How not to die, by Michael Greger, MD. In this New York Times Best Seller, Dr. Michael Greger examines the fifteen top causes of death in the US —heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and more—and explains how diet and lifestyle changes can help prevent and approach these diseases. Packed with a wealth of scientific knowledge, as well as some practical tips and even a few recipes to make the most of the advice it contains.
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, by Caldwell B. Esselstyn. A ground-breaking programme backed by the results from Dr. Esselstyn’s 20-year study proving that changes in diet and nutrition can actually cure heart disease. Includes lots of healthy recipes.
Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse the Onset of Most Chronic Diseases, by Dr. Dean Ornish and Anne Ornish. By the lifestyle medicine pioneer Dr. Dean Ornish and his wife Anne, a simple, scientifically program proven to often reverse the progression of the most common chronic diseases – rated “#1 for Heart Health” by U.S. News & World Report. It clearly explains not just what to do, but how to do it in a sustainable manner, with lots of recipes and practical tips about stress management, exercise, etc.
The 4 Pillar Plan: How to Relax, Eat, Move and Sleep Your Way to a Longer, Healthier Life, by Dr Rangan Chatterjee. A clear, easy to follow plan with some small and simple steps to take control of our health, split into four pillars: diet, rest, sleep and movement.
Atomic habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, by James Clear. An extremely practical book that explains how tiny changes in our habits can compound to have a huge impact in our lives.
The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell, MD. This best-selling book examines the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes and cancer, as well as the huge influence of the food industry lobbies on nutrition information and legislation. It is based on the China Study Project, one of the most comprehensive nutritional studies ever undertaken, carried out in the 1980’s by nutritional biochemist T. Colin Campbell in partnership with Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine. It is hailed as one of the most important books about diet and health ever written.
Forks over Knives – The documentary that has influenced millions around the world, showing that one simple change could save you from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
What the Health – An investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about the health of the US and how big business influences it.
The Game Changers – A revolutionary film about meat, protein and strength, that will challenge your beliefs about athletes’s need of animal protein consumption.
Eating you alive – A film that takes a scientific look at why half of all US adults struggle with chronic health conditions, who’s responsible for feeding them the wrong information, and how a whole-food, plant-based nutrition be used to take control of our health.
http://nutritionstudies.org: the website of T. Colin Campbell’s Center for Nutrition Studies’. Recipes, articles, education and much more, including a free Plant-Based Health Mini Course.
https://nutritionfacts.org: Dr. Michael Greger’s website, with a video library packed with nutritional information and lots of resources.
https://www.bluezones.com: Research, articles, recipes and more, by New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner, who’s been researching for decades the secrets of longevity, health and happiness.
http://foodrevolution.org: a wealth of online-based research, guided by John and Ocean Robbins, committed to “Healthy, Ethical, Sustainable Food For All.”
https://www.forksoverknives.com: recipes, articles, meal planner, a cooking course and other resources, by the producer of the documentary film with the same name.
https://www.ornish.com/ornish-living: by Dean Ornish, M.D., who for more than 35 years has conducted a series of research studies showing that changes in diet and lifestyle can make a powerful difference in our health and well-being.
https://kickstart.pcrm.org/en: a 21-Day Vegan Kickstart to help you take control of your health with a plant-based diet.
https://thehappypear.ie: Courses, recipes and other resources by plant-based food producers and cookbook authors Dave and Steve Flynn