Resources for Patients

Web Resources

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine ( provides patient education materials, a free online 21-Day Kickstart program, and nutrition and cooking classes across the country to support patients in exploring the health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Kaiser Permanente offers patients a “Quick Start Guide” to changing their diet and moving toward a more plant-based approach.

Dr. John McDougall’s Health and Medical Center, (, offers health and nutrition information, and low-fat vegan recipes, in addition to medically supervised nutrition immersion programs.

The Vegetarian Nutrition Dietary Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website ( /FAQ) has free, ready-to-print patient handouts on many topics.

The Vegetarian Resource Group ( offers recipes, information regarding vitamins and minerals and the health benefits of vegan diets, and access to vegetarian publications.

NutritionCME provides free nutrition continuing education credits from leaders in the field.


Barnard N. Food for Life: How the New Four Food Groups Can Save Your Life. New York, NY: Harmony Books; 1993.

Barnard ND. Foods That Fight Pain: Revolutionary New Strategies for Maximum Pain Relief. New York, NY: Harmony Books; 1998.

Barnard ND, Stepaniak J. Breaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings—And 7 Steps to End Them Naturally. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press; 2003.

Barnard ND. Dr.Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes without Drugs. New York, NY: Rodale, Inc.; 2018.

Barnard ND, Burton D. Dr. Neal Barnard’s Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes: 150 Recipes Scientifically Proven to Reverse Diabetes Without Drugs. New York, NY: Rodale, Inc.; 2018.

Barnard ND. 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health. New York, NY: Hatchette Book Group; 2011.

Barnard ND. Power Foods for the Brain: An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory. New York, NY: Hatchette Book Group; 2013.

Campbell L. The China Study All-Star Collection: Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes from Your Favorite Vegan Chefs. Dallas, TX: BenBella Books; 2014.

Campbell TC, Jacobson H. Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition. Dallas, TX: BenBella Books; 2014.

Davis B, Melina V. Becoming Vegan: The Complete Reference to Plant-Based Nutrition (Comprehensive Edition). Summertown, TN: Book Publishing Company; 2014.

Esselstyn, Jr. CB. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure. New York, NY: Avery; 2007.

Furhman J. The End of Heart Disease: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. New York, NY: HarperOne; 2016.

Greger M, Stone G. How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease. New York, NY: Flatiron Books; 2015.

Mangels R, Messina V, Messina M. The Dietitian’s Guide to Vegetarian Diets: Issues and Applications. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2010.

McDougall JA, McDougall M. The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good! New York, NY: Rodale; 2012.

Ornish D. Eat More, Weigh Less: Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Losing Weight Safely While Eating Abundantly. New York, NY: HarperCollins; 2002.


Barnard N, Webb R. The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook: 125 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Jump-Start Weight Loss and Help You Feel Great. New York, NY: Da Capo; 2010.

Esselstyn AC, Esselstyn J. The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook: Over 125 Delicious, Life-Changing, Plant-Based Recipes. Garden City, NY: Avery Publishing; 2014.

Campbell L. The China Study All-Star Collection: Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes from Your Favorite Vegan Chefs. Dallas, TX: BenBella Books; 2014.

Hever J. The Vegiterranean Diet: The New and Improved Mediterranean Eating Plan—with Deliciously Satisfying Vegan Recipes for Optimal Health. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press; 2014.

McDougall JA, McDougall MA. The McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook: Over 300 Delicious Low-Fat Recipes You Can Prepare in Fifteen Minutes or Less. New York, NY: Plume Books; 1999.

Moskowitz IC, Ruscigno M. Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press; 2010.

Nixon LS. Happy Herbivore Abroad: A Travelogue and Over 135 Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes from Around the World. Dallas, TX: BenBella Books; 2012.

Nussinow J. Vegan Under Pressure: Perfect Vegan Meals Made Quick and Easy in Your Pressure Cooker. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2016.

Palmer S. Plant-Powered for Life: Eat Your Way to Lasting Health with 52 Simple Steps and 125 Delicious Recipes. New York, NY: The Experiment; 2014.


Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The Power to Heal Diabetes: Food for Life In Indian Country. United States: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine; 2014.

Wendel B. Forks over Knives [DVD]. United States: Monica Beach Media; 2011.

Last updated: September 23, 2019