Simple Reasoning Solves Dietary Confusion

Simple Reasoning Solves Dietary Confusion

Even when I believe that I hold the truth, and even when I find that my diet-therapy results are consistently successful with my patients, the meat, dairy, egg, fish, and other food industries usually win "the information game"...
Aluminum

Alzheimers Disease is Caused by Chronic Aluminum Poisoning

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is now, worldwide, the most common form of dementia (a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life). Primarily found in the elderly, AD was unknown until the beginning of the 19th century.
Lectins: Plants' Self-Defense System Circuitously Kills People

Lectins: Plants’ Self-Defense System Circuitously Kills People

Plants have evolved to synthesize a variety of toxic substances to cope with their environment abundant with predators (insects, animals, etc.) and microbes (bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, etc.) and, thereby, fight an ongoing battle for survival.
Vitamin B12

What is the Best Formulation of Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12, also called "cobalamin," is one of the eight water-soluble vitamins that play a key role in the metabolism of every cell in the human body, and is especially important in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and the formation of red blood cells.
Dr. John McDougall

McDougallCare: The Civilized Sustainable Healthcare Act (CSHA)

The current disagreements over healthcare policies in the US are essentially founded on: 1) trying to induce people who do not need healthcare to pay the bills for those that do, and 2) requiring the wealthy to spend some of their "pocket change" for the healthcare of people with low
pot of gold

Diet Therapy is the Way to Make Real Money in Medicine

For my entire medical career, spanning half a century, the pot of gold to be made from sick people has been tapped into almost exclusively by the pharmaceutical, surgical, radiation, device, screening, and hospital and healthcare provider industries. The economics are changing, fortun
John A. McDougall, M.D.

The Latest Scams from the Diabetic Industry

Big Pharma and Big Medicine have faced many huge challenges over the past years to keep their cash cows—people with type-2 diabetes—each forking over an average of $13,700 annually (approximately 2.3 times more than what expenditures would be in the absence of diabetes).
Henry Heimlich, MD

Henry Heimlich, MD: Simply Genius

Throughout Dr. Henry Heimlich's seventy-year career, he was dedicated to finding simple solutions to complex problems affecting human health. History will remember him as the most impactful medical pioneer of the 20th century. He passed away this month, December 17, 2016, at age 96.
Chocolate Milk - Disease in Disguise

Chocolate Milk – Disease in Disguise

Drinking white cow's milk is unpalatable for most children. As a result, the Dairy Association now actively promotes chocolate milk as "Nutrition in Disguise."
Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

Simple sugar is not health food. However, one devastating result of the exaggeration of the role played by sugar in common diseases has been the promotion of low-carbohydrate diets to prevent and even treat common cancers.
Conversations with Roy L. Swank

A Tribute to Roy Swank, MD: Founder of the Low-fat Dietary Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

The Swank MS Foundation has given me permission to share their professional video, "Conversations with Roy L. Swank," with you. Please take the time to get to know one of the true medical geniuses of the twentieth century.
Dr. John McDougall

Save Yourself from Colon Cancer

Worldwide, colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cause of death from cancer, with 1.4 million new cases and 700,000 deaths annually. Almost all cases of this disease are found in people who eat the Western Diet, high in animal foods, vegetable oils, and highly refined, low-fiber
Whale Bubble-feeding

Meat-eaters Are Not True Environmentalists

Massive melting of the glaciers was obvious and a topic frequently discussed among our group. However, our National Geographic guides, seldom mentioned the connection between global warming caused by human activities and the threat to these northern lands.
Small Intestinal

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) The Wrong Low-carb Answer for Bowel Troubles

The newest fad diagnosis for explaining why people feel poorly for no apparent reason is called Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)—meaning there is an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine
2015 Dietary Guidelines

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Are Intended to Confuse the Public and the Press

The USDA in particular is also compelled to enhance the welfare of "agribusinesses" (the producers of meat, poultry, dairy, egg, fish, and more).
Nina & Randa Nelson

Food, Sex, and Attractiveness, Part 2: The Role of Skin (Color, Oiliness, and Acne) and Body Odor

Excellent health is attractive. Our appearance to others is within our control and largely dependent upon the food choices we make.
Potato

Food, Sex, and Attractiveness, Part 1: The Role of Body Weight

The ideal picture of good health intimates fertility, productivity, strength, and youth. A person's healthfulness is communicated to others, most importantly by sight and scent, and the health messages we send are dependent on the food choices we make.
Pink Ribbon

Is October Breast Cancer “Awareness” or “Industry” Month?

October is commonly known as "Breast Cancer Awareness Month." This is an annual, international campaign organized by major charities to increase the awareness of breast cancer and to raise funds for research.
Blood Pressure Monitoring

Patients Advised to Take More Blood Pressure Pills

Worldwide headlines were released on September 11, 2015, through the general media (newspapers, Internet, radio, and TV), about benefits derived from more aggressively treating high blood pressure (hypertension) with drugs.
Cruciferous vegetables accumulate particularly high concentrations of the toxic bluish element thallium, atomic No. 81. However, these blue spheres are broccoli seeds.

Broccoli and Kale Taste Bitter

The golden age of nutrition bloomed in the twentieth century with discoveries of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, and other plant (phyto)-derived chemicals required for human health. Accepted wisdom about these nutrients became, “if some is necessary, then more
Sami Inkinen

Athletics in the Spotlight: Low-Carb vs. High Carb

The right choices at the dinner table make a winning difference in both strength and endurance for top athletes, and the same nutritional rules are true for every other human being. To be our best, we all must eat our best.
USDA

Lies and Dammed Lies: Dammed Lies Harm the Public and Planet Earth

Last week's (June 23/24, 2015) "Opinion" piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association about the 2015 US Dietary Guidelines lifting the ban on total dietary fat meets my criterion for "damned lies."
Overkill, An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it.

Get Out of the Medical Business: A Primary Goal of the McDougall Program

Atul Gawande, a staff writer for The New Yorker and a practicing medical doctor, wrote "Overkill, An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it?"
Extreme Nutrition: The Diet of Eskimos

Extreme Nutrition: The Diet of Eskimos

The carnivorous diet of traditional Eskimo inhabitants of the frozen, northern, circumpolar regions of planet Earth (Siberia, Alaska, Canada, and Greenland), serves as a testament to the strengths and adaptability of the human species.
Vitamin D

Vitamin D Supplements Are Harmful: Sunshine and Food Determine Health

Worries over vitamin D, once known as “the sunshine vitamin,” have turned hundreds of millions of people into patients with worse, not better, health. The latest, and likely the final, analyses of the studies performed on treating people with vitamin D supplements has show
Dean Ornish, MD

Dean Ornish, MD: A World Changer

In my (Dr. McDougall's) opinion, Dr. Dean Ornish stands out as the most important physician/scientist* of the past quarter century for his contributions to medicine through proper human nutrition, and especially for his work on the epidemic diseases of obesity, heart disease, prostate
Rice

Arsenic In Rice

The "king of poisons," arsenic, is found in rice. Articles about this connection have distressed health-conscious consumers who recognize the nutritional value of this inexpensive, high-energy, health-promoting staple.

Featured Articles

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Michael Moss, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at the New York Times, has written a #1 bestselling book that I recommend you buy and read. This is not a diet book or cookbook. No practical solutions for the current obesity and health catastrophes facing our nation and the