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The McDougall Program for Women Paperback – January 3, 2000
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Women trust and rely on their doctors for medical guidance. "Unfortunately, that advice is sometimes biased or ill-informed," says John McDougall, M.D. "The consequence is that a lot of women choose treatments that are ineffective at best, or harmful at worst." In The McDougall Program for Women, he discusses the most common medical conditions affecting women, such as breast cancer, menopause, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis (don't miss his explanation of how high consumption of animal protein destroys bones). He describes how best to treat these conditions and the benefits and risks of the usual treatments. His solution to women's health problems isn't hormones, drugs, or surgery--it's diet and lifestyle changes, specifically a starch-based, vegetarian diet, moderate exercise, and eliminating the "most toxic of [your] bad habits," such as smoking.
McDougall is well known from his other books and his program at St. Helena Hospital in California, with a loyal bevy of followers who report tremendous health gains and weight loss by eating mainly bulky complex carbohydrates (whole grains, beans, legumes, starchy vegetables), no meat or dairy products, and no added oil. The 102 recipes show that this eating plan can be varied and tasty. This is no trendy diet-of-the-month scheme--McDougall includes 82 pages of scientific references that support his views. --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Look around you. Most people over 45 are taking medication for high blood pressure, heart disease or stomach problems. Most of us are really overweight and still gaining. What is the problem? one of the problems is the standard american diet. Dr. McDougall shows us how to eat. Its a simple plan. Eat all you want of: vegetables whole grains beans and fruits. No added oils allowed and no meat or dairy. It is a starch based diet but only complex carbohydrates. Read why scientific evidence leads us to this diet. If you want to live a long healthy life at least do the things you CAN control. REad this book and eat well!
There are lots of diets out there making the popular rounds but they lack scientific evidence. They sell books but they don't keep you healthy!
At least, if nothing else, read the introduction to this book.
Disappointed the "program" description was only one chapter. The rest of the book covers medical conditions and how people get them, which is useful information because once you see the science you will understand why this is the optimal diet.
There is also a large section with recipes.
The reviewer that claims that high-starch diet is "scientifically proven" to mess with you insulin is off-base. High fat with high starch does, high starch with low fat does not.
As far as the reviewer that felt that McDougall displays a blase attitude about breast cancer and mamography... Well, what can I say? I'm not a woman and never had breast cancer. So I'm sure she would have a very different perspective than I would. But I really don't see how McDougall's attitude can be considered "blase". He is very passionate, you may disagree with him, but I don't see how he can be called "blase".
Now McDougall does have a very negative attitude towards radiation, chemo, and most "standard" treatments for cancers, such as breast cancers. But I think he makes a good case for his negative attitudes, they have not been shown to extend life, and significantly harm life.
Basically, McDougall believes the best treatment for cancer is prevention, and shows why he feels diet and lifestyle are the best preventions.