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Plant-Based Eating Resources



Forks Over Knives: This 2011 documentary highlights health benefits of plant-based diets in overcoming the epidemic of obesity and chronic, degenerative diseases. Website contains articles, recipes, and information about educational programs. Forks Over Knives - The Cookbook is comprehensive and useful.


John McDougall, MD: Website includes articles, recipes, information about programs at Dr. McDougall’s Health & Medical Center, and webinars. Along with Mary McDougall, author of The Starch Solution and The Healthiest Diet on the Planet. Michael Greger, MD, analyzes and summarizes the latest research in daily videos and blogs that are factual, consumer-friendly, and without commercial bias. Author of How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse DiseaseHow Not to Die Cookbook: 100+ Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease, and How Not to Diet: The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss. Find evidence-based information about a wide range of nutrition topics.


Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM): Nutrition research and healthy eating advocacy founded by Neal Barnard, M.D. The 21-DayVegan Kickstart provides free meal plans, recipes, tips, and support.


PlantPure Nation: A 2015 documentary and movement to promote the power of plant-based eating to repair our health care crisis. Kim Campbell’s PlantPure Nation Cookbook and PlantPure Kitchen Cookbook contain practical, easy-to-follow recipes.


Plantrician Project: Contains abundant plant-based nutrition resources. Includes Plant-based Docs directory of healthcare providers by location.


T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies: Based on Campbell's ground-breaking research, the organization promotes optimal nutrition via science-based education, advocacy, and research. You’ll find a Whole Food, Plant-based Diet Guide, recipes, articles, and eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate and Food and Sustainability Certificate.


Cookbooks, Recipes, & Meal Plans

Veg Meal Delivery Custom order plant-based meals for delivery.


Cancer Survivors Guide: Foods That Help You Fight Back by Neal Barnard & Jennifer Reilly, Book Publishing Co., 2008.


China Study Cookbook: Over 120 Whole Food, Plant-based Recipes by LeAnne Campbell, BenBella Books, 2013.


China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook: Cook Once, Eat All Week with Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes by Del Sroufe, BenBella Books, 2015.


Crazy Sexy Wellness Revolution by Kris Carr. As a late-stage cancer survivor, Kris Carr posts blogs, videos, and recipes about wellness and plant-based living.

Dr. Neal Barnard's Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes: 150 Recipes Scientifically Proven to Reverse Diabetes Without Drugs, Rodale Wellness, 2018.

e-Book: Whole Food, Plant-based on $5 a Day by Emma Rouche.

The Engine 2 Cookbook: More than 130 Lip-Smacking, Rib-Sticking, Body-Slimming Recipes to Live Plant-Strong by Rip & Jane Esselstyn, Grand Central Life & Style, 2017. 


Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook: 125 Easy & Delicious Recipes to Jump-Start Weight Loss & Help You Feel Great by Neal Barnard & Robyn Webb, Da Capo Press, 2010.


Happy Herbivore: Lindsay Nixon provides meal planning and practical information. I recommend her Happy Herbivore Cookbook series. 

The Jaroudi Family website YouTube cooking channel. Brittany Jaroudi develops and demonstrates whole food, plant-based recipes that are easy, practical, & family-friendly.


Oh She Glows by Angela Liddon. Most of the recipes are also free of gluten, soy, and processed foods.


Protective Diet - The Oil, Sugar & Nut Free Plant Based Plan by Julie Marie Christensen.


Online Cooking Courses

Culinary Rx

Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Cooking Course



Anticancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD, Penguin Group, 2008. 


The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner, National Geographic Society, 2012.

The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy by Neal Barnard, MD, Grand Central Life & Style, 2017.


China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health by Drs. T. Colin Campbell & Thomas Campbell, BenBella Books, 2005.

Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes without Drugs by Neal Barnard, MD, Rodale Wellness, 2018.


Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure by Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr, MD, Avery, 2007.

Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds by Kelly Turner, PhD., uncovers nine key factors that can lead to remission from cancer—even after conventional medicine has failed. The Radical Remission Project is based on these healing principles. 

Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell & Howard Jacobson, BenBella Books, 2013.

Facebook Groups

Esselstyn Nutrition Program Roundtable

Forks Over Knives Official Plant-Based Group

McDougall WFPB

Plant Based Eating

Plant Based Living Info & Recipes

Plant Based Oil-Free Meal Planning

Plant-Based Pittsburgh


Plant based recipes and transitioning support


Plant-Powered Families



T. Colin Campbell Plant-Based Nutrition

The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Challenge Group


Other Sources of Information

Better Bones by Susan Brown, PhD. 

Michael Klaper, MD, Nutrition-Based Medicine





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