Plant-Based Eating for Health and Longevity

Plant-based or plant-forward eating patterns focus on foods primarily from plants. This includes not only fruits and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans. It doesn’t mean that you are vegetarian or vegan and never eat meat or dairy. Rather, you are proportionately choosing more of your foods from plant sources.”

Harvard Health Publishing | Harvard Medical School

Most of us were not raised to eat a vegetarian or vegan diet, but the long term health benefits of plant-based eating, healthy weight loss, and the reversal of chronic health conditions have been researched and reported for decades.

I’ve read articles for a couple of years but nothing convinced me to truly transition to whole food plant-based (WFPB) eating until watching some high profile documentaries and listening to these renown healthcare professionals that include top cardiologists, surgeons, nutritionists, athletes and more.

If improved health and longevity is your goal or just curious—here are a some resources that were helpful to me and my husband. I will continue to add to the list, so feel free to bookmark this page.

Where to Find WFPB Facts & Experts

  • Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine — 12,000 physicians from the United States and around the world join efforts to dramatically changing the way doctors treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer. With their philosophy of “prevention over pills,” these doctors are working to empower patients to take control of their own health.
  • Nutrition Facts The latest in peer-reviewed nutrition and health research in easy to understand bites.
  • Plant-Based Health Professionals Downloadable fact sheets, disease specific information and list of films
  • True Health InitiativeWorld renown experts combating fake facts with evidence-based, fundamentals of lifestyle and medicine.

Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.


Documentaries & Interviews with WFPB Physicians, Health Professionals & Plant-Based Athletes

Books for WFBP Eating

There are many books by leading whole food plant-based physicians, dieticians and lifestyle coaches. These are books have been useful for my family. Many authors also have additional recipe books to accompany their primary book and even programs if you need lifestyle coaching.

Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life by Pamela A. Popper, PhD, ND

Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health by Gene Stone

The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter’s 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds by Rip Esselstyn

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger, MD

The Healthiest Diet on the Planet: Why the Foods You Love-Pizza, Pancakes, Potatoes, Pasta, and More-Are the Solution to Preventing Disease and Looking and Feeling Your Best by John McDougall, MD

The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good! by John McDougall, MD

Apps for Everyday Living

Dr. Gregor’s Daily Dozen

Favorite Videos on Health, Longevity, Chronic Disease, and Weightloss

Food Over Medicine Interview with Pamela Popper, PHD, ND

Can Vegans Get Enough Protein? by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC

Cheese—How Breaking an Addiction Can Revolution Your Health by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC

Foods for Protecting the Body & Mind by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC

Diabetes Reversal & Weight Loss by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC

How to a Balance Your Hormones by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC

How Not to Die – Animated Video by Michael Greger, MD

Reverse Diabetes without Medication by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC

Nutrition and Heart Disease: How to Prevent Against Heart Disease by Kim A,. Williams, Sr., MD, Board Certified Cardiovascular Disease

WFPB YouTube Channels

Forks Over Knives

Jane Esselstyn

John McDougall, MD

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Plant Based News

Plant Based Science London

The Real Truth About Health

How to Eat Like WFPB Physicians & Dieticians

Plant-Based Grocery List

The Power Plate

What I Eat in a Day?

What I Eat for Breakfast?

What I Eat for Dinner?

Free WFPB Recipe Sites

Engine 2 Recipes

Game Changers Recipes

Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine Recipes