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The Healthiest Diet on the Planet 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 healthyFor 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 bodiesBut what if everything we’ve heard was backwardsHigh 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 KnivesThe 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 selvesFeaturing 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 The Healthiest Diet on the Planet will help you look great feel better and forever change the way you think about health and nutrition


10 thoughts on “The Healthiest Diet on the Planet

  1. says:

    This book is a perfect example of why people need to choose the foods that work for their bodies and not just go by what one person saysIn  The Healthiest Diet on the Planet Dr McDougall warns against eating dairy oils eggs meat including fish taking supplements and any kind of fake meat or heavily processed foodWhile I do agree with some of Dr McDougall's suggestions I certainly do not believe that his recommendations will work for everyone and that begins with me Do I believe starchy foods are healthy? Yes some but I'm not a person who believes in wheat and corn because I do have sensitivities to them Have I been diagnosed with celiac disease? No but many people including myself have what's called 'gluten sensitivity' which can be just as bad causing a wide range of problems including autoimmune disease Soy can also be an issue I can understand where the author is coming from with going against the use of supplements but some people including myself must take supplements like iron and vitamin D There's just no way around it unless you want to risk deficiencyAnother thought unless you're making your own whole grain bread at home it's loaded with stuff that isn't good Anyone can argue that the majority of the breads at the supermarket are unhealthy So if you don't take organic into account by eating all the wheat and corn suggested you'll be eating loads of pesticides herbicides and other chemicals too Because I live in America where heavy chemicals are used on farmed foods like soy produce wheat and other grains I can't agree with that and will continue to make organic bread at home for my family Maybe there's a healthy bread recipe in one of the author's other books?There were a few other niggles I had like frying in a non stick pan Really? I'll use cast iron and organic olive oil over teflon any time I do believe there are non toxic pans that claim to be nonstick but they aren't mentioned here Eating out of cans is also uestionable especially tomatoes and other acidic foods Also the book seems to be directed toward people who are overweight so nuts avocados and dried fruits need to be kept to a minimum Not all sick people are overweight; some people are skinny and sick It's a good start but diet isn't the only fixI appreciated that Dr McDougall mentioned the climate crisis and one major problem we have in America livestock farming There doesn't seem to be a lot of people talking about that and it's something we all need to be aware of Many people don't even realize that mass meat farming is a top cause for greenhouse gases I don't want to slam meat because people obviously feel strongly about it and might get upset but meat grass fed is something I eat little of and hope to completely remove from my diet So don't get me wrong there were very good parts for me in the book too It just all comes down to what you believe inOverall I think there are some really good recipes here and healthy recommendations I don't mean to bash the book but if you're going to title a book like this using the word 'healthiest' surely you have to take much into consideration than just removing animal products and oils This book seems like of a 'lesser of two evils' diet After all the years I've spent reading books on diets on what you should and shouldn't eat my conclusion is that you have to find what works for you What's good for one person might not be good for another Personally what works for me is a diet consisting mainly of plant based foods With that said it's important for us to make our own educated decisions I have a friend who swears by this diet so definitely pick up this book and decide for yourself whether or not you think it'll work for you25 3


  2. says:

    Dr McDougall tells us why we should be eating a diet of starches fruits and vegetables to prevent and cure heart disease obesity diabetes arthritis and cancer This may sound radical given the current obsession with everything paleo however Dr McDougall backs up his claims with personal experience as a doctor as well as research—his and others'To tell the truth I'm not sure that this book alone would have convinced me to adopt a whole foods plant based diet if I hadn't already I'll give the credit for that to The China Study The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet Weight Loss And Long term Health Another book with a very strong argument for the lifestyle is How Not to Die Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease However if you don't need hundreds of pages of scientific proof Dr McDougall is very blunt and tells it simply and plainly and he does include some studies and citations just not as many as the books I mentioned aboveI give Dr McDougall credit for getting my rheumatoid arthritis under control When I was at my wits' end I found an article on his website that helped me develop a framework for getting my inflammation under control—and it works No animal products and oils for me Thank you Dr McDougallHere is the article that changed my life


