Need the advice of an MD that “gets it” about food?

Then you should visit our MD Help page on this site.

Medical advice from an MD who understands the power of plant-based nutrition

Medical advice from MDs who understand the power of plant-based nutrition

Many people who are striving to take charge of their health with a whole food, plant-based diet will occasionally need the counsel of a medical doctor. They may need guidance when it comes to adjusting/eliminating their medications or they may need help with things like food allergies, digestive issues, cancer screening, autoimmune disorders and a host of other medical issues.

Unfortunately, the medical doctors of today didn’t learn much, if anything, about nutrition in medical school and are not aware that up to 80% of our costs of health care are driven by our food choices.

Since the majority of doctors still believe that you “need” to eat some animal protein to be healthy, they will not be able to properly counsel you as you make the shift to a whole foods, plant-based diet.

Good News! Plant-based “savvy” medical & naturopathic doctors now offering telephone consultations.

Our special MD Help page was first published in December of 2012. And I am pleased to welcome today our newest member: Dr. John Green of Australia.

I got to know Dr. Green earlier this year when he became the very first private donor to The Plantrician ProjectHere is the way his information looks on our MD Help page.

John Green, MD (Australia)

  • Phone for appointment: 011 61 3 9687 8633
  • Millenium Medical Center, 138-142 Nicholson St. (at Albert & Paisley Streets)
  • Footscray (Western Melbourne) Victoria Australia 3011
  • Email address:
  • Website at

John Green MDDr. John Green was born and raised in Australia and graduated in Brisbane from the University of Queensland Medical School. His experience and training includes thirty-five years as a specialist Family Physician involving intensive assignments in Africa, Asia, America, Europe, and Oceania.

As a wholistic specialist he believes it is not so important to know what kind of problem a person is having as it is to know what kind of person is having a problem.

For too long he believes that he, like many, was too blind to see because it is something so big to see – so sacred – that, at the heart of the call to the healing profession is the free gift of kindness, to be shared not just among humanity, but with all creatures great and small.

So began his very first lesson in the extraordinary wonder and beauty of whole food, plant-based living, of downsizing his footprint, the first authentic credential in the rhetoric of sustainable living.

Plantrician_seed_packet_finWant to turn your own family doctor into a “plant-savvy” promoter of health? You should ask him or her to become a plantrician? Read on…

Sadly, the majority of the MDs in the developed world were never taught how to promote health with food. They were trained to “manage disease” with procedures and medication.

And since most are likely eating the typical western diet themselves, they will be reluctant to encourage their patients to do otherwise. That’s where Plantrician comes in—bringing back to life the ancient wisdom of the most revered physician who ever lived—Hippocrates, saying 2400 years ago:

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

MD with appleIt’s crucial to get the world’s physicians onboard as they are the gatekeepers when it comes to dietary advice. Until they understand and embrace the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet-and, in turn, promote patient adoption, this essential dietary shift on a broad scale will be elusive.

Our multi-faceted approach at Plantrician is designed to reach medical practitioners everywhere—ASAP. After hosting the world’s first Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference last October in Naples, FL—Plantrician will host the second one in San Diego, September 17-20. The Plantrician Project website will be launched any day now.

For more conference information and/or to register for San Diego, where you can meet Dr. John Green, who will be in attendance.

The following five books and one DVD can be purchased on Amazon for a grand total of less than $60—and will enable you to understand the overwhelming challenges we face—along with the single most-powerful solution of all.

Six-Pack from Hicks—for health, hope & harmony on planet Earth

  1. Healthy Eating, Healthy WorldThe “big picture” about food (our book)
  2. A life changer for millions, including James Cameron. Forks Over Knives DVD 
  3. An essential scientific resource: The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell; the primary book that influenced Bill Clinton to adopt a whole food, plant-based diet.
  4. What have we done to our planet? Full Planet, Empty Plates by Lester Brown
  5. A horrifying wake-up call for leaders. TEN BILLION by Dr. Stephen Emmott
  6. Food choices are the primary cause of our environmental problems, yet our world leaders, scientists & experts are Comfortably Unawareby Richard Oppenlander.

Why should we be eating mostly plants? The “big picture” in 4 minutes.

Want to find out how healthy your family is eating? Take our free 4Leaf Survey. It takes 2 or 3 minutes and you can score it yourself. After taking the survey, please give me your feedback as it will be helpful in the development of our future 4Leaf app for smartphones. Send feedback to

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J. Morris Hicks, working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

To order more of my favorite books—visit our online BookStore now

For help in your own quest to take charge of your health, visit our 4Leaf page and also enjoy some great recipes from Lisa’s 4Leaf Kitchen.

Got a question? Let me hear from you at Or give me a call on my cell at 917-399-9700.

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—J. Morris Hicks, board member since 2012; click banner for more info:

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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