He focusses his activity in investigating and treating nutrition disorders, especially those related to overweight and obesity, major health challenges nowadays
Dr. Alberto García Valdés has more than three decades of dedication and activity in Public and Private Medicine. He is a Doctor Cum Laude from the Complutense University of Madrid and a specialist in Endocrinology and Nutrition.
During his professional career, he has served as Head of Service at the Central Defense Hospital, as well as the Central Air Hospital. Currently, Dr. García Valdés is in charge of the Endocrinology and Nutrition unit of the San Francisco de Asis Hospital. He also works as a consultant at the Vithas Pardo de Aravaca Hospital, at the Hospital de la Zarzuela and various private polyclinics in the capital.
He has also experience as a teacher, teaching at the Complutense University, CEU San Pablo University and the European University of Madrid. He has published several books based on research on his specialty, and has collaborated with various medical journals.
In Spain, more than 30% of the population is overweight and about 20% are obese. Alarming data considering that most people who suffer from this disorder or disease are not aware of its severity.
The fundamental line of work of Dr. García Valdés focuses on Clinical Nutrition, in relation to hormonal and nutritional disorders, which are first level risk factors in the appearance and development of all kinds of health disorders.
In order to improve patient’s health, the doctor uses methods in which the inclusion of vegetable protein and food supplements predominates. These types of dietary treatments are increasing in importance, due to their good results and the motivation they produce in patients to, after medical help, maintain the appropriate weight.
In current medicine, the brain is considered the central organ of the endocrine system, controlling innumerable physical and psychic functions.
In developed societies, with a very organized way of life, long journeys, sedentary lifestyle and abundant stress, food has become a pause to return to work, but it is also a way to reduce anxiety and an addictive way of emotional compensation very similar to tobacco or alcohol.
Although the relationship between emotional disorders and physical illness is already well established, many people are not aware that the stress they suffer is the main risk factor in many diseases.
This is undoubtedly the case of obesity and eating disorders, which reflect a pathological relationship between the natural need to eat and food as a situation of anxiety and reward in the face of stress and chronic frustration.
The diet, therefore, according to Dr. García Valdés, must be understood in its original Greek concept, which means "way of life." Following a diet and controlling nutrition does not only consist of losing weight, since the main objective is for the patient to achieve adequate weight loss and maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.