'I am forever grateful to Brendan...I have noticed increased energy and more restful sleep. My desire for sugar and salt is waning, and what's more, I am following these recipes and loving them.'
- Hugh Jackman (from the foreword)
'The Thrive Diet is an authoritative guide to outstanding performance, not just in top-level athletics but in day-to-day life.'
- Neal D. Barnard, M.D., president, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
'Brendan Brazier's Thrive will increase the micronutrient density of your eating style and enable you to live longer, live healthier, and thrive.'
- Joel Fuhrman, M.D., bestselling author of Eat to Live and Eat for Health
'Thrive is a must read.'
- T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., bestselling author of the The China Study
'Quite simply, Thrive is the most comprehensive nutrition and lifestyle program we've ever seen.'
- The G Living Network
“Thrive is an eye-opening and a life-changing book. It should replace bibles in hotels.”
-Dave Zabriskie, professional cyclist, Tour De France stage winner, and record holder of the fastest time trial in Tour De France history
'Thrive focuses on vegan foods that help fuel your way to uber athleticism.'
'The Thrive Diet feeds your body all the nutrients it needs without empty calories and with minimal stress.'
- Chicago Tribune
'Mr. Brazier's vegan principals have garnered a cult following.'
- Globe & Mail
'...The Thrive Diet, a guide to vegan diets in sports...has become something of a bible...'
- The Wall Street Journal
Brendan Brazier is one of only a few professional athletes in the world whose diet is 100 percent plant based. He’s a professional Ironman triathlete, bestselling author on performance nutrition, and the creator of an award-winning line of whole food nutritional products called Vega. He is also the 2003 and 2006 Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion.
Nominated in 2006 for the Manning Innovation Award, Canada’s most prestigious award for innovation, Brendan was short-listed for the formulation of Vega.
In 2006, Brendan also was invited to address US Congress on Capitol Hill, where he spoke of the significant social and economic benefits that could be achieved by improving personal health through better diet. The focus of his talk was to draw attention to the role that food plays in the prevention of most chronic diseases currently plaguing North Americans.
In 2007 Brendan was named one of The 25 Most Fascinating Vegetarians by VegNews Magazine.
Brendan has become a renowned speaker and sought-after presenter throughout North America, helping individuals and businesses thrive by sharing his dietary stress-busting program, the Thrive Diet.
Brendan is from North Vancouver, BC. But spends most of his time on the road touring.