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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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 Food Insecurity

Newfoundland is beautiful, but if we aren’t sustainable, we won’t have much to offer. Money is not reliable. Money fluctuates, and tourism fluctuates. Why not invest in making the island sustainable? People could comfortably live year-round. There is food at the ready. Jobs aplenty that stay close to home and directly contribute to the community. Visitors could stay and see a model for honest living, where we respect the environment while still being able to have a quality of life.

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