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Massively
popular plant-based physician Dr. John McDougall has announced this week that he will
retire from practicing medicine – to focus on other projects.

Announcement

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’.

The
McDougall Program

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

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious and culturally sensitive approach to her work in all fields.