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Introduction to New McDougall Book
truth is simple and is, therefore, easy to explain. You
must eat to live. But the choice of what you eat is
yours. There is an individual, specific diet that best
supports the health, function, and longevity of each and
every animal. The proper diet for human beings is based
on starches. The more rice, corn, potatoes, sweet
potatoes, and beans you eat, the trimmer and healthier
you will be—and with those same food choices you will
help save the Planet Earth too.
recommendation for eating starches puts glazed looks on
people’s faces, and many dismiss me as certifiably
crazy. They think of starch as something used in the
laundry to stiffen shirts. Starch brings back memories
of pasty bland-tasting goop, and white, airy Wonder
Bread. Most disturbing is that nearly everyone believes
starches are fattening and nutritionally inferior foods.
Fortunately, common knowledge is completely wrong and
the proof is right before your own eyes.
from the February 20-22, 2009
160 people attended this biannual McDougall event in
Santa Rosa, California. As always the enthusiasm,
education, food, and friendship were over the top—far
greater than anyone expected.
Standing in the presence of T. Colin Campbell, PhD is
almost a religious experience. He got thundering
ovations for his nutritional words of wisdom. Neil
Nedley, MD gave two outstanding presentations, including
information about his 10-day live-in program that treats
depression with a 90% success rate. Pam Popper, PhD
surprised and excited the audience with her experiences
with the politics of nutrition and information on school
lunch programs. Doug Lisle, PhD, Jeff Novick, RD, and
John McDougall, MD provided their usual high quality
entertaining information for the attendees.