“It was my privilege to introduce the authors of this book to each other, Dan Purjes and Scott Stoll, M.D.” Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., author of Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease


“This book can become responsible for a seismic revolution in health.” Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., author of Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease


“I hope this book is read and shared far and wide because it contains the future of healthcare.” – Joel Fuhrman, M.D., author of  the bestseller Eat To Live and many other books, President of the Nutritional Research Foundation


“There is little emphasis on teaching this information in medical schools and little enthusiasm for it with those practicing cardiovascular medicine.” Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., author of Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease


“Dieting simply doesn’t work.” Scott Stoll, M.D., co-author


“It is easy to see that trying to balance 50 million calories to control weight over a lifetime is nearly impossible.” Scott Stoll, M.D., co-author


“For centuries, humanity has searching for the ever-elusive fountain of youth. It is none other than this whole plant food lifestyle.” Dan Purjes, co-author


“Every bite that we put into our mouths has a positive or negative impact on our cells.” Scott Stoll, M.D., co-author


“Remember this truth: Your body’s natural state is health, not disease.” Scott Stoll, M.D., co-author


“It is never too late to start feeling better.” Dan Purjes, co-author

Quotes by Storytellers


“I made the decision to not just lose the weight, but to gain back my health.” Mary Snyder


“No one ever discussed diet and nutrition with me at all. Not one doctor ever did that! Nor was it discussed in medical school. Nor in my residency. How could something so simple as proper nutrition fix my problems? I couldn’t believe it!” Micha Yu, M.D.


“The thing that gets me is why doctors don’t tell patients about things like this diet before they go in and do surgery.” Jim McNamara


“It was the gift of this book that would become the lifestyle I always needed.” Colleen Greco Trovato, Editor of Disease Reversal Hope


“If I am the problem, then I get to be the solution.” Adam Sud


“No food feels as good as being pain-free does.” Leila Dehghan, M.D.


“In short, plants saved my life in more ways than one. Not bad for a former troubled teen, drug addict, alcoholic, ex-hunter, blue collar worker that decided to give plants a chance.” Will Irving 


“The cancer clinic closed my file, stating that my cancer was undetectable.” Dan Moskaluk


“Healthy blood vessels mean a healthy life!” Jimmy Conway, M.D.


“A person like me, who is so controlled and rigid, fall hard when illness hits. I blamed my poor daughter for being the cause of my illness. I was angry and mad for a long time. But now I feel healthier than ever before. In some ways, the crazy thing is that getting sick was the best thing that happened to me.  I realize now that my daughter didn’t make me sick. She saved me.” Monica Aggarwal, M.D.


“I could eat a lot of carbs and not have to worry about counting calories or restricting my diet.” Erin Stanczyk


“We started by changing our minds, and the rest followed.” Dan & Sheanne Moskaluk


“I have learned that it is not illness that defines us but rather how we respond to it that makes us who we are.” Monica Aggarwal, M.D.


“Though no one can go backward and start over, anyone can start now and make a brand new ending.” Paul Chatlin


“I believe a rotator cuff tear to be a “heart attack” of the shoulder.” Jimmy Conway, M.D.


“Change only happens when the pain of not changing is greater than the pain of changing.” Emily Boller


“With my life experience, I should have been dead or in jail. Now I feel awesome.” Will Irving


“It seemed like surgery after surgery, and I was ready for it to be over.” Jim McNamara


“Most physicians don’t have either the time or training to sufficiently educate patients about diet choices.” Michelle O’Donoghue, M.D.


“One by one, I was able to eliminate all my medications.” Esther Lebeck Loveridge


“[Surviving terminal cancer], I am not an anomaly. I eat whole foods, plant-based. That’s it.” Dan Moskaluk

“We now know that a well-planned vegan diet is healthful for all stages of life, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, and beyond.” Erin Stanczyk


“What happened next was beyond remarkable. My doctor assumed there had been a mistake at the lab. He asked to take a blood test again. It was an unheard of dramatic remission, but being healed was just not something we ever considered.” Brooke Goldner, M.D.


“I never knew this could happen. I realized that I could totally do this!” Jackie Olmstead


“If I was to eat what everyone else was eating, I would suffer what everyone else was suffering.” Colleen Greco Trovato, Editor of Disease Reversal Hope


“I knew about being fat, and I knew about losing weight. Both were definitely hard, but only one offered the life I wanted for myself.” Mary Snyder


“I believe that many of us have forgotten what being completely healthy feels like.” Leila Dehghan, M.D.


“It is magical. Now my energy is through the roof. My mind Is clear and vibrant. I no longer need to take allergy pills. I am happy and joyful like never before in my life.” Valeria Popov


“It’s really a feeling of independence, because now I feel like I’m fixing myself.” Jim McNamara


“The weight loss continued for a total of three years until I lost not just 70 pounds but 130 pounds.” Esther Lebeck Loveridge


“I had graduated medical school the year before, so it truly never crossed my mind that diet could impact my disease. After all, I would have learned that in medical school, wouldn’t I?” Brooke Goldner, M.D.


“I gained confidence in knowing that being different isn’t a bad thing when the common culture in our country is jumping off a cliff regarding heath and wellness.” Marcy Madrid


“For the first time in my life, I’m comfortable with how I look and I don’t feel the need to obsess over the numbers on the scale.” Jackie Lopez