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Books

  • The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner (2012) – purchase HERE
  • Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D. (2007) – purchase HERE
  • 21 Ways to Be Healthier in 30 Days or Less: Healthy Isn’t a Goal, It’s a Way of Living by Pamela Clark Famisaran (2019) – purchase HERE
  • How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM (2015) – purchase HERE
  • How Not to Diet: The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss by Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM (2019) – purchase HERE
  • In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan (2009) – purchase HERE
  • The Alzheimer’s Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age by Dean Sherzai, M.D. and Ayesha Sherzai, M.D. (2017) – purchase HERE
  • Goodbye Diabetes by Wes Youngberg, M.D. (2013) – purchase HERE

Websites

  • Blue Zones; presents research and information about the world’s longest-living populations; www.bluezones.com
  • Forks Over Knives; provides resources to make a plant-based lifestyle easy and enjoyable; www.forksoverknives.com
  • National Institutes of Health; easy-to-read descriptions of diseases and public health and biomedical research in English and Spanish; www.nih.gov
  • Team Sherzai; Loma Linda University medical doctors providing simple steps to long-term health and wellness, focusing especially on the brain and plant-based solutions; www.teamsherzai.com

Films and Documentaries

  • Food, Inc. (2008), directed by Robert Kenner
  • Forks Over Knives (2011), directed by Lee Fulkerson
  • What the Health (2017), directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn

Studies

  • “Antidiabetic effects of Momordica charantia (bitter melon) and its medicinal potency,” Baby Joseph, Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013 – access HERE
  • “Leaf Protein and Mineral Concentrations across the “Miracle Tree” Genus Moringa,” Mark E. Olson, Renuka P. Sankaran, Jed W. Fahey, Michael A. Grusak, David Odee, Wasif Nouman, PloS ONE, Vol. 11, No. 7, 2016 – access HERE
  • Momordica charantia Extract Induces Apoptosis in Human Cancer Cells through Caspase- and Mitochondria-Dependent Pathways,” Chia-Jung Li, Shih-Fang Tsang, Chun-Hao Tsai, Jong-Ho Chyuan, and Hsue-Yin Hsu, Evid Based Complement Alternat Med, 2012 – access HERE
  • “Moringa Isothiocyanate Activates Nrf2: Potential Role in Diabetic Nephropathy,” David Cheng, Linbo Gao, Shan Su, Davit Sargsyan, Renyi Wu, Ilya Raskin, and Ah-Ng Kong, The AAPS Journal, Vol. 21, No. 31, 2009 – access HERE
  • Moringa oleifera: A Food Plant with Multiple Medicinal Uses,” Farooq Anwar, Sajid Latif, Muhammad Ashraf, and Anwarul Hassan Gilani, Phytotherapy Research, Vol 21, 2007 – access HERE
  • Moringa oleifera: Benefits in Nutrition and Health,” W. Cordier, E.S. du Toit, and V. Steenkamp, Plant Extracts, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2013 – access HERE
  • “Nutraceutical or Pharmacological Potential of Moringa oleifera Lam.,” Xianjuan Kou, Julia B. Olayanju, Justin M. Drake, Ning Chen, Nutrients, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2018 – access HERE
  • “Wild bitter gourd improves metabolic syndrome: A preliminary dietary supplementation trial,” Chung-Huang Tsai, Emily Chin-Fun Chen, Hsin-Sheng Tsay, and Ching-jang Huang, Nutrition Journal, Vol. 11, 2012 – access HERE

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