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The Starch Solution

Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good!

Author: John McDougall and Mary McDougall  

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Pick up that bread! Featuring more than 90 delicious plant-based recipes, this groundbreaking, doctor-approved method could help you shed pounds, improve your health, save money, and change your life."The Starch Solution is one of the most important books ever written on healthy eating."-John P. Mackey, co-CEO and director of Whole Foods Market, Inc.Fact- Carbs are good for you!Fear of the almighty carbohydrate has taken over the diet industry for the past few decades-including diets like Keto and Whole30-but this restriction can trigger an avalanche of shame and longing.In The Starch Solution, bestselling author John A. McDougall, MD, and his kitchen-savvy wife, Mary, propose that a starch-rich diet can actually help you lose weight, prevent a variety of ills, and even cure common diseases. By fueling your body primarily with carbohydrates rather than proteins and fats, you'll feel satisfied, boost energy, and look and feel your best.A proponent of a plant-based diet for decades, Dr. McDougall presents an easy-to-follow plan that teaches you what to eat, what to avoid, how to make healthy swaps for your favorite foods, and smart choices when dining out. With a 7-Day Sure-Start plan, a helpful weekly menu planner, and recipes for all meals of the day-like Pumpkin-Walnut Muffins and Veggies Benedict for breakfast, Sloppy Lentil Joes and Tunisian Sweet Potato Stew for lunch or dinner, and Peach-Oatmeal Crisp for a sweet treat, as well as recipes for sauces and dressings-you'll never go hungry and still lose weight!

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Critic Reviews

“"Dr. John McDougall is the dean of medical practitioners in nutrition-centered medicine because of his incredible accomplishments, knowledge, and courage to stand up for what he believes. Thousands of his patients know him as an icon. When you read this book, you will too."-T. Colin Campbell, PhD, coauthor of The China Study”

“John McDougall, MD, has once again produced an outstanding book with recommendations gleaned from his decades of medical experience and strongly supported by the scientific literature. The information in this book can provide the reader the power needed to lose weight and regain health.”—Alan Goldhamer, DC, director of TrueNorth Health Center and coauthor of The Pleasure Trap
“I personally know many people who have found the McDougall program to be the key to vastly improved health for themselves and their families. This book lays it out clearly and without compromise.”—John Robbins, author of No Happy Cows, The Food Revolution, and Diet for a New America
“This time the Star McDougaller is John himself, joining with Mary in creating a masterfully crafted nutrition guide that destroys harmful myths and enhances the enduring capacity of whole food plant-based nutrition as the foundation to our long overdue health revolution.”—Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD, author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
“‘Eat all you want; any time you want.’ Statements that sound too good to be true usually are . . . too good to be true. But The Starch Solution, richly referenced for science, but gracefully written for consumers, just might be both good and true.”—George D. Lundberg, MD, editor-at-large of MedPage Today

“Great news! Thank you, John! Now we can eat carbs guilt-free and maintain our figures.”—Elizabeth Kucinich, director of public affairs for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

“John McDougall has done it again. This time, clarifying the issue of starches and the important role they play in human nutrition, improving our health and the health of the planet.”—Jeff Novick, RD, vice president for Executive Health Exams International and lecturer at the McDougall Program

“I love the book. It should be required reading for all medical students and doctors.”—Craig McDougall, MD, internal medicine specialist at the McDougall Program

“The option is pretty simple. Meat and potatoes and later angioplasty and bypass or a plant-based (starch diet) and procedure-less and medicine-less health and happiness. This book shows the way. It is highly recommended.”—William C. Roberts, MD, editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Cardiology and executive director of the Baylor Cardiovascular Institute of Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas

“Dr. John McDougall is on a mission to make us healthier. Read The Starch Solution. It may save your life and your brain.”—Dennis Bourdette, MD, chairman of the department of neurology at Oregon Health & Science University
The Starch Solution is an easy and powerful way to achieve the very best of health. Dr. McDougall’s unparalleled knowledge and experience have brought us the best possible way to help people lose weight, lower their cholesterol and blood pressure, boost their energy, and change their lives.”—Neal Barnard, MD, founder and president of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
“You’ll be doing the happy dance when you read this book! Hallelujah, and bring on the pasta!”—Kathy Freston, author of The Veganist

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About the Author

John A. McDougall, MD, is the author of many bestselling books with his wife, Mary, and is featured in the documentary and book Forks Over Knives. At the McDougall Live-In Program in Santa Rosa, California, he cared for patients and taught medical doctors and students to avoid drugs and surgery by using food to cure common diseases.

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Product Details

Rodale Press Inc.
4th June 2013


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05 Feb, 2022
A very interesting book.
By Angela
09 Aug, 2021
Everyone should read this book.
By Susan
12 Feb, 2021
So fare I love it
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