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Prostate Trouble: Just Part of Getting Older?
Holiday Meal Planning
Report From the September 10-12, 2010 Advanced Study Weekend
Featured Recipes

October 2010

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Prostate Trouble: Steps to Improving the Flow

The prostate, a gland the size and shape of a kiwifruit, is hidden from sight within the lower pelvis of a boy and a man, causing no notice until the later years of life. With the onset of puberty, male hormones, especially dihydrotestosterone, cause the prostate gland to grow and produce a slightly alkaline white fluid within which sperm live and swim until ejaculated through the urethra. This short tube, the urethra, passes from the bladder through the prostate gland and then into the penis.  Overgrowth of this gland’s cells as a man ages constricts the urethra and results in problems in passing urine.


Holiday Meal Planning

This time of year, the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays frighten many people who eat a healthy diet. They wonder how to socialize with friends and how to prepare a meal in their home. These two days are supposed to be the largest feasts of the year. Yet in fact, both dinners are the healthiest, most vegetarian-like, most McDougall-like meals people eat all year long. Traditionally, these holiday dinners consist of mashed white potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, a bread stuffing, butternut and acorn squash, cranberries, and a variety of green vegetables, including Brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, and green beans. For dessert, pumpkin pie ends the feast. That's a cornucopia of starches and vegetables. The turkey served is the leanest of all common meats. The truth is that every other dinner consumed by Westerners all year long is far richer in fat, cholesterol, salt and sugar than is eaten at these two traditional festivals. Therefore, if you are a healthy eater you will find Thanksgiving and Christmas the two most comfortable times of the year to socialize with all of your family and friends. I have laid out the menu, shopping list, and time schedule so that you will be able to more easily prepare a successful meal.


Report From the September 10-12, 2010
Advanced Study Weekend

Over 200 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. The event was sold out.  The crowd agreed that this was the best advanced study weekend ever. See comments below. However, I (Dr. McDougall) will prove them wrong with the next event February 2011 - Don't miss it.


Featured Recipes

Guest Chef: Cathy Fisher has worked with the McDougall Program since 2006 in a variety of capacities, including working at programs, writing and editing, and assisting with the Diet and Multiple Sclerosis study with Oregon Health and Science University. Most recently, she has been teaching cooking classes for the 10-Day residential McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, CA. Cathy returned to school in 2007 to study nutrition, and has been joyfully eating a healthy, plant-based diet since 1999.

  • Corn Chowder

  • Roasted Vegetable Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

  • Raw Apple Crumble


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