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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. 

Product Details

  • 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
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,148 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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6 of 6 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
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One-Stop Shopping for Would-Be Vegans Jan. 11 2000
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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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 terrible eating habits. I stuck strictly to the program for 60 days and went from 183 pounds to 165 and never felt like I was actually on a diet. In fact, I'm still following the program, using recipes from the two Support volumes written by Mrs. McDougall. I never would have been able to adhere to this program if it weren't for the nutritious and filling meals layed out in the book. My wife also follows the program and we both feel better than we have in years. I am anxious to order and try the two latest recipe books I hear are on the shelves now. Frankly, I was intimidated by the idea of giving up meat, coffee and processed foods; but I am now a true believer in this program and cannot see myself returning to the unhealthy eating style I practiced before I came upon the McDougall program. This book lays it all out for you and explains how to simplify your shopping and meal planning. My two-month old copy is becoming dogeared from daily use. It was the best investment I have made in a long time.
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This is an excellent book, well-written, concise and with humor for anyone who wants to improve their health through diet. It provides a brief history of the "hows and whys" of Dr. McDougall's journey towards a vegan diet. The history is followed by a "how to get started plan", a 12 day suggested meal plan, easy to make and tasty recipes and lists of products by name brands that fit the diet. Finally, Dr. McDougall has included a general index as well as a recipe index which makes it easy to look up specific problems or recipes for favorite foods. This book is written in plain and simple English, but is thoroughly documented with pages and pages of scientific references. All in all, I would highly recommend this book, with the caveat that once you get on this diet, you will feel so great, you will not be able to (nor want to) go back to your old eating habits.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Family Owes Our Health to Dr. McDougall!! June 5 1999
By A Customer
Dr. McDougall and this book has changed our lives forever. His plan for a low-fat vegan lifestyle is explained thoroughly with Dr. McDougall's casual, easily understandable style and leaves the reader with little question about the benefits of the McDougall Program. Detailed explanation, case studies, menu plans and descriptions of common ailments combine to give the reader an in depth understanding of how diet effects our health, and how eating a low-fat, vegan diet can put an end to many ailments. We have lost weight, gained control over digestive problems and allergies by following the McDougall Program. If you want endless energy, good health, and to eat as much as you like and still lose weight (seriously!!) - join the thousands of people who have discovered that Dr. McDougall has found a way to break free from destructive eating habits and the illness that results.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent advice for those with health issues Oct. 14 2003
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
He's one of the best, it's so very healthy, how can you go wrong!
Published 1 month ago by L. Hahn
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
An excellent book to get you started on the road to health. I will recommend this book to my friends.
Published 18 months ago by Spider
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book on health EVER MADE !!!
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. Read more
Published on Jan. 19 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the healthiest way to loose weight.
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. Read more
Published on May 1 2003 by Bruce Jackson
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 This is the most important book that I ever read!
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. Read more
Published on Oct. 27 2000 by Bruce S. Kern
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
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
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 (
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