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With a heavy heart, we share the news of Dr. John McDougall’s passing. A visionary physician and author, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, mentor and friend, Dr. McDougall died peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 22nd, at the age of 77.

Cholesterol & Triglycerides: Risk Factors

The fundamentals of the McDougall Program are simple yet often difficult to implement. Learn about the 12-Day McDougall Program - a life-saving medical program that empowers participants with the knowledge and practical steps needed to live a vibrant, long life. For questions on whether a change in diet can help your ailment, learn more about our consultations.
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Doctors and drug companies aim to reduce blood fat levels through medications like Lipitor, but the benefits in lives saved by these drugs fall short of expectations. Well-informed patients will resolve elevated cholesterol and triglyceride values by dealing with the cause: a diet high in animal products and low in plant foods. Beginning with an average cholesterol level of 220 mg/dl (5.79 IU), you can expect a 30 mg (1.1 IU) reduction in your cholesterol level in 2 weeks. If your cholesterol level is higher than that, then you can probably expect an even bigger improvement. Triglyceride reductions can also be dramatic but simple sugars, including fruit and juice, must be limited or eliminated for the best results.