• The Starch Solution

  • Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good!
  • By: John McDougall, Mary McDougall
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-27-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (447 ratings)

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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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4 out of 5 stars
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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5 out of 5 stars
By TEXAS MOM on 06-03-17

A MUST READ BOOK!

So much information. Great insight. I couldn't stop listening. Rethinking how my diet affects the planet! And here I had bought this looking for a weight loss solution. Thanks Dr. McDougall!

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13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By M. King on 06-17-18

Just too scary

This guy would have you eating nothing.
I am already a vegan, and eat very little junk or processed food. Yet this guy has managed to make me feel like the most unhealthy person in the world, as if I am deluded and should be ashamed of myself
I already go along with many of his theories, that we should avoid animal products (not only for health!) and that most people eat way too much protein. That's why I bought the book, to vindicate my long-held belief that starches such as whole grains and potatoes are good for you and together with vegetables form the mainstay of a healthy diet.
But when he started to say olive oil, nuts and seeds and soya shouldn't be eaten either, I stopped listening. So perhaps he's right, but I can't live on carrots. I'm not allowed tea, coffee or alcohol either...I'll just kill myself now, shall I?

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By A. Sveinsson on 08-17-17

Life changing information

Most of us are so misinformed about what food is healthy. I thought I was eating well until I started looking into the actual evidence of nutrition and what effect it has on your body. You MUST read this book and others to educate yourself on how to feed yourself and your family. It could save your life. The other huge benefits of this diet are of environmental urgency and animal welfare.

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5 out of 5 stars
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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5 out of 5 stars
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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