gives him to practice medicine. Hear why home visits are a standard in your residency.
Dr. Peter discusses where some of the normal GP training is lacking and how you may be able to gather referrals by mutual-respectful educating of muscularskeletal disorders.
Has the opioid epidemic hit the UK or is it just USA?
How does he incorporate the nutrition and sports medicine in his practice especially with metabolic syndrome patients? What type of low carb protocols does he prescribe to?
Eat less- move more… is that the best advice for everyone? He believes that weight loss is created by the dinner plate and not the squat plate.
He gives multiple Tips on how to manage lower your calorie intake…creative ways.
Dr Peter gives a fantastic analogy of how we slowly destroy our body using a car reference.. that anyone would understand. It deals with our natural body frame vs what size we actually are.
To be a general practitioner you have resonate with the following: I want to know an inch deep but a mile wide vs an inch wide and a mile deep.
Does Dr Foley ever get bitter that ‘specialist’ make more money? He has an outlook on finances, time and happiness of an older chap with more wisdom than you would assume from a 30 year old.
Look at the long term goal, be patient in achieving it, but work hard to achieve every day. It takes Strategy, Resilience and Focus to achieve those goals and sometimes you have do backward planning to find your path to reach said Big Dreams. Patience on the macro scale and work fervently on the micro scale. Leadership creates good followership
Early 2018 he will be doing an original random controlled research project on pre-diabetics and how they respond to a low carb vs western diet. What he has seen in his clinic, is that they get better and lose weight. Although Dr. Foley does clarify, I’m not a weight loss doctor rather a lifestyle doctor.
James Maslow USA or Chatterly as they reference Root Cause Resolution If you pick a job you love, you never have to feel like you need a break from life, it’s more of a recharge on holidays. Ear Well, Live Well , Relax Well, Sleep Well
You can catch Dr Peter playing a Gaelic Football match or more recently Rugby.
Morning routine: diaries/ journals for 15 minutes and we share Aeropress Coffee receipes.
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
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Enjoy Internation Podcast Day, we recorded this episode on September 30th.Travel Tip: Happy Halloween