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Recommended Books, Videos, and Websites 3/5/05

Most of the books (alphabetized by author) and videos in this list may be found and ordered at www.amazon.com by simply clicking on the title or by copying and pasting the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) into the Amazon book search window.  Prices vary widely and some of the older books cost less than a dollar. The recommended websites (at bottom) are, of course, free.

 

Title

(Click on title to buy at Amazon)

Author

Publication Date

ISBN

Akers, Keith

1989

0399128026

Computer programmer Akers set a new standard with this book by using Nutrient Indexing (nutrient/Calorie analysis)

Allgire, Dick

1997

www.thehawaiichannel.com/food/2926612/

Hawai?i?s KITV-4 health reporter Allgire with some of his TV recipes. Available from the author: dallgire@kitv.com

Eat Right, Live Longer 

Barnard, Neal D. M.D.

1997

0-517-88778-9

Founder and President of the Physician?s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) Neal Barnard explains what?s wrong with the Standard American Diet (SAD) and what to do about it.

Fabulous Beans

 

Bloomfield, Barb

1994| 

0913990175

"The reader is presented a wide range of delicious recipes. They are so many beans with different textures, flavors, and appeal."

The China Study

Campbell, T. Colin, Ph.D

2005

1932100385

"Campbell tells us that most of the diseases that lead Americans to hospitalization and early death come from three things: breakfast, lunch and dinner... He also points out how the government affects our choices and how business influences them."

-Neal Pinckney, Ph.D.

Weimar Institute's Cookbook

Christenson & De Vries

1997 

0785271406

 

"..full of delicious recipes ...endorsed by respected health authorities including Ornish, Pritikin, McDougall, Diehl, T. Colin Campbell."

Food is Elementary

Demas, Ph.D. Antonia

2001 

0967757436

A syllabus for K-12 teachers integrating healthy food into the science, math, and cultural curriculum of the public and private school systems.

The Most Noble Diet: Food Selection and ethics

Eisman, George R.D.

1994 

0961443510

One of the Vegetarian Society of Hawai?i?s most knowledgeable speakers with the scientific scoop on the vegetarian diet and why it works.

Eat to Live  

Fuhrman, Joel, M.D.

2003 

031682945

"Losing weight under Dr. Fuhrman's plan is not about willpower, it is about knowledge. The key to this revolutionary diet is the idea of nutrient density, as expressed by the simple formula Health= Nutrients/Calories."

Carbophobia

Greger, Michael, M.D.

2005

1590560868

"decisively debunks the purported ?science? behind the low-carb claims, documents just how ineffective the Atkins Diet and other low-carb plans have been in producing sustainable weight loss, and lists the known hazards inherent to the diet.

Almost No Fat Holiday Cookbook    

Grogan, Bryanna Clark

1995  

1570670099

"...a very innovative cookbook which really proves that you don't have to feel you're restricted just because you've embarked on a vegetarian / vegan diet."

Nonna's Italian Kitchen

Grogan, Bryanna Clark

1998   

1570670552

"...simply everything you'd need in this book: bread recipes, antipasti, soups, pasta dishes, vegetable dishes, meat-style dishes, desserts (great ice-creams!)... it is an essential to any vegan kitchen!

The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism

  

Harris, William M.D.

1996   

096465380X

"... delivers the underpinnings of a vegetarian diet in the detail that doctors will appreciate, but so understandably that lay readers will be enriched with practical new knowledge."

-Neal Barnard, M.D.

Senior Fitness

Heidrich, Ruth Ph.D.

2005 

1590560744

"...the "other" Dr. Ruth demonstrates that the senior years don?t have to filled with aches and pains. She shows how to dramatically reduce the risk of prostate cancer, varicose veins, osteoporosis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, Alzheimer?s, and a host of other ailments and diseases that can affect older people.""

Race for Life  

Heidrich, Ruth Ph.D.

