Resources

Our recommended resources for following a plant-based diet and lifestyle medicine

The Science

The evidence behind the benefits of plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine

Other Recommended Media

Documentaries, books, websites and testimonials.

Recipes

Cookbooks and websites, not our own recipes.

 

The Science

There is a lot of noise out there about about what is right for nutrition and health. We want to cut through that noise and bring you the science straight from the sources.

It’s important to be informed when it comes to your health; and if you’re a health professional, it’s even more important for those who rely on you.

We don’t think you’ll need much convincing that a whole-foods plant-based diet is the best for humans after reading some of these studies.

Peruse through this page and even our Other Recommended Media page for more information.


The Lifestyle Medicine site does a great job of cataloguing the evidence that supports the efficacy of Lifestyle Medicine. So go there for a more comprehensive list of studies and articles.


The Esselstyn Plant-Based Diet for Coronary Heart Disease

Portfolio Diet

Ornish Diet

The Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease was approved by Medicare in 2011 and many private insurers have followed suit. They use all the tenets of Lifestyle Medicine in the program. References below.

Dr T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. and The China Study

The China Project – explanation and some data

The LYON Diet Heart Study

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets vs ADA Diet for Type 2 Diabetes by PCRM

Nurse’s Health Study

Adventist Health Study

EPIC Study

EPIC stands for: European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. It is a large cohort study in Europe, involving over half a million participants, that looks at the relationship between cancer and nutrition, in addition to other chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease.

There are many papers that have come from this work, below are a couple. If you type “EPIC” into a PubMed or Google Scholar search you’ll find more.

Other Recommended Media

Isn’t technology handy? We have the answer to any question we could possibly have right at our fingertips and in our pockets.

Think of the hundreds of thousands of articles and resources that are out there just about health and nutrition alone!

Trudging through all this noise and knowing what is right leads to overwhelm pretty fast; either that or hours of web-surfing and going down rabbit holes with no real answers.

When we work with our patients, clients, and even family and friends, we have our go-to recommended reading, viewing and listening.

As you know, we are advocates of Lifestyle Medicine and a whole-foods plant-based diet. But more importantly we’re advocates of evidence-based information.

So here is a list of our most trusted resources about whole foods plant-based eating and Lifestyle Medicine. Whether you want to watch, read, listen to, or peruse…we’ve got you covered.

(Check The Science section on this page for studies and just that – science.

P.S. This list doesn’t include everything out there, just things we’ve seen, heard or read and want to share.


Documentaries

If you only watch one of these documentaries, make it Forks Over Knives! The others are all great as well, but we generally require all patients we work with to watch Forks over Knives first. It does a great job explaining the science and sharing some compelling stories.


Books

Most of these books include recipes or they also have a cookbook associated with it. See our Recipe Section for cookbooks.


Podcasts


Websites


Testimonials

Recipes

You want to make meals that people will be coming back for seconds?

Cooking plant-based is your answer.

These recipes we referenced below use whole food plant-based ingredients such as: colorful fruits and vegetables; comforting whole grains, beans and lentils; as well as potatoes, herbs, vinegars, and other flavors.

Sometimes we use the same cookbook for weeks on end, other times we just “Google” the ingredients we have on hand and “plant based”.

Either way, not everything is a hit, as with anything you make in the kitchen.

So pick something and try it out. Adjust the flavor to your liking. And enjoy the process!

 

Cookbooks

Websites & Blogs

 

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