Friday, January 6, 2017
Webinar with Mary and Dr. McDougall
Calling this webinar "Dr. McDougall's Wishes for 2017 and Q&A" is a total misnomer.
It starts off with the couple talking about their early years of marriage - how they met, the cruddy apartment they lived in, their years in Hawaii during his internship and years as a plantation doc. Eventually he gets around to the hippie vegan couple who introduced them to the veg way of life and how they slowly turned to plant based eating.
25 minutes into this thing and they're still reminiscing.
Finally, he mentions that they changed their diet in 1977 about 28 minutes in, the same story about doing research then telling Mary what to remove from their diet - first meat, then dairy, etc. An old story oft repeated.
35 minutes and still rambling. Again mentions how Mary was forced to develop recipes to give their patients in 1977.
Finally made to to St. Helena hospital and their move to Santa Rosa at the 40 minute mark, and how he left to go on his own around 46 minutes.
51 minutes in and they're talking how great the Flamingo cooks make their food for program participants. Not as great as home made, but close. Um, okay.
What happened to the Q&A? Before Gustavo closed the chat there were at least a dozen questions already, and I'm sure he had a bunch that were written in to the firstname.lastname@example.org address.
56 minutes - they mention how Heather is now in charge of the programs at the Flamingo and how he brought in Dr. Lim to help examining the patients.
Elvis Presley's birthday?? Same day as their anniversary. Of course, blame his diet for his death, not the tons of drugs he did.
Finally, after the 1 hour mark:
2017 - Hawaii trip in 3 weeks - not news
2018 - Alaska with NatGeo, another Hawaii trip in January 2018 - If interested in either, write to email@example.com to get on the pre-waiting list, because they expect them to sell out within 48 hours once they open it up for reservations.