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1/28/08 9:16 P

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Just wanted to say that I am enjoying this team. I've been on a detox fast according to a book by Dr. Colbert "Get healthy through detox & fasting", has anyone heard of it?

You have a lot a great ideas.
Tina

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1/28/08 9:13 A

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Hi and welcome!

I made the grain mix last week after I saw it on your flickr group (I think I got linked there from the mcdougall forum?) , and it is sooo delicious. So thanks for posting those!

It is also very good reheated in a little almond (or rice or soy) milk for breakfast! :)

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1/20/08 8:23 P

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Well said. I really like his program and also recommend the 12-day Program as a good intro to the program and the recipes in the books are almost always great. I've run into a few in need of some added punch (more spices), but I feel so good when I eat that way. It's what I always revert to when I'm making the effort to be healthy.

"Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
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1/19/08 5:39 P

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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.

Flo


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1/19/08 10:36 A

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Hi! We're a family of vegetarians, trying to be vegan (dang that cheese! We do go out of our way to buy non-American cheeses.) We buy organic and local as much as possible and I cook from scratch most every night. Now if I'd only get correct portion sizes straightened out....Have a great weekend everyone!

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1/19/08 9:09 A

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I'm just curious what is the McD plan that I keep seeing posted here? I know its a plan of some sort but it is like Clean Eating?
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1/17/08 8:16 P

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haha Easy to get the groups mixed up that way. No biggie. =)

Yep, I saw the one you added. Looks like a yummy lunch! We don't get many additions to the group, but I post whenever I try a new recipe (and remember to take a pic). I started doing it mainly for a quick reference for myself, but I hope others appreciate it too. I really like to see pics of recipes - helps me to decide if I want to try them or not - and none o fthe McD cookbooks have pics. I haven't been on the McD site much lately. I go occasionally if I'm looking for something specific or have a question, but mostly I know the basics so I just go with it. =)

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1/15/08 4:40 P

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Hi, Karen,

I'm paying a little more attention to what I'm doing today!

I just checked out your flickr! group -- it looks great! I've joined and added a photo that I had originally posted to my bento group. www.flickr.com/groups/laptop_lunches
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We all use the Laptop Lunch System. www.laptoplunches.com

I was a very early member of Dr. McDougall's original forums, and was active until some things in my life exploded. I posted there as Flo (as a moderator) and Elote (as a member). I was responsible for creating the McDougall Friends board. Reading your flickr! posts was a trip down memory lane!

Thanks!
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1/15/08 2:29 A

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I feel like an idiot!

I checked my email one last time before heading out the door. There were notices about two new messages, one of them in Calling All Veg'ns!

I jumbled them in my mind, and thought this post was in the other team's forum.

I was so glad to see someone who follows Dr. McDougall that I rushed to reply without thinking clearly.

Glad you're here!
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1/14/08 7:49 P

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Hi Veggiechick and welcome to whole foods. I'm sure you'll find vegetarians and vegans a like here. I TRY to do whole foods on more of a Mediterranian style (little meat - lots of veggies and fruit).

I'm always looking for more info on different veggies, legumes, etc. -- so I'm sure I'll be picking your brain from time to time.

Good luck!

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1/14/08 6:36 P

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Thanks! I started reading your message and thought, wait, isn't that where I posted? hee hee I actually found your group because I searched for McDougall to see if there was a group so it does work on occasion. emoticon

I've found a few of the other, similar groups, but it's really nice to have a place I don't have to sift through stuff I'm not interested in.

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1/14/08 6:00 P

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Since you have found Dr. McDougall's recommendations beneficial you might be interested in the Whole Foods for Health team. I created it about a year ago because I couldn't find a team that was vegan with a health focus instead of a militant animal rights focus.

I know that we would love to have your input.

I included "McDougall" in the team description, in order to help new members find their way there, but it hasn't entirely worked. Several other whole foods teams have been created, as well as some following the principles of Clean Eating. There's a certain amount of overlap there. They eat lean animal protein, but their other dishes tend to be McD-compliant.

Flo

Edit: sorry! I just checked all of my emails. You just joined Whole Foods for Health! Welcome!


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1/14/08 5:54 P

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emoticon I found the veggie group, but it seems most there are vegetarian, not vegan, and though I'm not yet completely vegan, I am really, really close. I've been vegetarian since about the age of 12 and have been heading toward veganism more so the past 6 months or so, cutting out eggs and almost all dairy (only occasional cheese). A former boss introduced me to the McDougall plan several years ago since I was already veg and his doc had recommended it to him. He'd been on sort of a cleansing diet at the time for chemical build-up in his body. I'm so glad he'd gone to a more holistic doc.

I cook/bake nearly entirely vegan these days and started a group on flickr for healthy, McDougall-style recipes:
flickr.com/groups/mcdougallfoods/

I do still bake things I shouldn't - too much sugar mostly. emoticon That's my downfall so I'm really working on cutting back on the sugar. When I cook, I do really well since I mostly cook based on McDougall guidelines. I'm a full-time student and work part-time so a big issue right now is planning well.

I lost 55 lbs about two years ago, but crept back up 30-35 lbs since and refuse to get all the way back up to my high weight. I know this works. I know I feel great when I eat this way and exercise. I just need to do it. I hope we can all support each other here and reach out goals and surpass them!

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