Misinformation about the nutritional qualities of common foods leads people to make incorrect choices. The consequences are as serious as obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and premature death.Dr. John McDougall is a board-certified internist, author of 11 national best-selling books, host of the worldwide syndicated TV show “McDougall MD” and medical director of the 10-day, live-in McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, California.
In this series Dr. McDougall challenges commonly held nutrition beliefs, such as:
- Plants are incomplete proteins: Almost every dietitian, doctor, and respected organization teaches that eating animal foods is necessary in order to get sufficient amino acids from proteins. They are wrong, and the science says so. Plant foods provide complete nutrition long before they reach the dinner table. Informed consumers will avoid all that fat, cholesterol, and contamination mixed up with animal protein by choosing delicious dishes made from complete protein foods like potatoes, rice, and beans.
- Soy makes people sick: Soy foods are at the center of one of the most intense controversies in nutrition; some people say soy is medicine and some say it is poison. They can be both, but as traditional foods, like tofu and soy milk, they are delicious additions to a healthy meal plan. However, fake meats, synthetic estrogens, and baby formulas made from soybeans are toxic.
- Fish is good for the heart: The belief that fish is the most important food for a healthy heart has led to the destruction of our oceans. Plants provide the safer, cleaner, environmentally sensitive, and original source of omega-3 fats. The real tragedy is this slaughter of sea life has been senseless because consuming fish does the body much more harm than good.
Director: John McDougall
Release Date: 2008