What motivates you to go veg?
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From PCRM and Dr. Neal Barnard – Free online program that starts on the 1st of each month. You can also find local classes if you need more support.
Pledge to live vegan for 5-weeks and have a free personal coach, resources, and weekly veg events in Baltimore, MD or Long Island, NY.
Live Vegan is a program of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), a national nonprofit organization promoting a vegan lifestyle through public education and grassroots activism in order to end the use of animals for food.
How to eat vegetarian meals to prevent animal cruelty on factory farms and hatcheries.
Vegan Outreach runs a free Vegan Mentor Program where you can signup to get connected via email with a volunteer mentor who will help you with anything from navigating the grocery store aisles to figuring out how to respond when people ask you questions.
A riveting story of transformation and healing, this movie 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.
This documentary focuses on 3 people who agree to go vegan for several weeks, learn about the cost to animals of eating animals, and learn about the health benefits of a plant-based diet.
A great documentary that focuses on the health aspects of a plant-based diet, the research and studies out there that prove it can save lives, and stories of people who completely changed and saved their lives through a plant-based diet.
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a 2014 documentary film. The film explores the impact of animal agriculture on the environment, and investigates the policies of environmental organizations on this issue. A new cut of the documentary, executive-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, premiered globally on Netflix on September 15, 2015.
WARNING: There is a scene in this film where a duck is killed. It occurs right after they visit a farm where a farmer talks about raising ducks.
www.cowspiracy.com (also available on Netflix)
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. What The Health is a surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation’s health and how big business influences it.
Earthlings is a 2005 American documentary film about humankind’s total dependence on animals for economic purposes. Presented in five chapters (pets, food, clothing, entertainment and scientific research) the film is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, featuring music by Moby, and was written, produced and directed by Shaun Monson.
WARNING: This film contains images of graphic violence to animals. Viewer discretion is advised.
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.
Rip Esselstyn “presents a powerful, accelerated new Engine 2 program that promises staggering results in record time. In just one week on THE ENGINE 2 SEVEN-DAY RESCUE DIET, readers can expect to: lose weight (up to 14 pounds), lower total cholesterol (by 32 points on average), drop LDL cholesterol (by 22 points on average), lower triglycerides (by 75 points on average), and lower blood pressure by an average of 10/5 points.”
If you’ve ever wanted to make the plant-based switch but felt overwhelmed about where to start, this book provides the support you need every step of the way to make your transition into eating plant-based a fun and (ful)filling experience.
A book version of his website and talks, it has a great index in the back where you can look up anything you want to know and find out what page it is on. The book is also great to get non-veg folks interested in making changes by combating their excuses for not changing.
Health and Nutrition
An invaluable resource of daily videos and articles from Dr. Michael Greger where he and his non-profit review the latest medical science on health and nutrition. It’s all vegan and the videos are short enough to be easily viewed.
Their mission is to promote optimal nutrition through science-based education, advocacy, and research.
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.
This searchable, global directory enables individuals to locate physicians, therapists, dietitians, health coaches, or other wellness professionals who have been trained in the power of preventive, nutritional medicine.
The Forks Over Knives website features delicious recipes, articles by leading experts, and scores of plant-based success stories.
Engine 2 recipes are familiar, American plant-strong version of the foods you and your family love.
This blog is full of recipes and information on how to eat a plant-based diet that is free of added salt, oil and sugar. Their focus is not only on consuming a vegan diet (avoiding animal foods and ingredients), but one that promotes excellent health.
In addition to being meat and dairy-free, most of their recipes are free of gluten, soy, and processed foods.
Healthy eating has never been easier with these delicious, whole food plant-based recipes. They are all oil-free, vegan (no animal products) and support optimal nutrition.
If you look around you’ll discover lots of great, member-contributed, vegan recipes that are all low in fat. The rule here is no added oil or margarine.
HappyCow was founded in 1999 as a public service to assist travelers and people everywhere find plant-based / vegan options and healthy food. They are vegan-run, from a vegan perspective, and staffed by vegans and vegetarians.
The goal of the guide is to provide a tool that helps makes it easier to live a more animal-friendly life. Specifically, they want to make it easier for people to find vegetarian and vegan food, products, etc.
Find out if your drink is veg-friendly. Brewmasters, winemakers, and distillers may include animal ingredients in their products directly, or they might use them in the processing and filtration.