The Lost Lectures from Nathan Pritikin

Updated October 21, 2014

Listen to this series of audio lectures by Nathan Pritikin, Dr. McDougall’s most important mentor from the 1970s.

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These lectures changed my (Dr. McDougall’s) life. During my final year of Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Hawaii in 1978 I was given this set of audiotape lectures. I felt a sense of relief as I listened and realized someone else had come to similar conclusions to those that I had reached during my time as a sugar plantation doctor on the Big Island of Hawaii between 1973 and 1976. Unfortunately, this world-changing information has been lost until now.

Also see the February 2013 McDougall Newsletter for more on Mr. Pritikin and a landmark video interview by Dr. McDougall, and Nathan Pritikin: A Review of Medical Literature on Relationships of Various Degenerative Diseases to Diet and Activity

Eight-part audio series

1. The history of my interest in good health (download)


2: Diet and degenerative disease (download)


3: Cholesterol, smoking, blood pressure and excess weight (download)


4: Angina and high blood pressure (download)


5: Exercise, controlling diabetes (download)


6: Cancer and diet (download)


7: Lippotoxemia, nutrition and degenerative disease (download)


8: Arthritis, kidney stones, gallstones and diet. Hearing, eyesight and diet. Summary of the Pritikin Program. (download)