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John A. McDougall, MD: The Extremes of Human Nutrition

Updated February 24, 2016

September 2015: Advanced Study Weekend in Santa Rosa, California.

The Extremes of Human Nutrition

Dr. John McDougall presents The Extremes of Human Nutrition.

The carnivorous diet of traditional Eskimo inhabitants of the northern, circumpolar regions of Earth (Siberia, Alaska, Canada, and Greenland), serves as a testament to the strengths and adaptability of the human species. The carnivorous foods consumed by these hardy people are “polar” opposite to the herbivore diet of starches, vegetables, and fruits recommended by the McDougall Program. Sadly, misinformation surrounding the Eskimos all meat diet has promoted dangerous eating habits to the general public.

Also see: McDougall Newsletter (April 2015) Extreme Nutrition: The Diet of Eskimos