2000 

193005100X

"... inspiration to lead you to a healthier lifestyle, an autobiographical account of Ruth Heidrich's amazing journey from breast cancer.. to radiant health through a low-fat vegan diet and extensive fitness training"

Vegan Nutrition: Pure and Simple

Klaper, Michael M.D.

1999  

 0929274237

"...knows his nutrition, knows his medicine, and even knows his foods (the recipes are excellent.) With his kind heart, he shares the best way to save yours."

Pregnancy, Children, and the Vegan Diet 

Klaper, Michael M.D.

1988 

0961424826

"...a prescription that should be on the desk of every obstetrician and pediatrician and should be read by all new mothers and fathers, and anyone else interested in maximizing their health and longevity."

-Neal Barnard, M.D.

The Pleasure Trap

Lisle, Douglas, Ph.D. Alan Goldhamer, D.C.

2003   

1570671508

"...boldy challenges conventional wisdom about sickness and unhappiness in today's contemporary culture, and offers groundbreaking solutions for achieving change."

Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money    

Marcus, Erik

2005

0975867903

"...animal agriculture, farmed animal lives, possibilities for reform,..The Health Argument, The Environmental Argument, Animal Testing, etc.. All the ethical dilemmas of animal ag."

Mad Cowboy: Truth from the cattle rancher who won't eat meat

Lyman, Howard

2001

0684854465

"...200 pages full of reasons not to consume animal products...I do not know how anyone that reads this book would ever eat meat again...people need this information."

McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss    

McDougall, John A. M.D.

1995

0452273803

"I lost 40 pounds in 4 months ..I think this is the best diet information available...by far the healthiest, most effective way to lose weight out there."

New McDougall Cookbook    

McDougall, John A. M.D. & Mary McDougall

1997

0452274656

"A great cookbook --- even if you don't cook!...Eating healthy never tasted so good. Meal preparation is easy, fast and uses ingredients that many of us keep on hand. "

Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet

Melina, Vesanto, Brenda Davis

2000

1570671036

"...a wonderful reference for vegans concerned with ?doing it right.? ..helped me make the best decision of my life..a must have for all vegans!"

Proof Positive: How to Reliably Combat Disease and Achieve Optimal Health Through Nutrition and Lifestyle (Hardcover)

Nedley, Neil M.D., David Derose (Editor), John A. Scharffenberg

1999

0966197933

Widely acclaimed book on the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and health, now in its fourth printing.

Luscious Low-Fat Desserts

Oser, Marie

1994

0962256579

Don't Drink Your Milk  

Oski, Frank, M.D.

1992

0945383347

"Want to drink a tall glass of milk from a human you don't know? No...then why drink one from a cow!:

Frank Oski, MD, was the Director, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Eco-Cuisine

Pickarski, Ron

1995

0898156351

"...a really impressive collection of dinners, appetizers and desserts.. color pictures of some of the dishes in the book...a lot of unusual ingredients and methods in sometimes quite complicated recipes but very tasty!"

Healthy Heart Handbook

Pinckney, Neal, Ph.D.

1996

1558743847

"Forget the miracle pills and diets and live longer!! Dr. Pinckney's book makes it easy to understand why many of us are overweight and have health problems. There are no secrets here, just the truth about living well."

Peaceful Palate    

Raymond, Jennifer, M.S.

1996

1570670315

"...just about everything I've tried in this book has been great...the most used & abused cookbook in my kitchen...over 130 pages of tasty recipes designed for optimum health."

The Food Revolution

Robbins, John

2001

1573247022

"The Food Bible...the most essential book about food to date...Robbins presents a ton of data and facts, but he wrote the book in such a way that you will never be bored."

Diet for a New America

Robbins, John

1998

0915811812

" a classic of environmentalist literature and an extraordinary book that changed the lives of untold thousands of people by persuading them to adopt a more environment-friendly diet."

Good Time Eatin' in Cajun Country: Cajun Vegetarian Cooking

Simon, Donna

1995

1570670056

"...lots of vegan breakfasts as well as main meals. Preserves and baking is included as well. Sure is a great way to spice up a veggie menu!"

