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Newsletter Subject Index 2008-2009

January 2008

    • For the Love of Grains


February 2008

    • Intensive Therapy Means You Will Die Sooner with Good Looking Numbers


March 2008

  • Cutting Food Costs in These Times of Economic Downturn
  • Favorite Five Articles from Recent Medical Journals


April 2008

    • Four More Health and Medical Considerations for Your Financial Future
    • Patients Commonly Receive Misinformation on Osteoporosis Treatments
    • Readers’ Comments on Bill Clinton’s Madness


May 2008

    • International Year of the Potato, 2008
    • Favorite Five Articles from Recent Medical Journals
      • Should You Drink 8 Glasses of Water Daily?
      • Animal Fat May Accelerate Prostate Cancer
      • Monitor Blood Pressure at Home Says the AHA
      • Eat Yourself Impotent
      • Vitamin Supplements May Increase Breast Cancer
    • Further Discussions on the Use of Fosamax for Osteoporosis


June 2008

    • A Posthumous Interview by Tim Russert, Former Host of
      Meet the Press, with John McDougall, MD
    • Report on the Celebrity Chef Weekend of June 27 to 29, 2008


July 2008

    • Overcoming Four Greatest Obstacles to Following the
      McDougall Diet
    • Comments on My Posthumous Interview with Tim Russert


August 2008

    • Salt: The Scapegoat for the Western Diet
    • Highlights from the July 2008 Costa Rica Adventure Trip


September 2008

    • Our President’s Personal Health Matters
    • Report from the September 5 to 7, 2008 Advanced Study Weekend


October 2008

    • The Organic Food Movement—Too Little, Too Late
    • Comments on my September 2008 Newsletter Article: Our President’s Personal Health Matters


November 2008

    • The First Imaginary Conversation between President-Elect Barack Obama and His Newly Appointed Surgeon General, John McDougall, MD
    • Advertising Passed Off As Research Confuses the Public Study Published in New England Journal of Medicine Expands the Indications for Statins—and the Public Suffers
    • More than 2000 people have viewed the 17 minute video about the 10-day McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, California


December 2008

  • The Fat Vegan
  • Favorite Five Articles from Recent Medical Journals:
    • Undeniable Evidence: Diabetes Treatments Do More Harm Than Good
    • Brain Impairment from the Atkins Diet
    • Breast Cancers Spontaneously Disappear
    • The Ancient Human Diet Is Starch-based Diet
    • Benefits Prostate Cancer (Another Ornish Contribution)
 January 2009

    • The Multiple Sclerosis and Diet Saga—The End and a New
    • A Personal Profile
by Jeff Novick, Registered Dietitian at the McDougall Program


February 2009

    • Introduction to New McDougall Book — The Starch Solution
    • Report from the February 20-22, 2009
 Advanced Study Weekend


March 2009

    • People Passionate About Starches Are Healthy and Beautiful
    • Urgent: Support the Proposed New Law in California Requiring Doctors to Provide Patients with Information on Diabetes and Heart Disease
    • Report on the February 2009 Costa Rica Trip


April 2009

    • Dr. McDougall, Why Do You Act That Way?
    • Urgent: Support the Proposed New Law in California Requiring Doctors to Provide Patients with Information on Diabetes and Heart Disease. Part 2 – Diabetes


May 2009

    • A Starch-based Diet Supports Spontaneous Healing: Atherosclerosis, Arthritis, and Sometimes Cancer
    • Preparing for Swine Flu and Other Animal-borne Infections


June 2009

  • Real Healthcare Reform Has Health As the Primary Goal
  • Favorite Five Articles from Recent Medical Journals
      • Swine Flu Alert: Do Not Take Aspirin or Other NSAIDs
      • Red Yeast Rice Is an Alternative to Statins for Cholesterol-Lowering
      • Meat Kills People and Planet Earth
      • Fish Is Not Brain Food
      • A Vegan (No Milk) Diet Is Healthy for Bones


July 2009

    • Two Teaching Opportunities for Healthcare Reform in America: Sonia Sotomayor, US Supreme Court Judge; Regina Benjamin, MD, Surgeon General
    • Vegetarian Diet “Weakens Bones”? (Worldwide headlines July 2, 2009)


August 2009

    • Larry King Live on Prostate Cancer Screening (PSA)Show Sets a New Standard for Disease Mongering
    • Report on the July 2009 Costa Rica Adventure


September 2009

  • It Is Better to Be Hated than Ignored—When Change Is the Goal
  • My Favorite Five from Recent Medical Journals
      • Profound Statements from the Former Editor of the Journal of the American Medical AssociationSeven Ways to Reduce Unnecessary Medical Costs — Right Now! by George Lundberg, MD
      • “No Treatment” IS Better for Prostate Cancer
      • Vegetarians Make Plenty of Essential Fats (DHA)
      • Cholesterol-lowering Statins Weaken Muscles and Cause Falls
      • Osteoporosis Drugs May Cause Esophageal Cancer


October 2009

    • The American Cancer Society Reverses Its Strong Position on Mammograms and PSA Testing
    • Report from the September 11 to 13, 2009 Advanced Study Weekend


November 2009

    • Nuts Come in Hard Shells—for Reasons
    • How I Treat Patients with Elevated Blood Pressure


December 2009

  • Pick a Category to Work on This Year—A New Years Resolution Based on Three Decades of Success
  • Simple Care for Diabetes
  • How A Bone Disease Grew To Fit The Prescription—by Alix Spiegel