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Janice: Her Inflammation Dropped Along with Her Excess Weight

The fundamentals of the McDougall Program are simple yet often difficult to implement. Star McDougallers have either adopted the Program themselves by learning from our website and books or joining one of our programs. For personalized help, learn more about the 12-Day McDougall Program. For questions on whether a change in diet can help your ailment, learn more about our consultations.
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Dear Dr. McDougall and Mrs. McDougall,

I hope this note finds you both well.  It has been almost one year since I attended your live in program in Santa Rosa, California. I spent five years dreaming about attending your program, but I could never convince anyone to come with me. Finally, I just decided to come on my own. It was the best decision I ever made. Looking at where we are at today, I am very thankful I did not wait any longer.

I have done very well this past year. Last time I checked I was down 30 pounds. I seem to be at a comfortable weight so I got rid of my scale. I was what Dr. Lisle refers to as a scale monkey and that was causing me unnecessary anxiety. I am no longer anxious about everything I eat, or if I am getting enough of this or that. Now that I know the truth, my life is so much easier. I eat pretty plainly, but I enjoy my food. My inflammation levels have dropped and with the excess weight gone my arthritis is much more tolerable. I am back to golfing, hiking and playing with my grandchildren.

I won’t say it has always been easy but once I made up my mind, I just did it. It really feels too good not to. If I happen to eat a little calorie dense, my stomach lets me know. I think the most difficult part for me has been that amongst my family and friends, I am the only one who eats this way. If I have to listen to the “everything in moderation” speech one more time, from any of them, I will scream. I don’t know how you have had the patience to put up with all the naysayers your entire life.

I admire you both and I am extremely blessed to have met you. Once a person learns this valuable information it is impossible to ignore. Take care of yourselves. Enjoy your life and thank you so very much for the opportunity to make my life healthier and happier.


Janice Mitchell