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In This Issue:
A Word to My Profession: Converting to a Starch-based Diet Medical Practice
Mammography Screening: Truth, Lies and Controversy [Paperback] by Peter C. Gotzsche, MD
The Diet Book to End all Diet Books by George Lundberg, MD
Featured Recipes

May 2012 Printer Friendly PDF Volume 11 Issue 5


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A Word to My Profession: Converting to a Starch-based Diet Medical Practice

On the day of my graduation from my Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Hawaii in 1978 I had a memorable conversation with my boss, Irwin Schatz, MD, the medical director of my residency program. He said, “John, I like you and your family. But, I am concerned that you will starve to death with your crazy ideas about food. All you will collect for patients is a bunch of bums and hippies.” My response was, “So be it. Then I will starve, because I cannot prescribe drugs and surgeries that I know will do my patients more harm than good.” More importantly, I think that what Dr. Schatz was really trying to tell me was that I was going to fail financially because I was not playing by the traditional rules set by years of economic pressures for a successful medical practice.

The way general doctors make a secure living is to collect a bunch (herd, flock, school, etc.) of patients and get them hooked on medications for blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, pain, etc., which require that they return for a refill every one to three months. By keeping the customer coming back again and again, each visit results in an office charge of $80 to $170. Making people healthy and free from medications would appear to be economic suicide for any medical doctor.


Mammography Screening: Truth, Lies and Controversy [Paperback] By Peter C. Gotzsche, MD.

Women often ask me how they should explain to their doctor why they do not want a mammogram. Mammography Screening: Truth, Lies and Controversy may help. I consider Dr. Gotzsche the world’s foremost expert on mammography research. His book is about ethics in medicine and the influence of self-interest, power, and money on scientific publication. Dr. Gotzsche correctly describes many of the people behind current recommendations for mammogram as liars involved in scientific misconduct that has killed and maimed millions of women. His work shows that routine mammograms (1) do not save women’s lives, (2) increase the number of women over-diagnosed with cancer (they would never have known they were sick if not for the mammogram testing), and (3) increase a women’s chance of having a mastectomy.


The Diet Book to End All Diet Books by George Lundberg, MD

In his widely published Internet review, Dr. Lundberg tells us: “Yes, I have been using a modified (not fanatically dedicated) version of Dr. McDougall's starch diet since he sent me a prepublication version earlier in 2012 and asked for a marketing cover blurb.


Featured Recipes

Macro Bowl with Ginger Miso Dressing

Ginger Miso Dressing


Roasted Garlic Croutons/Bread Crumbs

Easy Croutons/Bread Crumbs

Beans and Braised Kale

Absolutely Fabulous No-Butter Sauce

Linguine with English Peas

Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Breaded Oyster Mushrooms with Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Roma Tomatoes

I Cannot Believe this is NOT Clam Chowder





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