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Eat a Colorful, Fresh, Raw/Steamed, Whole, Living, Organic, Plant-Based Diet and

Achieve Nutritional Excellence!

This Page Highlights Doctors Who Support a Plant-Based Diet
including direct links to each doctor's website
where you will discover a wealth of information.

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Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD   Flemington, New Jersey

Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD, FACS   Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP, IBCLC   Santa Monica, California

Dr. John A. McDougall, MD
   Santa Rosa, California

Dr. T. Colin Campbell  New York

Dr. Neal Barnard, MD  Washington, D.C.

Dr. Michael Klaper, MD  Manhatten Beach, California

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. 
Flemington, New Jersey

Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods.

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to live the rest of your life in pain or on medication. You can reverse disease, reduce high blood pressure, lose unwanted weight, lower your cholesterol levels, prevent heart disease and cancer, and improve your health - all without relying on drugs and fad diets. The importance of good nutrition is emphasized in Dr. Fuhrman's dietary program, Eat To Live. Dr. Fuhrman offers advanced nutritional advice based on scientific research.


Jay Gordon, M.D. 
Santa Monica, California

Dr. Gordon has been treating patients at his private practice for 25 years. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at UCLA School of Medicine. He is a frequent medical commentator and media resource on pediatric issues, appearing on television, in magazines, and newspapers.

In the middle of his residency training, pediatrician Jay Gordon took an unusual step. Deciding that he needed greater knowledge about nutrition, vitamins, and alternative medicine in order to practice medicine the way he wanted to, Dr. Gordon took a Senior Fellowship in Pediatric Nutrition at Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York City. After his residency at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Dr. Gordon joined the teaching attending faculty at UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell  Read More>>
New York

For more than forty years, Dr. T. Colin Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Project, is the most 
comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted.  Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of
Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. He has more than seventy grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding and authored more than 300 research papers and coauthor of the bestselling the book, The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health.

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I want to draw your attention to this important petition that I recently signed: "Support Academic Freedom," initiated by Dr. T. Colin Campbell. I really think this is an important cause, and I'd like to encourage you to add your signature too. It's free, and it takes less than a minute of your time. Thanks. [info. below] -Doug Hines

Maintain Academic Freedom for Plant-Based Nutrition:

Some of you may know that a course Dr. Campbell formerly taught to Cornell Undergraduates was pulled from the course catalog in 2005, without explanation or the opportunity for discussion. That course was NS200 - Vegetarian Nutrition, and had been taught by Dr. Campbell for a number of years with very good feedback from the students. The faculty member who made the decision to pull the course has strong ties to the dairy industry, and has never offered any explanation for his decision or opportunity for discussion. Dr. Campbell has tried to resolve this internally at Cornell for the last year, with little to no success. 

The time has come to appeal to the Cornell Administration with outside involvement. The T. Colin Campbell Foundation has created an internet petition at . We ask you to sign this petition and to send it to as many supporters of plant-based nutrition and academic freedom that you can think of. We cannot allow such a flagrant breach of integrity to determine what information is permitted and what is censored for students, especially at an institution such as Cornell. 

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Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. M.D. 
Cleveland, Ohio

Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., MD, specializes in reversing advanced heart disease through dietary intervention. He serves as a cardiac specialist at the Cleveland Clinic and is the author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

A groundbreaking program backed by the irrefutable results from Dr. Esselstyn’s 20-year study proving changes in diet and nutrition can actually cure heart disease

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women. But, as Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., a former internationally known surgeon, researcher and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic, explains in this book it can be prevented, reversed, and even abolished. Dr. Esselstyn argues that conventional cardiology has failed patients by developing treatments that focus only on the symptoms of heart disease, not the cause.

Based on the groundbreaking results of his 20-year nutritional study—the longest study of its kind ever conducted—this book explains, with irrefutable scientific evidence, how we can end the heart disease epidemic in this country forever by changing what we eat. Here, Dr. Esselstyn convincingly argues that a plant-based, oil-free diet cannot only prevent and stop the progression of heart disease, but also reverse its effects.


John A. McDougall, M.D. 
Santa Rosa, California

Physician and nutrition expert who teaches better health through a vegetarian cuisine, John A. McDougall, M.D. has been studying, writing and "speaking out" about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 30 years.

Dr. McDougall believes that people should look, feel great and enjoy optimal health for a lifetime. Unfortunately, many people compromise their health unknowingly through poor dietary habits.

Dr. McDougall is the founder and medical director of the nationally renowned McDougall Program, a ten-day, residential program located at a luxury resort in Santa Rosa, CA -- a place where medical miracles occur through proper diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. McDougall has cared for thousands of patients over almost 3 decades of medical practice and has run a highly successful live-in program for more than 20 years. Dr. McDougall has developed a nourishing, low-fat, starch-based diet that not only promotes a broad range of dramatic and lasting health benefits such as weight (fat) loss, but most importantly can also reverse serious illness, such as heart disease, without drugs.


Neal Barnard, M.D. 
Washington, D.C.

Neal D. Barnard, M.D., is a nutrition researcher, author, and health advocate. As an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Barnard conducts studies on the role of nutrition in diabetes, obesity, and lipid
management, among other health issues. His most recent clinical trial, funded by the National Institutes of Health, established the value of a novel dietary program for type 2 diabetes and set a new standard for dietary approaches to this increasingly common condition.

A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is often a grim precursor to heart disease, kidney failure, stroke, nervous system damage, and other life-threatening complications. But a new book by nutrition researcher Neal Barnard, M.D., says it doesn't have to be that way. Based on his own recently published

research, Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes outlines a powerful new nutritional approach - a low-fat vegan diet - that can help many patients cut their blood sugars, improve their insulin sensitivity, and reduce - if not eliminate - their medications.

Michael Klaper, MD
Manhatten Beach, California

Dr. Klaper believes strongly that proper nutrition and a balanced lifestyle are essential for health, and in many cases make the difference between healing an illness or merely treating the symptoms.

Dr. Michael Klaper graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine in Chicago in 1972. He served his medical internship at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia, Canada, and took additional training in surgery, anesthesiology, orthopedics and obstetrics at the University of California Hospitals in San Francisco.

As Dr. Klaper's medical career progressed, he began to realize that many of the diseases his patients brought to his office - clogged arteries (atherosclerosis), high blood pressure (hypertension), obesity, adult onset diabetes, and even some forms of arthritis, asthma, and other significant illnesses - were made worse, or actually caused by, the high-fat, overly processed, Standard American Diet (S.A.D.). This prompted him to undertake a serious study of the link between diet and disease, eventually leading him to implement nutritionally-based therapies in his practice.

To further the education of physicians and other health professionals about the importance of nutrition in clinical practice, Dr. Klaper serves as the Director of the non-profit Institute of Nutrition Education and Research.

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