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The McDougall Program: 12 Days to Dynamic Health (Plume) [Kindle Edition]

John A. McDougall
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"Dr. John McDougall is a true pioneer in using low-fat vegetarian diets to treat and help prevent a variety of diseases."
—Dr. Dean Ornish, author of Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease

"This book is not just another diet book. It is, perhaps, the best practical guide to nutritional well-beig ever written."
—T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., director of the China Health Project, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

"It's a wonderful book!"
—William c. Roberts, M.D., editor in chief of The American Journal of Cardiology

"Excellent guidance … Recent studies have shown the value of radical dietary changes in potentially reversing heart disease."
—Robert E. Kowalski, bestselling author of The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure

"A bountiful supply of nutritional self-help information … For people who are just now being initiated into taking charge of their own lives, overcoming disease, and maximizing wellness, this is the essential first step. … Dr. McDougall will be taking his place along with Carlton Fredericks, Linus Pauling, and Adelle Davis."
—Gary Null Ph.D., author of A Complete Guide to Health and Nutrition

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In this ground-breaking book, Dr. John McDougall, bestselling author and creator of the nationally renowned diet and exercise program at the St. Helena Hospital in Deer Park, California, introduces his remarkable twelve-day plan. Building on the idea that the traditional meat-rich American diet is hazardous to our health, Dr. McDougall has developed a medically sound, low-fat, starch-based diet that not only facilitates weight loss but also reverses serious illness, without drugs, and provides a broad range of dramatic and lasting health benefits. Step-by-step, he takes you through his revolutionary new program, providing:


Over 130 easy-to-prepare recipes

Delicious day-by-day menus

Suggestions for healthful dining out


Plus a comprehensive listing of health problems from arthritis to ulcer disease, comparing the traditional, often drastic medical approach and The McDougall Program's nutritionally based alternative. As featured in the book and movie Forks and Knives, John A McDougall delivers a powerful and effective food regiment.




