Today’s episode is a follow up Q&A to my previous conversation with Dr. John McDougall MD, a physician with four decades of plant-based nutrition experience. Note: Dr. McDougall’s practice and dietary advice is controversial in the conventional medical community and in the alternative community, but he’s gotten great results in his career, and testimonials abound from people he’s helped get well. While I don’t follow Dr. McDougall’s dietary advice 100%, I agree with many things he says, and I hope his statements compel you to read and research further.
As I write this, I have two family members suffering from advanced heart disease. One had a quadruple bypass this week. The other is in hospice, dying of congestive heart failure (she died the day after I posted this).
A low-fat, whole food plant-based diet like the one that Dr. McDougall recommends is the only diet proven to reverse heart disease. And people have also healed advanced cancer with this diet, like my friend Dr. Ruth Heidrich. For book recommendations, see the links below the show notes.
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-Dr. McDougall reflects on 40 years of observing the cancer industry
-“Oil is not a food”
-Fats that promote the growth of cancer
-How the medical profession is changing toward nutrition
-The financial challenge of being a nutritional MD
-How can you be sure you’re getting all the nutrients you need?
-How deficiency diseases came about
-“You can’t cure diseases of excess by treating deficiency problems”
-The one supplements he recommends
-Why he is against vitamin D supplementation
-His favorite grains
-His opinion on “sugar feeds cancer”
-Why a potato is not sugar
-Restoring the digestive tract after surgery or chemo
-Why doctors are completely ignorant of human nutrition
-The maximum amount of meat he lets his patients eat
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