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Online courses

NutritionCME: free Continuing Medical Education credits 

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (USA)

Free, non-commercial nutrition continuing education credits for healthcare professionals from PCRM delivered in video format, covering the role nutrition plays in brain health, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and more, with an emphasis on plant-based nutrition for disease prevention, management and even reversal.

 

  • Dates: Enrol any time

  • Target audience: Healthcare sector professionals and students

  • Location: Online, open to students globally

Details: nutritioncme.org

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Certificate in plant-based nutrition

 

T Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in partnership with eCornell (USA) 

Delivered by 20+ leading medical and dietetic experts, this online certificate program is based on the groundbreaking research of Cornell Professor Emeritus T. Colin Campbell, PhD, bestselling co-author of The China Study and Whole (see Books section below).

  • Dates: Enrol any time

  • Target audience: Any discipline (students may come from the healthcare sector or other background)

  • Location: Online, open to students globally

 

Details: nutritionstudies.org/courses/plant-based-nutrition

Plant-based nutrition: a sustainable diet for optimal health  

Winchester University (UK)

Winchester University and Plant Based Health Professionals UK have collaborated to create the UK’s first plant-based nutrition university course. Delivered online, it is open to health professionals and nutrition enthusiasts from anywhere in the world, with CPD accreditation available via  the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

 

  • Dates: Runs 3 times per year; see website for upcoming course dates and enrolment deadlines

  • Target audience: Any discipline (students may come from the healthcare sector or other background)

  • Location: Online, open to students globally

Details: plantbasedhealthprofessionals.com/pbn-course

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Websites

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (USA)

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a US non-profit led by DFN International Advisor Dr Neal Barnard with his team of nutrition and preventive medicine experts and researchers. Their site contains a wealth of resources for healthcare practitioners and the public. This includes the 21-day Vegan Kickstart online program and app that provides meal plans, recipes and expert advice to help people adopt a health-enhancing plant-based diet. 

NutritionFacts.org (USA)

Run by Dr Michael Greger, the NutritionFacts.org website presents the results of peer-reviewed research on an ever-expanding range of health and nutrition topics. With videos, transcripts, blog posts, downloads and an accompanying podcast, Dr Greger provides a vast library of referenced information in a way that is easy to understand for healthcare professionals and laypeople alike.

The Plantrician Project (USA)

The Plantrician Project is a US non-profit working to educate, equip and empower physicians and healthcare practitioners with knowledge about the indisputable benefits of plant-based nutrition. Co-founded by DFN's International Advisory Council member Dr Scott Stoll, they focus on upskilling healthcare professionals with resources to inform and inspire their patients to shift from the Western industrialised diet to a life-changing, whole-food, plant-based way of living.

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Plant Based Health Professionals UK

Plant Based Health Professionals UK is a non-profit led by DFN's International Advisor Dr Shireen Kassam dedicated to the promotion of plant-based nutrition and other lifestyle interventions for optimal health and well-being. In addition, to practicing conventional medicine, we are passionate about promoting health and well-being through lifestyle interventions, including plant-based nutrition, physical exercise and stress management.

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Plant Based Health Australia (AU)​

Plant Based Health Australia is run by Dr Malcolm Mackay and nutritionist Jenny Cameron, both of whom DFN are proud to have on our Advisory Council. Their website provides links to evidence-based information and practical advice on whole food plant-based diets for health, with an Australian focus.

Physicians Association for Nutrition (PAN) International

 

The Physicians Association for Nutrition (PAN) International is a charity headquartered in Germany that aims to raise awareness among health professionals, the general public and policymakers about the role of whole food plant-based nutrition in promoting good health and preventing and treating disease.

 

Films

code blue 

 

code blue (2018) follows passionate US physician, Dr Saray Stancic, as she reflects upon her journey from a multiple sclerosis diagnosis to wellness through the adoption of lifestyle medicine. Dr Stancic introduces the viewer to expert physicians and scientists who are paving the way to make meaningful and necessary change in our healthcare environment, and in turn, empowering audiences to stand up and reclaim control of their health.

