In This Issue:
Vitamin B12 Deficiency--the Meat-eaters' Last Stand
One-pot Meal Favorites
Featured Recipes
Just Released - New DVD - McDougall Made Irresistible - Our Biggest Hit Ever

Dr. and Mary McDougall - Right Click to See Photo

November 2007

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Vol. 6, No. 11




Make 2008 the Year to keep your improved health resolution!



McDougall Advanced Study Weekend - Feb. 22-24, 2008

Vitamin B12 Deficiency—the Meat-eaters’ Last Stand

Defending eating habits seems to be a primal instinct for people.  These days Westerners are running out of excuses for their gluttony.  Well-read people no longer believe meat is necessary to meet our protein needs or that milk is the favored source of calcium.  With the crumbling of these two time-honored battle fronts the vitamin B12 issue has become the trendy topic whenever a strict vegetarian (vegan) diet is discussed.  Since the usual dietary source of vitamin B12 for omnivores is the flesh of other animals, the obvious conclusion is that those who choose to avoid eating meat are destined to become B12 deficient. There is a grain of truth in this concern, but in reality an otherwise healthy strict vegetarian’s risk of developing a disease from B12 deficiency by following a sensible diet is extremely rare—less than one chance in a million.

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One-pot Meal Favorites

My daughter, Heather, suggested I put this compilation together for her, and for you, in order to save time. (Talk about busy—she is having her 3rd baby, all less than 5 years old, in June).  The following 15 meals are the ones that I make for our family regularly.  Simply add all the ingredients to one pot and cook. This set of recipes is focused on beans because this starchy legume is an easy favorite.  My workload is cut even further by having my pantry well stocked with basic ingredients, such as spices, canned tomatoes and beans, dried beans and grains, onions, garlic, potatoes, yams and vegetable broth. Look over the recipes and develop your shopping list. To your one pot meal choice, add a large green salad with a low-fat dressing and/or a loaf of fresh whole grain bread for a delicious, satisfying, very complete, and almost effortless meal.

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Featured Recipes

  • Chicago Diner Burger

  • Red Pepper Aioli

  • Crabby Mini Cakes with Remoulade Sauce

  • Roasted Garlic

  • Mediterranean Lentil Soup

  • Marilyn's Greek "ish" Stew

  • Pumpkin Gnocchi

  • Barley Lentil Lemon Soup

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Our Newest DVD—McDougall Made Irresistible
Our Biggest Hit Ever

Mary went all out to show you her favorite recipes—ones that are certain to please all family members and dinner guests.  In order to do this she artistically introduced some higher-fat plant foods and simple sugars into the basic McDougall Diet to create healthy meals with a touch of elegance. John takes on some of medicine’s greatest controversies in order to give you the opportunity to avoid unnecessary treatments and enjoy the excellent appearance and health you deserve.

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