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December 6, 2017 0

Reading Time: 2 minutesDehydration and Your Mood Did you know you can survive for twenty-one days without food but only three without water? The adult human body is […]

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" - Hippocrates

RSS Nutritionfacts Articles

  • The Health Effects of Heavy Metal Music December 7, 2017
    As I discussed in my video Music as Medicine, the stress-reducing effects of music appear to extend throughout the clinical spectrum—even to the critically ill, […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Meat is Heat: The Effects of Diet on Global Warming December 5, 2017
    One of the most prestigious medical journals in the world editorialized that climate change represents “the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.” Currently, […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Why it’s Better to Drink Green Smoothies With a Straw November 30, 2017
    A group of women were split into two groups and told to eat as much soup as they wanted, but half were given big spoons […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Get a How Not to Die Cookbook Calendar & CME Credits November 28, 2017
    #GivingTuesday Today is Giving Tuesday, kicking off the charitable season with a celebration of giving and philanthropy. To commemorate it this year, we’re offering a […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Sip Smoothies Slowly November 23, 2017
    A famous study in 2000 compared the impact of soda versus jelly beans. Researchers had people add 28 extra spoonfuls of sugar to their daily […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Do Smoothies Cause Overly Rapid Sugar Absorption? November 21, 2017
    Drinking sugar water is bad for you, as I explored in If Fructose Is Bad, What About Fruit?. If you have people fast and then […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Why Intact Grains are Even Better than Whole Grains November 16, 2017
    Fruits and vegetables are the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, and dark green leafy vegetables lead the pack. Each of the top five so-called […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • How to Maximize Nutrient Absorption November 14, 2017
    Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors associated with an increased risk of premature death include smoking, excessive alcohol drinking, and not eating enough greens. The best way to get your greens is in whichever […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Stop Creating So Many Free Radicals in Your Colon November 9, 2017
    Colon cancer risk in Westernized populations may be reduced by decreasing animal product intake and thereby decreasing  “aggressive” factors such as animal protein and fat. […]
    Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Bad Gut Flora Can Undermine Our Natural Liver Detox November 7, 2017
    Colon cancer is a leading cancer killer, yet there’s a paradox in Africa: Africans rarely get the disease, even in modern times when they are […]
    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