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How to Protect Yourself from Abusive Medical Doctors
Report from the September 2011 Advanced Study Weekend
Holiday Meal Planning
Featured Recipes

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How to Protect Yourself from Abusive Medical Doctors

There are some important lessons to be learned from my recent encounter with a medical specialist over the care of one of my patients from the Midwest.

The patient is a middle-aged woman (I will call her Marsha) with a history of precancerous changes in the tissues lining her uterus (endometrial hyperplasia). Over the past two years her condition had progressed to an early stage cancer diagnosed by repeated biopsies. She had consulted two surgeons who had recommended a hysterectomy as the treatment. Marsha has been following a healthy diet; but this discussion is not about diet but about obtaining helpful and respectful medical care based on scientific research rather than a doctor’s best guesses and professional prejudices.

During early October of this year (2011) Marsha sought a second opinion on what she should do about her condition from a young Obstetrician/Gynecologist. I will refer to this doctor, who graduated from medical school in 2002, as Anna Hopeful, MD (not her real name).

Report from the September 2011 Advanced Study Weekend

Over 200 people attended this biannual McDougall event in Santa Rosa, California, and more than 400 watched it “almost live” over the Internet.  Anthropologist, Nathaniel Dominy, PhD, called human beings “starchivores;” like cats are carnivores and horses are herbivores. The weekend highlighted many of my mentors upon whom I rely for the medical healings I share with you. Dr Rosati talked about Walter Kempner, MD founder of the Rice Diet. Dr. Vogel is a protégée of Nathan Pritikin, and Dr. Bourdette now heads the neurology department of my multiple sclerosis teacher, Roy Swank, MD.  Attendees had their favorite presenters. This was a weekend not to have been missed. Fortunately, you can still watch the entire weekend at your leisure over the Internet.

Holiday Meal Planning
By Mary McDougall
A Reprint from the McDougall Newsletter - October 2005

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.

Featured Recipes

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Golden Gravy

Tofu Loaf

Holiday Stuffed Pumpkin

Deviled Green Beans

Saucy Brussels Sprouts

Pumpkin Pie

Vanilla Cream Sauce


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