Unlocking the Power of Plant-Based Nutrition
Sustainable Weight Loss
John A McDougall, MD., the author of The Starch Solution (and 11 other books), has shown that a diet centered around starch (complex carbohydrates) is the healthiest diet for humans. He quotes Dartmouth anthropologist Dr Nathaniel Dominy, "A majority of calories for most hunter-gatherer came from plant foods, not animal foods, thus humans might more appropriately be described as 'starchivores.'" Low carb diets can produce short term weight loss but with real long term side effects and medical complications, including increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer.
Our approach focuses on a lifestyle change, understanding not simply what to eat and why that is healthy, but also how to make different choices regarding food's role in our lives. Much of the program focuses on helping build systems and habits that support a new way of living, eating, dealing with stress and enjoying supportive relationships with our loved ones and friends.