August 2007

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When Friends Ask:  Why Do You Avoid Adding Vegetable Oils? 

Begin by telling them, “The fat you eat is the fat you wear,” and remind them that there is nothing attractive about wearing olive, flaxseed, or corn fat.*  For this reason alone, most of your friends and family should steer clear of so-called “healthy oils” derived from plant-foods.  Gaining weight can be expected from consuming high-fat whole foods, such as nuts, seeds, avocados and olives, as well as “free oils,” which are usually purchased in bottles. However, the shared propensity for weight gain is where the similarity between unprocessed plant foods and free oils ends.


My Favorite Five from Recent Medical Journals

  • Sex and Still Aging

  • Colon Cancer Patients Die Faster with Western Diet

  • Birth Defects from Mother’s Western Diet

  • Antacids Cause Dementia

  • Drug Companies Rig Research—I Don’t Know How to Prescribe


Dr. McDougall's response to: Looking Past Blood Sugar to Survive With Diabetes by Gina Kolata in the August 20, 2007 New York Times

This article reads like a multimillion dollar sales promotion for the pharmaceutical industries by telling diabetics that they are being inadequately treated by their doctors who are focusing only on medications to lower their blood sugar.  To make matters right, primary medical attention must be shifted to the addition of even more drugs. She quotes an expert, ‘“We already have the miracle pills’ — statins and blood pressure medications…”


Featured Recipes

  • New Tamale Pie

  • Potato Salad

  • Fresh Tomato Wraps

  • Tomato Couscous Salad

  • Quinoa Salad with Lime-Cilantro Dressing

  • Tamales

  • Curried Mushrooms and Chickpeas



2007 John McDougall All Rights Reserved
McDougall Wellness Center   P.O. Box 14039, Santa Rosa, CA 95402



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