Diet Fiction

Diet Fiction (2019) takes the viewer through the world of diet and weight loss as film-maker Michal Siewierski uncovers common misconceptions and debunks misleading information about dieting and health. The film features 28 world class experts in weight loss, nutrition and health, exposing the viewer to new disruptive ideas and science-based evidence with the potential to promote long term sustainable weight loss and improved health.

Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives (2011) traces the discoveries of Dr T Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. Through separate paths they reach the same startling conclusion: chronic diseases including heart disease and type 2 diabetes can almost always be prevented – and in many cases reversed – by adopting a whole food plant-based diet. Available on Netflix.

Eating You Alive

Featuring leading medical minds, Hollywood talent, gourmet chefs, passionate bloggers and transformed people from around the world, Eating You Alive (2016) takes a scientific look at the causes of chronic disease, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information and how we can use whole food plant-based nutrition to take control of our health one bite at a time.

What The Health

What The Health (2017) is the groundbreaking follow-up to the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. It follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he discovers the link between the consumption of animal products and poor health, and investigates why government and big business don’t want us to know about it. Available on Netflix.

The Game Changers​

The Game Changers (2019) documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports, mixing groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph. Executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan, it follows the story of James Wilks – elite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter – as he travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein, and strength. Now available on VimeoiTunes and Netflix.

 

Books

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The China Study 

In The China Study, T Colin Campbell PhD, and Thomas Campbell MD detail groundbreaking research results showing that a wholefood plant-based diet has the potential to prevent and reverse many chronic diseases. This seminal book presents a clear and concise message of hope as it dispels a multitude of health myths and misinformation. First published in 2005, a revised and expanded edition was published in 2016.

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Undo It! 

Dean Ornish MD has directed revolutionary research proving, for the first time, that lifestyle changes can often reverse – undo! – the progression of many of the most common and costly chronic diseases and even begin reversing ageing at a cellular level. Published in 2019.

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The Alzheimer's Solution

A revolutionary, proven program for reversing the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline from Drs Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, award-winning neurologists and co-directors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, California. Published in 2019.

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How Not to Die

The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, internationally-recognised lecturer, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, Dr Michael Greger, examines 15 top causes of death – heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and more – and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.

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Whole

In Whole, T Colin Campbell explains the science behind the evidence he presented in the China Study, explaining the ways our current scientific paradigm ignores the fascinating complexity of the human body, and exploring why, if we have such overwhelming evidence that everything we think we know about nutrition is wrong, our eating habits haven’t changed.

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Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

The result of a 20-year groundbreaking nutritional study, Dr Caldwell Esselstyn, leading researcher, surgeon and former clinician with the Cleveland Clinic, illustrates how a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent heart disease from progressing, it can also reverse its effects.

Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing

Dr Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes

Before Dr Barnard’s scientific breakthrough, most health professionals believed that once you developed diabetes, you were stuck with it, and could anticipate one health issue after another, from worsening eyesight and nerve symptoms to heart and kidney problems. His research has shown that it is often possible to improve insulin sensitivity and tackle type 2 diabetes by following his step-by-step plan, which includes a plant-based lifestyle, exercise and practical everyday advice. 

Practitioners

DFN is developing a database of healthcare professionals in our region who share our commitment to using whole plant-based food for health. 
 

If you are looking for a plant-based practitioner in your area, you are welcome to contact us and we will provide links to any that we are aware of. 

 

If you are a healthcare practitioner or student in Australia or New Zealand and would like to be in our database of professional contacts, please email us or simply subscribe here, being sure to provide details of your location, occupation, areas of specialism and approach to nutrition.

 

There are also several existing sites containing plant-based practitioner listings that may be of interest. Please note that these external sites are not curated or maintained by DFN:

 

 
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