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Publisher's Summary

From Atkins to Dukan, fear of the almighty carb has taken over the diet industry for the past few decades - even the mere mention of a starch-heavy food is enough to trigger an avalanche of shame and longing. But the truth is, carbs are not the enemy. Now, best-selling author John A. McDougall, MD, and his kitchen-savvy wife, Mary, prove that a starch-rich diet can actually help us lose weight, prevent a variety of ills, and even cure common diseases. By fueling the body primarily with carbohydrates rather than proteins and fats, listeners will feel satisfied, boost energy, and look and feel their best.
Including a 7-day sure-start plan, helpful weekly menu planner, and nearly 100 delicious, affordable recipes, The Starch Solution is a groundbreaking program that will help listeners shed pounds, improve their health, save money, and change their lives.
©2012 John A. McDougall (P)2016 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"The book's solid scientific information and feasible regimen make the McDougall case for starches quite persuasive and promising." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Amazon Customer on 06-19-17

Awesome book

Awesome book, I've lost over 50 pounds in 5 months. I highly recommend this book. Was on blood pressure meds for 22 yrs. I was drug free in month 3.

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By Natshell on 07-06-17

Great For Vegetarians Looking to Improve Health

I know a LOT of my fellow vegetarians who live on really unhealthy food and i also know a lot who have lost a lot of weight and improved their health by following Dr McDougall. I have already corrected a lot of health problems and lost some weight but I'm hoping to lose more weight and make this lifestyle more sustainable and satisfying.
The recipes are really good! My kids love the pancakes and desserts and I just love eating all the potatoes i like!
If you want to get off insulin, blood pressure drugs, reduce pain from arthritis, alleviate autoimmune disorders, have tons of energy and alleviate gut issues, this is worth a try.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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By ramendra on 06-07-17

great book for your health and losing weight

this book is very helpful to make you feel full satisfied and lose weight, and reduce the chance to get dangerous disease

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful


By ELIZA Doolittle on 11-05-17

Invaluable Information For Good Health

Eye opening information to improve your health and well being. Simple, inexpensive and incredibly speedy results. Would highly recommend to anyone suffering any kind of ailment. The impact is outstanding. Only wish I knew about the Starch Solution decades ago.

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By Elizabeth on 03-11-17

Change your life with this one

Dr McDougall is very well known as a health guru. The starch solution really works!

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By Amazon Customer on 01-28-17

Great book for people who are tired of rubbish<br />

Great book McDougal is a great teacher and will show a way to be healthy and eat to your hearts content.

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