Neal Barnard - Books

The Physicians Committee

Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C.


Neal Barnard’s books are available through your local bookstore, all Internet book retailers, and the Physicians Committee's website.


The Cheese Trap Neal D. Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy (2017: Grand Central Life & Style)
Hooked on cheese? You’re not alone. We’ve been told that dairy does a body good, but the truth is that cheese can be shockingly dangerous. Loaded with calories, fat, and cholesterol, cheese can lead to weight gain and chronic health problems. Fortunately, Dr. Barnard provides a cutting-edge program to help readers adopt a new set of habits to lose weight, gain energy, and get healthy. Marilu Henner writes a compelling foreword, while Dreena Burton provides 67 nutrient-packed, plant-based vegan recipes.

Neal D. Barnard, M.D., Power Foods for the Brain (2013: Grand Central Life & Style)
Power Foods for the Brain, a new book by noted nutrition researcher and New York Times best-selling author Neal Barnard, M.D., reveals how simple diet changes can shield the brain from memory loss, stroke, and Alzheimer’s.

Power Foods for the Brain presents the latest and most compelling research on nutrition’s surprising effects on the brain. Dr. Barnard also lays out his simple three-step plan to protect the mind and strengthen the memory: Put power foods to work, strengthen your brain, and defeat memory threats.

Neal D. Barnard, M.D., 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health (2011: Hachette Book Group)
21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart gives health-conscious consumers a three-week immersion in what is essentially a perfect diet. The book includes more than 60 recipes, daily meal plans for the 21-day program, tips for grocery shopping, and more. Dr. Barnard advises readers on foods that help boost metabolism, tame the appetite, and lower cholesterol. He also gives practical advice on how to stick to a healthful vegan diet while traveling and in social situations. Alicia Silverstone, author of The Kind Diet, wrote the book’s foreword, and many other celebrities, physicians, and athletes got involved with the project.

Neal D. Barnard, M.D., The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook: 125 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Jump-Start Weight Loss and Help You Feel Great (2010: Da Capo Lifelong Books)
Recipes in The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook are based on Dr. Neal Barnard's landmark two-year study, which shows that a vegan diet effectively controls type 2 diabetes. In fact, it’s also beneficial for weight loss, the reversal of heart disease, and the improvement of many other conditions. Dr. Barnard and nutritionist Robyn Webb offer easy, delicious meals to improve your health. The all-occasion dishes use familiar ingredients and require minimal effort, are free of animal products, low in fat, and contain a low-to-moderate glycemic index.

Neal D. Barnard, M.D., Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes (2007: Rodale)
A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is often a grim precursor to heart disease, kidney failure, stroke, nervous system damage, and other life-threatening complications. But a new book by nutrition researcher Neal Barnard, M.D., says it doesn’t have to be that way. Based on his own recently published research, Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes outlines a powerful new nutritional approach—a low-fat vegan diet—that can help many patients cut their blood sugars, improve their insulin sensitivity, and reduce—if not eliminate—their medications.

Neal D. Barnard, M.D. Breaking the Food Seduction
(2003: St. Martin's Press, New York, NY)
Based on the author’s research and that of other leading investigators at major universities, Breaking the Food Seduction reveals the diet and lifestyle changes that can break stubborn craving cycles.

Neal D. Barnard, M.D. The Cancer Survivor’s Guide
(2008: Book Publishing Company, Summertown, Tenn.)
Find out how foods fight cancer and the advantages of a high-fiber, low-fat, dairy- and meat-free diet. Includes updates from the latest research, special prostate and breast cancer sections, tips for making the dietary transition, and more than 130 recipes.

Turn Off the Fat Genes by Neal Barnard, M.D.

Neal D. Barnard, M.D. Turn off the Fat Genes
(2001: Harmony/Random House, New York, N.Y.)
Breakthrough genetic research indicates that genes are not just on/off switches for characteristics we can't control (like gender or eye color). Dr. Neal Barnard draws on this cutting-edge research to create a revolutionary new program for activating thin genes and suppressing fat genes.

Neal D. Barnard, M.D. (Ed.) The Best in the World
(1998: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington, D.C.)
This collection of delicious recipes features dishes from places as diverse as a seaside cafe in Portugal, a cozy restaurant in Saint-Tropez, and a trendy night spot in Sydney.

Neal D. Barnard, M.D. Foods That Fight Pain
(1998: Harmony/Random House, New York, N.Y.)
Drawing on new and little-known research from prestigious medical centers around the world, Neal Barnard, M.D., shows how readers can soothe everyday ailments and cure chronic pain by using common foods, traditional supplements, and herbs.

Neal D. Barnard, M.D. Food for Life
(1993: Harmony/Random House, New York, N.Y.)
The new four food groups are grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits. Meat and dairy lose their food- group status, and fruits and vegetables no longer share a single group. Dr. Barnard unveils a 21-day program for a smooth transition to the new four food groups.

Neal D. Barnard, M.D. A Physician's Slimming Guide
(1992: Book Publishing Co., Summertown, Tenn.)
This book offers a new approach to weight control. It is not a diet. It is a comprehensive program that brings about better weight control than old-fashioned diets ever could.

Neal D. Barnard, M.D. The Power of Your Plate
(1990: Book Publishing Co., Summertown, Tenn.)
With the right foods, you can lose weight permanently (without restrictive diets), prevent and even reverse heart disease, and reduce your chances of contracting many types of cancer.