McD, on this team, refers to the work of Dr. John A. McDougall, a board-certified internist who has been practicing lifestyle medicine in Santa Rosa, California for more than 20 years. Through his residential programs and books he has helped thousands of people reverse diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood lipids, asthma without surgery and with minimal, if any, medication. It has been shown to halt the progression of MS. He has been teaching the value of a whole foods, plant-centered, ultra-low fat way of eating since long before it became accepted by the medical community.
His books are frequently available in public libraries.
Although he has many more recent books, the one I still prefer for newcomers to his work is The McDougall Program: 12 Days to Dynamic Health. It describes how his understanding of the relationship between nutrition and health developed, and recounts the experiences of his family as they made changes that were quite radical 30 years ago.
His website is www.drmcdougall.com
His program has a lot in common with Clean Eating, but it includes no animal products. At all.
That sounds extreme to a lot of people. Some of us believe that having our chests cut open for coronary artery bypass surgery, with a 25% chance of brain damage, is extreme. That resigning yourself to disability and death from MS is extreme. That accepting the traditional medical prognosis of a shortened lifetime of increasing numbers of drugs with nasty side effects for diabetes Type II is extreme, when Dr. McDougall's program offers a medication free, surgery free alternative.
Sorry. That's one of my hot buttons.
Edited by: AZLADY2 at: 1/19/2008 (17:40)
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