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A Challenging Second Opinion Paperback – October 1, 1986


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: New Win Publishing (October 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0832904481
  • ISBN-13: 978-0832904486
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,032,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John McDougall, MD, is a medical maverick who challenges medical and pharmaceutical businesses when they prioritize profits over patients. For the past 30 years he has countered mainstream misinformation with the fad-free truth and nutrition and your health.

Dr. McDougall, along with his wife Mary, offers his life-changing approach through national-bestselling books, DVDs, semniars, and the McDougall Live-In Programs in Santa Rosa, CA.

Other books include The McDougall Program for a Healthy Heart, The McDougall Plan: 12 Days to Dynamic Health, and The McDougall Program for Women.

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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 2, 1998
Format: Paperback
I have referred this book to friends for over ten years, and have bought many copies over the years to give to friends with severe health problems. I applaud Dr. McDougall's work in, and emphasis on, preventive medicine. He shows a person how to take control of their own health. You don't have to be sick. You don't have to be a victim of genetics or the victim of the pathology-based symptom-treating medical community. I loaned the book to a friend a number of years ago when he was experiencing chest pains and was scheduled for angioplasty. He declined the angioplasty, changed his diet, and has not had chest pains again. He then loaned it to a friend who had had a massive heart attack - his friend changed his lifestyle, too. I wish Dr. McDougall would revise and update the book to include his writings on other health problems that can be treated with a change in lifestyle - e.g., depression and multiple sclerosis.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 28, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is an extraordinarily good book that explains in detail how the standard American diet causes most of the major chronic diseases that people suffer from today, and also explains what you can do about it. Each chapter focuses on a different disease. Dr. McDougall explains how the standard medical approach treats only the symptoms, but not the causes, of such chronic diseases. He then demonstrates (with extensive references to the scientific literature) how a low-fat diet based primarily on vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes can help to prevent and/or cure these diseases. This book was published in 1986, but it remains both valid and useful today. (Indeed, it seems like every day another scientific study is published demonstrating the importance of eating a mostly plant-based diet.) The only slight drawback is that the book does not give much information about the practical implementation of the eating plan. (For readers interested in such information, I would recommend "The McDougall Plan" and "The McDougall Program: 12 Days to Dynamic Health.")
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By 2good4u on July 6, 2005
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I reduced my lipids from sky-high to normal by following McDougall's advice. It is comical to see other reviewers trashing the book and claiming that starch makes you fat. It is processed foods devoid of fiber and high in animal content that make fat. I met McDougall in person and the man is thin as a reed. So am I (now).

I went to my university library to check McDougall's claim (in 1986) that the story on cholesterol had been known for 20 years already. I checked out a medical research book entitled 'Cholesterol'. All of the information McDougall cited on cholesterol is in that book, written in the 1960's. This is one of the oldest medical stories in the USA and the Atkins fanatics are still trying to start a meat religion. The best conclusion is that Atkins collapsed and died of congestive heart failure while obese and his family covered it up claiming he fell accidentally and then got pumped with fluid in the hospital. No, sorry. The Atkins propaganda machine may be going strong but the diet will kill you.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. M. Steiner on January 26, 2010
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It is one of the best decisions we ever made at our house, changing what we eat. One of the best things about it is we can now eat as much as we want. It's really just a matter of changing your tastes to like veggies, grains and fruits instead of the high fat flesh products.

One of the reasons we changed was because we noticed that even cutting back on the standard american diet is still not good. You really have to change your diet (not a change just to lose weight and then go back, but a true change). Our local school serves french fries four days a week (I know, vegetarian, but it's not good). This told us how far society has come to try and fix things with a pill or shot and how much change had to start with me and my home.

This book really speaks the best medicine is what we eat.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Paul Doland on July 25, 2001
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Its a 15 year old book. And of course Dr. McDougall has written many other newer books on similar subject matter. Even so, it would sure be nice if he would revise this one. A real classic.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Reza on September 16, 2011
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Millions of People die every year of preventable diseases , and nobody is doing anything about it because those who sell junk have money and power to fool people to keep buying their products. Finally, I get it! After years of searching for the truth about what we should eat Dr. McDougall connected the dots for me. It is very simple: we are naturally herbivore, and must not eat animal products (yes that includes fish, egg, and dairy). Thank you Dr. McDougall, you are a true life saver. My blood pressure went down to 115/75 from 145/90 in 3 months!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joan McCall & David Sheldon on May 13, 2013
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John McDougall, M.D. levels with you about your health and your use of drugs. For instance, the cancer industry (and I deliberately call it that) will tell you that you need chemo and radiation, no matter what stage your disease. McDougall reveals your true options. Most people don't know that eating whole plants with no added fat is the best medicine for any disease. That's right, any disease. Sure, if you have an obstructive tumor, have it out, then "let food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food." The same with heart disease. Cardiac surgeons wish to practice their craft on you. It's what they're trained to do. But a starch-based, whole plant diet not only prevents, but reverses heart disease. If you think that's radical, try letting a surgeon split open your chest, slice a vein out of your leg and graft it to your heart! Me? I'll eat my starch based diet first!
I've read four of McDougall's books and my husband and I practice the plan. It works and we have the "numbers" to prove it.
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