April 2002    Vol. 1   No. 4

 

 
  A Stone-Free and Happy Gallbladder
  This article continues a series exploring the health of your intestinal tract.  Consider the strongest contact with the world around you is through your food, processed and absorbed by your intestine. 
 

You would never know you had a gallbladder unless it became filled with stones and angry, then you might find yourself rolling on the floor in agony – wishing you knew more about this little pear shaped sack attached to your liver’s under surface, and how to keep it healthy and happy.

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  Potatoes Are Pillars of Worldwide Nutrition
 

Potatoes are so tied into human life and nutrition that one of the first toys to be advertised on TV and still popular after 50 years is “Mr. Potato Head.”  With its “eyes” and round body shape the potato has been used to imitate the human form.  But all fun aside, the potato has improved human health and nutrition, influenced wars, patterns of human migration, and the economy of many nations for hundreds of years.

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  Vitamin A and Hip Fractures
 

Vitamin A intake and hip fractures among postmenopausal women in the January 2, 2002 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association found that a long-term dietary intake of a diet high in retinol may promote osteoporotic hip fractures in women.1

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  Rheumatoid Arthritis study by Dr. McDougall Released
 

Effects of a very low-fat, vegan diet in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis was just reported in the February 2002 issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.  Patients with moderate to severe arthritis were fed Dr. McDougall’s diet and they got much better, with a decrease in symptoms and weight loss in less than 4 weeks.

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  Featured Recipes
 
SHEPHERD’S VEGETABLE PIE
POTATO BOATS
POTATO AND PARSNIP SOUP
ROASTED GARLIC BREAD

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Heather McDougall with a degree in English and a love for cooking, especially with her mother, will be a frequent contributor to the newsletter. We invite you to contribute your thoughts and recipes to the McDougall Newsletter also. Write heather@drmcdougall.com.

 

 
 
 

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