From A to Z (81 successes)

Got a health problem? The right diet for our species just might fix it.

J. Morris Hicks, the "big picture" guy when it comes to what we should be eating...for our own health and so much more

J. Morris Hicks, the “big picture” guy when it comes to what we should be eating…for our own health and so much more

In the late summer of 2012, I heard from a good friend who was asking about a specific medical condition from which she was suffering. Since that time, I have added an MD Help page to this website and recently began building the Diseases section.

So now I have much more information to share with people who solicit advice from me about certain conditions. As you may know, Dr. McDougall and his fellow plant-based medical doctors (Barnard, Fuhrman, Esselstyn & Ornish) disagree on a few things, but they all agree on this statement by Dr. Colin Campbell:

“The closer we get to eating a diet of whole, plant-based foods, the better off we will be.”

All five of those doctors recommend a diet that fits within our definition of 4Leaf; a diet that derives over 80% of its calories from whole, plant-based foods. And all of those doctors have had great success with the vast array of maladies covered below in the following list.

I attended an Advanced Study Weekend at Dr. McDougall’s California facility in 2007—the same site where Whole Foods CEO John Mackey brought a large group of his associates.

Scan the list of Dr. McDougall “Success Stories.”  (Not in any particular order)

  1. Cures arthritis & hypertension and saves money
  2. Winning Battle with Breast Cancer
  3. Looking and feeling great in Alaska
  4. 18 Year-old Cures Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  5. Beyond Veganism
  6. Loses 150 pounds
  7. From Crippled to Running
  8. Recovered, Severe Ulcerative Colitis
  9. Running Marathons, Rheumatoid Arthritis
  10. Stopping a lifetime of weight loss and gain
  11. Overcoming Obesity for Good
  12. Formerly Dying from Heart Disease
  13. Finally winning the weight battle
  14. Conquering my weight issues after 40 years
  15. Standing up to the osteoporosis hype
  16. Goodbye to Migraines!
  17. Learning to Love Myself Again
  18. The path to permanent weight-loss
  19. Woman loses over 100 pounds
  20. Reduces Cholesterol, Cures Arthritis, Helps Others
  21. Listen to your body’s wake up calls
  22. Choosing diet over drugs after a heart attack
  23. Doctor saves self & wife, changing to a vegetarian diet
  24. Beating the Genetic Odds
  25. Diagnosed with MS; food became my medicine
  26. Peter Rogers, MD Heals Self
  27. Elderly, Angina, Reverses Heart Disease
  28. Diabetes, Overweight, High Cholesterol
  29. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  30. Weight Loss, Sleep Apnea
  31. Heart Disease, Cholesterol, Hypertension
  32. Stops Multiple Sclerosis
  33. Cured Endometriosis
  34. Hypertension, Atrial Fibrillation, Overweight
  35. Lost Over 70 Pounds
  36. Compulsive Overeating, Obesity
  37. Hypertension, Marathon Runner
  38. Dermatitis, Arthritis, Bursitis, Tendonitis, Iritis
  39. IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  40. Vegan Family
  41. Depression, Hypertension, GERD, Obesity
  42. Overweight, Athlete
  43. Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease
  44. Cures Morbid Obesity
  45. Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension
  46. Cured Type-2 Diabetes and Obesity
  47. Reversing Heart Disease
  48. Physician, Cholesterol, Overweight
  49. Depression, Heart Disease, Overweight
  50. Model: No Longer Overweight
  51. Cures Morbid Obesity
  52. Lost 135 Pounds: Cures Morbid Obesity
  53. Overweight, Cholesterol
  54. Almost Lost to Lupus
  55. Elderly Recover with Diet
  56. Cures Rheumatoid Arthritis
  57. Heart Disease
  58. Weight Problems
  59. Singer, Overweight
  60. Cures Hypertension
  61. Type-2 Diabetes, Obesity
  62. Obesity, Type-2 Diabetes, Hypertension
  63. Hypertension, Diabetes
  64. Lupus Nephritis
  65. Better Health, Overweight
  66. Hiatal Hernia, GERD, Indigestion
  67. Sheds 90 Pounds, Cures Obesity
  68. Cures Rheumatoid Arthritis
  69. Defeats Cancer and Osteoporosis, Breast Cancer
  70. Cured Relapsing Polychondritis
  71. Cures Obesity: 450 pounds down to 185 pounds
  72. Elderly Recover with Diet
  73. Cures Obesity, Weightlifter
  74. Cures Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  75. Breast Cancer Treated with Diet
  76. Painful Arthritis, Cholesterol
  77. Cures Obesity, Arthritis
  78. Permanently Cures Obesity
  79. Overweight, Cholesterol
  80. Overweight, High Blood Pressure
  81. Overweight, Cholesterol

McDougall MomentsMcDougall Moments (VIDEOS). A collection of short videos on a wide range of health related topics. Click here to scan the list of 63 videos—in no particular order; everything from dental care to constipation—from one end to the other.

One-on-one MD Help. Sadly, 95% of our medical doctors are not aware of the power of plant-based nutrition to combat many chronic diseases, including heart disease. If you would like a second opinion (about any disease or condition) from a medical doctor who truly “gets it” about food, you may wish to visit our MD Help page and schedule a telephone consultation with one of the MDs listed there.

Regarding the friend who called me last week; she inspired me to write the blog that was posted on 10-12-12. No medical advice here — just life-saving referrals. As for my new friend on Cape Cod, you can find Joanne’s story in the #20 position on the list above. For her own PCRM page, click here. Send her an email and tell her J. Morris Hicks sent you.

As for our own 4Leaf Success Stories, we’ve covered many of them in this blog and may set up a special page for them sometime soon. In the meantime, we love getting emails from all over the world from people who credit our book, blog and 4Leaf Program for “saving their lives.”

Handy 4-piece take-charge-of-your-health kit—from

A shirt in San Diego celebrates my “run of 619 consecutive daily blogs” and still going strong.

Want to find out how healthy your family is eating? Take our free 4Leaf Diagnostic Survey. It takes less than five minutes and you can score it yourself. After taking the survey, please give me your feedback as it will be helpful in the development of our future 4Leaf app for smartphones. Send feedback to

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To order more of my favorite books—visit our online BookStore now

J. Morris Hicks, working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

For help in your own quest to take charge of your health, you might find some useful information at our 4Leaf page or some great recipes at Lisa’s 4Leaf Kitchen.

Got a question? Let me hear from you at Or give me a call on my cell at 917-399-9700. Blogging daily at…from the seaside village of Stonington, Connecticut – Be well and have a great day.

—J. Morris Hicks, board member, T. Colin Campbell Foundation

1 Response to From A to Z (81 successes)

  1. Fluemiaremhum says:

    A clean fast is better than a dirty breakfast. trustistata

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