This is a growing collection of websites, blogs, authors, books and podcasts that have inspired my journey in sustainability, veganism and health. I don’t necessarily agree with everything all of them say, but have found them all inspiring to varying degrees.
Organisations & Online Resources on Nutrition
Nutrition Facts A science-based, free public online resource run by MD Dr Michael Greger.
Plant-Based Health Professionals UK
Physicians Committee on Responsible Medicine (PCRM) A resource that combines expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of more than 175,000 members across the United States and around the world. Download many interesting PCRM factsheets here.
Vegan Organic Network (VON) Veganic Growing organization that promotes agricultural practices that are both organic and vegan in the UK.
Provegan Foundation A non-profit resource base on vegan nutrition run by German medical doctor Dr Ernst Walter Henrich.
Viva! Health A UK non-profit that has lots of resources on vegan health and nutrition for health professionals and the public.
If you eat a whole, plant-based diet that is diverse, colourful and based on fresh, seasonal ingredients you don’t need to worry so much about individual nutrients, as your body will pick most* of what it needs from the abundant natural sources. If you do want to read up any specific details however, here is a great A to Z of nutrients database.
*) You may want to take supplements for vitamins B12 and D, to be on the safe side.
SHARAN India A group of doctors and nutrition professionals, started by MD Dr Nandita Shah who helps people reverse chronic diseases through diet and has been a great inspiration in my own journey to great health. Learn more about how to reverse diabetes with SHARAN India.
Books and Podcasts on Food, Nutrition & Health
Nutrition Facts Podcast with Dr Greger
Michael Greger, MD and Gene Stone: How Not to Die: Discover the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease.
Michael Greger, MD: How Not to Diet. The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss.
Graham Burnett (2015): The Vegan Book of Permaculture. A great introduction to permaculture design as well as a comprehensive guide on how to apply the permaculture ethic of “fair share” to all beings.
Joel Fuhrman, MD (2005): Eat To Live. The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss.
T. Colin Campbell (2006): The China Study. The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-term Health.
Neal Barnard, MD: Food for Life: How the New Four Food Groups Can Save Your Life.
Neal Barnard, MD: Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs.
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, MD: Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure.
Dean Ornish, MD: Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease: The Only System Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery.
Dean Ornish, MD: Eat More, Weigh Less: Dr. Dean Ornish’s Life Choice Program for Losing Weight Safely While Eating Abundantly
John Robbins and Dean Ornish, MD: The Food Revolution. How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World.
Gene Stone (Ed.): Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health. With forewords by T. Colin Campbell and Caldwell B. Esselstyn.
Frank Forencich: Change Your Body, Change the World.
Food For Thought Podcast by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Recipe Collections, Food Blogs & Cooking Books
How not to Diet Cookbook
Forks over Knives Cookbook
Eat to Live Cookbook
The China Study Cookbook
The Engine 2 Cookbook
Books and Podcasts on Meditation & Mental Health
Full Catastrophe Living
Chris Prentiss: Zen and the Art of Happiness
The Power of Now
Thich Nath Than
Sam Harris Waking Up + Waking Up App
Jack Kornfield Podcast
Book on Ecology & Farming
The One-Straw Revolution
Churning the Earth
Meat Atlas, Soil Atlas, Konzernatlas etc.
Films & Videos
Toby Hemenway: How permaculture can save humanity and the earth, but not civilization
We Feed the World
The World According to Monsanto
Forks over Knives
The Century of the Self
Click here to see a list of my publications on India, organic farming, sustainable consumption and community-supported agriculture.