Top 25 Plant-Based Professionals’ Websites

Plant-Based Professionals' Websites

As the plant-based movement continues to grow, more doctors, nurses, nutritionists, and others are learning the importance of a plant-based lifestyle.

And the more professionals educate themselves about the power of plant foods, the more they seek to share that information with others. As they attempt to reach a wide audience, websites are one of the best mediums to do just that.

Below, you’ll find a list of a number of websites of top plant-based professionals.

This is not an exhaustive list by far, as each year an increasing number of professionals begin to see the value in a plant-based approach and start to share that message with their patients and others.

It is also worth noting, that each professional generally has their own unique approach, so although one approach to plant-based living may not completely resonate with you, another might.

This list will help you to become more familiar with some of the leading plant-based professionals out there who are sharing their wealth of experience on health and plant-based nutrition.

In the process, hopefully you will find an approach to healthy, plant-based eating and living that will work for you – a way of eating that you can sustain in order to maintain a healthy weight and active lifestyle.

Top Plant-Based Professionals’ Websites

1) Forks Over Knives

Associated with the documentary that brings many people to the plant-based path, the Forks Over Knives website features a variety of plant-based recipes as well as articles by various individuals in the plant-based movement. You can find many of the recipes in both the cookbook and the meal planner. The website also has a good “success stories” section too where people share their experiences with plant-based life. Those are always inspiring to read, especially when you’re just starting out.

2) Dr. McDougall’s Health & Medical Center

Author of the Starch Solution, Dr. John McDougall’s website, Dr. McDougall’s Health & Medical Center, provides a wealth of information about healthy plant-based living. A great resource for starch-based eating, on the website you can learn more about the programs they offer along with success stories and numerous oil-free, plant-based recipes. The archived issues of John and Mary McDougall’s Newsletter is also an informative resource, on many different aspects of health, with a vast supply of medical references.

3) Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is lead by Dr. Neal Barnard, author of Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes. Their website focuses on providing information about preventing diabetes as well as many other health topics. To help people get started with plant-based eating, there is a 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program (that’s also available in Spanish). PCRM also helps to provide a way for you to find a plant-based professional in your area, through Plant-Based Doctors online. Be sure to check it out!

4) Center for Nutrition Studies

The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies provides a guide to get started with plant-based living along with oil-free recipes, articles by plant-based professionals and advocates, and a plant-based certificate program. T. Colin Campbell, PhD, author of The China Study and Whole, is a strong advocate for a whole food, plant-based approach to diet and health which you’ll find reflected through the website and his books.

5) Dr. Esselstyn

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease shares how to eat for a healthy heart onDr. Esselstyn’s Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Program. On the website you can find answers to FAQ about a low-fat, oil-free approach to plant-based eating as well as other information about the program.

6) Nutrition Facts

An increasingly popular site, Nutrition Facts was started by Dr. Michael Greger, author of How Not to Die, as a way to share reviews of the latest scientific findings regarding diet and health. Through the site you can become familiar with many individual nutrients and aspects of health.

7) Dr. Dean Ornish

A long-time advocate of plant-based eating and a well-rounded approach to health, Dr. Ornish has covered many areas, especially heart health and the importance of a low-fat diet. Author of numerous books, including his latest co-authored book Undo It!, Dr. Ornish continues to help others through Ornish Lifestyle Medicine.

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8) Joel Fuhrman

Author of Eat to Live, as well as many other books, Dr. Fuhrman encourages people to follow a “nutritarian” approach to plant-based eating, focusing on nutrient-rich, whole plant foods. Greens, beans, and other nutritious foods are at the centre of a nutritarian diet.

9) The Wellness Forum

The Wellness Forum is a great health resource and a good place to stay current on the latest news regarding diet and health, especially within the United States. Pam Popper, PhD, author of Food Over Medicine, provides regular updates along with her own insights on the various topics.

10) TrueNorth Health Center

The Health Promoting website is where you can find information about the TrueNorth Health Center. At TrueNorth Dr. Alan Goldhamer and Dr. Doug Lisle, along with numerous other plant-based professionals help individuals recuperate and build their health with the help of a whole food, plant-based approach that’s also salt, oil, and sugar-free.

11) Esteem Dynamics

Dr. Doug Lisle, author of The Pleasure Trap, shares his knowledge about the psychology of our food and lifestyle choices and its’ affect on health. You can find more about Dr. Lisle on Esteem Dynamics.

12) Dr. Joel Kahn

An advocate of a “heart healthy” approach, Dr. Joel Kahn is a long-time plant-based enthusiast providing diet and lifestyle advice to help his patients. Authoring a number of books, Dr. Kahn’s most recent book is The Plant-Based Solution. To learn more, read an interview with Dr. Kahn.

13) Tracye McQuirter

A long-time advocate and pioneer of a plant-based, vegan diet, Tracye McQuirter, MPH, provides her diet and lifestyle tips in various books that you can find on By Any Greens Necessary.

