The Whole Health Cure

"Childhood Obesity, Food Advertising and Gut Health" with Sujit Sharma, MD and CEO of Chuice

Episode Summary

Sujit Sharma is an Atlanta-based pediatric ER doctor and CEO of Chuice, the innovative JuicySuperSalad redefining convenient snacks. In this conversation Dr. Sharma talks about striking current statistics of childhood obesity and its relation to food advertising and public policy. He draws a parallel with evolution of policies and behaviors around smoking. Dr. Sharma talks about the importance fiber, explains the difference in the benefits between smoothies, juices and Chuice; talks about the concept of gut health and what defines it. To learn more, please follow the links below: https://chuice.com https://www.cnn.com/2017/04/27/opinions/overeating-the-new-tobacco-opinion-sharma/index.html

Episode Notes

Sujit Sharma is an Atlanta-based pediatric ER doctor and CEO of Chuice, the innovative JuicySuperSalad redefining convenient snacks. He holds a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from University of Michigan, received his medical degree and pediatric training at Wayne State University/Children's Hospital of Michigan, and served his three-year fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital. He is currently Vice Section Chief at the department of Emergency Medicine, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, and is on the Board of Directors for Georgia Organics where he’s the moderator for the Food As Medicine committee. When Sharma is not practicing medicine, he’s conducting medical research on respiratory viruses, cooking various worldly dishes, traveling with his wife and two children, and loves (theoretically) putting pen to paper to scribe Op-eds, including for CNN.com.

In this conversation Dr. Sharma talks about striking current statistics of childhood obesity and its relation to food advertising and public policy. He draws a parallel with evolution of policies and behaviors around smoking. Dr. Sharma talks about the importance fiber, explains the difference in the benefits between smoothies, juices and Chuice; talks about the concept of gut health and what defines it.

https://chuice.com

https://chuice.com/blogs/news/how-we-advertise-food-as-bad-as-those-old-cigarette-ads