January is the prime time for exploring better and healthier ways to eat, and local residents don’t have to look very far to find one. “The Galveston Diet,” the brainchild of a UTMB-trained physician, has more than 2 million online followers, and has spawned a new book that is poised to be a best-seller.

“It started out as something I did for myself, my girlfriends and my patients,” Dr. Mary Claire Haver explained. “I started sharing it on social media, and all of a sudden, people were sharing videos of their experiences following the plan. Other physicians told me that if I didn’t publish it, someone else would copy my ideas, and not necessarily in the best way.”

Bernice Torregrossa: bernice92@aol.com.


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