As plant-based bloggers, we have gained inspiration & valuable knowledge from a variety of sources. A combination of true inner passion, extensive reading and listening to discussions & debates all contribute to a lifelong commitment of living a plant-based lifestyle.

Here’s a list of useful references will help not only your understanding of the mass food industries but how people’s attitudes are formed & where their influences and opinions come from.

Websites/blogs we visit regularly: 
http://www.MindBodyGreen.com – A hugely resourceful wellness & fitness blog dedicated to enriching people’s lives through online nutrition, exercise & wellbeing advice.
http://www.Richroll.com – Author of bestselling book “Finding Ultra” a former forty something addict turned vegan ultra-athlete. Rich Roll has a blog, ecommerce business & popular podcast dedicated to nutrition, fitness & wellness with a host of different guests each week.
http://www.Vegansociety.com – A wide scope of information & recipes for vegans and plant-based people alike who want informative resources & advice.

In addition to these, visiting other plant-based and raw recipe blogs helps provide a great understanding of the amazing and wonderful meals which can be created without animal products.

Books:
Author of many interesting food industry books – Michael Pollan.
The china study – T.Colin Campbell Phd. Probably the most influential book backing a lifestyle deicated to plants & whole food.
Meatonomics – David Robinson Simon. A great read, discussing how America’s food industries are influencing the consumer to the point of “brainwashing.”
Whole – T.Colin Campbell Phd. From a true expert in food nutrition. Informative and very interesting, food really does heal! Discusses why the food industries function the way they do.
My beef with meat – Rip Esselstyn. Rip discusses how a plant-based lifestyle can transform lives and provide real health benefits, includes some great healthy recipes.
The Gerson Therapy – Charlotte Gerson. This tells you how to give your body an extreme amount of nutritional support, really explores serious illnesses and how these can be approached through diet.

Movie-Documentaries:
Food matters. (2008) – Examines in depth how the food we eat can help or harm our health.
Earthlings. (2005) – Narration by Joaquin Phoenix & music by Moby (both vegans!) An eye-opening & graphic “behind the scenes” look at the food industries globally, their greed for profit and mistreatment of animals.
Forks over knives. (2011) – Powerful documentary examining the claim that most, if not all, degenerative diseases can be controlled or reversed with a plant-based diet.
Got the facts on milk? (2008) – Comical and fast-paced documentary looking at the “health benefits” of milk & how the corrupt dairy industries spend their millions on marketing.
Hungry for change (2012) – Shocking secrets exposed: Our diet, weight loss & food industries and their deceptive strategies to keep you coming back for more!
Food, Inc. (2008) – A look into America’s overly-controlled food industries while the west is following suit.
These are some of the top documentaries we’ve watched, it’s certainly not an exclusive list….there’s more!

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