The list author says: "As Dr. Neal Barnard says in the foreword to my book, I've read most nutrition books to try to escape a family history that gave my mom, aunt and both sisters breast cancer, and much more.
These healthy vegan books/recipes have saved my life and many others in cooking classes I've taught. Not a guarantee for everyone, but one of my multiple myeloma students lost 120 pounds in 8 months and improved cancer markers. In cultures of the world where they eat the ways outlined in these books, Western diseases are non-existent. Did my 1st marathon last year and continue to place in 5K races for my age group. Protein, calcium and other nutrients are plentiful.
Wanted to add more books, but Amazon only gave the choices I included here. Ruth Heidrich, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Rory Freedman, Kathy Freeston, Robert Cheeke, Brendan Brazier are also awesome authors! Forgive if I've left anyone out, but that's all for now!"
"Got tired of news stories saying you can't eat well on a budget. Not true. :) I just wanted to show you can eat well, quite well on so little if you know where to shop, what to look for and what to buy."
"The guru of reversing heart disease through diet in the US. One of my fav doctors who should be surgeon general. Clinton referred to this doctor in TV interviews when he described how he had lost weight effortlessly and avoided an impending recurring heart procedure."
"A staple of my kitchen for years. And another hero doctor who has quietly been saving many lives through diet changes. Ask your doc how many nutrition classes he/she took in med school, then ask if veggies are right for you!"
"My current fav on weight loss, although anything Drs. Barnard and McDougall have written on weight loss are golden. No counting calories. Great free websites. My cooking class students love the food and often lose weight if they need to."
"Another it-doesn't-take-rocket-science book to lose weight healthfully, without counting calories, without being hungry, and you'll love the food. Especially when you see your health improve. So much easier than surgery or drugs."
"Based on McDougall's successful program he runs in California. When doctors give up on their patients, they often send them here where McDougall creates miracles daily. I get nothing for saying any of this but it's helped me dodge a family history that gave mom, aunt and both sisters breast cancer, and much more. So much easier than having your chest cracked open, taking insulin daily, or chemo."
"The bean-intense way of losing weight on a plant-based diet. Works for some. Others can lose weight successfully eating whole grains as well. But whatever works for flavor, maintaining a healthy weight and exercise endurance."