  3. says:

    I started college in Sept of 1979 at age 18 I don't remember how Dr McDougall's came to me or where I bought it I read it and immediately knew it was not for me it was way way too strict and joylessFast forward in time and I am now 55 and he has written at least 3 books that I can think of probably a great deal as his wife publishes her recipes under both their names and the message is exactly the same There is nothing in this book that I didn't read nearly 40 years ago He wrote a book about 2 years ago called The Starch Solution so it is completely pointless to continue to write new books and sell them at high prices mine is from the library however with the same exact message repeated book after book after book with nothing new to say or addIt is not a diet I could or would want to spend my life doing It is basically sweet potatoes white potatoes pastarice beans a few fruits and a small amount of non starchy vegetables as well as bread and grainsNo oil at all no olives no soy no fake 'meat ' no protein shakes no home made veggie juices no supplements very little salt sugar is allowed surprizingly in addition to no meat fish fowl dairy or eggs Also no nutsSo it is basically such a low fat limited diet that it is virtually fat free Does it work ? Who knows he says it does and maybe it does but I see no harm at all in having 1 tablespoon a day of oil a small handful of nuts or some olives we do need some fat in our diets and I tablespoon of oil is 14 grams so that is not excessive at allI can't recommend this book however if it works for you and your health improves then maybe he is on to something I just don't want to spend whatever life I have left to live especially being Italian never having another olive again


  4. says:

    Now I just need to incorporate these meals into my life The recipes are great The information given because isn't new to me but very clear for people who've never read or watched anything on veganism


  5. says:

    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway I wanted to really like this book but it just didn't hang together for me It is basically a plant based whole grain vegan diet book with lots of pet peeves Centers a lot on dos and don'ts which isn't a bad thing but doesn't back them all up as I hoped it would A Type 2 diabetic is somewhat lost in this diet if one is following a low carb approach to healthy eating This book would be great for introducing a plant based diet to a non compromised person but a low carb eater really has no place to start This diet is really loaded with carbs The recipes at the end of the book do look excellent and are beautifully photographed I am looking forward to trying some them


  6. says:

    I should have known what to expect when I saw that the author of the famously debunked China Study praised this book on the cover Good lord Yeah I'm definitely not eating the way this book suggests Also I laughed when he wrote about how people lost 31lbs a week on an unrestricted amoutn of foods except he says to give up all animal products Yeah super unrestricted I know he was talking about an unrestricted AMOUNT as opposed to unrestricted diet but it still made me laugh Sure eat 30lbs of potatoes a day and it's an unrestricted amount of food but a very restricted diet LOLHard pass from me dog


  7. says:

    Give this Book AwayYes if you know anything about McDougall already then there is nothing new here for you Unfortunately too many people in our day are guided by the meat dairy oils eggs and prescription drug industries So most just don't know what to do This book is clear black white what to do what not to do If you want a super detailed scientific study for tons of references to stroke your ego and sound smart get his earlier book The Starch Solution It came out on audible the same day this was released If like a lot of people I know want a simple straightforward how to without fluff to the point and just enough to get the point across Then this book is it I really appreciate this evidence based non fluff approach


  8. says:

    Hard to rate a cookbook are you rating the writing and information or the recipes??? I'm rating the information here and this is easy reading It's laid out well and is an excellent resource for people who aren't interested in getting too technical and want some delicious recipes to boot I've read tons of books on the subject of food and I like this one because of its simplicity and straightforwardness and direct information regarding veganism And for the simplicity and deliciousness of the recipes


  9. says:

    Although I often find McDougall a bit egotistical brash and arrogant his science is sound and what he's doing is impressive I recommend everyone read this; it's super informative and a uick read No excuses


  10. says:

    appreciate the simplicity of this straight forward approach to whole foods plant based diet the recipes are light and easy worth checking out again


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