Plant Based Nutrition Websites

  • Dr John McDougall – this website has a wealth of information covering nutrition science/medical topics, success stories and the free McDougall program to get you started on a starch-based diet including recipes and meal plans. Also includes a supportive discussion board.
  • – Dr Michael Greger. An incredible resource for exploring what the science has to say about any nutrition related topic. Dr Greger releases a short video 3 times per week and each video links to the scientific papers mentioned in the video. Also includes blog posts and Q&A.
  • Forks over knives – includes a link to download the movie (US$12), information to get you started on a whole food plant-based diet, and regular blog posts from various contributors including from the icons of plant-based nutrition.
  • T Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies – includes many in-depth articles by T Colin Campbell and his son Thomas Campbell, MD. Their mission is “to promote optimal nutrition through science-based education, advocacy, and research”.
  • Dr Esselstyn’s Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Program – includes links to Dr Esselstyn’s research articles, videos and some very useful FAQs for people with heart disease.
  • Engine 2 diet – with Rip Esselstyn. Provides helpful material for going “plant strong” presented in a relaxed style. Includes a 28-day challenge with videos to help you get started. E2 Extra is a community forum with online coaches and additional educational material available for US$59 annual membership fee.
  • Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine – founded by Dr Neal Barnard, PCRM is very active in nutrition research and advocacy. The website includes resources for various health conditions, a 21-day (free) Vegan KickStart program (including support, meal plans, community forum)
  • Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group (Michigan) – co-founded by cardiologist Joel Kahn, MD

Facebook pages to follow for the latest in plant-based nutrition:

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Other great pages:


Changing to a whole foods plant based (WFPB) diet can be difficult if you don’t have the support of family and friends. Connecting with others who are on this journey is a powerful way of staying motivated and keeping on track. There are a growing number of people in Australia, including health practitioners, who are finding out about the benefits of plant-based nutrition and we endeavour to bring people together to add strength to the WFPB movement. The following are some of the resources, education and communities that may find supportive your journey:

  • We run a 5-day Plant-Based Health Immersion retreat in Anglesea, Victoria (Australia) which is perfect for those transitioning to a WFPB diet and also those who need medical supervision as they make dietary changes.
  • We run introductory seminars for people transitioning to a WFPB diet. See Plant-Based Nutrition Seminars for upcoming sessions (mostly in the Melbourne area, but will consider other locations).
  • We are collecting names of health practitioners who are supportive of WFPB nutrition and listing them if they are using WFPB in their practice (see Plant-Based Health Practitioners)
  • There is an online Facebook group called Whole Food Plant-Based Aussies which provides support for people eating a low-fat whole foods plant-based diet for health.
  • There are meet-up groups in various Australian cities (see list of PlantPure Communities meet-up groups below).
  • There is a new not-for-profit organisation being set up in Australia called Doctors For Nutrition and they are hosting the inaugural Australasian Nutrition in Healthcare Conference in Melbourne in February 2019. You can subscribe to be notified of their events (which we will also advertise via our mailing list).
  • Refer to the Meal Plans page for links to people/organisations providing meal plans to get started on a WFPB diet.
  • Refer to the Recipes page for links to blogs and websites featuring WFPB or low-fat vegan recipes. We have included Australian websites featuring WFPB recipes.
  • Join our mailing list to be kept informed of upcoming WFPB events around Australia

PlantPure Communities meet-up groups:

There are a number of meet-up groups around Australia who are supporting the mission of the film PlantPure Nation, which is to spread the message of plant-based nutrition and provide support at the local community level. See the PlantPure Communities website for more information and resources. Below are the links to the Australian meet-up groups which are using Facebook to communicate group activities:

The focus of these groups is around planning regular meet-ups so people can connect and share knowledge about a whole food plant based diet. Please note some groups have ‘joining questions’ for new members – you won’t be accepted into the group unless you answer all three questions. If you are not a Facebook user you can join our mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter where we try to mention upcoming meet-ups.

Page created 19 January 2014
Page last updated 9 June 2018