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McDougall Program: Regain Your Health in Under 2 Weeks

The 12-Day McDougall Program is a life-saving online medical program that has been reversing and healing chronic illnesses for over 35 years through expert medical care, world-class education and whole food, starch-based nutrition.

100% online, the McDougall Program includes all education and medical care—as well as a full year of support from a dedicated Support Specialist. Once enrolled, you can schedule your first medical appointment with our Medical Director, Anthony Lim, MD, JD, to kickstart your health journey. 

Here’s what’s possible with the 12-Day McDougall Program:

  • Add healthy years to your life—keep up with kids and grandchildren, and enjoy that bucket list trip you’ve always dreamed about
  • Avoid dangerous and costly surgeries
  • Live a full life with vitality and confidence in your good health
  • Lower or eliminate unnecessary medications and avoid harmful side effects
  • Save time and money with fewer doctor’s visits and less time off work

Join today or email us at office@drmcdougall.com for help with your registration.

What the Program Includes

John McDougall
Hi, I'm John McDougall, MD, husband, father, grandfather, physician, patient advocate and potato lover.

For five decades, I've cared for thousands of patients, helping them to reverse serious illnesses including high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes and more, all without the use of drugs.

The 12-Day McDougall Program is the most powerful and transformative experience that I've offered in my 50 years of practice. Will you join me to regain your health?
Hi, I'm John McDougall, MD, husband, father, grandfather, physician, patient advocate and potato lover.
John McDougall
For five decades, I've cared for thousands of patients, helping them to reverse serious illnesses including high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes and more, all without the use of drugs.

The 12-Day McDougall Program is the most powerful and transformative experience that I've offered in my 50 years of practice. Will you join me to regain your health?

As a member of the McDougall Program, you’ll have access to:

Personal Medical Care 

Our medical director, Anthony Lim, MD, JD, will meet with you in a private one-on-one medical appointment. The two of you will review your bloodwork and discuss health goals and how you can reach them. 

We can schedule additional time upon request for an added fee.

Live Interactive Lectures

Attend live lectures on topics essential for your education presented by: 

  • John McDougall, MD
  • Anthony Lim, MD, JD
  • Jeff Novick, MS, RDN
  • Doug Lisle, PhD
  • Jack Dixon, NSCA, CPT 
  • Heather McDougall 

These lectures will cover chronic illnesses and diseases, nutrition, exercise, meal planning, overcoming emotional eating, behavioral change and much more. Learn everything you need to achieve optimal health and nutrition.

One-on-One Meetings with a Dedicated Support Specialist

We’ll assign a dedicated Support Specialist to be your mentor throughout your time in the program and beyond. Your Specialist will meet with you each day of the program to answer any questions you have, challenges you’re facing and more. This is your time to discuss problems and progress.

Ongoing Support

The McDougall Program is an online medical program designed for lifelong changes. To ensure you meet your health goals, your dedicated Support Specialist will offer ongoing support with weekly and then monthly check-ins. 

Ongoing support with your support specialists lasts for one full year following the program. Medical visits with Dr. Lim following the 12-day program are available for a fee.

Other Benefits

  • A health assessment to monitor your progress throughout the program
  • Q&A sessions after each lecture to personally engage with our team in an interactive and intimate setting
  • Monthly virtual meetings with Dr. John, Mary and Heather McDougall for additional support after the program
  • A delicious 12day meal plan to follow throughout the program
  • Cooking demonstrations of our favorite and most popular whole food, starch-based recipes
  • A passionate and supportive community of people just starting out and seasoned McDougallers who can share their experiences and best practices for continued success 
  • An official discharge letter from our doctor addressed to you


Your discharge letter will summarize your time with us and include specific reasons why we’ve asked you to change your medications, as well as all other recommendations including dietary guidelines.

A Typical Day in the 12-Day McDougall Program (Pacific Time)

6:00 AM to 8:00 AM

CHECK IN with your dedicated Support Specialist to discuss general wellness and any questions you have. This process just takes a few minutes and will be scheduled at a time that works for you.

7:00 AM to 8:30 AM

MEET UP with fellow participants over breakfast and get to know each other.

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM

Q&A with John McDougall, MD, and Mary McDougall. Get exclusive access to Dr. McDougall to ask questions about healing and reversing chronic illnesses and diseases, whole food, starch-based nutrition, how to make permanent changes to your lifestyle and more. 

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

LECTURE | NUTRITION with Jeff Novick, MS, RDN, LDN. Learn how to read food labels, what to eat and not to eat to lose weight and product recommendations to successfully transition to a whole food, starch-based lifestyle.

