Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
by Caldwell Esselstyn
If you have heart disease....this is the book to read!! It's the book that started me on the journey to plant based eating. The first half of the book is the science for eating this way, the second half of the book is 150 recipes to get you started.
The China Study
by T. Colin Campbell
The book pulls together over 700 research projects providing compelling evidence for eliminating animal protein from your diet. Animal protein is a significant factor in heart disease, cancer, macular degeneration, diabetes, arthiritis and the list goes on.
by Lindsay Nixon
This is probably one of the best books for people trying to convert to a plant based diet. It has lots of comfort foods and simple delicious recipes. The recipes are easy to follow and use mostly simple-to-find ingredients.
Everyday Happy Herbivore
by Lindsay Nixon
Another great book from Lindsay with all kinds of simple recipes that can be done with basic ingredients.
The McDougall Quick & Easy Cookbook
by John A. McDougall and Marcy McDougall
Another resource for quick and easy recipes. Very easy to adapt to the Esselstyn diet.
One of my all-time favorite recipe books.
The New McDougall Cookbook - 300 Delicious Ultra-low-fat Recipes
by John A. McDougall and March McDougall
Great recipes but some of these take a little longer to make than the book above.
Make Yourself Heart Attack Proof
(1 hr. video)
Caldwell Esselstyn gives a 1 hour presentation at the VegSource conference (December 2009) on how to make yourself heart attack proof.
Link to video
Can we eat to starve cancer? (video)
This is a TED talk by William Li talking about cancer and the process of angiogenesis. In this 20 minute presentation he talks about foods we can eat to help starve cancer.
Forks over Knives (video)
A great video talking about the benefits of a plant based diet and reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia, etc. You can also stream this video from Netflix.
The Last Heart Attach - CNN Dr. Sanjay Gupta (video)
CNN documentary on heart disease.
Dr. Joel Furman - A doctor who heavily advocates for a plant based diet.
Dr. Neal Barnard - A doctor who heavily advocates for a plant based diet. Also is heavily involved in Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Dr. John McDougall - A doctor who heavily advocates for a plant based diet.
Veg Source - A great vegetarian web site with lots of good info.
Happy Healthy Long Life Blog - Excellent article on the various aspects of Omega 3's and Omega 6's. If you want to take this diet to the next level, this article gives some great tweaks for making your diet even better!!
Healthy Girls Kitchen - Wendy keeps a very up-to-date blog with lots of recipes and encouragement for those trying to live life and still maintain a healthy plant based diet.
Engine 2 Diet - Rip Esselystyn, the son of Dr. Esselstyn who wrote "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease", has an excellent diet and workout plan for those wanting to convert to a plant based diet. He also does various seminars and has a great blog.