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Dr. McDougall 10-Day Program - Santa Rosa, CA

10-Day Live-In Program
Santa Rosa, California

The McDougall Program is all about giving you control over your health. Most participants are able to stop all unnecessary medications, avoid surgery, improve their appearance and regain lost fitness. Sick people see doctors, healthy people don’t. Our goal is to make you healthy.

Medical care is provided to each participant personally by John McDougall, MD and our Medical Director, Anthony Lim, MD. There are no gimmicks here – the dramatic improvements are simply the result of a highly nutritious diet, exercise, a focus on better daily habits and gaining freedom from the unpleasant side effects of medication. Unfortunately, these changes are not easily accomplished by people on their own, so our 10-day program is designed to help you do exactly that.

Get Control and Feel Better Than Ever

Even before the 10 days are over, patients routinely tell Dr. McDougall they feel better than they have in years (See Comments). Average weight loss is 4 pounds (2 Kg) in 7 days – half a pound a day – all while eating unlimited amounts of delicious foods, served buffet-style. The results speak for themselves: significant improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar. (See common problems that the McDougall Program treats successfully).

Over 90% of participants are able to stop their medications for hypertension, type-2 diabetes, arthritis, indigestion, and constipation. Those who must stay on medications are often able to switch to simpler, safer, more effective, and less expensive ones.

Learn the Science Behind Successful and Lasting Change

Another goal is to help you understand your health problems and how to resolve them. For those who are interested, the program goes deeply into the fundamentals of current medical research.

People often worry that their regular doctor will object to stopping their medications, but the program’s purpose isn’t to interfere with your doctor’s prescriptions. We want to make you healthy enough so that you no longer need the medication. Dr. McDougall and Dr. Lim expend every effort to help you make a smooth transition back to your regular doctor when the program is over and, when appropriate, he is happy to speak to your doctor directly.

The McDougall Team is at the clinic every day to teach you the practical side of continuing your new habits long after you leave. We take participants to the market and out to lunch at local restaurants twice to show you just how easy it is. In addition, our professional teaching staff provides cooking instruction, nutritional advice, supervised exercise, and an in-depth education on the psychology behind successful change.

More than a Clinic – It’s a Vacation

The program takes place at the Flamingo Resort and Spa in Santa Rosa, CA with all of the amenities of a first class resort: luxury rooms, a full service spa, tennis courts, the largest, most beautiful swimming pool in Northern California, a modern athletic club, and first class dining and education centers. Many participants tell us that our ten-day program is the best vacation they’ve ever had!

Deposits and payments for this program are fully refundable until one week prior to the beginning date. Please refer any questions to or call 1-800-941-7111 or +1-616-874-8155