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McDougall's Starch Solution - Portland VegFest Presenter

August 31, 2013

Visit Portland VegFest on September 21 and 22 to hear Dr McDougall speak! Dr McDougall will share with us his talk on Marketing Milk and disease: Fighting the Big Fat Lies with Fat-free Truth on Saturday at 11am and elaborate on his Starch Solution on Sunday at 2pm.

By Trista Cornelius, Contributing Writer
Dr. John McDougall’s name is practically synonymous with “vegan” or “good health,” but if you don’t think you’ve heard of him, check your soup cupboard. If you’re like me, you have a stash of John McDougall’s instant soup in your office drawer, home cupboard, and maybe even your car!

However, he is much more than soup. In fact, at this year’s Health Conference and VegFest, he will be talking about starch.

Starch?

Yes, as in rice, corn, potatoes and beans. In his talk, “The Starch Solution,” Dr. McDougall argues that the human diet is based on starches, and eating as much as you’d like means a “trimmer and healthier” you. These same dietary choices help the earth as well.

Can this really be true? Aren’t we supposed to avoid rice? Aren’t potatoes to blame for weight gain? Nope!

Dr. McDougall’s fascinating research, talk, and book are well grounded in many years of scholarship and experience. For example, Dr. McDougall has his own health and medical center in California, a research and education foundation, many books like Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole and DVDs, as well as a 10-day intensive health program in Santa Rosa. If you can’t afford the time or money to go there, you can follow the 12-day program in his best-selling book, The McDougall Program: 12 Days to Dynamic Health.

He also has an awe-inspiring library of resources on health and wellness available on his website (drmcdougall.com). Everything from ebooks, lectures, books, and DVDs are for sale. You can also participate in discussion boards and watch inspirational testimonials.

Visit Portland VegFest on September 21 and 22 to hear Dr McDougall speak! Dr McDougall will share with us his talk on Marketing Milk and disease: Fighting the Big Fat Lies with Fat-free Truth on Saturday at 11am and elaborate on his Starch Solution on Sunday at 2pm.

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