Delicious Jamaica  

Sobers, Yvonne McCalla

1996

1570670218

"...if you are looking for a great new concept in vegetarian healthy cooking buy this book and share it with someone you love."

MegaHealth

Sorenson, Marc Ed.D.

1995

0871317796

"This is the best book ever written on how the body works, what fuel it requires and what to do to obtain the ideal health availble to the human being...1900 journal article references in this book."

Uncheese Cookbook 

 

Stepaniak, Joanne

2003

1570671516

".giving up dairy is one of the hardest parts of becoming vegan...vegetarians trying to quit cheese will find their salvation here. Joanne's recipes are always easy to read and require short preps...delicious and creative."

Raising Vegetarian Children

Stepaniak, Joanne, Vesanto Melina

2002

0658021559

"The definitive guide to raising vegetarian and vegan kids...beginning with nutrition for breastfeeding moms and continuing through introducing solids and feeding picky teens."

The Animal Connection:  Cancer and Other Diseases from Foods of Animal Origin 

 

Thrash, Agatha M.D./Calvin

1983

0942658043

Agatha, our little ol? country doctor from Uchee Pines, Alabama, one of the favorite VSH speakers in times past, with a book that put out the solution a decade before anyone else knew there was a problem.

Garden Cuisine

Wenner, Paul

1997

0684831783

"Wenner, creator of the Gardenburger, discusses the ethical, health, and environmental benefits of his Garden Plan for a healthier lifestyle, including three weeks of menu plans, a shopping list, and an eight-page list of educational and organizational resources."

Millennium Cookbook  

Westerdahl, John, Ph.D,MPH,R.D. 

1998

0898158990

"Millennium, arguably the best vegetarian restaurant in San Francisco, finally shares its secrets...vegan or carnivore, people love food prepared from these recipes. Sophisticated and complex, the dishes cover the globe in style."

Videos

Date/Running time

The Witness

".. a unique, 43-minute documentary ... may be the most important and persuasive film about animals ever made. And one that most Americans will not see unless mainstream TV's programmers find the backbone to run it."

www.tribeofheart.org/wit1.htm

2001

43:00

DVD and VHS

 

Peaceable Kingdom

"... The whole time I was watching, I was thinking, They need to show this film to as many people as they possibly can."

www.tribeofheart.org/pk.htm

2003

77:00

DVD and VHS

 

Diet for a New America

"I watched this video in 1997 and haven't consumed meat since. John Robbins provides an excellent introduction to the health, humane and environmental reasons for becoming a vegetarian."

 

1992

ASIN: 6304077602

Maximum Nutrition: Transitioning Towardsa Plant-Based Diet.

"Dr. Greger provides solid advice for achieving optimal health through proper nutrition, and he does so in his uniquely humorous and entertaining way."

Diet for All Reasons

Michael Klaper, M.D.

"...clearly demonstrates how and why the foods we eat can either support our health or contribute to disease. The logic of this convincing video is sure to change the way you think about food."

 www.vegsource.com/klaper/mail_order.htm

Recommended Websites

URL  (Uniform Resource Locator)

American Vegan Society

www.americanvegan.org

Farm Sanctuary

www.farmsanctuary.org/

Farm Animal Reform Movement

www.farmusa.org/

Healing Heart (Neal Pinckney, Ph.D.)

www.kumu.org/

Michael Greger, M.D.

www.veganMD.org

North American Vegetarian Society

www.navs-online.org

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

www.peta.org

Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine

www.pcrm.org

Toronto Vegetarian Society

www.veg.ca

VegSource

www.vegsource.com

Vegan Outreach

www.veganoutreach.org

Download a self calculating Vegan Diet Questionnaire for MS Excel 97

www.vegsource.com/harris/download.htm

Download the complete USDA SR13 Nutrient database for MS Excel 97

www.vegsource.com/harris/food_comp.htm

 




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