External resources

Books

The Truth About Food

by David L. Katz MD
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This book uniquely empowers readers to benefit from what’s fundamentally and reliably true – while setting us all free from fads, false claims, and distractions. Dr. Katz shows us how to differentiate truth from the exploitative “lies” that abound. Based on science, informed by uncommon sense, and aligned with the global consensus of diverse experts, The Truth about Food is an invitation to add years to your life and life to your years; to love the food that loves you back for a lifetime; and to enjoy the comforting confidence that only comes from genuine understanding.

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Sustainable Diets

by Pamela Mason
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How can huge populations be fed healthily, equitably and affordably while maintaining the ecosystems on which life depends? The evidence of diet’s impact on public health and the environment has grown in recent decades, yet changing food supply, consumer habits and economic aspirations proves hard.

This book explores what is meant by sustainable diets and why this has to be the goal for the Anthropocene, the current era in which human activities are driving the mismatch of humans and the planet. Food production and consumption are key drivers of transitions already underway, yet policy makers hesitate to reshape public eating habits and tackle the unsustainability of the global food system.

The authors propose a multi-criteria approach to sustainable diets, giving equal weight to nutrition and public health, the environment, socio-cultural issues, food quality, economics and governance. This six-pronged approach to sustainable diets brings order and rationality to what either is seen as too complex to handle or is addressed simplistically and ineffectually. The book provides a major overview of this vibrant issue of interdisciplinary and public interest. It outlines the reasons for concern and how actors throughout the food system (governments, producers, civil society and consumers) must engage with (un)sustainable diets.

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How Not To Die

by Dr Michael Greger
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The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-recognized lecturer, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of death in America—heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and more—and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.

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The China Study

 by T. Colin Campbell
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“In the early 1980’s, nutritional biochemist T. Colin Campbell, PhD of Cornell University, in partnership with researchers at Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, embarked upon one of the most comprehensive nutritional studies ever undertaken known as the China Project. China at that time presented researchers with a unique opportunity. The Chinese population tended to live in the same area all their lives and to consume the same diets unique to each region. Their diets (low in fat and high in dietary fiber and plant material) also were in stark contrast to the rich diets of the Western countries. The truly plant-based nature of the rural Chinese diet gave researchers a chance to compare plant-based diets with animal-based diets.”

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Proteinaholic

by Garth Davis M.D.
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“An acclaimed surgeon specializing in weight loss delivers a paradigm-shifting examination of the diet and health industry’s focus on protein, explaining why it is detrimental to our health, and can prevent us from losing weight.

Whether you are seeing a doctor, nutritionist, or a trainer, all of them advise to eat more protein. Foods, drinks, and supplements are loaded with extra protein. Many people use protein for weight control, to gain or lose pounds, while others believe it gives them more energy and is essential for a longer, healthier life. Now, Dr. Garth Davis, an expert in weight loss asks, “Is all this protein making us healthier?”

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Eat to Live

by Joel Fuhrman
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“Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss is a book written in 2003 by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, which he revised in 2011. The book offers a formula: health = nutrients / calories.”

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Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

by Caldwell B. Esselstyn
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“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. Dr. Esselstyn is an internationally known surgeon, researcher and former clinician at the Cleveland Clinic and a featured expert in the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease has helped thousands across the US, and is the book behind Bill Clinton’s life-changing vegan diet.”

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Conferences

Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare annual conference, California

American College Of Lifestyle Medicine annual conference, Arizona

 

Online CPD

PCRM.com

Online CPD, ready made powerpoint slide sets on common lifestyle diseases

NutritionStudies.org

eCornell certification in plant-based nutrition

Websites

Cancer prevention

The most up to date and authoritative information on cancer prevention.

NutritionFacts.org

Short videos, podcasts and written summaries on the latest evidence-based nutrition research.

NutritionStudies.org

Centre for Nutrition Studies from T.Colin Campbell and his son Tom. Evidence-based articles on plant-based nutrition. The centre offers the plant-based nutrition certification, a 6 week online course in collaboration with eCornell.

PlantBasedDoctors.org

Directory of plant-based health professionals. Mainly US based but hopefully more UK health professionals will register.

PlantricianProject.org

The Plantrician Project Mission: To educate, equip and empower our physicians and healthcare practitioners with knowledge about the indisputable benefits of plant-based nutrition. To provide them with the resources they, in turn, use to inform and inspire their patients to shift from the Western industrialized diet to a life-changing, whole-food, plant-based way of living.

PCRM.com

Excellent resource for healthcare professionals, patients and general public.
Free CME/CPD activities.

Vegan FODMAP Diet

Great resource for those needing to try a FODMAP diet and who are also vegan. Please do this in conjunction with a dietician.

VeganHealth.org

Reliable, evidence-based information on vegan diets.

BDA.uk.com

The Association of UK Dietitians food facts for a plant-based diet

NHS.uk

NHS guide to the vegan diet

VivaHealth.org

A major resource on vegan health and nutrition for health professionals and the public.

VeganSociety.com

Founded in 1944, The Vegan Society is a registered educational charity that provides information and guidance on various aspects of veganism.