Dr John McDougall (2019 Speaker)

John A. McDougall, M.D., Board Certified Physician

Dr McDougall will be joining us via Skype for an interactive session with audience. A great opportunity for him to reflect on his amazing and hugely influential medical career that involved being THE pioneer for lifestyle medicine!

Dr. McDougall was also honoured as the recipient of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. This award “recognises a lifetime achievement in the field and is the highest honour bestowed on a healthcare pioneer.”

Profile from his website:

A 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 50 years. Dr. John and Mary McDougall believe that people should look and feel great for a lifetime. Unfortunately, many people unknowingly compromise their health through poor dietary habits.

Dr. McDougall is the founder and director of the nationally renowned McDougall Program: a ten-day residential program that he and Mary McDougall host at a luxury resort in Santa Rosa, CA where medical miracles occur through diet and lifestyle changes. In addition to her formal training as a nurse, Mary McDougall provides many of the delicious recipes that make the McDougall Program not only possible, but also a pleasure. Dr. McDougall has cared for thousands of patients for 5 decades. His program not only promotes a broad range of dramatic and lasting health benefits but, most importantly, can also reverse serious illnesses including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and others, all without the use of drugs.

A graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, Dr. McDougall performed his internship at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and his medical residency at the University of Hawaii. He is certified as an internist by the Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He and Mary are also the authors of several nationally best-selling books as well as the co-founders of Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods, which produces high quality vegetarian cuisine to make it easier for people to eat well on the go.

Session details: Saturday
Interactive audience session. Dr McDougall is one of the most (if not the most) knowledgeable physicians in the plant-based arena. He joins us for an interactive skype session.