A brief guide to some of the amazing people and inspirational nutritional research that inspired us to try a whole foods, plant based diet.
Academics / Professionals
Dr T.Colin Campbell
T. Colin Campbell is one of the key people we discovered when considering switching over to a plant based diet. His study of nutrition is the most comprehensive ever conducted. His book ‘The China Study’ is the culmination of this work and is invaluable for anyone looking to better understand nutrition and the implications for diet, weight loss and long-term health.
Dr. Michael Greger M.D.
Dr Greger is the author of the New York Times best seller ‘How Not To Die’. In the book he looks at how lifestyle and nutritional changes can prevent and reverse chronic disease. His focus is again on a plant based diet and he has established a daily dozen essential foods list that we should try to eat each and every day. He also runs a wonderful website with all his nutritional research findings which is entirely free for everyone.
Dr. Neal Barnard
We managed to stumble across Dr. Neal Barnard completely by accident when I picked up one of his books (Food for Life) at a charity shop in Vancouver for just a few bucks. As it turn out this was the best few bucks I have spent for a long time and the book helped us establish a wonderful foundation for a plant based diet.
Dr. Patricia Tallman
Dr Tallman is a private consultant to natural resource industries and author of the book ‘The Restore-Our-Planet Diet: Food Choices, Our Environment, and Our Health’. We were lucky enough to attend a talk by Patricia in our home town at which we learned so much about how a plant based diet could not only improve our heath as a family but also the profound environmental savings we could achieve on such a diet. Since the talk, Patricia has kindly let us share some of the wonderful recipes in her book on this website.
I stumbled across Rich Roll’s book ‘Finding Ultra’ at our local library and I found his story fascinating. The book chronicles the highs and lows of his life which ultimately becomes consumed by alcoholism. It goes on to detail how he successfully fights the disease and then incredibly at the age of 41, he transforms his lifestyle and nutrition (plant powered!) to become one of the fittest men on the planet. He now uses what he has learned to help others. Go check out his website for more information.
Brendan’s book ‘Thrive’ was the first Vegan cookbook I bought and I remember being both overwhelmed but fascinated by this new world of culinary delight. Brazier is a triathlete who has used the power of plants to help himself find the absolute best performance for his sport. He is also responsible for co-founding the Vega brand of plant based nutritional products.