The Foods We Were Born to Eat: John McDougall M.D

Dr John McDougall talks about what humans are designed to eat, what our bodies work best with. Dr John Mcdougall has written many books such as The Starch Solution advocating for a whole foods plant based approach with an emphasis on cooked starches. Dr John McDougall is a supporter of treating chronic disease with nutrition instead of drugs and advocates for a plant based whole foods aka vegan diet.
A physician and nutrition expert who teaches better health through vegetarian cuisine, John A. McDougall, MD has been studying, writing, and speaking out about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 30 years. Dr. John and Mary McDougall believe that people should look and feel great for a lifetime. Unfortunately, many people unknowingly compromise their health through poor dietary habits.

Dr. McDougall is the founder and director of the nationally renowned McDougall Program: a ten-day residential program that he and Mary McDougall host at a luxury resort in Santa Rosa, CA where medical miracles occur through diet and lifestyle changes. In addition to her formal training as a nurse, Mary McDougall provides many of the delicious recipes that make the McDougall Program not only possible, but also a pleasure. Dr. McDougall has cared for thousands of patients for almost 3 decades. His program not only promotes a broad range of dramatic and lasting health benefits but, most importantly, can also reverse serious illnesses including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and others, all without the use of drugs.

A graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, Dr. McDougall performed his internship at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and his medical residency at the University of Hawaii. He is certified as an internist by the Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He and Mary are also the authors of several nationally best-selling books as well as the co-founders of Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods, which produces high quality vegetarian cuisine to make it easier for people to eat well on the go.

What Is Type 2 Diabetes And How To Manage It

Diabetes is a life-long disease that affects the way your body handles glucose in your blood. What do you know about its causes and symptoms? Read on to find out how diabetes can be prevented as well as its long term problems.

Type 2 Diabetes – Do Genes and Diet Interact?

Much has been written on how genes affect our body and how nutrition affects us, but what about genes and nutrition together? According to research reported on in the British Journal of Nutrition in January 2017, genes and diet can combine to do more than either could do alone. Scientists at the University of Singapore and several other Scientists in the United States and China compared insulin resistance in identical and non-identical twins. In Type 2 diabetes the body is resistant to insulin. Both dietary fat and family history are linked with insulin resistance. So what happens when the two occur together?

Type 2 Diabetes – A Few Facts and Figures About Diabetes

The reasons why Type 2 diabetes is often underestimated are numerous. Few people realize just how deadly this disease is and its prevalence is understated. And regrettably, its incidence is usually ignored. Millions around the world are currently Type 2 diabetic but are unaware of their condition. If middle-aged adults worldwide went to their doctor for an overdue health check, there is no doubt we would see a significant spike in the numbers.

Type 2 Diabetes – Is Treating Diabetes As Hard As You Think It Is?

Managing Type 2 diabetes probably feels like an uphill struggle for good reason since a disease that develops over the course of many years cannot be reversed overnight. But even if you find this form of diabetes is a difficult disease to handle, it is far from an impossible task. Handling high and unstable blood sugar is tricky, but you can manage. You can do it – whether you realize it or not.

Type 2 Diabetes – Is It Possible to Snack Healthily Most of The Time?

There are many ways to approach healthy snacking. Based on what you know and what you have heard, it may seem as if it is almost impossible to snack in a healthy manner. The word “snack” may already have a negative connotation particularly to those who are trying to lose weight or lower their blood sugar. Rarely is snacking done right – which is worrying for adults who are looking at improving their health. We agree it is not easy. Having little more than fruit or raw vegetables to choose from is far from the most satisfying way to snack. Most of us are used to having tasty treats during our afternoon or evening. It is hard to get rid of such a pleasurable habit just because our health demands it.

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