Ditch the Chronic Diseases: An Interview with Dr. John McDougall, MD

We have a world that has the possibility,  with the communication we have, you know, the possibility of making changes that will make all the difference. Just, you know, [if] we can just get the message about the truth about food out to people, we would give us some more time.We need more time.


There are a lot of good people out there trying to solve the problems related to fossil fuels, but we're really, you know, you and I and a few other folks out there, are really the only ones that are directly addressing the most easily and quickly changeable, most destructive part of our living, which is the food. So many problems will be solved. You could close 80% of the hospitals. You could you put the pharmaceutical business--well, you know, there's some drugs that are of some help, but you could tone them down considerably. Anyway, it's the food, folks, it's the food. Go to www.drmcdougall.com, and you will see the subtitle: It's the food!”

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What Our Cells Need: Ditch the Toxins and the Low-Carb Craze

How much O2 and nutrients is your blood getting? How much glucose is it getting when you restrict the amount of carbohydrates you ingest? How much are you exposing your blood to toxins by eating damaging foods and breathing in toxic air?

We only need to look at the cellular needs of the human body to see what we need for optimal health.

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Ditch the Fear Of "Starch"

“A diet made up mostly of starchy vegetables and grains provides the abundant energy and balanced nutrition humans require. (As most readers of the McDougall philosophy already know:) All large populations of trim, healthy, athletic-competing, war-fighting people throughout verifiable human history have obtained the bulk of their calories from high-carbohydrate foods (starches). Examples of thriving populations include the Japanese, Chinese, and other Asians, who eat sweet potatoes, buckwheat, and/or rice; Incas in South America who eat potatoes; Mayans and Aztecs in Central America who eat corn; and Egyptians in the Middle East who eat wheat.” -Dr. McDougall

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DITCH THE DISEASE: Animal Products, Processed foods, Alcohol, and Pollutants

Maybe it’s time to think twice about that morning glass of milk, or that afternoon snack of cheese, or the burger on the menu for supper.

    It turns out that what we choose to eat can either poison our bodies and eventually lead to our own premature deaths, or allow us to live longer and healthier.

    Aside from what we eat, how we interact with our environments can come back full-circle in the way of pollutants ending up in our own bodies and destroying us slowly.

    What foods turn out to act like poison within the human body?

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