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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1033 KB
  • Print Length: 447 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0452266394
  • Publisher: Plume (Aug. 1 1991)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AFWEUVI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #65,239 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One-Stop Shopping for Would-Be Vegans Jan. 11 2000
Format:Paperback
This will be a short review. Simply put, this book laid the foundation seven years ago for my vegetarianism. I have found few if any sources in academic libraries to dispute McDougall's views on diet and health. I was 23 when I began using this book as the basis for my diet and recipes. Today, in 2000, I enjoy these recipes regularly (I do add some salt back, and take a cue from Andrew Weil's "Spontaneous Healing" with regard to olive oil) and review this information from time to time to gauge my progress. While so many of my contemporaries are swelling like ticks from their childhood diets, my one adult decision to become vegetarian has resulted in a slim body, constant comments from my friends about my youthful appearance, and a cleaner planet due to all the cows and pigs and chickens I did not consume. I cannot say that this book changed my life; my decision to change gave the consequence of searching for such a book. I believe anyone with the will to become a new person will find much inspiration and practical advice in "The McDougall Program." I'm ordering it for my mom today.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, knowledgable, but did not like the tone. Oct. 22 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
From a health perspective, McDougall is not crazy and his program delineates a basic healthy, vegan eating style that can and does reverse heart disease and provides weight loss as a side benefit when followed correctly. The book contains a basic plan and a few recipes, follows one couple's case history as it teaches you how to adopt the lifestyle, and can be a good reference book.
From a reader-enjoyment perspective, I did not like the tone of the book. A little too windy and a little too wordy and anecdotal. His other book, _The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss_ is much better written as a reference type book.
The "12 Days", while a good program and book to have, would not be my first pick. I'd go with the MWL book first.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book on health EVER MADE !!! Jan. 19 2004
Format:Paperback
I have to admit that I was unsure and a bit afraid to start this program. I did not think I would be able to follow it. I am so glad I gave it a try. I can't think of anything that has been BETTER for me. I feel SOOO much better I have lost 26 lbs so far and my energy is great. My husband even loves the food and his cholesterol has dropped considerably. Thank you Dr. Mcdougall !!! You are the BEST !!!
UPDATE: I am down 36 lbs now and still going strong.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent advice for those with health issues Oct. 14 2003
Format:Paperback
I have been on the plan since September 16th, interuppted by a few holidays (the program does allow for feasts periodically), and my cholesterol is down from 210 to 167.
The reviewer from Marietta, Georgia complains about this, saying it is only for people who want to loose weight. She is wrong, this book is a diety to heal people. While a regular vegan diet may be fine for healthy people, if they eat moderate amounts of fats, those with health issues such as heart disease need the ultra low fat program McDougall is teaching in this book. She seems to forget that Dr. McDougall is an MD with a great deal of experience in healing people with diet related illness. While the book she recomends "Becoming Vegan" is good, the authors do not deal with healing of diseases.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the healthiest way to loose weight. May 1 2003
Format:Paperback
Prior to going on Dr. McDougall's diet I had been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for 23 years. When I became a vegetarian long ago I hoped it would help me stay healthier. Then decades later my colesterol was good (166) but I was over 100 lbs overweight and boarderline hypertensive. I noticed at vegetarian get togethers that there were plenty of overweight vegetarians but I don't remember ever seeing obese vegans. You'd think that after 23 years as a lacto-ovo vegetarian going vegan wouldn't be that hard but truth is that I needed some help to get started. This book helped me over that hurdle.
I've been on the diet for a month now. I've lost about 16 lbs. I'm still on blood pressure medication which I'm a little bummed about because Dr. McDougal says that after a short while on his program that your BP will come down. Perhaps after I loose more weight it will but so far I'm still taking BP pills. This is a diet I feel I could stay on for the rest of my life but after I get my weight down I do plan on adding some more fat in the form of avocados, nuts, and a little oil used when cooking. One of the problems with his diet is that with so low fat the food doesn't "stick to your ribs" for long. I feel pretty satesfied after a meal but an hour and a half later I'm hungry again. If I don't have snacks with me I'm starving by the next meal time. I do think that a diet can be too low fat and this one probably is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the most important book that I ever read! Oct. 28 2000
Format:Paperback
I really mean it when I say that this is the most important book that I ever read. This man has made a huge difference in my life. A month ago I was at the docter because of the blood tests that I took showed high cholesteral. My weight with shoes and clothing on was 226. I told the docter that I didn't want to go on cholesteral lowering medication. I said to give me 6 months and I would get myself squared away. I immediately went on the 12 day McDougall program. I feel absolutely great and have lost 16 pounds already and I have only been on the program for 30 days. Dr. McDougall is the man. I urge every one to try the program for the 12 days.
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2.0 out of 5 stars McDougall is outdated and way too low fat...
While this book is an improvement on the McDougall Plan, it's still very inaccurate. I recommend the Vegetarian Way or Becoming Vegan as far better. Read more
Published on Dec 18 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reading Material
I have purchased all but one of the McDougall books and they are all excellent. The recipes are delicious as well as healthy and Dr. Read more
Published on June 28 2000 by Mary A. Lupoli
5.0 out of 5 stars I lost 20 pounds in 5 weeks!
I am a 37, white male. I went to the doctors a few months ago because I had problems with my energy. Read more
Published on June 13 2000 by Scott E Witalis
4.0 out of 5 stars www.geocities.com/hillary27_2000
This book outlines how to eat sensibly and as much as you want and still lose weight. I have tried this "diet" (if you can call it that) on and off for awhile now. Read more
Published on Dec 20 1999 by Hillary
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK CAN SAVE/IMPROVE YOUR LIFE DRASTICALLY
McDougall tells it like it is. If you want the scientific FACTS about health and nutrition, this is it. Read more
Published on Nov. 4 1999 by Thomas Goss (vegan@mail.wsu.edu)
5.0 out of 5 stars My Family Owes Our Health to Dr. McDougall!!
Dr. McDougall and this book has changed our lives forever. His plan for a low-fat vegan lifestyle is explained thoroughly with Dr. Read more
Published on June 5 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars The most effective eating program I've come across, ever.
I bought the book and started the eating program on 1 April 1999. I found the recipes, shopping guide and principles set forth in the book to be just what I needed to change my... Read more
Published on June 5 1999 by jwallace@lava.net
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