People of Interest
John McDougall, MD
For over 30 years, Dr. McDougall has been studying, writing and speaking about the effects of nutrition on disease. He founded and serves as the medical director of the McDougall Program, a ten day residential program located in Santa Rosa, CA, where diet and lifestyle changes are implemented with incredible results. Dr. McDougall developed a low-fat, starch-based diet that promotes weight loss, and reverses serious illnesses such as heart disease without the use of drugs.
Dr. McDougall helped to pioneer a holistic approach to medicine as one of the first established western doctors to promote a healthy lifestyle and plant based diet as a very important aspect of illness treatment and prevention. He is the author of several books on plant based eating including The Starch Solution and The New McDougall Cookbook. He is also a co-founder of Dr. McDougall's Right Foods Inc. which produces vegetarian cuisine that is both easy to eat in a rush and comprised of choice ingredients.
The embedded video below of Dr. John McDougall presenting "The Starch Solution" was filmed by VegSource.