Acknowledgements

The sources of this blog are the works by the following scientific nutrition experts, who have dedicated their lives to the study of food and the effect it has in our health.

Neal Barnard MD, founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). He has authored around 70 scientific papers and written more than 15 books about nutrition. “The Cheese Trap”, his latest work, explains the harmful effects of cheese and why is so difficult to eliminate it from our diet. http://www.pcrm.org/media/experts/neal-barnard

Dean Ornish MD, from the 1970s and throughout the 1990s, Dr. Ornish and colleagues researched the effect of diet and stress in heart disease. The research published in peer review journals became the basis of the Ornish “Programme for reversing Heart Disease”. In 1996 Dr. Ornish and colleagues proved to the whole world that lifestyle changes and a whole foods plant based diets can arrest and reverse heart disease. Bill Clinton follows Dr. Ornish’s programme since 2010, and after his cardiac bypass  implant became clogged again. In 2011 Barak Obama appointed Ornish to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health.  https://www.ornish.com/

Caldwell Esselstyn MD, in 2007 his work published in the book “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease” claims that a Whole Foods Plant Based Diet can prevent and reverse Heart Disease. http://www.dresselstyn.com/site/

Garth Davis MD, author of “Proteinaholic”. After researching the peer reviewed scientific literature on protein and human health, Dr. Davis debunks the myth that animal protein is superior to vegetable protein or even necessary for human beings, and proves that plants contain all the protein we need and it’s even better for our health. http://proteinaholic.com/

Joel Fuhrman MD, has authored several nutrition books, amongst them “Eat to Live”. He has a nutritarian approach to diet, where he classifieds foods according to their nutrient density per calorie, and has created, based on this principle, a health formula. https://www.drfuhrman.com/

John McDougal MD, in 1965 at age 18, he suffered a stroke. He has been a Whole Food Plant Based advocate since the 1970s. He is the author of several books and his latest work is “The Starch Solution”, where he shows that starchy foods have been key in our diets to maintain health, across several different cultures throughout the time. https://www.drmcdougall.com/

Allan Goldhamer D.C. founder of “The True North Health Centre” and co-author with Douglas Lisle Ph.D. of the book “The Pleasure Trap”. A ground breaking work where they explain how we are biologically designed to seek pleasure, avoid pain and energy conservation, and how this determines our relationship with foods in modern times. http://www.healthpromoting.com/

Colin Campbell Ph.D. Biochemist Nutrition and Microbiology. He has authored more than 300 research papers and written three books, amongst them “The China Study”. It’‘s one of the most comprehensive nutritional studies ever conducted. The China Study analysed the diet, lifestyle and disease relationship on randomly chosen, genetically similar, 6500 people of 65 counties of rural China for 20 years. They tested 367 variables and they discovered more than 8000 statistically significant associations between diet, lifestyle and disease. http://nutritionstudies.org/the-china-study/

Michael Greger MD, founder of NutritionFacts.org. and author of “How Not To Die”, where he addresses the top 15 leading causes of death in the US, and shows how to prevent, treat and in most of the cases reverse these chronic diseases. NutritionFacts.org is a non profit organisation, everything on the website is free, with no ads and no corporate sponsorship. Dr Greger and his team of researchers go through every single scientific nutritional study published in English every year, which is a mere 100,000 papers. They show us the best available balance of evidence published in the peer reviewed medical literature, in short videos or an articles.                          https://nutritionfacts.org/video/behind-the-scenes-at-nutritionfacts-org/

Dr. Richard Oppenlander, environmental expert, researcher and founder of the non profit organisation “Inspire Awareness Now”.  He has authored two books about the environment and sustainability, “Comfortably Unaware” and “Food & Sustainability”, where he explains in detail the devastating effect that our society, our way of living and specially our way of eating are having on planet earth.

http://www.inspireawarenessnow.org/

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