Books


  • How to Survive a Pandemic by Michael Greger

    How to Survive a Pandemic by Michael Greger is essential reading for those who wish to understand the history of pandemics and how to minimise their impact on ourselves and our society. The book describes the causes of these diseases and most importantly, how to prevent these events from occurring.

    The majority of infectious diseases (and all viral diseases) result from our interaction with animals. This book, with thousands of references, gives detailed descriptions of our greatest diseases from bubonic plague, smallpox, the deadly influenza of 1918 and the deadly viral diseases SARS, MERS and COVID-19.

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  • Lessons from The China Study

    Colin Campbell was a nutritional biochemist at Cornell University. In the 1960s, he was involved in nutritional programs in the Philippines to help families provide for their critically undernourished children. Peanuts were one of their preferred sources of protein. It is a legume— great for improving the soil, easy to grow, and is nutritious and tasty.

    At the same time, children younger than 10, were dying at alarming rates from liver cancer. Normally liver cancer is an adult disease— and the children dying from the disease were from the most affluent suburbs in Manila. These are the families that could afford the best housing and the best food.

    Whilst in the Philippines, he read a paper in an obscure medical journal. Rats were fed aflatoxin— one of the deadliest carcinogens known. One group of rats was given a diet of 20% protein —and they all died of liver cancer. The second group was given a diet of 5% protein— and they all lived. 100% deaths compared to zero deaths. They were all fed aflatoxin— but only those rats that had a high protein diet died.

    A 20% diet of wheat protein, gluten, or pea protein did not result in liver cancer deaths whereas casein, which comprises of 80% of the protein found in cow’s milk, and albumin, which is found in egg white, did result in liver cancer deaths. Plant-based diets are often considered to be lysine deficient. However, adding the amino acid lysine to the wheat protein to match the level found in casein also resulted in cancer deaths.

    Significantly, peanuts and corn in the Philippines were often contaminated by aflatoxin— and the wealthy ate Western-style diets, one rich in protein.

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  • Additional Reading

    Below is a list of excellent books that examine the advantages (and disadvantages - there is not any) of eating a whole-food, plant-based diet.

    Read John Robbins’s incredible story about The Pig Farmer from Iowa that is moving and transforming.

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  • John Robbins

    John Robbins is dedicated to creating an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on this planet. He serves on the Boards of many non-profit groups working toward a thriving, just, and sustainable way of life.

    He now works with his son, Ocean Robbins, in developing the Food Revolution Network.

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  • Dr Michael Greger – Nutrition Facts

    Nutrition Facts

    Dr. Greger is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues.

    His website contains hundreds of short videos and many health and nutritional subjects.

    A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

    Watch a video of how Michael's grandmother lived 31 years after she was sent home to die by her doctors.

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  • Dr John McDougall

    Dr John McDougall - Physician and nutrition expert who teaches better health through vegetarian cuisine. John A. McDougall, MD. has been studying, writing and "speaking out" about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 30 years. He teaches that degenerative disease can be prevented and treated with a plant-based diet of whole, unprocessed, low-fat foods.

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