Dr. Anthony Lim, a board-certified family physician with exceptional credentials, is on a mission to help people prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. He is the Medical Director of the McDougall Health & Medical Center, and he oversees the medical treatment of participants in the McDougall program.
Dr. Lim and the other medical doctors at the McDougall Health & Medical Center help people reverse their type 2 diabetes, heart disease, auto-immune conditions and other illnesses with whole food plant-based nutrition.
In addition to preventing and reversing disease, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease, Dr. Lim and his colleagues at the McDougall Center help overweight patients lose weight faster and more easily than they could have ever imagined by switching to whole food plant-based nutrition.
Dr. Lim earned his undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Stanford University.
He then went on to earn his law degree from Harvard Law School, and his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine.
In the interview video below, Dr. Lim describes how his medical school education included essentially zero hours of education in nutrition, and that, upon graduating from medical school, Dr. Lim himself did not really know what a healthy diet should include.
For a period of time he went along with others who would recommend that type 2 diabetic patients eat lots of meat and hardly any “carbs”; but over time he could see that this did not help his patients. None of his patients’ type 2 diabetic condition improved, he just saw continuous suffering, despite using the tools he had learned to use in medical school to manage type 2 diabetes (diabetes medications as well as insulin).
Dr. Lim describes the standard medical treatment of type 2 diabetes as “disease management,” rather than health care.
One day Dr. Lim happened to see board-certified family physician Dr. Joel Fuhrman on PBS (television) describing the power of a whole food plant-based nutrition to prevent and reverse all kinds of diseases and illnesses, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and most other diseases that are the result of eating the S.A.D. standard American diet.
Dr. Lim was astonished by Dr. Fuhrman’s PBS presentation. For decades, Dr. Fuhrman has been helping his patients prevent and reverse disease including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, auto-immune conditions, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, high blood pressure, and much more, all thanks to nutrient-dense whole food plant-based nutrition.
Watch Dr. Fuhrman’s PBS presentation, “End Dieting Forever,” here:
In Dr. Fuhrman’s presentation above, watch at 29:57, where Dr. Fuhrman shows Before and After photos of a woman named Laura, from Missouri, who watched one of Dr. Fuhrman’s previous PBS shows, and learned for the first time that type 2 diabetes is reversible with whole foods plant-based nutrition.
Laura had been type 2 diabetic for five years at that point. She also had high cholesterol, sleep apnea, and depression, she weighed 252 pounds, and at age 43 had given up hope of ever feeling good again, because nothing had ever worked for her before. However, upon watching Dr. Fuhrman’s PBS show, Laura had a “light-bulb moment” because it all made so much sense. She switched to whole food plant-based nutrition and reversed her type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Fuhrman read aloud and showed on screen the letter Laura wrote to him about her transformation after watching his PBS presentation:
I was amazed! Not only did my weight drop quickly, but also my energy skyrocketed and I didn’t have a trace of depression. I was no longer in a fog and feeling sick. I felt alive and happy. After a few short months, my type two diabetes, high cholesterol and depression were gone.
And I want to add that my cholesterol was lower following Dr. Fuhrman’s nutritarian diet-style than it was with 40 mg of a popular statin drug. I have lost 88 pounds so far, and I was able to reverse my sleep apnea and say good-bye to my CPAP machine. Thank you and PBS for saving my life.”
In Dr. Fuhrman’s PBS presentation (watch above at 48:05), Dr. Fuhrman discusses the transformation of Robert from Ohio, who lost more than 200 pounds, is no longer in a wheel chair, and now can work on his feet. He was on 10 different medications. The whole food plant-based “nutritarian” diet (plant-based maximum nutrients per calorie) cured Robert’s type 2 diabetes, and cured his rheumatoid arthritis, so that he was able to get off all of the drugs.
Dr. Fuhrman’s PBS presentation opened the door for Dr. Lim to learn more.
Watch Dr. Lim describe his own journey to discover the truth about nutrition, and his mission to help people prevent and reverse disease with whole food plant-based nutrition:
Immediately, Dr. Lim began googling to learn more about the power of whole food plant-based food to prevent, heal, cure, and reverse so many of the standard chronic diseases that currently are being treated with “disease management” (a life sentence of drugs/medications), instead of disease prevention and reversal.
