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  • What Are the Best and Worst Foods? February 15, 2018
    I’ve always pictured my role primarily as providing the latest science, but you can’t understand all the new discoveries without a good foundation. The Dietary […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Health Benefits of Laughter, Tears, and Kisses February 13, 2018
    In my video, Music as Medicine, I explored a study about how listening to Mozart can reduce allergic reactions. This reminded me of a similar […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • The Effect of Animal Protein on the Kidneys February 8, 2018
    Between 1990 and 2010, some of our leading causes of death and disability remained the same. Heart disease was the leading cause of loss of […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How Healthy is the Mediterranean Diet? February 6, 2018
    The heart of a traditional Mediterranean diet is mainly vegetarian—much lower in meat and dairy than a standard Western diet—and uses fruit for dessert! So, […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Plant-Based Is Not the Same as Vegetarianism February 1, 2018
    Referring to heart disease, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD asks, “Why is there reticence to provide the public with guidelines that will spare them this […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Moderation Kills January 30, 2018
    What if we don’t want just low risk for a heart attack, but no risk? One great stumbling block has been that government and national […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Best Food for the Common Cold January 25, 2018
    It is well known that deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals can lead to significant impairment of immune function and an increased susceptibility to infection […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How Too Much Cholesterol Can Contribute to Alzheimer’s Disease January 23, 2018
    Millions suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and the available and foreseeable treatments are disappointing at best. Given the absence of disease-modifying treatments, there has been growing […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Who’s Right in the Salt Debate? January 18, 2018
    For decades, a sometimes furious battle has raged among scientists over the extent to which elevated salt consumption contributes to death, with one camp calling […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How to Treat Ulcerative Colitis with Diet January 16, 2018
    The rotten egg gas, hydrogen sulfide, is one of the main malodorous compounds in human flatus (in other words, one of the main reasons farts […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM

RSS Dr. McDougall’s Health & Medical Center

  • Thank you for your concern October 11, 2017
    Thank you for your e-mails and calls asking about our safety. Mary, Heather, the grandkids, and I evacuated early yesterday to a local hotel and then were re-evacuated later in the day. We are now out of the county and staying with friends. Dr. Lim was also evacuated and has not been able to return […]
    Staff
  • Breast Cancer Treatments: Barbaric and Brutal September 30, 2017
    As a physician, I have had the opportunity to counsel hundreds of women with breast cancer. Early in my career I recognized that breast cancer is caused by, and the rate of growth is promoted by, the Western diet.
    John McDougall, MD
  • Stumbling Blocks to Dietary Transition August 31, 2017
    Our first book (a ringed notebook) was called Making the Change. Mary and I knew, when we wrote it back in 1978, that "medical miracles" could be achieved by a major shift in our patients' nutrition...
    John McDougall, MD
  • Simple Reasoning Solves Dietary Confusion August 1, 2017
    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"...
    John McDougall, MD
  • Alzheimers Disease is Caused by Chronic Aluminum Poisoning June 30, 2017
    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.
    John McDougall, MD
  • Lectins: Plants’ Self-Defense System Circuitously Kills People June 1, 2017
    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.
    John McDougall, MD
  • What is the Best Formulation of Vitamin B12? April 30, 2017
    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.
    John McDougall, MD
  • McDougallCare: The Civilized Sustainable Healthcare Act (CSHA) March 31, 2017
    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 incomes and few opportunities.
    John McDougall, MD
  • Diet Therapy is the Way to Make Real Money in Medicine February 28, 2017
    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, fortunately, as the news spreads that "food poisoning" (due to subsisting on the […]
    John McDougall, MD
  • The Latest Scams from the Diabetic Industry January 31, 2017
    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).
    John McDougall, MD
  • Henry Heimlich, MD: Simply Genius December 31, 2016
    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.
    John McDougall, MD
  • The McDougall Program Under Trump Rule November 30, 2016
    Healthcare is the number-one issue Americans want Donald Trump to address during his first 100 days in the White House, according a November 2016 Reuters poll. Twenty-one percent of Americans want Trump to focus on the healthcare system.
    John McDougall, MD
  • Chocolate Milk – Disease in Disguise October 31, 2016
    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."
    John McDougall, MD
  • Dr. H. Gilbert Welch Publishes Large Study Showing Mammography Does More Harm Than Good October 17, 2016
    H. Glibert Welch, MD - Publishes large study showing mammography does more harm than good in the New England Journal of Medicine.
    John McDougall, MD
  • Does Sugar Feed Cancer? September 30, 2016
    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.
    John McDougall, MD