This page was created to provide you with resources where you will be able to find scientific based information on how eating whole plant-based foods can prevent and reverse chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and more.
Following is a list of several educational books that I would highly recommend reading. My top three favorites are The China Study, How Not To Die and Food Politics: How The Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health. If you haven’t read any of these books yet, I would definitely suggest you start with The China Study.
This a list of many great documentaries that are worth seeing. The ones that had the most influence on my journey to plant-based diet are Plant Pure Nation, Forks Over Knives, Cowspiracy, and Earthlings.
Here is a list of videos with lectures on diet and nutrition from highly respected doctors such as Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Neal Bernard and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. A few years ago I was fortunate enough to meet them and attend their conferences.
Dr. Michael Klaper: From Operating Table to Dining Room Table
Dr. Michael Greger: How Not to Die
Dr. T. Colin Campbell: Resolving the Health Care Crisis
Dr. Neal Bernard: Dairy is Dangerous
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn: Making Heart Attacks History
These websites provide educational tools, information and the latest news on health and nutrition.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) provides clinical research on healthy diets, offering a variety of programs to help people take control of their health, and provide education on cancer, diabetes, and weight management. The website also has a list of resources, nutritional tools and fact sheets to help kickstart your health. They offer a great program called Food For Life, which focuses on how certain foods work to promote health, they offer cooking demonstrations and cover topics such as kids health, nutrition essentials, cancer, diabetes, healthy basics and employee wellness. http://www.pcrm.org
Nutrition Facts is a science-based site that provides the latest information on nutrition research. It features thousands of short videos and articles on every aspect of healthy living. Nutrition Facts allows you to stay up to date on the latest health and nutrition research. https://nutritionfacts.org
Forks Over Knives is a great health resource site where you can find articles, recipes, cooking courses and various tools such as weekly meal planning and grocery list for the plant-based lifestyle. https://www.forksoverknives.com
Plant Pure is a great site for plant-based diet beginners. It offers a variety of meals for purchase, programs for health and weight-loss, educational classes, opportunities to be a part of independent local groups (Pods) in promoting the whole food plant-based lifestyle. https://www.plantpurenation.com/
Chris Beat Cancer is a blog created by Chris Wark who shares his story on how he was able to beat Stage 3 cancer with raw plant-based diet. He offers information on natural therapies, cancer-fighting foods, detox and health and cancer coaching. https://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/
This is a list of apps that I found very useful. For example, if you have a hard time finding vegan restaurants in your area or when you are traveling, Happy Cow is a great app to have on your device. It gives you a list of all vegan and vegan-friendly places to eat in the area. Find Me Gluten Free, and Gluten-Free World are also helpful apps if you have gluten sensitivity. If you are a new vegan and not sure if a product is vegan, Is It Vegan? app is a tool that could help you. Just simply scan the UPC barcode on the package of any food or beverage, and it will tell you if the product is vegan. Also, for someone who is just starting out with a plant-based diet, 21-Day Vegan Kickstart app is a wonderful app that gives you recipes with step-by-step photos and other resources to improve your health.