Along with exercise, nutrition is a key consideration in managing many disease processes. In fact, there is empirical data showing how the food we eat can determine the future of our health. Studies are showing that the expression of our genes can be controlled by nutrition.
There are so many diets available – often with conflicting information. Listed below are some of the resources that I’ve found helpful.
Here is my Number One book that I recommend if you are interested in the science behind plant-based nutrition recommendations. It also has recipes included:
- Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition Based Cure, by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D.
I also like the cookbook of similar title:
Another cookbook I like is The China Study Cookbook, by Leanne Campbell, PhD
If you don’t have money to invest in these books they may be available at your local library.
Look for smoothies, salads, and meals featured at the top of my blog.
The links below lead to pdf files that can be downloaded or printed for free.
But before you do that, I suggest you first watch T. Colin Campbell’s Ted Talk on solving our nation’s health care crisis through plant based nutrition. He recommends an 80-10-10 diet. He is a biochemist with over 50 years of experience specializing in nutrition and here’s what he has to say:
My nutrition courses are geared toward getting you on the path to plant-based nutrition to prevent and reverse disease.
As you heard from Dr. Campbell, a wholistic approach to your health using plant based nutrition can help improve and prevent disease. What are you waiting for?
Other Nutrition Resources:
20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Healthy Eating After 50 – National Institute on Aging
Recipes and Tips for Healthy, Thrifty Meals – U.S. Department of Agriculture
Feature photo by Monstruo Estudio.