Resources to Check Out

If you’re thinking about going plant-based or vegan- or just trying to eat more plants in general it’s super helpful to keep learning WHY you should do this. The more you learn about what plant-based eating does for you, the animals and the environment, the easier it is for you to transition!

Below are some of my go-to documentaries, websites, youtubers, and books that I recommend you check out!

Additionally surround yourself online with plant-based instagramers, youtubers, to keep your motivation and inspiration up !

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documentaries

Here are some good documentaries to get you started. They show plant-based/vegan diets from different perspectives. Some focus on health, some environmental sustainability, animal rights, or a combo of both! I’ve linked you to the websites but don’t forget to check on Netflix because a lot of them are on there!

FORKS OVER KNIVES

Health-focused documentary where researches explore what happens when people switch from an animal-based diet to a plant-based diet. Explore the effects on cancer and control of disease.

WHAT THE HEALTH

Focuses on the affects of animal-based diet on human health and the positives outcomes that can come from plant-based eating. 

THE GAME CHANGERS

Focuses on what a plant-based diet can do for athletic performance. This one came out this year and is so amazing!  

EARTHLINGS

Animal rights focused documentary showing the horrific ways animals are exploited for food, scientific research, clothing and entertainment. Very graphic and powerful documentary.  You definitely will understand why you should go vegan after watching this! 

COWSPIRACY

Focuses on the beef/dairy industry and how it is affecting our planet. Perfect place to start if you are looking into going vegan for the environment!

DOMINION

Similar to Earthlings. Animal rights focused documentary exposing the truth behind animal agriculture in Australia. Very Graphic. Good place to start if you love animals! Might be just what you need to see to make the switch to veganism.

websites

Australia-based Simon Hill filters through the research and uses science to show you how plant-based diets are good for your health. He also debunks common myths and misconceptions people have around plant-based diets. Plus he has recipes!  He has tons of podcasts interviewing plant-based/vegan influencers, doctors, business owners and more.

Check out his site HERE.

Check out his podcast HERE.

Nutrition Facts

Dr. McGregor has created an amazing online resources where he uses science to explain in easy terms what the healthiest diet is to help you make better choices. He puts out blog posts, videos, podcasts and has a book called ‘How Not to Die’.

He also has a Free Daily Dozen Challenge App where you can track getting in 12 specific things to make you healthier (it’s all vegan).

Check out the site HERE.

Get the Daily Dozen APP Challenge HERE.

Dr. McDougall

This resource is where I learned a lot about a high carb, lower fat diet. He has been promoting this diet for a long time and even runs programs where you live on site with him and change your life/diet around. He advocates for a plant-based diet based on starches. Admittedly we eat a lot more fruit than he recommends because we love fruit and thrive on it but you are the only you and you can figure out what your body works best on 🙂

He has a cool little picture book that easily explains what you can/can’t eat. Check it out HERE.

Check out his site HERE.

books

Here are a few good research-based books that will help you understand why plant-based eating is good for health and longevity!

How Not to Die

Book by Dr. McGregor from Nutritionfacts.org. Dr. McGregor watched his grandma recover from a promised death (from heart disease) by radically changing her diet to a wholefood plant based one. Inspired by this Dr. McGregor  set out to share with the world science-backed nutrition advice to help combat/prevent the biggest killers in North America- heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer.

Order it HERE.

The Starch Solution

Book by Dr. McDougall that focues on the concept of filling your plate with whole foods with an emphasis on starches to stay full.

Order it HERE.

The China Study

Book by T.Colin Campbell. A scientist who grew up on a farm. He set out to find out what the healthiest diet for long term health was. Thinking he would find evidence that an animal-based diet was the best for health and longevity, he actually found the opposite was true. This book dives into the research and science T. Colin Cambell has done in this field that implicates that a plant-based diet is an optimal diet for health.

Order it HERE.

The Blue Zones

Book by Dan Buettner. Dan wrote this book after learning about and immersing himself in the communities around the world where people live the longest. Through his research he finds that the people who live the longest have diets primarily based on plants. He also discusses the other keys to longevity in these areas!

Order it HERE.

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MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

I am not a doctor or dietitian. The information on here is based on what worked for me. There is a lot of research out there on plant-based diets and the positive impact this diet has on health which really made me comfortable with my plant- based lifestyle choice! If you want to dive more into the science/evidence side of things check out our resources section.  Any statements made on these platforms are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease or illness. Please consult with your medical practitioner before making any changes to your current diet and lifestyle.

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