On the left is Daphne, a new arrival at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary. She will live a happy life, filled with tummy rubs, knowing she is loved.
People who switch to a vegan diet typically see impovements in the health of their heart and arteries, in preventing or even reversing diabetes, losing excess weight, and a generally improved sense of overall well being. It's worth noting that one group that tends to follow a vegetarian or vegan diet has longer life expectancy. One study of Seventh Day Adventist men showed that Adventist men lived 6.2 years longer than non-Adventist men. Other studies of Adventists have shown that death rates from all cancers was 40% lower for Adventist men and 24% lower for Adventist women.

Here's some of the leading experts in this field. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn is one of the leading experts on plant based diets and health. He influenced Bill Clinton to change his diet to reverse blockages in his coronary arteries.

Prevent and Reverse Heart disease: The revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jrr. (book)

Dr. Neal Barnard has led studies on diabetes and diet, including one funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes (book)   Dr. Barnard is the executive direcor of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Dr. Joel Kahn is a cardiologist who has been recommending plant based diets for 30 years. Here's a quick video of what four supplements he recommends; please note that many vitamin D3 supplements the preferred form) are not vegan, but there are several that are clearly labeled as vegan.

The Whole Heart Solution: Halt Heart Disease Now With the Best Alternative and Traditional Medicine (book)

Dr. John McDougall runs a program in California using food to regain lost fitness.

McDougall 10-day Live-in Program

Dr. Anthony Lim is the Medical Director of the McDougall Health and Medical Center. He talks about his transition from a Paleo to a plant-based diet.

Dr. Barnard's dad had either dementia or Alheimer's disease. So it's a personal issue for Dr. Barnard. Here he talks about the cutting edge research on the link between Alheimer's and diet. In addition to the dietary aspect, he talks about cookware, and which supplements to avoid, and why plant foods are the best forms of good nutrients.

Power Foods for the Brain: An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory