The following resources provide excellent information regarding whole food, plant based nutrition and the benefits of converting to this way of fueling your body. I’ve also added other resources that I’ve found to be helpful.


These websites contain a plethora of information to help educate you on plant based nutrition.  Many contain delicious recipes as well.


  • How Not to Die – Michael Greger, MD
  • The China Study; WHOLE – Rethinking the Science of Nutrition – T. Colin Campbell, PhD
  • The Campbell Plan – Thomas Campbell, MD
  • Eat to Live; Disease Proof Your Child; Eat for Health; Super Immunity; The End of Diabetes; The End of Dieting; The End of Heart Disease – Joel Fuhrman, MD
  • Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease – Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD
  • Power Foods for the Brain; Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes; Breaking the Food Seduction; Food for Life – Neal Barnard, MD
  • The McDougall Program; The Starch Solution; The Healthiest Diet on the Planet – John A. McDougall, MD
  • The Forks Over Knives Plan – Alona Pulde, MD and Matthew Lederman, MD
  • The Engine 2 Diet; My Beef with Meat; The Engine 2 – Seven Day Rescue Diet – Rip Esselstyn
  • The RAVE Diet and Lifestyle – Mike Anderson
  • The World’s Healthiest Foods – George Mateljan
  • Becoming Vegan – Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina
  • The Vegan Diet as Chronic Disease Prevention – Kerrie Saunders
  • Mad Cowboy; No More Bull – Howard Lyman
  • Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlosser
  • The Pleasure Trap – Doug Lisle, PhD & Alan Goldhamer, DC


I’ve personally used the following cookbooks. These are listed in no particular order.  Many of the books listed above also have delicious recipes.

  • The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook – Anne Crile Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn
  • The China Study All-Star Collection – Leanne Campbell, PhD
  • Happy Herbivore cookbooks – ALL
  • Plant-Powered Families – Dreena Burton
  • Veganomicon – Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero
  • Appetite for Reduction; Vegan Brunch – Isa Chandra Moskowitz
  • 1,000 Vegan Recipes; Vegan Planet; Vegan Fire & Spice – Robin Robertson
  • Vegan Express; Vegan Holiday Kitchen; Vegan Soupe & Hearty Stews; Wild About Greens – Nava Atlas
  • Forks Over Knives Cookbook – Del Sroufe
  • The Health Promoting Cookbook – Alan Goldhamer, DC
  • The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet – Joni Marie Newman
  • Vegan Indian Cooking – Anupy Singla
  • Very Vegetarian – Jannequin Bennett
  • Thug Kitchen cookbooks

Recipe Websites

Here are some great recipe websites of delicious plant-based foods that I’ve used.