McDougall Mastermind: The Potato

Join Dr. McDougall for a two-part lecture series on potatoes this Friday, April 2, 2021. In these all-encompassing lectures, Dr. McDougall covers everything you need to know about potatoes. Both lectures will conclude with a Q & A where Dr. McDougall will answer your specific ques

Sugar: Adding Pleasure to the Satisfaction of Starches

John McDougall, MD In order to increase the probability that you will follow a starch-based diet, I encourage you to add reasonable amounts of simple sugars to some of your dishes. This is a small price to pay for a real opportunity to stick with the proper human diet and regain lost

Diet and Kidney Health

By John McDougall, MD Typically a patient discovers his or her kidneys are failing by a routine laboratory blood test called a serum creatinine, which indirectly measures kidney function. (Normal creatinine depends on a person’s age and in older adults is 1.2 mg/dL or less.) Once a pr
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"...
White Potatoes

The White Potato and the Law

Three years ago I discussed the issues of the US government banning one of the healthiest foods for humans, the white potato, in my book, The Starch Solution. You know, the book with a white potato on the cover. This article from the WSJ explains how after all these years some action


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