The next day, Dr. Lim went out and got Dr. Fuhrman’s book, Eat to Live, and read it from cover to cover the same day.
That night, Dr. Lim watched the documentary, Forks Over Knives on Netflix.
Anyone interested in protecting their own health and their family’s health — as well as our nation’s health, and the health of populations worldwide — should watch Forks Over Knives.
Forks Over Knives includes testimonials from people (Before and After their health transformation) who reversed their type 2 diabetes and reversed heart disease as well as other chronic illnesses and disease.
Read here about Joey Aucoin, who reversed his type 2 diabetes, got off all of his medications, and reclaimed his health destiny, over the course of the documentary film Forks Over Knives.
Next, Dr. Lim watched another documentary on Netflix, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, which features the transformation of Australian Joe Cross, who came to the U.S. to film his 60-day juice “fast” and lost a lot of weight (82 pounds in 61 days) and reversed his autoimmune disease (urticaria).
Note: The Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead documentary focuses on green juices and juicing as a way to make this kind of transformation. However using the whole foods (not removing the fiber by juicing) to make a green smoothie, gives you all of the fiber as well as the vitamins and nutrients. A green smoothie made with greens and fruit keeps all of the fiber which can help you to feel more satisfied than a liquid juice would.
A few months later, in order to learn more about the power of whole food plant-based foods to prevent and reverse diseases of all kinds, Dr. Lim attended a plant-based medical conference (the International Plant-Based Nutrition Conference) in San Diego, California, where he met other medical doctors who are luminaries and top experts in the field of nutrition, including Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. Neal Barnard, and Dr. John McDougall.
Dr. Lim says that as a result of learning about the power of whole food plant-based nutrition to reverse (and prevent) disease, the trajectory of his life changed.
The focus of his mission led him to accept a position as Medical Director of the McDougall Health & Medical Center.
It is now Dr. Lim’s mission in life to help as many people as he can to learn about the power of whole food plant-based nutrition to heal themselves and reverse type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other diseases.
You can reach Dr. Lim online at the McDougall Health & Medical Center (located in Santa Rosa, California). The McDougall Center offers a 3-Day Intensive Program, 10-Day Live-In Program, and other disease reversal programs. The McDougall website also offers a FREE online program, complete with 10-day meal plan and free recipes.
More Resources: Dr. Fuhrman’s Step-by-Step Proven Method to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
More than a thousand people have written book review testimonials about how they reversed their type 2 diabetes after reading Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book, The End of Diabetes. In these book reviews, people give detailed descriptions of how they got off all of the diabetes drugs after reading The End of Diabetes and applying what they learned from the book, switching to eating an abundance of delicious whole food plant-based (no oil added) foods. No weighing, no measuring, no calorie counting, not feeling hungry because this food is rich in nutrients and fiber and fills your stomach completely.
More Type 2 Diabetes Reversal Success Stories
Dr. Steve Lawenda is a board-certified medical doctor (Kaiser Permanente, Southern California), who reversed his own pre-diabetes and lost a lot of weight at the same time, six years ago, and he now helps his patients reverse their type 2 diabetes. Learn more about Dr. Lawenda here.
Nick Delgado reversed his type 2 diabetes in his 20s by switching to whole food plant-based foods. Now, over the course of the past 40 years, he has helped more than 4,000 people reverse their type 2 diabetes. He also holds world records for strength endurance, still winning strength endurance competitions in his 60s over other strong, fit men who are decades younger than him. Read about how Nick Delgado reversed his type 2 diabetes and helps others reverse their type 2 diabetes.
Learn More: What is the Cure for Type 2 Diabetes?
Read about Kirt Tysons’s health journey, reversing his diabetes as part of the Simply Raw documentary challenge, becoming a naturopathic doctor, and founding/running a naturopathic health center in Washington, DC.
Read about Amy Johnson’s type 2 diabetes reversal and 50-pound weight loss from switching to whole food plant-based nutrition six years ago.
Read about how Michael Abdalla lost weight and reduced his diabetes meds in a short time after switching to whole food plant-based foods, and set his goal to get off all of the diabetes drugs, in the documentary What the Health.