Smart Nutrition

At Crescent Street OB/GYN, empower yourself with knowledge and take charge of your own health!

Anne S. Bingham, M.D. has a special interest in nutrition and holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (October 2014.)

Ways to jump in: Great resources for anyone just beginning on a plant-based journey.

Ways to be inspired: Inspirational books, videos, blogs and restaurants – including links to copies of resources at local libraries.

Ways to get the facts: Resources for those seeking the science behind the diet. Answers coming soon for frequently asked quesitions.

Ways to get more information: Links to other websites, experts and leaders who encourage healthy eating for better health.


 

Ways to jump in:

Kaiser Permanente Nutrition Guide: Read and print out a nutritional guide to improve your health.  In 2013, Kaiser Permanente published a guide for plant-based nutrition which is a perfect first step for anyone just starting.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
21-day Kickstart Diet

Watch the video: Forks Over Knives Video
Director: Lee Fulkerson

Free McDougall Program

Download Rip Esselstyn’s Engine 2 Challenge Guide for a four week step by step plan.  “Engine 2 is a plan of action for following — and sticking to — a heart-healthy, mind-healthy, body-healthy, taste-bud-tempting plant-strong life-style, created by former firefighter, Rip Esselstyn.”

Read the book: The Engine 2 Diet
Author: Rip Esselstyn

 


 

Ways to be inspired:

Forks Over Knives Video
Director: Lee Fulkerson

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
Author: Caldwell Esselstyn

Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes
Author: Neal D. Barnard, M.D.

My Beef with Meat
Author: Rip Esselstyn

Video: The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue with Rip Esselstyn

Watch the Jeff Novick’s Video Series:
Jeff Novick’s Fast Food – Vol 1: The Basics
Jeff Novick’s Fast Food – Vol 2: Burgers & Fries
Jeff Novick’s Fast Food – Vol 3: Shopping School
Jeff Novick’s Fast Food – Vol 4: Beyond The Basics

Inspirational Blogs

Happy Healthy Long Life – The Healthy Librarian Blog

Recipe Books

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook
Authors: Ann Esselstyn & Jane Esselstyn

Tofu 1-2-3
Author: Maribeth Abrams

The 4-Ingredient Vegan
Authors: Maribeth Abrams and Anne Dinshah

The Starch Solution
Authors: Dr. John McDougall and Mary McDougall

Local Restaurants:

It’s Only Natural (ION)
606 Main Street, Middletown, CT (860) 346-9210

G-Zen Restaurant
2 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405 (203) 208-0443

Here’s a list of others, many of which we’ve never tried.  Please let us know your favorites! Remember that healthy eating requires looking for whole foods. Be diligent.


 

Ways to get the facts:

Dr. Greger’s website on nutrition: A gallery of short nutrition video clips. Try searching for your favorite ingredients to find out which ones are proving the healthiest. (Learn why to avoid butter-flavored microwave popcorn here.)

The China Study
Author: T. Colin Campbell

 


 

Ways to get more information:

The following are links to other websites, physicians and other leading experts who encourage healthy eating for better health.

Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. M.D. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn is the leading expert on preventing and reversing heart disease through diet.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Neal Barnard M.D.

John McDougall M.D.

Doug Lisle, Ph.D.

Jeff Novick, MS, RD

Rip Esselstyn & the Engine 2 Diet

Plant-based Nutrition Educational Sites

T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

 

Nutrition Retreats

Farms 2 Forks

True North Health

McDougall Programs Overview