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Here we have our collection of our favorite media resources for our patients. We have recommended podcasts, books, movies, and Youtube videos.


Our Favorite Movies and Videos

Check out some of our favorite movies/videos that we recommend patients watch when participating in our program.


The Game Changers Movie

You can find this movie on Netflix, iTunes, Youtube, and more!

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The Blue Zones Ted Talk

This video describes the lives of people living in the famous blue zones, areas in the world where there are the highest concentration of people who live to 100. We want our patients to watch this in an effort to learn what a healthy lifestyle looks like.


Forks Over Knives

This documentary is the original plant-based documentary that inspired many people to pursue a more plant-centric diet. Their mobile app is also full of many fantastic healthy recipes!


Our Favorite Books

Check out some of our favorite books that we recommend patients read when participating in our program. All of these can be purchased on Amazon!


How Not to Die

A research based book by Dr. Michael Greger, one of many whole-food plant-based doctors who use research to support their stance on nutrition.


Feel Better in 5

This book by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee describes how 5 minute changes in your life can amount to big lifestlye changes!


How Not to Diet

The second of two research-based books by Dr. Michael Greger in which he breaks down different diets and the research either supporting or denying their claims.


Welcome New Starts!

If you are just starting on the program, welcome! Below are some resources you need to read, watch, and listen to within your first 4 weeks on the program!

What you need to know: Our program believes in the four pillars of wellness. Those pillars are nutritionfitnessmindfulness, and sleep.

Feel Better Live More #111 How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep: The Very Best Tips on Sleep

Dean Ornish, M.D. at TEDxSF (7 Billion Well)

Feel Better Live More #115 Meditation and Mindfulness Made Easy: The Very Best Tips

How to make diseases disappear | Rangan Chatterjee | TEDxLiverpool

How to live to be 100+ - Dan Buettner

Feel Better Live More #108 BJ Fogg: The Secret to Making New Habits Stick


Wellness Cadets

If you are 1-4 months into the program, the resources below will be helpful for you.

What you need to know: If you are starting to see your weight go down, that can be quite exciting! You need to remembers, these changes can only be maintained with full lifestyle changes!

Michael Klaper, MD, Most powerful strategy for healing people /planet

Plant strong & healthy living Rip Esselstyn at TEDxFremont

Food as Medicine | Michael Greger, M.D. | TEDxSedona

The Exam room: Dairy Is Scary! The Milk and Cancer Connection

The Exam Room: The Meat-Cancer Connection


Master Class

If you are transitioning off the meal replacements, you can now be called a wellness warrior! Congratulations! Below are resources that will help you as you transition and on!

What you need to know: This is often a big challenge for many. Your biggest tool here is education. Set yourself up for success!

Why is the science of nutrition ignored in medicine? | T. Colin Campbell | TEDxCornellUniversity

Tackling diabetes with a bold new dietary approach: Neal Barnard at TEDxFremont

I Love Nutritional Science: Dr. Joel Fuhrman at TEDxCharlottesville 2013

Making Heart Attacks History: Caldwell Esselstyn at TEDxCambridge 2011

Feel Better Live More #110 Why Mindset is The Key to Success with Tom Bilyeu

The Exam Room Dr. Dean Ornish Live Q&A: Reversing Disease and Living Longer

The Exam Room Gut Bacteria and COVID-19


The Fatty Liver Rx Podcast

This podcast is created by our very own wellness team! Give it a listen!


Favorite Podcasts:
"Feel Better, Live More"

#92 How to Make Lifestyle Changes That Will Last with Dr Rangan Chatterjee and Dr Ayan Panja

#88 The Very Best Tips to Look After Your Mental Health: Best of 2019

#70 Why Sleep is the Most Important Pillar of Health with Professor Matthew Walker

#84 Why Walking Is The Superpower You Didn’t Know You Had with Professor Shane O’Mara


Favorite Podcasts:
"The Exam Room"


Food Addiction: Why We Can't Stop Eating

Eat More, Weigh Less

Good Carbs vs. Bad Carbs

Reversing Diabetes

More Patient Videos


Our Favorite Recipe Resources

When you see our dietitian, we hand out a copy of the book below that applies to your choice of transition diet.


How Not to Die Cookbook

Inspired by the research based book by Dr. Michael Greger, one of many whole-food plant-based doctors who use research to support their stance on nutrition. This cookbook offers a ton of Whole-food Plant-based recipes!


Oldways Mediterranean Cookbook

This cookbook offers 28 days worth of recipes coming from the Mediterranean diet. This is still full of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, but offers a diet including meat at limited quantities.


Oldways Vegetarian & Vegan Diet Menu Plan

This cookbook offers vegan and vegetarian recipes for 28 days for those that choose a more plant-centric transition diet.

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Additional Resources

Here we have additional tools that may help you be successful on your wellness journey!


Wellness Warriors Introduction

This link connects to a youtube video in which Dr. Gunaratnam describes our program and its features.

Wellness Program Description

Check out this article authored by our very own program director, Dr. Gunaratnam. He explains the importance of a wellness program in a GI setting in a very compelling way!

This website is put together by Dr. Michael Greger, the author of How Not to Die and one of the inspirations the the plant-based diet we recommend. This website has tons of information based on research and is fun to explore and use to learn more about plant based nutrition!

Forks Over Knives

The documentary on Netflix is a recommended watch for anyone interested in the plant-based lifestyle. The cookbook is fantastic. The cooking classes are highly rated. The link below can help you learn more about all the above and more!

Mediterranean Diet Resource

If you are interested in learning more about the mediterranean diet, click the link below!

The Four Pillar Plan

Another book by Dr. Chatterjee that we really enjoy is the Four Pillar Plan! Check out more information about this as well as how to get the book.

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For more about our practice as whole, click below.

A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Plant Based Diet!

This great link is helpful for anyone looking to learn about how to start living the whole-food plant-based lifestyle!

Our Plant-Based Transition Guide

This is a basic transition guide we offer our patients that choose to pursue a plant-based lifestyle.

Our Mediterranean Transition Guide

This is a basic transition guide we offer our patients who are interested in pursuing the Mediterranean lifestyle when transitioning.

Green Shakes

These healthy green shakes are easy to make and very adjustable. You can use these for breakfast, lunch, a snack, dinner, or whatever you like! Dr. G likes them for breakfast!


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