Here are some recommended books that cover the science and medical studies behind following a plant based diet. Learn how how to reduce your risk of some of the top chronic illnesses by choosing what goes on your plate.
Breaking the Food Seduction, by Neal Barnard, M.D.
In this book, Dr. Barnard explains the science behind our cravings for fatty and sweet foods. He includes a 3 week plan for adopting a plant based diet, and includes 100 plant based recipes.
Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes, by Neal Barnard, M.D.
Dr. Barnard shows that Type 2 Diabetes does not have to be a lifetime diagnosis. Here is his step by step plan to control insulin sensitivity with vegan foods (plenty of recipes in the book), exercise, and supplements.
Food for Life, by Neal Barnard, M.D.
Dr. Barnard introduces the four new food groups (grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits), and explains how they can help decrease the incidence of disease and increase life expectancy. Includes a 21 day plan.
The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell, M.D.
This book documents the most extensive scientific study ever undertaken on the direct relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, by Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D.
Based on the groundbreaking results of his twenty-year nutritional study, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn illustrates that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent the progression of heart disease, but can also reverse its effects. The book includes more than 150 plant based recipes.
Plant Strong, by Rip Esselstyn
This book gives the readers 36 plant based facts that prove the power of a plant based diet. Also included are 150 plant based recipes.
The Engine 2 Diet, by Rip Esselstyn
When former fire fighter, Rip Esselstyn, noticed the dire health conditions of some of his fellow firefighters, he created a plan to improve their health. The entire crew of Engine 2 firehouse in Austin, TX adopted this plant based plan and had amazing results. This plan is documented in The Engine 2 Diet, along with dozens of tasty recipes.
The Engine 2 Seven Day Rescue Diet, by Rip Esselstyn
Rip Esselstyn discovered that individuals can experience the health benefits of a whole food plant based diet in as little as seven days. Thus, the Engine 2 Seven Day Rescue Diet.
The Starch Solution, by John McDougall, M.D.
Dr. McDougall shows us that carbs are not the enemy! In fact, a carbohydrate based diet can prevent and reverse illness, and help with weight loss. The book includes a 7 day plan and plenty of delicious recipes.
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