Supporting Portland's Vegan, Vegetarian, and Veg-curious Community

Master Veg

Master VEG Resources: Health


Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy, Plant-Based Diet
By Brenda Davis & Vesanto Melina (2000)
Everything you want to know about the nutritional aspects of adopting a vegan diet.

The New Becoming Vegetarian: The Essential Guide to a Health Vegetarian Diet
By Vesanto Melina & Brenda Davis (2003)
All the nutritional aspects of adopting a vegetarian diet.

A Basic Course in Vegetarian & Vegan Nutrition
By George Eisman (2006)
Learn all the basics about veg nutrition, from protein & iron to minerals & fatty acids.

Eat Right, Live Longer
By Dr. Neal Barnard, founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)(1997)
Shows how a vegan diet can contribute to longevity, strength, and vitality.

Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes
By Dr. Neal Barnard (2007)
Diet has a huge impact on diabetes.

The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter’s 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan That Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds
By Rip Esselstyn (2009)
A whole foods diet plan by former athlete-turned firefighter (and son of famed health expert Dr. Caldwell B. Essylsten).

The Thrive Diet: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life
By Brendan Brazier (2008)
A long-term eating plan based on whole foods, especially for the sports-minded.

The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted & the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health
By Dr. T. Colin Campbell & Thomas M. Campbell (2005)
"This exhaustive presentation of the findings from the China Study conclusively demonstrates the link between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer."

Healthy at 100: The Scientifically-Proven Secrets of the World's Healthiest & Longest-Lived Peoples
By John Robbins (2006)
Explores 4 cultures that have healthy, long-lived elders and extrapolates what they're doing that works, and how we can do it, too.


Vegetarian Diets (2009)
"It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases."


Articles & resources for the healthy vegan, maintained by Jack Norris, R.D.
A great blog for those interested in plant-based diets.

A New Food Guide for North American Vegetarians (2003)
A food guide for those following some type of veg diet. From the American Dietetic Association.

PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine)
Information and resources about the connection between diet and health (promotes a vegan lifestyle).

The Cancer Project
An independent, separately incorporated affiliate of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, the Cancer Project advances cancer prevention and survival through nutrition education and research.

Vegetarian Resource Group
An excellent site for health & nutrition info. Includes articles, recipes & lots of helpful resources.