Dr. McDougall’s Self-help Approach to Saving Yourself from COVID-19

Dr. McDougall’s Self-Help Approach to Saving Yourself from COVID-19

VIDEO: Dr. McDougall shares his insight on the Corona Virus. Please share this message with your friends & family. Q&A session follows.
Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is often thought of as time of feasting and indulgence and, for many, it means a time of overindulgence. As food is central to many of our celebrations and our health, I want to share some personal thoughts on Thanksgiving.
John A. McDougall, MD: Intestines from the Beginning

John McDougall, MD: Intestines from the Beginning

What you put into your intestines determines their health. Problems from esophageal reflux to constipation are easily cured by filling the intestines with the right foods.
Climate Change

Dr. McDougall Receives the ACLM Lifetime Achievement Award

Breaking News: Watch Videos: Award Ceremony & Dr. McDougall's Talk on Climate

The McDougall Program: Essential for Solving the Current Climate Emergency

Dr. McDougall has been passionately bringing these matters to the public’s attention for the past 15 years with landmark presentations on how we are eating ourselves to death and destroying planet Earth.
The Death of Neil Armstrong

The Death of Neil Armstrong: Heart Surgeons Kill First Man on the Moon and Try to “Settle the matter privately” with a Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

Shortly after the tragic death of the famous American hero, resulting from an unnecessary bypass surgery, Dr. McDougall wrote how heart surgeons killed the first man on the moon.
Anthony Lim, MD, JD McDougall Program Medical Director

Plant-based school meals: A healthy future for students and the climate

As the devastation of climate change threatens future generations, it is children who are leading the fight to save the planet. Recently, students around the world took a day off of school to protest inaction against climate change.
Chunky Gazpacho

McDougall Program Maximum Weight Loss 10-Point Checklist and Recipes

Summer is almost here. If you need a little kick start or would like to add some meals with low calorie density try some of our Maximum Weight Loss Recipes.
Dr. McDougall’s Health and Medical Center

Miyoko’s Home Comforts: Episode 1

Miyoko makes Italian Neatballs and sauce. Bring the family together over a phenomenally vegan home cooked meal that's easy to cook with ingredients already in the pantry.
Fast Food: The Basics, with Jeff Novick, MS, RDN

Fast Food: The Basics, with Jeff Novick, MS, RDN

VIDEO: Today, many people are stocking up on whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruits that are shelf stable, to help them get through this pandemic and period of sheltering in place.
How to Successfully Count Calories

How to Successfully Count Calories!

With >67% of American adults overweight and >33% of them considered obese, calories are an issue because many of us struggle to maintain and/or lose weight. While we always hear about special diets, pills, supplements, etc. that will help us somehow escape the first law of thermodynam
Did you hear about the study in the news today?

Did you hear about the study in the news today?

Health information today is much more commonplace than ever before. Every day, if not every hour, we hear of another new study or report on health. These reports can be very confusing because if you listen to them, one day (or hour) something is good and the next day (or hour), it’s b
Do You Know How Many Calories Are in The Food You Eat?

Do You Know How Many Calories Are in The Food You Eat?

The most healthful foods are those that come straight out of the garden, are consumed in their natural forms and/or are prepared as simply as possible. These foods - fresh fruits, vegetables, starchy vegetables, intact whole grains and legumes - should be the main focus of any healthf
Meal Replacements - The Bigger Picture

Meal Replacements – The Bigger Picture

By planning ahead and using a few healthful convenience foods, we can make simple meals that are not only quick and easy but also good and good for us.
The Perception Problem with Protein

The Perception Problem with Protein

Protein is one of the most misunderstood nutrients in our diets today. While it receives an incredible amount of attention, there is little justification for this level of attention and concern. Yet protein, specifically animal protein (meat, chicken and/or fish), remains the main cen
The 10 Most Healthful Packaged Foods

The 10 Most Healthful Packaged Foods

The most healthful foods are those that come straight out of the garden, are consumed in their natural forms and/or are prepared as simply as possible. These foods - fresh fruits, vegetables, starchy vegetables, intact whole grains and legumes - should be the main focus of any healthf
Passive Overconsumption

