The diet Dr. Dwight Lundell is suggesting is pretty far from the McDougall diet. Also Dr. McDougall is on the same page with Dr. Esselstyn about maintaining total cholesterol below 150 to prevent and reverse heart disease. Dr. Esselstyn has proven his method works in scientific studies. Dr. Lundell can offer no such proof that what he is recommending works.
From the Amazon review of Dr. Dwight Lundell's book: The Cure for Heart Disease: Truth Will Save a Nation
Go on a high protein, low carb, med fat diet, but make sure it is the right fat, like olive oil or coconut oil. He sees sugar and refined carbs as a large cause of inflammation.
He recommends lots of vegetables, fruit and protein (meat and dairy is fine) but his emphasis is on avoiding the carbohydrates and the wrong fats.
It's a pretty bold move for this doctor to say that Dr. Esselstyn is wrong. Dr. Esselstyn has published peer reviewed studies, and sites many other scientific studies in his book. The article linked advocates consuming olive oil and butter, and also meat. He provides no scientific evidence what-so-ever. There's no studies or anything supporting his opinions.
Checking into Dr. Dwight Lundell will turn up that he's selling a couple of books. I have NO problem with that. He's also Chief Medical Officer for Asante. A Company the sells a product called HeartShot™ (contains a scientific blend of Omega-3, CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) and antioxidants* designed to give you the essential nutrition you need to assist in the fight against chronic inflammation.)
When you order HeartShot™, you also get:
• Ability to set up an Autoship and have products delivered to your doorstep each month (can be cancelled or changed anytime).
• Build an Asantae business and generate income simply by sharing our products with other people.
• 1 year online Asantae Office business management and marketing system
• 1 year personalized Web site (to sell products and enroll new people)
Further research into Dr. Dwight Lundell will turn up;
A retired Gilbert surgeon who had been disciplined and warned for poor patient care and incomplete records in the past decade has been stripped of his license after the Arizona Medical Board determined missteps led to the deaths of at least six patients.
The 12-member oversight board took away Dr. Dwight C. Lundell's license last week after a five-year review of his prior disciplinary history and an inquiry into allegations of poor patient care and record-keeping.
Lundell had worked as a cardiothoracic surgeon in the Valley for about 25 years, performing more than 5,000 heart surgeries. State records show he was scrutinized in the last decade because of a series of patient or family complaints.