Here are the main resources used for this site.
The Plant-Based Diet booklet from Kaiser Permanente provides a great introduction to the benefits and basics of a plant-based diet.
www.nutritionfacts.org This website has thousands of free, evidence based videos about the science behind healthy and not so healthy lifestyle choices. All thanks to Dr Michael Greger, MD and his team.
www.lifestylefacts.org This website has many free videos on lifestyle as the foundation for better health thanks to Dr Marc Braman .
www.ggia.berkeley.edu The Greater Good in Action website has instructions for dozens of practices to develop mindfulness, gratitude, forgiveness, self-compassion and more.
www.forksoverknives.com This website provides recipes and articles on a whole foods plant based diet. Also the documentary Forks Over Knives can be accessed here.
www.bluezones.com This website, inspired by the world’s longest-lived cultures, strives to help people live longer, better lives by improving their environment.
www.lifestylemedicine.org The American College of Lifestyle Medicine website provides general information and help finding a lifestyle medicine provider in your area.
The Alzheimer’s Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai is an excellent guide to the lifestyle problems that greatly increase our risk for dementia like Alzheimer’s Disease and how to make changes proven to decrease our risk of developing this tragic condition, and in many cases slow or improve the symptoms. Since what is good for the brain is good for the rest of our body, it is a great resource for an overall healthy lifestyle.
How Not to Die , How Not to Diet, and the How Not to Die Cookbook by Dr Michael Greger, MD are a great addition to any healthy lifestyle library. All the profits from sales go to support the Nutritionfacts.org website.
Various books by Dr Joel Fuhrman, MD provide a good summary of how lifestyle, especially excellent nutrition, can be useful in treating and reversing many of our chronic diseases.
The Blue Zones and The Blue Zones of Happiness. These books by Dan Buettner explore the secrets of the longest living and happiest cultures in the world.
Documentaries: (These films can be watched on apps like YouTube or services like Netflix)
Forks Over Knives tells the story of 2 of the pioneers in plant based nutrition research, T. Colin Campbell who wrote The China Study, and Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, and how lifestyle can treat many of our current medical conditions.
What the Health tells a fascinating story surrounding the importance of Plant Based Diets and why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t seem to want people to know about it.
The Game Changers (due to be released September 2019) explores how a plant based diet can be part of the quest for ultimate athletic performance. The Game Changers Website is also an excellent resource.
Videos: Here are a few quick thought provoking YouTube videos:
www.chiphealth.com The CHIP Complete Health Improvement Program offers a community-based program that helps participants make lasting lifestyle choices..
www.ornish.com This website and the books written by Dr Dean Ornish introduce Ornish Lifestyle Medicine, a program which provides a comprehensive lifestyle transformation.
www.ahnphealth.com The RECODE program developed by Dr Dale Bredesen to reverse Alzheimer’s Dementia has a significant lifestyle component as well as extensive testing and treatments to shift the balance to nerve protection rather than nerve degeneration. There are some brief videos that can be watched, and his book, The End of Alzheimer’s, is quite informative.
Lifestyle Medicine 101 (CME): A collection of videos for a Continuing Medical Education presentation.