Vegan for health

I went plant-based in 2010 due to the fact that it is the food I like the most. In 2018 I have become a flexitarian, however, I might going fully vegan again. There are usually three main reasons why people go plant-based; health, environment and humanitarian.

Let us look at some of the people involved in nutrition research in the US. If you have any of the diseases mentioned please consult your physician.

Professor Emeritus T. Colin Campell, Cornell University

Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. His expertise and scientific interests encompass relationships between diet and diseases, particularly the causation of cancer. He has more than 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding and authored more than 300 research papers.

Campbell was one of the lead scientists of the China–Cornell–Oxford Project on diet and disease, set up in 1983 by Cornell University, the University of Oxford, and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine to explore the relationship between nutrition and cancer, heart, and metabolic diseases. It is one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted. The New York Times has recognized the study as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology”.

He co-authored the book “The China Study” in 2005, which gave us a simple but powerful answer: Eat a diet based on whole, plant-based food, and dramatically reduce your risk of a broad spectrum of diseases. In December 2016 there comes a revised edition of the book.

He is the founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and the online Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate in partnership with eCornell.

Below are a slide from his presentation at the PlantPure Summit:

Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr, Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and at St. George’s Hospital in London. The Cleveland Clinic is recognized as one of the top medical centers in the US and the world, particularly in technological and management systems and in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Esselstyn has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1968. During that time, he has served as President of the Staff and as a member of the Board of Governors. He chaired the Clinic’s Breast Cancer Task Force and headed its Section of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery.

Dr. Esselstyn is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He was also president of the American Association of Endocryn Surgeons.

His scientific publications number over 150. In 1995 he published his bench mark long-term nutritional research arresting and reversing coronary artery disease in severely ill patients. That same study was updated at 12 years and reviewed beyond twenty years in his book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, making it one of the longest longitudinal studies of its type.

He became the first recipient of the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine in 2005. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association in 2009, and in 2013 he received Yale University GEORGE H.W. BUSH ’48 LIFETIME OF LEADERSHIP AWARD.

Dr. Hyman is the Medical Director at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine. He recommends an animal protein-powered low-carb paleo diet.

Dr. Michael Greger,

Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine. He is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. 

Currently he serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is the founder of and a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine,

The goal of is to present you and your doctor with the results of the latest in peer-reviewed nutrition and health research, presented in a way that is easy to understand.


His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. Here he reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.


Join award-winning filmmaker Michal Siewierski on his three-year journey to expose the truth about our food choices. It explores the impact that food choices have on people’s health, the health of our planet and on the lives of other living species. Featuring interviews with 28 world-renowned experts, including Dr. T Colin Campbell, Joe Cross, Dr. John McDougall, Capitan Paul Watson, Dr. Michael Greger, Rich Roll, Dr. Richard Oppenlander, Dr Toni Bark and several others.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates



Published by Kirsti Sandgren

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