our foundation

The McDougall Research & Education Foundation has been, and will remain dedicated to informing global citizens about the positive effects of dietary-therapy on chronic disease and our Planet. John and Mary are not only administrators of the website and foundation, they are also its main contributors. Articles and interviews by John and Mary are produced regularly and are supported by the Foundation. Relevant scientific articles from many disciplines including medicine, social welfare, and the environment will be gathered and posted. The Foundation also educates medical students and trains interested young physicians on how to implement and practice dietary-therapy. Your donations help support this unique opportunity to change the way medicine is practiced in the 21st century.


Join us in change

The Foundation is 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization = Employer ID # 82-0573876. Information regarding the Foundation is a matter of public record. Please email us at office@drmcdougall.com for inquiries or more information on internship opportunities. Tax-deductible donations may be mailed to the following address:

The McDougall Research & Education Foundation P.O. Box 14039 Santa Rosa, CA 95402



Our mission is to bring awareness to the long-neglected reality that diet is a powerful player for saving the planet from the ravages of manmade climate change.
To offer our 45 years of experience helping thousands of people restore their personal health, to teach the practical application of a planet-saving diet; first to individuals, and then to populations worldwide.

The faces of the foundation

John, a medical student, met Mary, a surgical nurse, in a hospital operating room in 1971. This once-in-a-lifetime cosmic collision set into motion the McDougall Program. Contrary to the standard practice of medicine, the McDougall Program focuses on food as therapy.