Here are some books, documentaries, websites and YouTube channels that I have found to be helpful.


Vegan Reddit– I’ve been part of this online community for years now. It’s a great resource! Do a search and there are probably 100 answers for every question you could have about veganism. The “useful links and resources” are exactly that…useful. And there’s even a Vegan Discord channel.


The Vegan Society

The Vegan RD

Vegan Boot Camp

Dr. Esselstyn’s site

Dr. Fuhrman’s site


Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollen

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Meals In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

Eat More, Weight Less by Dr. Dean Ornish

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger MD

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure Kindle Edition by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D.

The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II

Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health by Gene Stone

The End of Dieting: How to Live for Life by Joel Fuhrman (I’ve seen Dr. Fuhrman speak in person, it was awesome!)

Eat for Life: The Breakthrough Nutrient-Rich Program for Longevity, Disease Reversal, and Sustained Weight Loss by Joel Fuhrman


You may notice that a few popular documentaries aren’t on this list, such as “Dominion” or “Earthlings.” While I grasp the importance of films such as these, I have personally wished many times that I could erase horrific images like those contained in these films from my memory. I can’t in good conscience recommend watching them unless you are prepared to be extremely sad/scarred for life.

Food, Inc. (available on Netflix and

Food Matters (available on Netflix and

Forks Over Knives (available on Netflix and

What the Health (available on Netflix and

The Game Changers (available on Netflix)

The Animal People (available on Netflix)


Not all of these YouTubers follow a whole foods diet, but I still find value in their content.

Avant Garde Vegan 


Cheap Lazy Vegan  

Cooking With Plants 

Edgy  Veg 

High Carb Hannah

Krocks in the Kitchen (they aren’t vegan, but do follow a WFPB diet)

Mary’s Test Kitchen

Mic the Vegan

More Salt Please


Sarah’s Vegan Kitchen

Simnett Nutition

Sweet Potato Soul

That Vegan Couple 

The Vegan Zombie 

The Viet Vegan

Unnatural Vegan 

Well Your World