Below are some resources for research and evidence to support the effectiveness of a whole food plant based diet:
Dr. Dean Ornish – The Spectrum
Heart angiogram before & after a whole food plant based diet – no stent, no bypass surgery. This is not an isolated case.
www.ornish.com/proven-program/nutrition and www.ornish.com/proven-program/the-research/
Ornish Lifestyle Medicine has been scientifically proven to reverse the progression of even severe coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and high blood pressure as well as to slow, stop, or even reverse the progression of early-stage prostate cancer in a series of randomized controlled trials published in leading peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Michael Greger
Preventing and treating chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke with diet and lifestyle changes is not just safer but may be dramatically more effective. Watch this video for more information: www.nutritionfacts.org/video/eliminating-90-of-heart-disease-risk/
Dr. Neal Barnard
Lifestyle choices, including a healthful diet and exercise, may prevent four out of five heart attacks, according to an article published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers assessed five modifiable health factors among 20,721 men for 11 years. Those who avoided smoking, had moderate alcohol intake, exercised, had the least amount of belly fat, and consumed the most fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes had an 86 percent lower risk for a heart attack, compared with those who did not meet these criteria.
Dr. T. Colin Campbell
For decades Dr. T. Colin Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition education and research. Dr. Campbell’s expertise and scientific interests encompass relationships between diet and diseases, particularly the causation of cancer. His legacy, the China Project, is one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted.
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease is based on the groundbreaking results of his twenty-year nutritional study. It illustrates that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent the progression of heart disease but can also reverse its effects.
Within months of starting the program, all Dr. Esselstyn’s patients began to improve dramatically, and twenty years later, they remain free of symptoms. This group includes a number of patients who had been told by their cardiologists that they had less than a year to live.