Plant-based Basics


  • Benefits of Plant Based Diets - Mladen Golubic, MD, PhD (Cleveland Clinic) - When a system of group-based, hands-on interventions is used to guide people to transition to plant-based nutrition, it effectively changes a repetitive pattern of unhealthy eating into a healthy lifestyle. This type of diet benefits patients with coronary artery disease, as well as those who suffer from obesity, type 2 diabetes, and several types of cancer, such as prostate, breast, and colon. In addition to nutritional guidance, lifestyle interventions incorporate education in culinary techniques, physical activity, and stress management approaches of therapeutic yoga and behavioral health coaching to improve outcomes for patients at risk and those who already have common chronic diseases.
  • The Best Medicine Doctors Don't Tell You About - Dr. Shilpa Ravella - Food can dramatically affect health, yet physicians aren't trained or paid to talk about it. The research we have to date, including many observational studies and some Randomised Control Trials, tells us we should be eating real, unprocessed foods, and mostly plants: fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains.
  • What is a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet and Why Should You Care? - Sarah Howell, MS - There’s been a lot of buzz about what a whole-food, plant-based diet (WFPB) can do for your health and your waistline, but what exactly is it and can it deliver? To help clear the air, here are some quick answers to the most common questions about a WFPB diet.
  • The 10 Most Important Actions to Insure Optimum Health - Alan Goldhamer, D.C. - Optimum health cannot be bought, it must be earned and it comes with a price. The price of health is healthful living. There are many actions that one can choose to take in an attempt to achieve optimum health. This is a brief summary of the actions, that in our experience, really matter.
  • The Shocking Effects of Animal Fats in the Human Body - Dr. Micheal Klaper - shows how the foods we eat support good health or nurture disease.

Video Links

  • How Not to Die: Preventing and Treating Disease with Diet - Dr. Michael Greger 
  • Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death - Dr. Michael Greger - Death in America is largely a food borne illness. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat, and even reverse many of the top 15 killers in the United States.
  • The Food We Were Born to Eat - Dr. John McDougall - What food habits do all great civilisations have in common? John McDougall suggests that starch-based diets are the foods humans were born to eat.
  • Plant-strong & Healthy Living - Rip Esselstyn - A former firefighter and author of The Engine 2 Diet, advocates a plant-strong diet to combat chronic diseases
  • Plant Based Nutrition - Julieanna Hever - Also known as The Plant-Based Dietitian, is a passionate advocate of the miracles associated with following a whole food, plant-based diet-the established effects of which provide positive healthful benefits.
  • The Power of Plant-Based Eating - Dr. Joanne Kong - informative and non-judgmental.
  • Leaning into your life - Kathy Freston - shares her personal philosophy of 'leaning' into change, and how it helped her transform her life and particularly her food choices.


The medical and/or nutritional information on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please seek medical advice before using diet to treat disease.

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