Dr. Artemis Morris has been steeped in the traditional Mediterranean Diet and lifestyle since childhood because her family is from Crete, Greece. Dr. Ancel Keys coined the term “The Mediterranean diet” based on his research on the health benefits of the traditional diet of Crete and those of it’s neighboring Mediterranean countries.
Dr. Artemis Morris specializes in integrative nutrition in her medical practice of over two decades. In her clinical practice at Artemis Wellness Center, she personalizes nutrition plans for her patients, including how to eat the way of “The Mediterranean Diet.” She created an online program, called The Mediterranean Detox Program that includes elements of authentic Mediterranean nutrition combined with detoxification in her clinically effective program for preventing and reversing chronic inflammatory diseases.
Dr Artemis has taught nutrition for over a decade and has been involved in continuing education and research on this, the most scientifically proven way to eat and live. She began her research on the Traditional Mediterranean Diet of Crete for general health, diabetes, and medicinal plants and foods of Crete for a doctoral study at the University of Lancaster, UK. She is working on a book based on her research, has done a clinical pilot study on a Mediterranean Diet for health and longevity and continues to research and educate on this life-saving way of eating and living.
“The Mediterranean diet” has been shown to be protective against chronic disease, cancer, all cause mortality, and increase longevity according to numerous epidemiological and clinical studies over the past 50 years and “over 80% of coronary heart disease, 70% of stroke, and 90% of Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented with food choices consistent with the Mediterranean diet” (1, 2, 3). There are many types of Mediterranean diets and the type of Mediterranean diet that is consistent with these positive findings is based on the traditional diet of Crete in Greece (4). The cohort from Crete that had the lowest rates of heart disease, all-cause mortality, and cancer were self-sufficient and their diet was based on traditional agricultural practices and utilization of natural resources. There are components of the traditional diet of Crete that are not included in “the Mediterranean diet” that contribute to the optimal health benefits seen in the 7 countries study. Furthermore, there are lifestyle factors that have been shown to independently provide health benefits.
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- 1. Keys, A, et. al (1986). The diet and 15-year death rate in the seven countries study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 124. Pp903-915.
- 2. Kromhout, D. (1989). Food consumption patterns in the Seven Countries Study. Seven Countries Study Research Group. Ann Med, 21. Pp 237-238.
- 3. Willett, C (2006). The Mediterranean diet: science and practice. Public Health Nutr, 9. Pp 105-110.
- 4. Willett, C, Trichopoulou, A, et. al. (1995). Mediterranean diet pyramid: a cultural model for healthy eating, 61. Pp 1402S-1406S.