RESOURCES

Below you will find some of the best plant-based resources available. 

If you require further information about this lifestyle, whether that be health or ethics related, you will find it here.

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BOOKS

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THE CHINA STUDY

by T. Colin Campbell, PhD

In The China Study, Dr. T. Colin Campbell details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The report also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists. The New York Times has recognized the study as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” and the “most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.”

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WHOLE

by T. Colin Campbell, PhD

In The China Study, T. Colin Campbell revolutionized the way we think about our food with the evidence that a whole food, plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat. Now, in Whole, he explains the science behind that evidence, the ways our current scientific paradigm ignores the fascinating complexity of the human body, and why, if we have such overwhelming evidence that everything we think we know about nutrition is wrong, our eating habits haven't changed.

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THE FUTURE OF NUTRITION

by T. Colin Campbell, PhD

T. Colin Campbell’s first book, The China Study, laid out the exhaustive evidence for the whole-foods, plant-based diet as the healthiest way to eat. In his bestselling follow-up, Whole, he addressed the widespread scientific emphasis on reductionism that has kept our focus on the discrete behaviours of individual vitamins and nutrients in the foods we eat, rather than diet’s synergetic effects on health. Now, in The Future of Nutrition, Campbell offers a fascinating deep-dive behind the curtain of the field of nutrition, with implications both for our health and for the practice of science itself. 

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THE LOW-CARB FRAUD

by T. Colin Campbell, PhD

In The Low-Carb Fraud, longtime leader in the nutritional science field T. Colin Campbell outlines where and how the low-carb proponents get it wrong: Where the belief came from that carbohydrates are bad and why it persists despite all the evidence to the contrary. The foods we misleadingly refer to as "carbs" aren't all created equal, and treating them that way has major consequences for our nutritional well-being.

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PREVENT AND REVERSE HEART DISEASE

by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, MD

The New York Times bestselling guide to the lifesaving diet that can both prevent and help reverse the effects of heart disease. Based on the groundbreaking results of his twenty-year nutritional study, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn illustrates that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent the progression of heart disease but can also reverse its effects.

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DR. NEAL BARNARD’S PROGRAM FOR REVERSING DIABETES

by Neal. D. Barnard, MD

In a series of studies, Dr. Barnard has shown that it is possible to repair insulin function and reverse type 2 diabetes. By following his scientifically proven, life-changing program, diabetics can control blood sugar three times more effectively than with the standard diet; and cut back on and in some cases eliminate medications while reducing the risk of diabetes complications.

YOUR BODY IN BALANCE

by Neal. D. Barnard, MD

This nationally bestselling book explains the shocking new science of how hormones are wreaking havoc on the body, and the delicious solution that improves health, reduces pain, and even helps to shed weight. Your Body in Balance provides step-by-step guidance for understanding what's at the root of your suffering-and what you can do to feel better fast.

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THE PLEASURE TRAP

by Douglas J. Lisle, PhD
and Alan Goldhammer, DC

In The Pleasure Trap, the authors offer unique insights into the factors that make us susceptible to dietary and lifestyle excesses, and present ways to restore the biological processes designed by nature to keep us running at maximum efficiency and vitality.

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THE STARCH SOLUTION

by John McDougall, MD
and Mary McDougall

Best-selling author John A. McDougall, MD, and his kitchen-savvy wife, Mary, prove that a starch-rich diet can actually help us lose weight, prevent a variety of ills, and even cure common diseases. By fueling the body primarily with carbohydrates rather than proteins and fats, listeners will feel satisfied, boost energy, and look and feel their best.

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THE HEALTHIEST DIET ON THE PLANET

by John McDougall, MD
and Mary McDougall

The Healthiest Diet on the Planet helps us reclaim our health by enjoying nutritious starches, vegetables, and fruits. McDougall takes on the propaganda machines pushing dangerous, high-fat fad diets and cuts through the smoke and mirrors of the diet industry. He offers a clear, proven guide to what we should and shouldn’t eat to prevent disease, slow the aging process, improve our physical fitness, be kind to the environment, and be our most attractive selves.

HOW NOT TO DIE

by Michael Greger, MD

In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches to help prevent and reverse these diseases, freeing us to live healthier lives.

