Testimonials

What others say about Dr. John Westerdahl...

“Dr. John Westerdahl is helping many to a better way of life.”

Jack LaLanne
Health and Fitness Legend
“The Godfather of Fitness”

“Dr. John Westerdahl is way ahead of the usual person in the dietary profession.”

John A. McDougall, M.D.
Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine Specialist
Founder & Medical Director of the McDougall Program

“Dr. Westerdahl has been a longtime leader in the promotion of vegetarian nutrition.”

Neal D. Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C.
President  
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

“John, I am proud and delighted to be working with you. The Lifestyle Medicine Center you established is an ideal setting for health education and research.”

Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D.
Cleveland Clinic Physician
Author, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
Former Olympic Rowing Champion

“Thank you Dr. Westerdahl for all the great work you have done over the years in promoting better nutrition, health, and wellness for the people of Hawaii.” 

Terry Shintani, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.
Physician, Attorney, Nutritionist
President, Hawaii Health Foundation
Author, The Hawaii Diet
Named “A Living Treasure of Hawaii”

“Thank you Dr. Westerdahl for all you have done for Lifestyle Medicine on your radio program and in your many other activities.”

Wayne S. Dysinger, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.M., F.A.C.L.M., DipABLM
Preventive and Family Medicine Physician
CEO, Lifestyle Medicine Solutions
Past President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine

“As a registered dietitian, certified nutrition specialist, and master herbalist, Dr. Westerdahl diligently worked with me to explore ideas and challenge the norms to offer a comprehensive way to incorporate nutrition into the realm of health and beauty. His lifelong dedication to healthy eating is evident in the food and nutrition work he has done .”

Howard Murad, M.D.
Pharmacist and Board-Certified Dermatologist,
Associate Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) at UCLA,
Founder Murad Skin Research Laboratory,
Founder and CEO of the Murad Skincare Products Company

“Dr. John Westerdahl is a dedicated young Paul C. Bragg, for he is a practicing True Health Crusader. He has spread the message of health throughout America and the World through his radio talk shows, lectures, books, articles, audio and video tapes and healthy lifestyle programs. We at Health Science are very proud of Dr. John and his accomplishments.”

Patricia Bragg, N.D., Ph.D.
Health & Lifestyle Educator,
President and CEO, Bragg Live Food Products/Health Science
Chair, Bragg Health Institute

“I admire the important work you are doing… The work that you are doing in connection with Castle Medical Center is most impressive and I like your motto, “To Make Man Whole”. It is correct in every detail. …It gives us the opportunity to demonstrate that health of the body is dependent upon health of mind and soul.”

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
Former Pastor, Marble Collegiate Church in New York City
“Minister to Millions”
Author of The Power of Positive Thinking

“I hope that a lot of your listeners listen to what you have to say, to enjoy healthier, delicious meals.”

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest

“Nutritionist and herbalist, Dr. John Westerdahl is dedicated to the study of the science of plant-based diets and plant-based medicines in the prevention, treatment and reversal of disease. Dr. Westerdahl introduces people to the important herbal remedies used today for healing and maintaining good health.”

“I have worked closely with Dr. Westerdahl, and our research together has led to the development of several state-of-the-art herbal formulas.”

Norman R. Farnsworth, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Pharmacognosy and Senior University Scholar
Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
College of Pharmacy
University of Illinois at Chicago

“Dr. John Westerdahl is a treasure for Attitudinal Healing. Working together with him, we established the first Center for Attitudinal Healing in a medical center.”

Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D.
Child and Adult Psychiatrist
Founder of the first, Center for Attitudinal Healing
Author, Love Is Letting Go Of Fear and Forgiveness – The Greatest Healer Of All

“Dr. Westerdahl is dedicated to teaching people about the benefits of a healthy, low-fat vegetarian diet. He was most influential to me, and as a result, I included this dietary approach in my book on health and longevity. He is the most enthusiastic nutritionist and health educator I have ever seen or worked with.”

Donald W. Hewitt, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Physician and Author of Longer Life, Radiant Health and Dynamic Living – The Easy Way

“We need more dedicated people like you.”

Cory SerVaas, M.D.
Editor-In-Chief Emeritus and Publisher, Saturday Evening Post
Founder, Benjamin Franklin Literary & Medical Society

“It’s people like you that keep us all healthy.”

Ray Bradbury
Science Fiction Writer

"It is great to see your persistence and progress on the diet and health front!"

T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.
Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell University
Author of The China Study and Whole - Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

“In all the years I’ve known you (40 or more), you have been a bundle of “Boom” vim, vigor, and vitality! Not only are you always on top of things, but you are there too, to help others. Keep on keeping on!”

Elaine LaLanne
Fitness Expert, Author, Motivational Speaker
Wife of Fitness Legend Jack LaLanne

“I support everything that you do. Keep up the great work.”

Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM
Physician, New York Times Bestselling Author
Founder, NutritionFacts.org

“Dr. John Westerdahl is an outstanding expert and researcher in the fields of nutrition and longevity. He is my dear friend and colleague, and we worked closely together when he served as Vice President of the Hunza Research Society.”

Jay M. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Nutritionist, Author, Lecturer
President Emeritus, National Geriatrics Society
President Emeritus, Hunza Research Society

“Your professionalism is an example for everyone. I wish you continued success in bringing the gift of health and wholesome living to people everywhere you go.”

James Scala, Ph.D.
Biochemist, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Author
Former Vice President of Science and Technology, Shaklee Corporation

“You have always been an inspiration to me both as a scientist and a brother in Christ. It is a joy to work with you.”

Bruce Miller, DDS, CNS
Dentist, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Author, Lecturer
Author, The Nutrition Guarantee: A Complete Guide to Better Health, Disease Prevention, and Treatment

“Dr. Westerdahl’s book, Medicinal Herbs: A Vital Reference Guide, gives us a concise, thorough guide to today’s popular herbs in an easy-to-understand format. He understands that the appropriate use of nature’s medicinal herbs can bring a gift of healing and quality to our lives.”

Constance Grauds, R.Ph.
Founder and President
Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists

“Now you are doing it! Helping people to a better life.”

Dr. Robert H. Schuller
Founding Pastor, Crystal Cathedral
Founder, Hour of Power Television Ministry

“I have known Dr. John Westerdahl for decades. He is extremely educated. He is a man of faith and man of science. He can answer any questions you want to know about nutrition and health.”

Dr. Robert A. Schuller
Pastor, Author, Speaker
Son of Dr. Robert H. Schuller, Founding Pastor of the Crystal Cathedral

“Dr. John Westerdahl has made a significant contribution to our educational book, The Key to Cancer, in authoring the chapter on ‘Attitudinal Healing and Relationship Therapy.’ He has eloquently lectured on this topic to both patients and the community. His work in both the science of Attitudinal Healing and Nutrition has helped many in the prevention and treatment of cancer.”

Richard S. Weeder, M.D., FACS
General and Surgical Oncology Surgeon
Author and Book Editor, The Key to Cancer
Founder, The Richard Weeder Cancer Education Foundation

“Dr. Westerdahl saved my life! When dealing with my prostate cancer, he educated me about the importance of a healthy plant-based diet. He is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to nutrition and health.”

D. A. Metrov
Artist, Author, Award-Winning Filmmaker

“You are a great vegetarian nutritionist!”

Chef Martin Yan
Chinese Cuisine Cookbook Author
Television Chef, “Yan Can Cook”

“Thanks for what you are doing to inspire love and care for the ocean.”

Sylvia A. Earle, Ph.D.
Marine Biologist, Ocean Explorer, Author, Lecturer
National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence
President & Chairman, Mission Blue

“Thank you for your support and help in providing healthy foods for our Ambassadors for the Environment program, and educating the children attending about the importance eating healthy foods for a healthy body and a healthy environment.”

Jean-Michel Cousteau
Ocean Explorer and Environmentalist
Son of Ocean Explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Founder and President, Ocean Futures Society

“Thanks for always helping me with your diet and nutrition advice. You are a top person in all regards.”

Fred Van Dyke
Pioneer Hawaii Big Wave Surfing Legend and Icon

“You are my fellow vegetarian and herbal buddy! I appreciate your excellent assistance in getting, The American Botanical Council’s Clinical Guide to Herbs, accredited for dietitians, and for your educational efforts in vegetarian nutrition and herbal medicine.”

Mark Blumenthal
Founder and Executive Director
American Botanical Council

Comments on Dr. Westerdahl’s cookbook: The Millennium Cookbook – Extraordinary Vegetarian Cuisine

The Millennium Cookbook offers an exciting collection of plant-based recipes and meals ranging from simple to sophisticated, composed of ingredients that are rich in nutrients and supportive of a healthful diet.”

Dean Ornish, M.D.
President and Director,
Preventive Medicine Research Institute

The Millennium Cookbook is the most exciting new collection of delicious and healthy recipes to emerge in many years. The tastes are so seductive you won't remember how good for you these wonderful foods really are. This cookbook is destined to become a favorite in kitchens everywhere”

Neal Barnard, M.D.
President
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

“I dare anyone who thinks a vegan diet is unexciting to look through this book. This is gourmet cooking at its best, and as healthy as any diet can be.”

Dean Edell, M.D.
Medical Journalist

“A totally refreshing look into the 21st Century of great food.”

Graham Kerr
The Galloping Gourmet
TV Cooking Personality and Cookbook Author

“If there is a haute cuisine for vegans, this is it. Millennium food is creative, elegant, and inspiring. Thank you Eric, John, and Sascha for sharing your lovely recipes!”

Mollie Katzen
Cookbook Author and Artist
Author, Moosewood Cookbook