Links to The Whys & Hows of a Whole Food Plant Based Diet

I have wanted to make this page for a while now. There has been so many times when I was thinking about a particular website or YouTube video and couldn’t find it. Having everything about this lifestyle on one page definitely helps finding resources so much easier. This page is going to be a work in progress for a couple of weeks, I am sure of that. I am trying to jog my memory on the hundreds of things I found helpful when coming to this lifestyle. Please leave a comment with anything you can think of that I am missing, or if a link is incorrect. Thank you in advance.

Understanding this lifestyle resources (Knowledge is empowering)


YouTube Videos on a Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle

Dr. McDougall Lecture – The Starch Solution

Dr. McDougall Lecture – The Perils of Dairy

T. Colin Campbell PhD Lecture – Animal Protein (Meat & Dairy) Cause Cancer

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Lecture – Make Yourself Heart Attack Proof & Reversing It

Dr. Neal Barnard Lecture – Addition of Chocolate, Cheese, Meat, & Sugar.

Dr. Neal Barnard Lecture – Reversing Diabetes YouTube Channel

Dr. Michael Greger From Table to Able: Presentation 2014

Dr. Michael Greger More Than an Apple a Day: Presentation 2013

Dr. Michael Greger Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death: Presentation 2012


Books on the science and/or understanding the lifestyle

The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted

Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods you Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good!

– The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss

– Dr. McDougall’s Digestive Tune-Up

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure

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

My Beef with Meat: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet

– The End of Dieting: How to Live for Life

– Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Revised Edition

– The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes

– Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes without Drugs

– 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health


Website Recipe/Food Resources

– Link list to McDougall Newsletter Recipes

– Link to McDougall Canned and Package Food List

– List of Starch Staples

– List of Uncommon Fruits and Vegetables

– McDougall 10-Day Meal Plan Recipes/Grocery Lists/ Planner

– Plant Based Family Down Under

– Potato Strong Website

– Fat Free Vegan Recipe Index

– Plant Based Christian Recipes

– Forks Over Knives Recipes

– Fire Engine 2 Recipes



The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook: Over 125 Delicious, Life-Changing, Plant-Based Recipes

The China Study Cookbook: Over 120 Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes

– The China Study All-Star Collection: Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes from Your Favorite Vegan Chefs

– Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year

– Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health

– Eat to Live Cookbook: 200 Delicious Nutrient-Rich Recipes for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Reversing Disease, and Lifelong Health

– The McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook: Over 300 Delicious Low-Fat Recipes You Can Prepare in Fifteen Minutes of Less


Success Stories

– From Dr. Esselstyns Website

– From Dr. Fuhrmans broken-down into Weight Loss, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Autoimmune, Children, and Other

– From Dr. Fuhrmans Success Stories

– From Dr. McDougalls Website Video Interviews

– From Dr. McDougalls Website Written Stories



– Vegan Sidekick

Mac and Cheese or Grilled Cheese. Vegan Style!

Caleb’s Mac & Cheese

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The Cheesy Goodness (Adapted from 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Non Dairy Milk ( I use almond mostly ) 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder 3 Tablespoons Tapioca Flour 1/3 Cup Nutritional Yeast 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice 2 Teaspoons Tomato Paste 2 Tablespoons … Continue reading

Individual Vegan Margherita Pizzas with Homemade Fresh Moxarella Cheese

I will be making this cheese tonight. All of my friends have raved about this recipe for a vegan cheese, for pizza. I will post some pictures and reviews. I will posting my Vegan Mac & Cheese soon. With some picture proof that my son Caleb loves it!


Also please check out this blog attached to this recipe. She has a wonderful story about why she went vegan.

Groundhog Day

Caleb's world

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Some days, my life seems a lot like the 1993 movie, Groundhog Day. It’s about a weatherman who wakes up one morning to find himself repeating yesterday. Life can feel like that when you are raising an Autistic child. You … Continue reading