14) Dr. Terry Shintani

Based in Hawaii, Dr. Shintani has been sharing the benefits of plant-based living and The Peace Diet with his patients for years. Visit Dr. Shintani’s website to find out more about the power of plant-based nutrition.

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15) Plant Based Health Australia

On Whole Food Plant-Based Health, Dr. Malcolm MacKay and Jenny Cameron provide a good place to find plant-based information and quality resources relating to diet and health.

16) Brenda Davis, RD

Co-author of Becoming Vegan, the website of Brenda Davis RD is a place where you can find information about various aspects of diet and health, including numerous books on plant-based eating.

17) Dr. Linda Carney

A long-time website providing tips and nutrition advice about plant-based eating, Dr. Carney, has a forum for members to participate in and ask their questions. You’ll also find a number of the latest studies of diet and lifestyle on overall health.

18) Plant-Based Dietitian

Actively promoting the plant-based message in various ways, Julieanna Hever, MS, RD is the author of Plant-Based Nutrition (Idiot’s Guide) as well as other nutrition and plant-based cooking books. You can find out more about a plant-based diet and her latest projects through Plant-Based Dietitian.

19) Plant-Based Research

Kathy Pollard, MS and Micaela Karlsen, MSPH combine their knowledge of plant-based health on Plant-Based Research. A place to find much of the latest research on diet and health, the website also encourages you to ask your questions about plant-based nutrition and healthy living.

20) The Vegan RD

With a long-time blog, The Vegan RD, Virginia Messina writes about a range of topics relating to plant-based health and nutrition. In addition to Vegan for Life, Virginia Messina has also co-authored a number of books about plant-based eating.

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21) Jeff Novick, RDN

A dietitian, Jeff Novick is a long-time enthusiast for a simple approach to plant-based eating. Listen to some talks given by Jeff Novick and learn how eating simple whole plant foods can be one of the best things you can do for your health.

22) SHARAN India

SHARAN India, featuring Dr. Nandita Shah and others, is a great place to find information about a healthy, plant-based diet and balanced living. There is also a good supply of oil-free, plant-based recipes to help you get started and stay on track with healthy eating.

23) Dr. Heather Shenkman

A cardiologist and author of The Vegan Heart Doctor’s Guide to Reversing Heart Disease, Losing Weight, and Reclaiming Your Life, Dr. Heather Shenkman values the importance of diet and lifestyle medicine for overall health. An active individual, Dr. Shenkman also knows first-hand how effective a plant-based diet can be for athletic performance.

24) Heart Strong

A website dedicated to heart healthy eating, Heart Strong is the website of cardiologist Dr. Steven Lome. With a program that takes you through various steps for eating and living to improve your health, Heart Strong is certainly a useful resource.

25) Dr. Monica Aggarwal

Dr. Monica Aggarwal believes in the power of preventing and treating disease with diet and lifestyle. You can learn more about combating stress and illness with Finding Balance, by Dr. Aggarwal and Dr. Jyothi Rao.


Plant Based Pharmacist

Providing resources on various different health ailments, on Plant Based Pharmacist, Dustin Rudolph, Parm.D. encourages a holistic approach to health and nutrition. Along with various lifestyle aspects, Plant Based Pharmacist includes whole food, plant-based eating as part of a healthy lifestyle. Also, be sure to check out Dustin’s book The Empty Medicine Cabinet, available through the website.

Whole Food Plant Based Diet

A good place to find articles and information on health and plant-based eating, Whole Food Plant Based Diet is run by Joe Bath, a nutritional therapist. Answering questions about various aspects of healthy eating, Joe also advocates a whole food, plant-based diet free from salt, oil, and sugar.

In addition to those listed above, there are numerous other plant-based professionals with their own business websites, providing details about the services they provide.

It can always help to learn about a variety of plant-based professionals, including the books they’ve written. Everyone has their own specialty and their unique perspective to offer as well as their own way of presenting the material.

Consequently, you may find it easier to learn from certain individuals over others. Or, you may just like their approach better. Great. Go with it.

Get familiar with and learn from a variety of plant-based professionals, then find a way of eating that will work for you – that you can stick with long-term. Often the simpler, the better.

There is no one approach that will necessarily work for everyone. So don’t be afraid to try different foods or approaches.

You’ll likely end up combining elements from different plant-based professionals, while (hopefully) still following the principle espoused by most – centring your diet around whole plant foods.

And adding more healthy plant-based, oil-free recipes to your collection never hurts either.

Know the websites of other plant-based professionals? Share them in the comments below!

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One Response to “Top 25 Plant-Based Professionals’ Websites

  • Sandria Graham
    8 months ago

    I wish VeganJunction would date their articles, TOP 25 PLANT-BASED PROFESSIONALS’ WEBSITES. We don’t know if this is a recent article or if it is out of date.

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