Passive Overconsumption: The Unintended Intake of Excess Calories

Have you ever ended up eating more calories than you intended? There are certain properties of food that, when we eat until we are comfortably full, result in the unintended consumption of excess calories. This is called the passive overconsumption of calories.
New Study Says to Eat More Beans, Less Beef

New Study Says to Eat More Beans, Less Beef

A recent report by the EAT-Lancet Commission, has found that “the global adoption of healthy diets from sustainable food systems would safeguard our planet and improve the health of billions.
The Calorie Density Approach to Nutrition and Lifelong Weight Management

The Calorie Density Approach to Nutrition and Lifelong Weight Management

Calorie density is the simplest approach to healthful eating and lifelong weight management. This commonsense approach to sound nutrition allows for lifelong weight management without hunger and more food for fewer calories.
Streaming Health!

Streaming Health!

In the current coronavirus pandemic, many of us are finding ourselves at home with some time on our hands. We may be in an area where we have been asked to practice social distancing and/or to shelter in place. This could be a good time to watch a few health-promoting videos and clips
The Myth of Moderation

The Myth of Moderation: Do All Foods Really Fit?

Jeff Novick, MS, RDN: You know what they say when it comes to what to eat, “everything in moderation.” Whether it is chocolate, wine, red meat, dessert, etc., nothing is bad in and of itself as long as we just don’t consume too much of it. But how do we define “too much” and how do we
Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Jeff Novick, MS, RDN: Thanksgiving is often thought of as time of feasting and indulgence and, for many, it means a time of overindulgence. As food is central to many of our celebrations and our health, I want to share some personal thoughts on Thanksgiving.
The Real Coconut Oil Miracle: How a High-Fat, High-Calorie Condiment Became a “Superfood”

The Real Coconut Oil Miracle: How a High-Fat, High-Calorie Condiment Became a “Superfood”

Jeff Novick, MS, RDN: The real coconut oil miracle has nothing to do with any magical healing or nutritional properties in coconut oil—it’s how a high-fat, high-calorie condiment was turned into a superfood.
McDougall Newsletter

McDougall Mailings

The monthly McDougall Newsletter provides advice on healing and staying healthy. Dr. McDougall comments on medical and nutrition news currently making headlines. His diligent research and expertise help you and your family lead a healthier life and avoid unnecessary medical treatments
John A. McDougall, MD

Dr. McDougall is the recipient of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award!

Presented by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the Lifestyle Medicine Foundation, this award recognizes lifetime achievement in the field and is the highest honor bestowed on a healthcare pioneer...
On Salad, Soup, and Success

On Salad, Soup, and Success

Jeff Novick, MS, RDN: A concern I often hear is that people can’t follow my dietary recommendations because they think large quantities of salad are required as a way to successfully incorporate the principles of calorie density, which are important for both weight loss and weight mai

The Road to Success: Creating Healthy Habits

When we decide to improve our diets and health, what we are really doing is learning new behaviors and making them into habits. We are trying to break old unhealthful habits and develop new healthful ones. These include learning to be more active and learning to make more healthful di
Eric Adams Before and After

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams adopts a plant-based diet and the results are stunning.

We are pleased to share that Forks Over Knives has released an exciting (and FREE!) short film on Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. BP Adams had diabetes so severe that he was losing his eyesight as well as the feeling in his legs.
Kid-Friendly Snacks, Dips and Spreads

Kid-Friendly Snacks, Dips and Spreads

Summer vacation is here again. Tasty snacks for hungry kids are a must. With a little planning you can stock your kitchen with foods both you and your kids will love. Here are some healthy McDougall-approved snacks.
John McDougall, MD

John McDougall, MD: Announcement of Retirement

I am announcing that I no longer will be seeing patients in a professional medical manner. After half a century of my life being dedicated to the medical care of people as their general physician, I am retiring. I have moved on to working with more legislation, healthcare systems, and