HOW NOT TO DIET

by Michael Greger, MD

Discover the cutting-edge science behind long-term weight loss success, in this powerful new book from the New York Times bestselling author of How Not to Die. Dr. Greger hones in on the optimal criteria to enable weight loss, while considering how these foods actually affect our health and longevity. He lays out the key ingredients of the ideal weight-loss diet, showing how plant-based eating is crucial to our success

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FIBER FUELED

by Will Bulsiewicz, MD, MSCI

A bold new plant-based plan that challenges popular keto and paleo diets, from an award-winning gastroenterologist. The benefits of restrictive diets like paleo and keto have been touted for more than a decade, but as renowned gastroenterologist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz illuminates in this groundbreaking book, the explosion of studies on the microbiome makes it abundantly clear that elimination diets are in fact hazardous to our health.

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THE PROOF IS IN THE PLANTS

by Simon Hill

What if there was a way of eating that may help us live healthier for longer and protect the future of our planet, too?
The good news is that evidence now shows a plant-based diet may offer us exactly that—and straight-talking nutritionist Simon Hill has done the hard work translating the science into actionable advice for everyday life.

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THE PLANT-BASED ATHLETE

by Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke

The Plant-Based Athlete by Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke reveals the incontrovertible proof that the human body does not need meat, eggs, or dairy to be strong. Instead, research shows that a consciously calibrated plant-based diet offers the greatest possible recovery times, cell oxidation, injury prevention, and restorative sleep, and allows athletes to train more effectively, with better results.

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PROTEINAHOLIC

by Garth Davis, MD

As a surgeon treating obese patients, Dr. Davis was frustrated by the ever-increasing number of sick and overweight patients, but it wasn't until his own health scare that he realized he could do something about it. Combining cutting-edge research, with his hands-on patient experience and his years dedicated to analyzing studies of the world’s longest-lived populations, this explosive, groundbreaking book reveals the truth about the dangers of protein and shares a proven approach to weight loss, health, and longevity.

MEAT IS FOR PUSSIES

by John Joseph

Joseph presents a throw-down of information, offering both personal and scientific evidence that a plant-based diet offers the best path to athleticism, strength, sexual stamina, and health. In addition to smashing the myths surrounding meat, Joseph offers a meal plan, recipes, and a workout regimen that make it easy to go plant-based and get a ripped body.

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THE FOOD REVOLUTION

by John Robbins

Robbins’s arguments for a plant-based diet are compelling and backed by over twenty years of work in the field of sustainable agriculture and conscious eating. This timely new edition will enlighten those curious about plant-based diets and fortify the mindsets of the already converted.

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THE WORLD PEACE DIET

by Will Tuttle, PhD

The World Peace Diet presents the outlines of a more empowering understanding of our world, based on comprehending the far-reaching implications of our food choices.

Since it was published in 2005, author Will Tuttle has reached hundreds of thousands of people around the globe and created a whole new movement of people making a conscious connection with a healthful diet and cruelty-free living.

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BECOMING VEGAN

by Brenda Davis, RD
and Vesanto Melina, MS, RD

 Becoming Vegan is considered the authoritative reference on how to adopt a plant-based diet. Internationally acclaimed vegan dietitians Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina specifically designed this fully referenced, comprehensive edition to meet the needs of health professionals, academic librarians, and curriculum developers as well as lay readers with a deep interest in nutrition. 

 

FILMS & DOCUMENTARIES

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FORKS OVER KNIVES

The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

Available on Netflix

WHAT THE HEALTH

What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.
 

Available on Netflix

THE GAME CHANGERS

The Game Changers is a documentary film about the benefits of plant-based eating for athletes. It covers multiple success stories of plant-based athletes, references scientific studies, and touches on other arguments for plant-based diets that extend to non-athletes.

Available on Netflix

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VEGUCATED

Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Lured with true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon start to wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough.

Available to watch for free

PLANT PURE NATION

PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. It was filmed across the USA and includes world-renowned experts such as nutritional scientist and  bestselling author T. Colin Campbell. 

 

Available to watch for free

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EATING YOU ALIVE

Featuring leading medical experts and researchers, Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information and how we can use whole-food, plant-based nutrition to take control of our health—one bite at a time.

Available to watch for free

FOOD CHOICES

This ground-breaking documentary explores the impact that food choices have on people's health, the health of our planet and on the lives of other living species. It also discusses several misconceptions about food and diet.

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EATING ANIMALS

Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, narrated by producer Natalie Portman, and directed and produced by Christopher Quinn, Eating Animals spotlights the heroic farmers, whistleblowers, and innovators who are standing up, against all odds, to fight factory farming and provide a new way forward.

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H.O.P.E. WHAT YOU EAT MATTERS

H.O.P.E. is a life-changing documentary uncovering and revealing the effects of our typical Western diet high in animal-based foods. It contrasts the limited interests of the pharmaceutical and agricultural industry with the all-encompassing interests of living beings on this planet and with the power of responsible consumer action.

