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#7 The Need For Change in the Medical System | John McDougall, MD

Updated: Dec 8, 2019


John McDougall, MD

Originally recorded 8-4-2018

"Anyone who thinks its normal or natural to eat an animal should do it. But don't give me any of this BS of taking the feathers off or cutting the fur off."


In this episode, Dr. John McDougall answers YOUR questions about weight loss, hypothyroidism, eating fats, wether a salt-free diet is healthy, and much more. We also talked about surviving the California wildfires in 2017 and what his retirement plans are as a medical doctor.

Dr. John McDougall is the author of The Starch Solution and a medical doctor who has been speaking out about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 50 years. He graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, performed his internship at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and did his medical residency at the University of Hawaii. Dr. McDougall has been certified as an internist by the Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners.  He is also the founder of the Dr. McDougall's Health & Medical Center and director of the McDougall Program: a ten-day residential program that he and Mary McDougall host at a luxury resort in Santa Rosa, CA where he helps his patients overcome diseases through dietary and lifestyle changes.


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Books by Dr. John McDougall

• The Healthiest Diet on the Planet: Why the Foods You Love-Pizza, Pancakes, Potatoes, Pasta, and More-Are the Solution to Preventing Disease and Looking and Feeling Your Best (2016)

Dr. McDougall’s Color Picture Book: “Food Poisoning” (2014)

The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good! (2013)

• The McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook: Over 300 Delicious Low-Fat Recipes You Can Prepare in Fifteen Minutes or Less (1999)

• The New McDougall Cookbook: 300 Delicious Low-Fat, Plant-Based Recipes (1997)

The Mcdougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss (1995)


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