Below are references to the information that we have used along our journey. I have only included those that I have found most useful and continue to refer to for our benefit. The list is not exclusive to a plant-based diet, but it is a common theme, although they do not have to be referred to in that context. It is not a definitive list, nor is it intended to be universal. I will continue to add more and would be very happy for any contributions.


Health and Lifestyle:

  • Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness, Scott Jurek and Steve Friedman (Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2012)
  • Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer (Little, Brown and Company, 2009)
  • Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself, Rich Roll (Crown Publishing Group, 2012)
  • How Not To Die, Michael Greger and Gene Stone (Macmillan, 2016)
  • Meat Is for Pussies: A How-To Guide for Dudes Who Want to Get Fit, Kick Ass, and Take Names, John Joseph (HarperWave, 2014)
  • No Meat Athlete: Run On Plants and Discover Your Fittest, Fastest, Happiest Self, Matt Frazier and Matthew Ruscigno (Fair Winds Press, 2013)
  • Pure Baby: Give A Beautiful Beginning, Anna Freedman (Shambhala House, 2014)
  • Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, Kelly A. Turner (Harper One, 2014)
  • Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven, Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin (Running Press, 2008)
  • Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things, Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie (Counterpoint Press, 2009)
  • The Best Things You Can Eat, David Grotto (Da Capo Press, 2013)
  • The Blue Zones, Dan Buettner (National Geographic Society, 2008)
  • The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health, T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell (BenBella Books, 2006)
  • The Thrive Diet, Brendan Brazier (Penguin Canada, 2007)
  • The World's Healthiest Foods: Essential Guide for the Healthiest Way of Eating, George Mateljan (GMF Publishing, 2007)
  • Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out or Our Bodies and Our World, Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith (St. Martin's Press, 2013)
  • Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, T. Collin Campbell and Howard Jacobson (BenBella Books, 2013)

Cook Books:

  • A Modern Way to Eat, Anna Jones (Fourth Estate, 2014
  • A Modern Way to Cook, Anna Jones (Fourth Estate, 2015)
  • Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week, Isa Chandra Moskowitz (Sphere, 2013)
  • The Plantpower Way: Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes and Guidance for the Whole Family, Rich Roll and Julie Piatt (Avery, 2015)
  • Thrive Energy Cookbook, Brendan Brazier (Da Capo Press, 2014)


Health and Lifestyle:



  •     Particularly the episode: A Monologue on Animal Rights, Robert Harrison, May 8th, 2013


  • Cowspiracy,
  • Earthlings,
  • Forks Over Knives,