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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.

Newsletter Subject Index 2006-2007

January 2006

    • Aging in Style— Maybe to 100 with sensible care
    • You’ll Get the Truth Only If There Is Money To Be Made—Heart Surgery
    • Costa Rica McDougall Adventure 2006


February 2006

    • Moderation Is Impossible for Passionate People
    • Readers’ Responses to the “Low-fat Diet Failure” News
    • Report on the February 2006 Advanced Study Weekend


March 2006

    • How Foul Is Fowl?
    • My Favorite 5 Articles Found in Recent Medical Journals
    • High Protein Diets Harmful and Unnecessary for Endurance Athletes
    • Plavix Fails Heart Patients and Causes Bleeding
    • Diabetic Pills Kill
    • Drugs Fail for Depression
    • Bragging Rights for Prostate Surgeons


April 2006

    • Securing Respectful Medical Care
    • Non-stick Pots and Pans: Are They Safe?


May 2006

    • Report on the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Meeting, May 23 to 26, 2006
    • The Newest Food-Cure: Coconut Oil for Health and Vitality


June 2006

    • Mary’s Mini-McDougall Diet
    • Gout Is on the Rise


July 2006

    • Glycemic Index – Not Ready for Prime Time
    • More on Mary’s Mini-McDougall Diet
    • Report on the Celebrity Chef Weekend of July 14 to 16, 2006


August 2006

  • Taking Advantage of the Medical Specialist
  • Favorite Five for August 2006

  • Vegan Diet Benefits Diabetes

  • Pomegranate Juice Benefits Prostate Cancer Patients

  • Overtreating Blood Pressure Kills

  • “Low-fat Diet Failure”—Good News about Bad Habits

  • Adding Avocados or Oils to Salads Aids Absorption of Nutrients—More
    Good News about Bad Habits


September 2006

    • Sugar, Coated with Myths
    • The Angioplasty Debacle


October 2006

    • Refined Carbohydrates for Food Addicts
    • Fish: Alternative to a Rock and a Hard Place
    • Report on the September 2006 Advanced Study Weekend


November 2006

    • Artificial Sweeteners Are Unnecessary and Unwise
    • Favorite Five:
    • Vegetables Will Save Your Mind
    • Calcium Does Not Benefit Children
    • Research Fails to Support Flu Shot’s Value
    • Cow’s Milk Promotes Acne
    • Review of the Evidence that Diet Causes Autism


December 2006

  • An Inconvenient Truth: We Are Eating Our Planet To Death
  • Global Warming Strategy by Noam Mohr
  • Favorite Five My favorite articles found in recent medical journals:
  • Low-fat, Plant-food Diet Slows Breast Cancer
  • Mammograms Fail Women from Age 40 Years
  • Raw Food Vegetarian Diet Protects Us from Cancer
  • Low-carb, High-protein Diets Reduce Survival
  • Herbal Valerian for Sleep
  • Comments on new McDougall Made Easy DVD
January 2007

    • Human Health and Planet Health—Same Solution
    • Favorite Five:
    • The Food Industry Buys Nutrition Research—Threatening Your Family’s Health
    • How Long to Take Plavix and Aspirin after a DES (Heart Angioplasty Stent)
    • Ear Tubes—Another Money Maker’s Benefits Disproved
    • Antacids Promote Hip Fractures
    • Complications Are Common from Colonoscopy
    • Responses to the December 2006 McDougall Newsletter on Global Warming


February 2007

    • When Friends Ask:
    • Where Do You Get Your Calcium?
    • Disease Mongering:
    • New Women’s Guidelines for Heart Disease
    • Report on February 2007 Advanced Study Weekend


March 2007

    • When Friends Ask: “Why Don’t You Drink Milk?”
    • Defending the McDougall Diet—If I Must
    • Report on the Amazing Costa Rica Trip


April 2007

    • When Friends Ask: Where Do You Get Your Protein?
    • Favorite Five: People Don’t Lose Weight on Diets
      Because They CheatAngioplasty Fails Again and Again (8 out of 8 times)Vitamin Supplements KillSalt Restriction May Be Good for the HeartCured Meat Hurts the Lungs


May 2007

    • When Friends Ask: “Why Did You Quit Meat?”
    • Who Should Take Statins?
    • Update on “Death by Veganism” by Nina Planck


June 2007

    • Confessions of a Fish Killer
    • Save Your Kidneys—Part 1—The Hard Way, with Medications
    • “Death by Veganism” Begins Its Slow Demise


July 2007

    • Rich Diet Is Child Neglect and Responsible People Need to Act
    • Save Your Kidneys—Part 2—Diet and Kidney Health
    • Study Fails to Show Benefits of Fruits and Veggies for Breast Cancer Patients – Women are Blamed, but the Investigators Were at Fault


August 2007

    • When Friends Ask: Why Do You Avoid Adding Vegetable Oils?
    • Favorite Five:

      Sex and Still Aging

      Colon Cancer Patients Die Faster with Western Diet

      Birth Defects from Mother’s Western Diet

      Antacids Cause Dementia

      Drug Companies Rig Research—I Don’t Know How to Prescribe

    • Dr. McDougall’s response to: Looking Past Blood Sugar to Survive with Diabetes by Gina Kolata in the August 20, 2007 New York Times


September 2007

    • Low Vitamin D: One Sign of Sunlight Deficiency
    • If I Could Be Your Doctor, I Would Love to Tell You How To Lose Excess Weight Effortlessly, Painlessly, and Permanently
    • Advanced Study Weekend September 7 to 9, 2007


October 2007

    • Everyone Is Fiddling as California Burns
    • If I Could Be Your Doctor, I Would Love to Tell You How To Keep Your Arteries Clean and Reverse Atherosclerosis
    • Favorite Five Articles from Recent Medical Journals
    • Just Released – New DVD – McDougall Made Irresistible Holiday Meal Planning


November 2007

    • Vitamin B12 Deficiency—the Meat-eaters’ Last Stand
    • One-pot Meal Favorites
    • Our Newest DVD—McDougall Made Irresistible:
Our Biggest Hit Ever


December 2007

  • To Juice or Not to Juice? What’s A Bottle of Magic Worth?
  • Easy Meal Favorites