- Paperback: 340 pages
- Publisher: Ingram Book Company; 1st edition (October 22, 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0832903922
- ISBN-13: 978-0832903922
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,918 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The McDougall Plan Paperback – October 22, 1983
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I have never met a doctor more concerned with the public health than Doctor McDougall. His book is honest and backed up with decades of factual knowledge.
Do yourself a favor and read this book!
A couple days ago I spotted the book in a local second-hand store, and snapped it up, to get a better idea of Dr. McDougall's research and background info. You see, I am a lifelong vegetarian (lacto-ovo, not vegan), and I am married to a doctor who is not vegetarian, and scoffs at veganism (but loves my vegetarian cooking).
I don't think I've ever come across a health book that was this hard to put down. Every chapter has a plethora of numbered references citing an amazing array of highly-respected medical journals (some of which, my husband subscribes to) to back up the sweeping and often surprising claims McDougall makes. It also offers case studies of individuals who have wrecked and/or healed their bodies through food. I, being a visual type, found the numerous lists, charts and diagrams helpful as well.
It almost inspires me to go vegan. Almost. The evidence against cage-free vegetarian eggs and organic range-fed milk is not strong. But then, in the early eighties, most people didn't have access to these. Also, the only thing he has against yogurt is that it is made of milk and has no fiber (although he gives medical evidence that it may not be as helpful in digestion as it is touted to be). Also he says pasteurized cheese is not especially harmful, except in that it's fattening. So, I'm not eliminating yogurt or cheese from my diet, or the occasional fresh egg from my friends' chicken coop.
But, it is an extremely engaging book. Reads more like a popular college nutrition lecture than a sermon, definitely. It is unprejudiced and helpful, patient, and offers a variety of options for different types of people. Recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The McDougall Plan, arrived on time, Great book and very interesting.Published 2 months ago by Jody
No I would not recommend this diet plan. When first I heard of this plan, the slick logical sounding talk of McDougall mesmerized me, like a cat charming a bird, but then I snapped... Read morePublished 2 months ago by rox.33
On a journey to reclaiming my health, the book was an excellent choice.
Very inspiring and informative.Easy to read and follow as well.
A very good book of advice for a plant based diet and health. email@example.comPublished 15 months ago by katy