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)

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)