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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 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