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.
William Roberts is a leading cardiovascular pathologist. He is the current editor (at 2016) of the American Journal of Cardiology—a position he has held since 1982. He has published over 1,500 articles. Roberts served as the first head of the pathology service at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health from 1964 to 1993. He has been located at Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute and Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas since 1993.
He is a genuine expert in heart disease. View his videos on heart disease.
Authors including Plato, Plutarch, Charles Darwin, George Bernard Shaw and Albert Einstein had a say about health. Given that the state of our health has such an impact on our lives it is really not a surprise.
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.
Dr Esselstyn is US surgeon who has researched the effects of diet and health. He is one of the doctors along with Colin Campbell and Dean Ornish that Bill Clinton has credited with his health transformation.
He won an Olympic gold medal in rowing at the 1956 Olympics. He was an army surgeon in Vietnam, a member of the Board of Governors of the Cleveland Clinic, one of the world’s top cardiac centres and was named in 1994-1995 as one of the top doctors in USA.
Dr. Esselstyn argues that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent and stop the progression of heart disease, but also reverse its effects.
Neal Barnard, MD, is a clinical researcher, author, and health advocate. He has been involved with a number of clinical trials investigating the effects of diet on health.
He is an associate professor of medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and the president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
His book, Dr Neal Barnard’s Program to Reverse Diabetes Now, outlines a whole-food, plant-based diet that reverses diabetes, prevents and reverses heart disease and other common ailments.
In the early 1970s, National Geographic magazine approached the world-renowned physician, Alexander Leaf, asking him to visit, study, and write an article about the world’s healthiest and most long-living people.
More recently, Dan Buettner began his research into Blue Zone examining communities in Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and Loma Linda, California.
He published an article Secrets in Longevity in National Geographic Magazine’s November 2005 edition In April 2008, Buettner released a book on The Blue Zone: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, through National Geographic Books. A second edition has recently been published.
Dr Harris was born in 1930. He is a pilot, trampoline exponent and long term nutritional advocate.
His book The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism is a landmark study in nutrition.
He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.
Professor Katharine Milton – Professor of Physical Anthropology at University of California(Berkeley).
She has published many papers regarding nutrition and dietary ecology in primates, including apes, early humans and modern humans. Other research interests include conservation biology, nutrient and anti-nutrient components of wild plant and digestive physiology.