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Craig G. Hurwitz, M.D.

Plant Based Nutrition - REFErences

  1. The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell PhD with Thomas M. Campbell II MD, BenBella Books, 2005.  Praise from Dean Ornish, MD- “Everyone in the field of nutrition science stands on the shoulders of Dr. Campbell, who is one of the giants in the field. This is one of the most important books about nutrition ever written.”

  2. Campbell, T. Colin, PhD- “Resolving the Health Care Crisis.”  In this 18 minute Ted Talk Dr. Campbell summarizes what he feels are major principles of nutrition and the powerful difference that nutrition can make in our lives. The Ted Talks are offered by a non-profit organization to spread important ideas.

  3. Esselstyn, Caldwell, MD-  In this 20 minute Ted Talk he summarizes his ground breaking work with patients who have severe coronary artery disease.

  4. Ornish, Dean MD,  Website

  5. Hu, Frank B. Red meat consumption and mortality, Archives Internal Medicine, Published online March 12, 2012. This extensive analysis used data from two very large studies of men and women who filled out questionnaires about health and diet. Eating red meat was associated with a sharply increased risk of death from cancer and heart disease. A daily serving of processed meat carried an even bigger risk.

  6. “Cutting Red Meat Could Add Life Years, Study Suggests”, ABC news, March 12, 2012. ABC interviewed Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, the lead author of #5 above. “I think the public health message is pretty straightforward,” said Hu. “We should switch from a red meat-based diet to a plant-based diet with healthier protein choices.”

  7. Esselstyn, Caldwell,  MD,  Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Questions and Answers,

  8. Chapter 3 Turning Off Cancer p43-67, The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell PhD with Thomas M. Campbell II MD, BenBella Books, 2005. 

  9. Ornish, Dean MD - “What is Good For You is Good For the Planet." In this 20 minute Ted Talk Dr. Ornish summarizes his research and health philosophy. He is the founder and president of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute Sausalito,  California.

  10. Cooper, GM. The Development and Causes of Cancer, 2000. NCBI Bookshelf. A service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

  11. New Studies Ask, “What is a Gene?”, Journal Watch (November 15, 2012). The ENCODE project has determined that 80% of the human genome is important for normal gene expression. “ Human disease is a function not just of the structure of one or more genes but also of many different forces that control gene expression.”

  12. PLANEAT, DVD 2011. This documentary inspires us to eat healthy and protect the environment. There is a backdrop of world famous chefs preparing healthy choices.   In addition to Dr. T Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Professor Gidon Eshel demonstrates how our food choices contribute to “global warming, wasteful land use and lifeless oceans.” There is a backdrop of world famous chefs preparing healthy choices.

  13. Healthcare, CNN Television special 3/10/2013

  14. Ornish, Dean, Weidner, G. et al. “Intensive Lifestyle Changes May Affect The Progression of Prostate Cancer, The Journal of Urology Vol 174 (2005): 1065-1069

  15. Ornish, Dean,  Magbanua, M.J. et al. “Changes in prostate gene expression in men undergoing an intensive nutrition and lifestyle intervention, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol 105 (2008): 8369-8374

  16. Increased telomerase activity and comprehensive lifestyle changes: a pilot study,  Lancet Oncology Vol  9 (Nov. 2008): 1048-57

  17. Telomerase and the benefits of healthy living, Lancet Oncology Vol 9 (Nov. 2008): 1023-1024

  18. Short Telomeres Are Associated with Excess Cancer Incidence and Mortality, Journal Watch (July 20, 2010)

  19. Forks Over Knives, DVD 2011. This is a powerful, very influential documentary. It is the story of the outstanding researchers and doctors behind a whole-foods, plant-based diet and their patients’ stories. There are other pertinent stories.

  20.  Forks Over Knives, The Extended Interviews, DVD 2012. This outstanding DVD shows extremely   informative, extended interviews with Dr. T Colin Campbell, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, and others.   It is like being in a classroom with a great teacher.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                



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Plant Based Nutrition (PBN):

  1. Introduction

  2. Coronary Artery Disease and PBN

  3. Cancer and PBN

  4. References & Websites