COWSPIRACY:
THE SUSTAINABILITY SECRET

Cowspiracy is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

Also available on Netflix

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SEASPIRACY

Seaspiracy is a 2021 documentary film about the environmental impact of fishing directed by and starring Ali Tabrizi, a British filmmaker. The film examines various human impacts on marine life and advocates for ending fish consumption.

Also available on Netflix

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EARTHLINGS

Earthlings is a 2005 documentary film about humanity's use of other animals as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and for scientific research. The film is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, features music by Moby. This powerful and informative documentary is considered the definite animal rights film by organisations around the world. It draws parallels between racism, sexism, and speciesism.

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DOMINION

An Australian documentary exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden and handheld cameras. By exploring six primary facets of our interaction with animals - Companion Animals, Wildlife, Scientific Research, Entertainment, Clothing and Food - the film questions the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.

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LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY

The hidden truth behind UK land animal farming, featuring the most up to date investigations as well as never before seen undercover footage, with a total of approximately 100 UK facilities featured throughout the film.  

Available to watch for free

PEACEABLE KINGDOM:
THE JOURNEY HOME

A riveting story of transformation and healing, Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home explores the awakening conscience of several people who grew up in traditional farming culture and who have now come to question the basic assumptions of their way of life.

Available to watch for free

 

WEBSITES

VEGANEASY.ORG

Vegan Easy is a grassroots campaign which promotes veganism as the ethical, rational, and earth friendly lifestyle that it is. Through their 30 Day Vegan Easy Challenge, social media channels and outreach they have helped hundreds of thousands of people open their hearts and minds to veganism as a simple and effective choice they can make to save the lives of animals, live healthily and lighten their eco-footprint.

CHALLENGE22+

Are you ready for the Challenge? Join thousands of participants for a 22-day vegan experience. You'll receive fabulous recipes and personal guidance from their mentors and clinical dietitians.

NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG

Find out what the latest science is saying about your favorite foods to help you make the healthiest choices for you and your family. Watch free videos on more than 2,000 health and nutrition topics 
with new videos and articles uploaded everyday.

CENTER FOR NUTRITION STUDIES

Founded by T. Colin Campbell (author of the China Study - the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted), the Center for Nutrition Studies aims to educate people on a whole-foods plant-based diet. Since 2009 their online Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition education program has empowered thousands of individuals to understand and implement the “live a whole life” philosophy in a broad variety of endeavors.

PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE (PCRM)

The Physicians Committee is leading a revolution in medicine—putting a new focus on health and compassion. The committee combines the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of more than 175,000 members across the United States and around the world.

DR. ESSELSTYN’S PREVENT & REVERSE HEART DISEASE PROGRAM

Dr. Esselstyn and his wife, Ann Crile Esselstyn, have followed a plant-based diet since 1984. Dr. Esselstyn presently directs the cardiovascular prevention and reversal program at The Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.

DR. MCDOUGALL’S HEALTH & MEDICAL CENTER

A physician and nutrition expert who teaches better health through vegetarian cuisine, John A. McDougall, MD has been studying, writing, and speaking out about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 30 years. The McDougalls founded the nationally renowned McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, CA where medical miracles occur through diet and lifestyle changes.

FORKS OVER KNIVES

Forks Over Knives empowers people to live healthier lives by changing the way the world understands nutrition. As science has shown, chronic conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes can be prevented, halted, and often reversed by making one change that requires no prescription and is accessible to all: leaving animal-based and highly refined foods off the plate and adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet instead.

COWSPIRACY: THE FACTS

Read the scientific facts and statistics used in the film Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.

ANIMALS DESERVE ABSOLUTE PROTECTION TODAY AND TOMORROW (ADAPTT)

ADAPTT is an ethical vegan organization that was established in 1996 as a nonprofit organization. They are unequivocally opposed to the meat, dairy, egg and honey/pollen industries in every way imaginable. ADAPTT's other goals are to assist in the abolition of vivisection, dissection, circuses, rodeos and other forms of enslavement, exploitation, abuse and murder.

NO MEAT ATHLETE

No Meat Athlete's mission is to provide world-class inspirational and educational experiences to support the growth and well-being of the plant-based athletic community.

HAPPYCOW

HappyCow is an online service that lists sources of vegan, vegetarian and healthy food. Access is free to users, who can also provide content. Also available as an app on your smartphone.