Dr John McDougall

Dr John McDougall – Physician and nutrition expert who teaches better health through vegetarian cuisine. John A. McDougall, MD. has been studying, writing and “speaking out” about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 30 years.  He teaches that degenerative disease can be prevented and treated with a plant-based diet of whole, unprocessed, low-fat foods.

His website contains many articles, complete with references, regarding the benefits of diet to treat many of our “diseases of affluence”.

  • The Starch Solution (2012)
  • Dr. McDougall’s Digestive Tune-Up (2006)
  • The McDougall Program for Women (1999)
  • The McDougall Quick & Easy Cookbook (1999)

Dr John McDougall website
Medical Information

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

2 Replies to “Dr John McDougall”

    I suffer from psoriasis badly and have for years. Can you give me information on
    this, what to eat, what NOT to eat etc>
    I would be more than grateful,
    Elsie Scott
    • administrators

      Hi Elsie

      Dr John McDougall has two articles relating to people curing themselves of psoriasis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis which are inspiring. Hopefully that will give you heaps of encouragement.
      Nicole S. O’Shea: Cured Crippling Psoriatic Arthritis & Skin Psoriasis with Diet
      Juliea Baker: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Doctor Michael Greger has articles relating to psoriasis. His website is
      Nuutrition Facts

      Psoriasis is considered to be an autoimmune disease. I have some articles at

      Multiple Sclerosis and Roy Swank
      Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibrin
      Rheumatoid arthritis – an autoimmune condition

      I have a web page that lists a number of books that you may find of interest and that are helpful.
      Additional Reading

      Many of our modern illnesses are a result of our diet. Taking a supplement or medication is often of very little value. Our health is a reflection of all that we eat. One person contacted me after reading my book and going on a whole-food, plant-based diet. She is now cured of her arthritis and type 2 diabetes and is pain free and medication free.

      For most people (94-98%) there is no benefit for a gluten-free or wheat-free diet. It can be detrimental going on a wheat free diet unnecessarily. If you search for gluten on my website, you will find some articles.

      Perhaps you can find a vegan-support group nearby. If you are on medications then it should be done in conjunction with a doctor. Changes can be so rapid that the medications need to be reduced.

      I would love to hear how you get on.

Leave a Reply to ELSIE SCOTT Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.


Search Help

WHO’s Recommendations

WHO's recommendations on saturated fat are out of date, expert team says.
However, the study has been funded by the dairy and beef industries.
Discover how industry-funded research is deceiving the public.