February 2005

Vol. 4, No. 2




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The McDougall Program Cures People;
The Risk Factor Improvements Are Incidental

People are focused on their numbers, also known as risk factors – so here are the results for the first 307 people treated in the McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, CA:

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All Popular Diets Are the Same – Failures

The Atkins, Ornish, Weight Watchers, and Zone diets were studied to determine possible benefits for weight loss and heart disease risk reduction in a randomized trial lasting for one year.  The conclusions published in January of 2005 in the Journal of the American Medical Association were: “Each popular diet modestly reduced body weight and several cardiac risk factors at 1 year. Overall dietary adherence rates were low, although increased adherence was associated with greater weight loss and cardiac risk factor reductions for each diet group.”1   These results suggest that it makes no difference which diet...

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Mary In Your Kitchen

Many of you have written to ask me if I could put together some favorite recipe suggestions.  Realizing that everyone has different tastes and time constraints, a specific menu tailored to your personal needs is nearly impossible.  My researching has provided me with a chance to rediscover some of my old favorite recipes, which I am excited to now share with you.  You will need to go to our newsletter archives at www.drmcdougall.com and occasionally to one of our books to find these recipes.  You can order books you don’t now own from our web site.  I plan to provide similar helpful articles for you over the next few months.

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Report on the Advanced Study Weekend with Dr. Heimlich

Many people attending the weekend considered the experience to be almost mystical – an experience never to be forgotten – the experience of being in the presence of and listening to the inspiring words of Dr. Henry Heimlich – the man who has saved more lives than anyone else in human history.

Complete Article Here


Featured Recipes

  • Sweet Potato Beginnings

  • Squashy Black Beans

  • Tex-Mex Potatoes

  • Stuffed Mushroom

  • Sweet and Spicy Garbanzo Stew

  • Polenta Torte

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Protein Overload

Coffee - Pleasure or Pain

Type-2 Diabetes – the Expected Adaptation to Overnutrition

A Cesspool of Pollutants

A Natural Cure for Depression


What Next, Bill Clinton?

People – Not Their Words – Tell “The Carbohydrate Story”

Resisting the Broken Bone Businesses:
Bone Mineral Density Tests and the Drugs That Follow


The Atkins Scientific Research – Deceit and Disappointment

Sick People Take Medications – Healthy People Are Drug-Free

Alzheimer’s Disease Can Be Safely Prevented and Treated Now

Lose a half pound per day by resetting your setpoint


Pushing Your Set Point to the Limits

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