RESOURCES

Below you will find some of the best plant-based resources available. If you require further information on this lifestyle, you are bound to find it here.

 

BOOKSFILMS & DOCUMENTARIES | WEBSITES

BOOKS

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by T. Colin Campbell, MD

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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by T. Colin Campbell, MD

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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by T. Colin Campbell, MD

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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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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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.

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by John A. McDougall, MD

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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by Michael Greger, MD

How Not to Die gives effective, scientifically proven nutritional advice to prevent our biggest killers - heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes - and reveals the astounding health benefits that simple dietary choices can provide.

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by Douglas J. Lisle and Alan Goldhammer

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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by Alona Pulde, MD and Matthew Lederman, MD

From the creators of the groundbreaking documentary comes the New York Times bestselling diet plan Sanjay Gupta called “the prescription you need to live a long, healthy life”—a plan to transition to a delicious whole-foods, plant-based diet in just twenty-eight days.

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by John Robbins

Here, the man who started the "food revolution" with the million-plus-selling Diet for a New America, boldly posits that, collectively, our personal diet can save ourselves and the world. Learn the truth about foods we are eating that are, in Robbins' words, "unsafe on any plate."

by Will Tuttle

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.

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by Garth Davis, MD

An acclaimed surgeon specializing in weight loss delivers a paradigm-shifting examination of the diet and health industry’s focus on protein, explaining why it is detrimental to our health, and can prevent us from losing weight.

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by John Joseph

In Meat is for Pussies, Joseph presents a throw-down of information, offering both personal and scientific evidence that a plant-based diet offers the best path to athleticism, endurance, strength, and overall health.

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by Rory Freedman

Not your typical boring diet book, this is a tart-tongued, no-holds-barred wakeup call to all women who want to be thin. Skinny Bitch espouses a healthful lifestyle that promotes whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, and encourages women to get excited about feeling "clean and pure and energized."

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By Robert Cheeke

One of the world's most recognized vegan body builders presents a comprehensive guide to building a fit body while eating a plant-based diet. Author Robert Cheeke inspires people to develop magnificent bodies. His passion for doing the most amount of good while causing the least amount of harm has inspired athletes, trainers, and anyone interested in a strong, healthy body.

FILMS & DOCUMENTARIES

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.
 

Also available on Netflix

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.

Also 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.

Also available on Netflix

 

LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY

The hidden truth behind UK animal farming - featuring approximately 100 facilities across the UK and never before seen undercover footage.

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

BLACKFISH

Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals.

Also available on Netflix

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

EARTHLINGS

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.

DOMINION

An Australian documentary exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden & handheld cameras, the feature-length film explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.

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.

PEOPLE FOR ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA)

PETA is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in the food industry, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry.

VEGAN BODYBUILDING & FITNESS

A website created by Robert Cheeke - the best-selling author of the book Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness. Provides nutrition and exercise advice for bodybuilders and other athletes who want to reach their best potential on a plant-based diet. 

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.

 

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