• The McDougall Diet vs. The Rice Diet
  • No oil is permitted on the McDougall diet. All oils cause heart disease and disrupt the body’s use of insulin.
  • For three decades, nutrition expert Dr. John A. McDougall has studied, written and spoken about the McDougall diet. Like other vegetarian diets
  • Many patients who have undertaken the McDougall diet have found an improvement in such conditions as:

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I find myself recommending the Rice Diet several times a year to the few patients I see who are on the verge of complete heart or kidney failure. Otherwise, I recommend the McDougall Diet (a starch-based diet with fruits and non-starchy-vegetables along with some salt and sugar for flavorings) to almost all of my patients.

No apology needs to be made for serving pasta and marinara sauce, bean burritos, or rice and Chinese vegetables. The diet I recommend, the McDougall Diet, is for the living. The Rice Diet is one that I reserve for the “nearly dead.” I am grateful every day for Walter Kempner’s contributions to medical science. Unfortunately, because profits, rather than patients’ welfare, dictate common medical practice, diet therapy remains unappreciated and practically unknown.


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I was doing great with the vegetables. Mountains of them. Belly full. But the persistent hunger that drove me to abandon the McDougall diet in my earlier attempts occurred because I wasn’t respecting enough the dietary bulk factor that would be necessary to realize my goal. Bulk is a huge part of , and is a function of weight and fiber in the gut. It’s one of the .