Why the Foods You Love – Pizza, Pancakes, Potatoes, Pasta, and More – Are the Solution to Preventing Disease and Looking and Feeling Your Best
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) cause the mayor impact in the health system nowadays. As stated by Rodney Dieter, PhD in his book the Human Superorganism “Welcome to the twenty-first century epidemic of NCDs. In addition to causing 68% of all deaths, NCDs are the number one cause of disabilities, and a massive drain on our economies.”
The World Health Organization defines NCDs “also known as chronic diseases, are not passed from person to person. They are of long duration and generally slow progression. The four main types of noncommunicable diseases are cardiovascular diseases (like heart attacks and stroke), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructed pulmonary disease and asthma) and diabetes.”
The Healthiest Diet on the Planet, addresses the causes that promote obesity, type 2 diabetes, and common cancers (breast, colon, and prostate), arthritis, osteoporosis, heart disease and the like. Moreover, Dr. McDougall discusses his ideas, experience and research on how to prevent these chronic diseases, alleviate symptoms and even reverse them with diet.
Dr. John McDougall debunks beliefs created through false advertising about dietary guidelines, for example, carbohydrates make you fat, or meat, poultry, dairy, fish, eggs, and vegetable oils promoted as healthful food. Furthermore, in the Healthiest Diet on the Planet, Dr. McDougall expresses his concerns and actions around what’s happening right now with the dietary guidelines 2015-2020 in the United States.
Chapter 1. There Are Lies and Damned Lies.
Chapter 2. The McDougall Story.
Chapter 3. The Healthiest Diet Versus Fad Diets.
Chapter 4. Red Light, Green Light. Dr. McDougall’s Guide to What we should and Shouldn’t Eat.
Chapter 5. Recipes for the Healthiest Diet on the Planet.
Dr. McDougall’s motto keeps strong, “the fat you eat is the fat you wear.” All the ideas that Dr. McDougall conveys are direct, on point, based on the experience accumulated through his practice as a physician, and also his health. As usual, Dr. McDougall is firm in his convictions after decades of documented research and results.
Dr. McDougall discusses the Healthiest Diet on the Planet versus different diets, for instance, the Wheat Belly Diet, the Grain Brain Diet, and the Paleo Diet.
Red Light Green Light is the picture book you can find on his website for free in different languages, and in the Healthiest Diet on the Planet book.
Mary McDougall presents low-fat vegan recipes. Main dishes and soups based on starches, such as beans, corn, potatoes, rice, and wheat*; non-starchy green, orange, red and yellow vegetables, such as carrots, kale, etc., and desserts.
*Dr. McDougall addresses the gluten-free importance for celiac disease patients, what to do and what to avoid.
Dr. John McDougall is active on social media and his website, you can subscribe to his free newsletter, check for low-fat vegan recipes, also follow him on his youtube channel, facebook or twitter accounts to keep yourself updated.
The Healthiest Diet on the Planet, based on starches, vegetables and fruits, is kind to our lovely planet Earth as well.
Authors Dr. John McDougall & Mary McDougall
The Healthiest Diet on the Planet: Why the Foods You Love – Pizza, Pancakes, Potatoes, Pasta, and More – Are the Solution to Preventing Disease and Looking and Feeling Your Best
Published by HarperOne (September 27, 2016)
The bestselling author and internationally celebrated physician and expert on nutrition offers an appealing, approachable health solution—eat the foods you love to lose weight and get healthy.
For years, we’ve been told that a healthy diet is heavy on meat, poultry, and fish, and avoids carbohydrates, particularly foods high in starch—empty calories harmful to our bodies.
But what if everything we’ve heard was backwards?
High in calories and cholesterol, animal fats and proteins too often leave you hungry and lead to overeating and weight gain. They are often the root causes of a host of avoidable health problems—from indigestion, ulcers, and constipation to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. On the other hand, complex carbohydrates like whole grains, legumes, tubers, and other starches provide your body with essential proteins and nutrients that satisfy the appetite while simultaneously fighting illness. But Americans eat far too few calories from carbohydrates—only about forty percent, according to Dr. John McDougall, internationally renowned expert on nutrition and health, featured on the documentary Forks Over Knives.
The Healthiest Diet on the Planet helps us reclaim our health by enjoying nutritious starches, vegetables, and fruits. McDougall takes on the propaganda machines pushing dangerous, high-fat fad diets and cuts through the smoke and mirrors of the diet industry. He offers a clear, proven guide to what we should and shouldn’t eat to prevent disease, slow the aging process, improve our physical fitness, be kind to the environment, and be our most attractive selves.
Featuring two dozen color photos and mouth-watering, easy-to-follow recipes for buckwheat pancakes, breakfast tortillas, baked potato skins, rainbow risotto, red lentil soup, green enchiladas, dairy-free lasagna and pizza, and more, The Healthiest Diet on the Planet will help you look great, feel better, and forever change the way you think about health and nutrition.
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