July 2005

Vol. 4, No. 7

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The Annual Physical Exam – A Ritual to Be Avoided

My parents believed so much in the healing powers of medicine that as a child I was subjected to annual physical examinations at the University of Michigan Medical School.  For nearly half a day several highly trained professionals examined my body looking for the slightest indication that I might have the beginnings of a potentially fatal illness, such as cancer.  An analysis of my body fluids and excrements provided the final proof that I was in excellent condition – likely to survive until next year.  

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Favorite Five
My Favorite Five Articles Found in Recent Medical Journals

  • The Only Way to Lifelong Weight Loss

  • Neither Aspirin Nor Vitamin E Will Save Women

  • Vegetarians Don’t Have Insulin Resistance or Metabolic Syndrome

  • Coffee Damages Artery Function – Another Mechanism for Heart Disease

  • Low-Fat, Low-Protein Diet Prolongs Life

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Mary In Your Kitchen

During the hot summer months no one wants to spend their time confined to the sizzling kitchen.  We would rather be outside enjoying the warm weather, the long daylight hours, and our family.  Here are some of my quick to prepare, and conveniently served outside on the deck, favorites.  You will find these recipes in previous newsletters. You will also find other simple meal ideas in my Quick and Easy Cookbook.

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Featured Recipes

  • White Bean Chili

  • Black Bean Dip

  • Fresh Spring Rolls

  • Vegan Tofu Mayo

Complete Recipes Here


Protein Overload

Type-2 Diabetes – the Expected Adaptation to Overnutrition

A Natural Cure for Depression

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

The Atkins Scientific Research – Deceit and Disappointment

Alzheimer’s Disease Can Be Safely Prevented and Treated Now

Coffee - Pleasure or Pain

A Cesspool of Pollutants

What Next, Bill Clinton?

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

Sick People Take Medications – Healthy People Are Drug-Free

Lose a half pound per day by resetting your setpoint


Pushing Your Set Point to the Limits

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

Pushing Your Set Point to the Limits
The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss

Soy – Food, Wonder Drug, or Poison?
Making the Change to a Healthy Lifestyle Work in Your LIfe

Sunny Days, Keeping Those Clouds Away…

Acrylamide Poisoning


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McDougall Wellness Center   P.O. Box 14039, Santa Rosa, CA 95402