Acclaimed Plant-Based Physician John McDougall To Retire From Medicine

Dr. McDougall says he will focus on 'legislation, healthcare systems, and education projects'
John McDougall
McDougall has being seeing patients for roughly 50 years

Massively popular plant-based physician Dr. John McDougall has announced this week that he will retire from practicing medicine - to focus on other projects.


An announcement shared by McDougall read: "I am announcing that I no longer will be seeing patients in a professional medical manner.

"After half a century of my life being dedicated to the medical care of people as their general physician, I am retiring."

According to the nutrition expert, he will shift his focus to 'legislation, healthcare systems, and education projects'.

McDougall is known for promoting a starch-based diet

The McDougall Program

His business, The McDougall Program - which aims to help patients regain health and lose weight through a nutrition-based approach - will remain intact.

McDougall's daughter, Heather, has been the CEO for over five years and will continue to have the help of both her father and mother, Mary McDougall, in overseeing operations.

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