3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

CHAT | CONNECT with guest chefs and seasoned McDougallers who share their tips and best practices for ongoing success.

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

LECTURE | BEHAVIORAL CHANGE with Anthony Lim, MD, JD. Learn about the behavioral changes that lead to finally changing the way you eat—for good this time.


Learn what others have to say about the McDougall Program experience.

What You Can Do Before the Program Starts

Can’t wait to get started? There’s plenty to explore before the program begins. 

First, you can review the free version of the 12-Day McDougall Program. This basic version will give you an idea of what we’ll discuss throughout our 12 days together. You can also write down questions ahead of time—ensuring you get the most out of the program.

Second, explore our educational blog! We offer articles about common health problems, foods you must add to your diet immediately and much more. There are also previous lectures and various interviews with Dr. McDougall. 

Finally, browse our recipes! You’ll get a good idea of how much you can eat while on the McDougall Diet. If you find unfamiliar ingredients, there’s time to look them up and create questions to ask the McDougall team. 

Life-Saving Care from the Comfort of Your Home

The 12-Day McDougall Program brings professional medical care right into your home. Our board-certified physicians, alongside the entire McDougall team, will empower you with real-world nutritional guidance, easy cooking demonstrations, practical exercise routines and compassionate psychological support as you begin healing from chronic diseases:

  • Arthritis & autoimmune diseases
  • Cancer (certain types)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • GI (bowel) diseases
  • Heart disease & atherosclerosis
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis

Learning from home will allow you to immediately apply what you’ve learned, practice in your own kitchen and get direct guidance from the McDougall team as questions arise. Home learning is the exact environment where you’ll be challenged in your everyday life, and we’ll be there with you every step of the way. We’re here to set you up for lasting success.

We limit attendance to 50 participants per program to provide the attention and support needed for these powerful changes to your lifestyle.

Sign up now before it’s too late!

Incredible Transformations


In just 12 days, participants have experienced amazing changes in their lives:

  • 90% of participants reduced or eliminated unnecessary medications.
  • Participants lost an average of 4 pounds in only 12 days while eating unrestricted amounts of the right foods.
  • Chronic fatigue relief was experienced by 80% of participants.
  • Participants experienced relief of intestinal distress from indigestion, constipation or chronic diarrhea.
  • There was more than a 22 mg/dL reduction in cholesterol.
  • Most people experienced relief of chest pain (angina) with narrowed heart arteries (atherosclerosis).
  • There was a lessening and elimination of swelling and pain from inflammatory arthritis.
  • Participants experienced lower blood sugar and relief of peripheral neuropathy (pain in the legs and feet).
  • Almost all participants with type 2 diabetes are cured of their diseases after achieving the ideal body weight.
  • Participants foundimproved complexion with a reduction in oily skin and hair.
  • 100% of participants said they feel equipped with the tools and knowledge to be successful in reaching their long-term health goals.


You should expect the same transformational results. These benefits continue over the weeks, months and years that follow your time with us.

See what others have to say about the 12-Day McDougall Program experience.

Start your health journey today! 

Ready to Do This Together?

We’ll teach and guide you through everything we’ve come to know and understand about the underlying causes of chronic illness and disease—and how to reverse them. Through education and compassionate care, we’ll provide the tools to make permanent positive changes to your health.

Now, more than ever, the McDougall Program can help you stay safe and healthy. Are you ready?

If you’d like someone to join you, please email us at office@drmcdougall.com for information about our Friends & Family Offer. Please note this is only available to those who have already booked the 12-Day McDougall Program.

Questions? Here are the FAQs.

Unsure if the Program Will Work for You? Book a Consultation!

Do you have questions about whether a change in diet can reverse your ailment?

Book a 25-minute consultation with our medical director, Dr. Anthony Lim, to answer your general questions and determine if our program is right for you. If you decide to join the program, 100% of the consulting fee will go toward the program enrollment


After completing the program, you’ll become a patient for life and we’ll be here for you to address any personal medical concerns when you need us.

Please provide 24-hour notice for changes or cancellations. No-shows or changes made within 24 hours of appointments are subject to a US$125 charge.

Note: We only provide general information during this initial consultation (before you become a patient) and not personal medical advice because we can legally only provide medical advice to our patients.

Incredible transformations from McDougall Program participants

“Now I measure my success by my outlook, my ability to make choices and self-talk”

Janet feels more in control of herself and her choices and has more self-awareness.

“I can’t remember the last time I felt this good.

Kathryn has more energy and stamina for doing things she loves to do.

“One of the best investments I ever made.”

Peggy said it’s never too late!