January 2007

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Human Health and Planet Health—Same Solution

An amazingly simple win-win opportunity stares us in the face: a global switch to a plant-food-based diet will solve the diseases of overnutrition and put a big dent in global warming with one U-turn—since the up-to-now insatiable appetite for foodstuffs made from livestock (cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens) are at the root of both disasters.

The human health crisis is pandemic with more than 1.1 billion people overweight and 312 million obese, 197 million have diabetes, and 1 billion have hypertension.1  One final and fatal result of these three chronic diseases is 18 million people die of heart disease annually.*1 You would think by now world leaders would have launched serious measures to reverse all this human suffering by attacking the primary cause—eating meat and dairy products.

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Favorite Five
My favorite articles found in recent medical journals

  • The Food Industry Buys Nutrition Research—Threatening Your Family’s Health

  • How Long to Take Plavix and Aspirin after a DES (Heart Angioplasty Stent)

  • Ear Tubes—Another Money Maker’s Benefits Disproved

  • Antacids Promote Hip Fractures

  • Complications Are Common from Colonoscopy

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Featured Recipes

  • Coconut Thai Rice

  • Vegetable Orzo

  • Barbecue Bean Sloppy Joes

  • Crockpot Pizza Potatoes

  • Greta’s Gingersnaps with a Twist

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Responses to The December 2006 McDougall Newsletter on Global Warming

I have included almost every e-mail and discussion board response from my December 2006 newsletter article on Global Warming received over the past month.  Most people were very supportive of my discussion of reducing animal-food consumption and planet survival. Others, you will read, would have rather I would have kept to my usual focus of the newsletter on their personal health and diet.

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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

July
Glycemic Index – Not Ready for Prime Time

August
Taking Advantage of the Medical Specialist 

September
Sugar, Coated with Myths

October
Refined Carbohydrates for Food Addicts

November
Artificial Sweeteners Are Unnecessary and Unwise

December
An Inconvenient Truth: We Are Eating Our Planet To Death


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