Plant Based Diets

This list of plant based diets is from Video: John McDougall, MD: The Diet Wars.

Low-Carb Diets are starvation diets that will leave you malnourished, sick, and FAT. Even the people that started the Low-Carb Diets are FAT.
See Low Carb vs. Plant-Based (video) .

brunette woman in red long sleeve shirt smiling and holding a red apple by the stem plant based diets

The basic principles of plant-based diets are:

Whole Plant Foods: Vegetables, Fruit, Grains, Nuts, Seeds
Live Foods: Sprouted Beans, Sprouted Nuts, Sprouted Seeds
Some Restrictions on: Oils, Nuts, Seeds
Restrictions on: Meat, Fish, Dairy, Eggs, Oils, Salt, Sugar, Processed Foods, Refined Foods, Fast Food, Restaurant Food

I have provided links and videos to each diet.

Here is a video of John McDougall, MD explaining these diets.
John McDougall, MD: The Diet Wars (starting at 35m) (video)

Descriptions of each diet are at The McDougall Newsletter August 2012 .

Barnard Diet

Avoiding Alzheimer’s – Neal Barnard MD (video) Barnard Diet Free 21-Day Meal Plan

Biblical Daniel Diet

Biblical Daniel Fast Put to the Test (video) How to Do a Daniel Fast (video)

China Study Diet

Dr. T. Colin Campbell Animal Protein – Meat and Dairy – Cause Cancer (video)

CHIP Program (The Complete Health Improvement Program by Dr. Hans Diehl)

Dr. Hans Diehl – Eat More & Loose Weight (video)

Esselstyn Diet

Make Yourself Heart Attack Proof – Caldwell Esselstyn MD (video)

Engine 2 Diet

Plant-strong & healthy living: Rip Esselstyn at TEDxFremont (video)

Fuhrman Diet, The Nutritarian Diet

The End of Dieting, How to Prevent Disease by Joel Fuhrman MD (video) The Nutritarian Diet Getting Started

Hallelujah Diet

Kempner Rice Diet

What Fruit & White Rice Do To Your Body! (Dr Walter Kempner) (video)

McDougall Diet

John McDougall, MD — The Ultimate Diet Therapy (video)  Michael Klaper MD – From Operating Table to Dining Room Table (video) McDougall 10 Day Meal Plan & Recipes

Natural Hygiene Diet

Ornish Diet

Dean Ornish: Healing through diet (video)

Popper Diet

Dr. Pam Popper speaks at Dinner at the Wellness Forum (video)
Food Over Medicine Interview with Pam Popper (video)

Pritikin Diet

Nathan Pritikin: A Casual Conversation with Dr. McDougall (video)


The DASH Diet by Rhonda Zonoozi, CHWC, HSF–Sun Health Center For Health & Wellbeing (video)

TLC Diet


Other Diets:

Fruitarian Diet

Raw Food Diet Myths (video)
Fruitarian Diets (video)

Vegan Low Carb Diet

Plant-Based Atkins Diet (video)