Dr. Steve Snodgrass, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Steve Snodgrass, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a former Chief of Surgery, HCA Greenview Hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a member of the American Medical Association, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, son of a cancer survivor and entrepreneur. He is a published author of books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as scientific papers. He has lectured and made presentations concerning health and nutrition-related topics to many groups of people including; employees of Fortune 500 companies, churches, students, patients and athletes. He is married to Mary Lee, RPh (a registered pharmacist), since 1984 and has two sons.
As a surgeon, most of my practice consisted of patients who suffered from serious injuries and/or illnesses. Concerning the latter, a significant number of these patients had cancer, especially breast cancer. My mom, dad and the vast majority of my patients survived cancer. Two of my uncles and some of my patients did not.
One thing they all had in common to some degree, was Protein Calorie Malnutrition (PCM).
It was disheartening to witness a relative or a patient suffer through the agony associated with PCM. The same can be said of having to watch my own family, especially my father, as well the families of my patients struggle in their attempts to find something their loved ones could eat. It is so important we all understand and never forget PCM is the number-one secondary diagnosis in cancer patients. PCM may cause untold suffering for not only patients, but also for their families and caregivers. Additionally, it may significantly contribute to cancer patient deaths. PCM may be avoided through awareness, education and food-product innovation. This is why I left my practice and devoted my life to help find a solution to this devastating problem because this is an alarm that must be answered.
While we possess the best medical/surgical technology available in the world, we are obviously overlooking the most basic thing: Nutrition is at the very core of human existence, especially protein; especially for cancer patients. It is the most important macronutrient. We must be fully committed to address Protein Calorie Malnutrition. At the very least, this snack offers a proven, convenient, dependable protein choice patients not only ate without getting sick, but they also enjoyed it along with their families.
Cancer patients, especially need to know how many grams of protein they need per day to satisfy their body’s increased needs, and then do everything in their power to meet that number. This is of major importance and why this product is packed with protein in a one-ounce bag, as I want to make this task much easier for you. This not only relates to actual consumption but also to help you keep an accurate record of how many grams of protein have actually been eaten that day.
As a physician, I’m often asked to render an opinion on many health-related topics. Here is my recommendation concerning this product: I ask you to please give it a try to see for yourself, as eating a bag or two a day may help make a difference concerning helping you meet your individual protein needs. Yes, it’s made to eat right out of the bag, but for something a little different, here are a few creative tips to maximize your protein intake: Add French Toast to your favorite cereal, milk, oatmeal, pudding, yogurt, or ice cream. Add Pizza to broth, soups, chili, lentils or salads. To me, being protein stable is a critical first step for success. Make every crumb count!
From there, we make it easy to add soy to your everyday diet, which, in my opinion (based on a decade-plus of research and development), offers many benefits for your body.
Something I know to be true with very few exceptions is this fact: One day, everyone will eventually become a patient. Accidents and illnesses are going to happen. Sometimes, life can be quite challenging. Sometimes, life is just a fight; and sometimes, that fight is literally for your life.
I’m here for your fight.
You are the reason I created Dr. Steve’s Nutri Snax. A bag a day for your RDA!
What’s your story? I look forward to hearing from you and listening to what you have to say.
Steve Snodgrass, M.D., F.A.C.S.