Best plant-based, weight loss and disease reversal nutrition books

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written by Nina Shantel, blog:, published January 3, 2023

When I was in severe pain with erythromelalgia and Raynaud’s, I spent every free moment reading books and articles, and watching videos to figure out what could be the culprit of my pain, and how to heal my body. The following disease reversal, plant-based, vegan, how-to books are my favorites. I am now pain-free from applying the knowledge and following the advice from these brilliant individuals.

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The BEST evidence-based, plant-based nutrition books on what causes disease

The China Study,” by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, is a book that every physician, nurse and person should read. It goes into detail about large studies and what they found: why certain parts of the world were sicker, and some were virtually disease-free.

Whole” is another fantastic book by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, that explains nutrition in detail, why it’s important to eat whole foods, not isolated nutrients, and how the pharmaceutical companies, medical establishments, and food industries shape government policies and conceal the cause of why people become ill.

Dr. Greger’s book titled, “How to Survive a Pandemic” should have been titled, “Foods that Cause Sudden Death and Chronic Disease: a Guide to Prevent the Next Pandemic.” This book discusses what goes on in slaughter houses and explains that there is no such thing as clean or healthy meat, chicken, eggs, fish, or pork because they all contain bacteria, viruses, hormones and endotoxins, which cannot be cooked off.

Animal foods are the causes of past pandemics: bats contain coronaviruses and chickens contain influenza, which get transmitted to other animals and humans.

To prevent future pandemics, people need to stop eating, transporting and handling animals. He provides specific information on what needs to be done to prevent future pandemics to avoid total destruction of our planet and the human species.

Dr. Greger provides sources and alerts the general public to what ranchers already know and hide: the way animals are held and killed for meat is dangerous, disgusting, filthy and harmful to the environment and humans; the only thing the meat and dairy industries care about is making as much money as possible.

The BEST plant-based book for diabetes with recipes

Mastering Diabetes” is an excellent book for diabetics. It explains, in easy to understand language, what causes insulin resistance and how to reverse it. If you are a Type-1 diabetic, don’t dismiss this book; it will show you how to add more carbohydrates to your diet, while reducing the amount of insulin you need to administer.

There are recipes included in the back of the book, but they didn’t look tasty to me, and I’ve tried some of their other recipes from their website, which I didn’t care for. Buy the book for the valuable information, not the recipes.

The BEST plant-based book for hormonal issues with recipes

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Your Body in Balance,” by Dr. Neal Barnard, is a wonderfully written book. He writes the way he speaks, in simple terms that makes sense. He explains why hormones like testosterone goes to low, and estrogen gets elevated, and how to modify your diet to optimize health.

By changing one’s diet to the plant-based diet he proposes, his patients were able to get pregnant and no longer require surgery. I did not try any of recipes from this book because the recipes I’ve tried off his website were not to my liking (maybe I’m picky). Buy the book for the life-saving information.

The BEST plant-based book for disease reversal (for those who like pasta & bread)

The Starch Solution” by Dr. McDougall, is a book I recommend to people who love bread, white rice and pasta and don’t want to give up these tasty, starchy carbohydrates. Dr. McDougall’s starch-based diet has allowed people to lose tons of pounds, and reverse diseases (even Lupus and MS); some of the recipes taste good too.

The BEST vegan, low-fat, plant-based, oil-free cookbook

The High-Five Diet is a compilation of nutritional information I learned from the above books (and numerous others), my story of food allergies, getting Type-1 diabetes in my 30’s, and two additional autoimmune conditions: Raynaud’s and erythromelalgia years later. I share what worked and didn’t work for weight loss, pain, and insulin resistance. I also include my favorite plant-based, no sugar, vegan recipes. The majority of the recipes are low-fat, gluten-free and oil-free.

The BEST vegan, whole food, plant-based, dessert cookbook

Slimming Dairy-Free Smoothies and Desserts is a vegan cookbook with decadent treats made with whole foods, such as nuts and fruit. I do not use flour or sugar in any of the recipes. The majority of the recipes are gluten-free and oil-free.

The BEST plant-based gut health book with recipes

Fiber Fueled” is an excellent book for those with gut issues. Dr. Bulsiewicz, a gastroenterologist, explains why fiber is essential to gut health and disease reversal. There are recipes in the back of this book, but they are higher in fat (I eat a low-fat diet) so I’ve never tried them, buy they look delicious.

The BEST plant-based book with recipes for athletes

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For anyone into fitness who doesn’t have a medical condition or is on medication,* who wants to learn how to gain strength, increase speed and agility, and reduce recovery time, “The Plant Based Athlete,” explains which foods to eat and which foods to avoid. It also provides many stories from an array of athletes, from body builders to Olympians, and what they eat to excel.

*If someone is on medication, then a stricter diet with less fat and the omission of processed foods like protein powders, is advised.

There are lots of recipes included The Plant-Based Athlete book, but I didn’t make any of those recipes, either because they didn’t appeal to me, they include dried fruit or processed foods like powders, or are high in fat (the book claims that athletes need a higher fat intake). Nevertheless, these recipes are superior in nutrition and taste compared to what most athletes currently eat, and are certain to boost blood flow, endurance, overall wellness and reduce the risk of disease.

Best book about the safety of GMO’s

Seeds of Deception by Jeffrey M. Smith explains that GMOs, genetically engineered foods, have been proven to be harmful to humans, animals, plants and the environment.

He explains which foods have been genetically modified, why GMO’s are allowed in the US and banned in Europe, how they can cause allergic reactions, have caused anaphylaxis & death, may provoke autoimmune attacks, could cause cancer, and why some people and scientists think GMO’s are safe and beneficial.

This book may be available at your library too.


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