July  2006

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Glycemic Index – Not Ready for Prime Time

“Every time I hear about glycemic index I want to puke,” complains Tiffany, one of my nutritionally-oriented friends. “Then I ask the person who is telling me how bad potatoes are if they even know what glycemic index means. They usually tell me glycemic index means the food is high in sugar.”
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More on Mary’s Mini-McDougall Diet

Last month’s newsletter about our simplified version of the McDougall Diet created much interest and many questions.  Mary’s Mini-McDougall Diet is offered as a way to ease the learning curve for those just starting our program and a means to increase the efficiency of the regular McDougall Diet by simplifying food choices.  The diet follows the basic principles of the McDougall Program: starch-based with the addition of fruits and vegetables, but limits food choices to one kind of starch and repetitive selections of green and yellow vegetables and fruits.  The same starch and vegetables are eaten everyday. You can read about the diet in the June 2006 McDougall Newsletter.
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Report on the Celebrity Chef Weekend of July 14 to 16, 2006

Over 70 people attended the first celebrity chef weekend.  They sat glued to their seats as experts from around the country dished out high quality entertainment and education.  The food was all low-fat vegan, but it was clear to all this was not a maximum weight loss weekend.  They ate and they ate during presentations and then they ate some more during regularly scheduled meals.
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Favorite Recipes from Our Chefs at the July 2006
Celebrity Chef Weekend

  • Strawberry Radish Salad

  • Roasted or Grilled Portobello Mushroom over a Spelt Berry and Black Bean Salad with an Orange – Basil Cream

  • Tangy Tempeh Salad

  • Mushroom Stroganoff

  • Tofu Sour Cream

  • Butternut Squash Soup

  • Grilled Stone Fruit with Spiced Blueberry Zinfandel Reduction and Orange Blossom Cashew Cream

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NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES
2004

January
Protein Overload

February
Type-2 Diabetes – the Expected Adaptation to Overnutrition

March
A Natural Cure for Depression

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

May
The Atkins Scientific Research – Deceit and Disappointment

June
Alzheimer’s Disease Can Be Safely Prevented and Treated Now

July
Coffee - Pleasure or Pain

August
A Cesspool of Pollutants

September
What Next, Bill Clinton?

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

November
Sick People Take Medications – Healthy People Are Drug-Free

December
Lose a half pound per day by resetting your setpoint

2005

January
Pushing Your Set Point to the Limits

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

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

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

May
Sunny Days, Keeping Those Clouds Away…

June
Acrylamide Poisoning

July
The Annual Physical Exam – A Ritual to Be Avoided

August
Beneficial Bowel Bacteria – Our Neglected Friends

September
Could it be Celiac Disease

October
How to Choose a Primary Care Doctor — If You Must

November
The Gluttony Pill—Can Scientists Successfully Imitate Nature?

December
Thyroid Deficiency Strikes One in Six

2006

 

January
Aging in Style

February
Moderation Is Impossible for Passionate People

March
How Foul Is Fowl?

April
Securing Respectful Medical Care

May
The Newest Food-Cure: Coconut Oil for Health
and Vitality

June
Mary's Mini-McDougall Diet

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