Campbell, T. Colin (www.thechinastudy.com) in his book "The China Study" published in 2005, he details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The book also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities and opportunistic scientists. The New York Times has recognized the study as the "Grand Prix of epidemiology" and the "most comprehensive large study ever undertaken on the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease".
Esselstyn Jr., Caldwell B. (http://www.vegsource.com/news/tags/caldwell esselstyn) This site will give you full information on this extraordinary doctor and in particular his highly successful efforts in targeting heart disease with a plant-based diet, cutting out oil, meat, fish, and all but a few nonfat dairy products.
Fuhrman, Joel (www.drfuhrman.com) is a board certified family physician that specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He is a proponent of a primarily plant based foods diet and encourages the commencement of such a diet as early in life as possible. His most recent books include "Eat to Live" and "Disease-Proof Your Child". In addition to a wealth of information on nutrition there is a member site where people can ask nutritional questions, get recipes and keep track of medical care and their progress toward better health. Dr. Fuhrman's blog is www.diseaseproof.com.
McDougall, John (www.drmcdougall.com) has been studying and writing about the impact of nutrition on disease for over thirty years. He is a believer in the health benefits of plant based foods. Dr. McDougall leads a ten day live-in program at his Health Center in Santa Rosa, California to inform participants and get them started on his program of healthy eating and living.
Ornish, Dean (www.pmri.org) founded The Preventative Research Institute. The Institute's Lifestyle Modification Program addresses the underlying causes of disease to prevent and cure illnesses. The core components of the program are: (1) a very low-fat, whole foods diet, (2) moderate exercise, (3) stress management techniques, and (4) support groups.
EXPERTS ON DIETARY LINK WITH THE ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH
Robins, John (www.foodrevolution.org) walked away from Baskin-Robbins and the immense wealth it represented to "pursue the deeper American Dream... the dream of a society that is truly healthy, practicing a wise and compassionate stewardship of a balanced ecosystem." His latest book is "The Food Revolution: How your diet can help save your life and the world."
Fruits (www.askdrsears.com) This site gives top ten fruits, 31 favorite fruits and the nutrients they contain and more...
Vegetarian (www.vegsource.com) This site is loaded with information on vegetables. It also contains the latest in news and expert opinions on nutrition.
INSTITUTES OFFERING WELLNESS PROGRAMS
The Hippocrates Health Institute (www.hippocratesinst.org) proposes a living-foods diet rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins. The vegetarian regimen supplies the oxygen, enzymes, alkalinity and bioelectrical charges vital to cellular health. Forty years ago the now famous Ann Wigmore started the program based on the Hippocrat wisdom, "Let Food Be Our Medicine". Ms. Wigmore pioneered the health benefits of wheat grass juice.
The Optimum Health Institute (www.optimumhealth.org) offers a holistic, mind-body-spirit approach program to achieving optimum health. It is a comprehensive educational program focused on dietary practices, physical and mental cleansing rituals and spiritual work. Raw natural plant foods are the foods of choice.
The Pritikin Longevity Center (www.pritikin.com) ooffers a sound, science-based, integrated approach to wellness that combines lifestyle education, structured exercise and healthy eating that focuses on natural, nutrient rich, high fiber foods.
ORGANIZATIONS FACILITATING WELLNESS
The East Hampton Healthcare Foundation (www.easthamptonhealthcare.org) facilitates the delivery of improved healthcare to all residents of East Hampton by offering a range of physician services, including pediatrics, general internal and specialized adult medicine, paying particular attention to the prevention of illness as well as to diagnosis and treatment of disease.
National Health Association (www.healthscience.org) promotes the benefits of a plant based diet. The Association provides educational materials, educational events and services to thousands of people in the United States, Canada and around the world.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (www.pcrm.org) promotes preventative medicine, conducts clinical research and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research. PCRM is lead by Neal Barnard, M.D. who founded the organization in 1985.