Books

These are some of the recommendations on books that inspired us and continue to do so. We decided to mention just a few that will serve you as a gateway into much more.

siSuper Immunitya great deal of our susceptibility towards diseases, from common cold to more serious like heart disease and cancer, comes from nutritional deficiency. Whether we are vegan, vegetarian, paleo or even if we don’t care about any particular lifestyle, we can all agree on one thing – that most of our nutrition should come from plant-based foods.Dr. Joel Fuhrman direct us toward the diet plan called G-BOMBS – Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, and Seeds. If you include these foods into your everyday diet,  (you are boosting your chances of living a very long, healthy and active life.

 

elEat to Live –Obesity and excess are one of the leading causes of many modern conditions and diseases.  In this book,  Dr. Furhman offers a plan to lose weight quickly and keep it off. Be warned that this is not a diet book but a lifestyle book. It will demand significant changes in your food choices. Good news is that this is not a hospital food book either. All recipes are delicious and made from wholesome simple everyday ingredients.

 

Salt Sugar Fat – You know that rush when you eat an ice-cream or a bag of potato chips? You didn’t think that was a coincidence, right? That feeling comes from scientifically calculated (what food companies call) „bliss point“, which is the exact ratio of salt, sugar, and fat required to discharge that jolt of endorphins and keep you coming back for more. In this book, Michael Moss shows us how food giants are learning the thing or two from tobacco companies.

 

wWhole – We are not against supplements but the power of whole, fresh foods can’t be substituted  with anything.  Thousands of compounds, working together and complementing each other, create an infinite number of metabolic reactions in the body and currently observable benefits are just the tip of the iceberg. This book will vastly expand your knowledge on benefits  of whole plant based foods and also the amazing complexity of the human body.

 

fuFinding Ultra – For all those people who think you need animal protein to be strong, we recommend Rich Roll’s book. At the age of 40, out of shape recovering alcoholic, transitioned to plant-based foods and managed to get himself in shape and become an Ironman athlete. Not just any Ironman athlete but one of the first to finish Epic5- five Ironman  triathlons, each on a different Hawaiian island, all completed in less than a week.

 

nmaNo Meat Athlete – if you don’t plan to be the superhuman endurance athlete like Rich but want to start to eat plant-based foods and introduce some activity into your life then this book is for you. Packed with practical advice on food, cooking, exercise and willpower, as well as printable meal and exercise plans, Matt’s book is a must.

 

Cookbooks  – Our recommendation comes for cookbooks that  fill our bookshelves. They are all great and inspiring books.  You can check amazon reviews and comments for each of them yourself:

Oh She glows
The Happy Herbivore Cookbook
Everyday Happy Herbivore
Happy Herbivore Light & Lean
Rawsome Vegan Baking
Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen
Chocolate-Covered Katie
But I Could Never Go Vegan!
The Homemade Vegan Pantry
The Plantpower Way

Films

A couple of films that inspired us:

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Forks over knives – plant based classic that turned many people  to vegan diet. It features top vegan advocates like Caldwell Esselstyn, T. Colin Campbell, John A. McDougall, Neal D. Barnard and others. The film provides scientific data based evidence that switching to a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet can help avoid or reverse several chronic diseases like coronary artery disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer.

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Cowspiracy – Film shines a light, not on a secret, but on easily observable impact of animal agriculture on the environment. Stats presented in this film are astonishing  but whats even more astonishing is the refusal of prominent environmental protection agencies to tackle this issue.  Greenpeace, Sierra Club, Surfrider Foundation, Rainforest Action Network, and many more were approached and confronted in this film, and each one of them either refused or try to play down the alarming topics presented .

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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead – Joe Cross was in his 40s, obese and with other several health issues like high blood pressure and very rare debilitating autoimmune disease. Under the supervision of Dr. Joel Furhman, he takes up a fruit and vegetable juice fast for 60 days. Results he achieves in those 60 days are nothing more than astonishing, he loses 100 pounds and discontinues all medications. This is not only a film about regaining his health, it is also a road movie. On the road, Joe meets various people and even manages to put an obese truck driver on his regiment too with the same results.

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Food Inc. – Where does our food come from? How is it made? Who is giving the green light for health and safety? Who decides what has to be on the label? What do these labels even mean? The film explores all these questions and gives us also an insight into the economic and legal power of the food giants.

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Fed Up – This is a film about one of the main culprits in today’s epidemic of obesity – sugar. It’s an investigation into large quantities of sugar in processed foods that cause addiction and slew of other health problems besides obesity. The author shows us an  immense power of large food companies and sugar manufacturers  who, with inexhaustible financial power, stop or slow down policies to provide healthier diets to children.

Vegucated – How hard it is to transition to a plant-based diet? This film follows 3 junk food loving people on their journey to change their diets. It also addresses people prejudices towards vegan and vegetarian diet and also shows a complete disconnect in people’s minds  between what’s on their plate and it’s source.

Podcasts

Rich Roll – Our favorite podcast. Each week Rich looks deep into all things wellness with some of the brightest and most forward-thinking, paradigm-busting minds in health, fitness, nutrition, art, entertainment, entrepreneurship & spirituality. Intimate, deep and often intense, these podcasts are not interviews. They are conversations.

No meat athlete – Training tips, recipes, advice on how to transition to the healthier lifestyle  and the occasional dose of inspiration.

One you feed
It takes conscious, constant and creative effort to make a life worth living. This podcast is about how other people keep themselves moving in the right direction – how they feed their good wolf.

Nutrition facts – Not a podcast per se but Michael Greger M.D. digs through mountains of scientific studies and delivers short, clear, easily understandable clips on various topics.

Blogs and websites

Finding vegan
Happy herbivore
Blissful basil
Chocolate covered Katie
The full helping
Yum universe
Connoisseurus veg
Cookin Canuck
Faring well
Happy hearted kitchen
Healthy Happy Life
I love vegan
Keepin it kind
Minimalist baker
My new roots
Oh she glows
Olives for dinner
Pickles n honey
The colorful kitchen
The vegan8
The plant strong vegan
This rawsome vegan life
Vegan Richa
Vegan yack attack
Well and full
Allyson Kramer
Post punk kitchen
Thug kitchen
Vegan miam

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