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February 2002    Vol. 1   No.2
My Stomach’s on Fire and I Can’t Put It Out
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. 

Most of us call this common complaint indigestion, but doctors call it dyspepsia.  Indigestion is an old English word that means, “lack of adequate digestion.” Dyspepsia means impaired gastric or digestive function.

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Mammography is Unjustified--A Letter Few Newspapers Will Print


The following is an editorial I sent to over a dozen major US newspapers and so far I know of only one to print it (the Honolulu Advertiser).  You may want to submit this letter to your newspaper.  At the end of this article you will find the links to the original papers cited so you can read and come to your own conclusions. 
Mammography is Unjustified
The Cochrane review1on screening mammography and an accompanying editorial2  published in the October 20, 2001 issue of the Lancet have created an emotionally charged stir in the medical business and many responses to try to control the damage.

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The Heart Association Condemns High-Protein Diets

The Atkins Diet, The Zone, Protein Power, Sugar Busters and the Stillman Diet all came under the attack of the Nutrition Committee of the American Heart Association (AHA) in a report in the October 9, 2001 issue of the journal Circulation (104:1869-74, 2001).1

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Join the National Weight Control Registry
Successful dieters have been tracked by the National Control Loss Registry, which was founded in 1993.1  This registry is simply a database of people successful at maintaining a weight loss of at least 30 lbs. (13.6 kg) for at least one year. The average registrant has lost about 60 pounds and kept it off for more than five years.

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Featured Recipes

Chocolate Decadence Pudding
Kitchen Sink Soup
Honey Mustard Dressing


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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.