Here we have our collection of our favorite media resources for our patients. We have recommended podcasts, books, movies, and Youtube videos.
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 nutrition, fitness, mindfullenss, and sleep.
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!
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!
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Our Favorite Movies and Videos
Check out some of our favorite movies/videos that we recommend patients watch when participating in our program.
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 patient 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. They're 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!
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.
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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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.
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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