The Science

There is a lot of noise out there about about what is right for nutrition and health. We want to cut through that noise and bring you the science straight from the sources.

It’s important to be informed when it comes to your health; and if you’re a health professional, it’s even more important for those who rely on you.

We don’t think you’ll need much convincing that a whole-foods plant-based diet is the best for humans after reading some of these studies.

Peruse through this page and even our Other Recommended Media page for more information.


The Lifestyle Medicine site does a great job of cataloguing the evidence that supports the efficacy of Lifestyle Medicine. So go there for a more comprehensive list of studies and articles.


Well-Known Studies we have Found Helpful

The Esselstyn Plant-Based Diet for Coronary Heart Disease
Portfolio Diet
Ornish Diet

The Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease was approved by Medicare in 2011 and many private insurers have followed suit. They use all the tenets of Lifestyle Medicine in the program. References below.

Dr T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. and The China Study

The China Project – explanation and some data

The LYON Diet Heart Study
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets vs ADA Diet for Type 2 Diabetes by PCRM
Nurse’s Health Study
Adventist Health Study
EPIC Study

EPIC stands for: European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. It is a large cohort study in Europe, involving over half a million participants, that looks at the relationship between cancer and nutrition, in addition to other chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease.

There are many papers that have come from this work, below are a couple. If you type “EPIC” into a PubMed or Google Scholar search you’ll find more.