Food Is Medicine Resources

Thank you for attending our 2016 Food Is Medicine event!

This resource page has everything you need to learn how to adopt a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle and be successful! Below is information about the monthly community meals, as well as a list of recommended cookbooks, online resources and recipes. 

Above are some photos from last year's conference. The 2017 Food Is Medicine Conference is scheduled for Saturday, August 12, 2017. More details will be announced soon. If you would like to receive an email once tickets go on sale, please register for the event using the link above.

Websites Our Speakers Referred To During Their Presentations

Dr. Greger's "How Not To Die" Presentation at Google 

Dr. Greger's website:

Kim Campbell recommended

Nelson & Kim Campbell's website: (Documentary available on Netflix and iTunes)

Recipes for Food Served at the 2016 Event

Morning snacks: fresh fruit was donated by Alberton's on Andrews Hwy and nut butter brownies were made by the chefs at Midland Memorial Hospital

Lunch: Leek, Potato and Onion Soup, Sweet Potato Veggie Lasagna, and Blueberry Lemon Coconut Bars were catered by Teen Challenge of the Permian Basin

Afternoon snacks: fresh veggies were donated by Strawberry Fields Café on Wadley Ave


Resources (click to view/download)

Breast cancer and plant-based nutrition recommendations

List of recommended plant-based cookbooks

Midland Memorial Hospital Market Menus

Online resources for recipes and meal planning

Plant-Based Nutrition Quick Start Guide


Culinary Rx Discount Code for Attendees

Food Is Medicine attendees can enroll in Culinary Rx, a self-paced, online cooking course focused on plant-based nutrition for only $49.99 (that's $50 off the original price!). Click here to view the class syllabus. If you wish to enroll, follow these steps:

1. Go to and click "Enroll Today".

2. Create your account, either with Facebook Connect or by clicking on "Create New Account".

3. On the checkout page, enter the code: MIDLAND and then complete the checkout. When you click on teh card number field, you will see the price change.


Join our Plant Strong West Texas Pod Group

To learn more about plant-based nutrition, join our Plant Strong West Texas Pod Group. Many of the members have amazing testimonials about how whole-food, plant-based nutrition has changed their life, but we have a lot of 'newbies' too. Find out what WFPB is all about and get encouragement from other members.

Every month, we gather for a community meal at someone's home. Each attendee is responsible for bringing a dish to share with the group (recipe is provided for you). If you are interested in joining our group, email


Local Physician Offices Who Support WFPB Nutrition 

Padmaja Patel, M.D.

4214 Andrews Hwy, Suite 102, Midland, TX 79703

Call to make an appointment: 432-689-0291

Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center

4214 Andrews Hwy, Suite 101, Midland, TX 79703

Call to make an appointment: 432-221-3045

The DNLC offers whole-food, plant-based group classes three times per month. Each class is designed to increase your knowledge and skills toward taking control of your health through the power of your food choices. Classes are 2 hours each and space is limited. Most medical insurance is accepted, please contact your insurance subscriber for your plan details. Group Grocery Store tours will be set up on a individual basis.

To find other plant-based doctors in Midland or surrounding areas, visit


Recommended Reading

Alive! A Physician’s Biblical and Scientific Guide to Nutrition by Scott Stoll, MD

The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD

How Not to Die by Michael Greger, MD

The Pleasure Trap by Doug Lisle, PhD

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn, MD

Reversing Diabetes by Neal Barnard, MD

Whole by T. Colin Campbell, PhD

Most of the books above can be purchased in the Midland Memorial Hospital gift shop or online at



Below are a few videos to help you begin your new whole-food, plant-based lifestyle. Kim Campbell, author of PlantPure Nation cookbook, talks about how to stock your pantry with good choices and what to eat for breakfast.

We've also included a video about the PlantPure Nation Jumpstart meals which you can purchase here. All of the Jumpstart frozen meals are free of animal proteins, dairy, eggs, and oil and are shipped to your home.

PlantPure Kitchen Pantry

Kim's PlantPure Kitchen

Introducing PlantPure Jumpstart Meals