Adding my thanks to Dr. McDougall!
Dr. McDougall, my 11-year-old watched both the starch solution and your MS talk with me. He is VERY on board, having eaten this way his whole life (except for the added oils that we finally abolished 2 years ago). And as a child, I feed him more calorie dense foods - I'm anxiously awaiting the McDougall "myth" report that Jeff compiled a while back!
In the starch talk you mentioned that you thought there was something up with all the people that are gluten-free, and I wonder about that too. We took gluten out of our diet 6 years ago when my then 5-year-old was having chronic tummy aches and the doctors could not find anything wrong. Within a week of removing gluten, he felt great (and I was surprised that I felt better too). But we have both identified SO many food sensitivities since then (corn, soy, tomato), that I wonder if there is something "causing" the problem. Some people say Lyme disease can do this, and we encounter ticks frequently. Any insight or suggestions on where to look? Eating the McDougall way would be SO simple if we could just add one of those foods (wheat, soy, corn, tomato) back into our diet!