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'.
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.
Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.
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