October 2006

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Refined Carbohydrates for Food Addicts 

On a trip last week to the Pacific Coast with our (almost) 3-year-old grandson, Jaysen, Mary and I stopped at a general store for a beverage. I looked for one of my old favorites, cream soda. A 20-ounce bottle with 300 calories of high fructose corn syrup was all they stocked. Too sweet for me—after a couple of sips the rest of the bottle ended up in the trash. This experience left me believing that I had stumbled upon “sugar-addict’s heaven”—and there must be billions of sugar-dependent people in this world in order to make these powerfully-sweetened beverages top-sellers and 20-ounces the smallest size available. |MORE|


Alternative to a Rock and a Hard Place

On Tuesday October 17, 2006 headlines announced worldwide that “More benefits than risks in higher fish consumption." Clearly, this headline says you should eat lots of fish to be healthy.  The controversy surrounding benefits and risks comes from the facts that fish provide “good fats,” also known as omega-3 fats—but fish are also contaminated with environmental chemicals like methylmercury, dioxins, and PCBs.  As a result people don’t know the right choice to make. Some health and nutrition advisors worry that “confusing messages and inflated fears are keeping the public from getting the benefits that come from eating fish.”  I worry that people are being oversold the benefits and undersold the risks. |MORE|


Report on the September 2006 Advanced Study Weekend

The advanced study weekend held September 29, 30, and October 1 was an outstanding success with more than 160 people enjoying each other’s company, the fabulous food and the nation’s top speakers on health. |MORE|


Featured Recipes

  • Curried Squash and Tart Apple Soup

  • Colcannon Irish Potatoes with Cabbage

  • Caesar Salad Dressing

  • Corn Butter

  • Slow Chipotle Black Bean Soup

  • Corny Vegetable Torte

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Holiday Meal Planning by Mary McDougall

I first shared this planning schedule with you in 2004 and I heard from quite a few people who used this schedule and shopping list for a successful Thanksgiving last year.  Since I plan to use this same schedule, and mostly the same menu, myself again this year I am including it in this 2006 newsletter. |MORE|   

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

July
Glycemic Index – Not Ready for Prime Time

August
Taking Advantage of the Medical Specialist
 

September
Sugar, Coated with Myths

 

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