Links & Resources

Documentaries we have watched and recommend (most are available on Netflix)
  • Eating You Alive -- a compelling presentation of information supporting the health benefits of a whole food plant-based lifestyle and the role that food plays in our healthy and well being. Featuring prominent physicians, scientists, celebrities, and everyday people who have experienced radical change and greatly improved health, including reversal of many chronic health conditions that medicine could not heal, this documentary is a must-see.  For more information and to watch the trailer visit
  • Vegucated (this is the video that cinched our decision to embrace a vegetarian lifestyle)
  • Food Inc.  (provides good information about how our food is produced, including the environmental impact)
  • Cowspiracy (documentary by Executive Producer Leonardo diCaprio which follows a young journalist on his quest to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues)
  • Sugar Coated (Documentary of "how the food industry sugar-coated science, sweetened the food supply, and seduced a planet, one spoonful at a time.")
  • PlantPure Nation ("The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time.")
  • Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (To reverse his own obesity and a chronic health condition, Australian Joe Cross goes on a 60-day juice fast while traveling the U.S. and documenting his journey to health and educating others. Along the way, he challenges others to follow suit, coaching two individuals and helping countless others reboot their health by embracing a plant-strong lifestyle.)
  • The Ghosts in Our Machine -- "THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of animal rights photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur, audiences become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animals. From undercover investigations to joyful rescue missions, in North America and in Europe, each photograph and story is a window into global animal industries: Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research. THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE charts McArthur's efforts to bring wider attention to a topic that most of humankind strives hard to avoid."  (Source:
  • The True Cost -- "This is a story about clothing. It's about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?  (Source:
  • The Human Experiment--"A documentary that explores chemicals found in everyday household products."  (Source:
  • GMO OMG--"Today in the United States, by the simple acts of feeding ourselves, we are unwittingly participating in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Each of us unknowingly consumes genetically engineered food on a daily basis. The risks and effects to our health and the environment are largely unknown. Yet more and more studies are being conducted around the world, which only provide even more reason for concern. We are the oblivious guinea pigs for wide-scale experimentation of modern biotechnology. GMO OMG tells the story of a fathers discovery of GMOs in relationship to his 3 young children and the world around him. We still have time to heal the planet, feed the world, and live sustainably. But we have to start now!"  (Source:
  • Terra -- "A visually stunning documentary that reflects human's relationship to other species on Earth as humanity becomes more and more isolated from Nature." (Source:
  • Consumed -- "a dramatic thriller that explores the complex world of genetically modified food. The story is anchored by a working-class, single Mother on a hunt to uncover the cause of her son's mysterious illness. Interwoven are the stories of an Organic farmer, the CEO of a biotechnology corporation, two Scientists on the verge of a major discovery, and an ex-Cop caught in the middle of it all." (Source:
  • Food Choices -- "This documentary follows filmmaker Michal Siewierski as he explores the impact that food choice has on people's health, the health of our planet and on the lives of other species sharing our world. It looks at many misconceptions about food and diet, offering a new view on these issues. The film interviews world-renowned experts, including Dr. T Colin Campbell, Dr. Richard Oppenlander, Rich Roll, Joe Cross, Dr. John McDougall, Capitan Paul Watson, Dr. Toni Bark, Dr. Pam Popper, Dr. Michael Greger, Gloria Athanis, and several others. You will never look at your plate in the same way again."Written by T. Wolfe. (Source:
  • Earthlings (watch online at Vimeo) -- "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."  (Source:
  • Resistance -- "RESISTANCE uses interviews, archival material, and verite footage to untangle the web of factors behind the global crisis of antibiotic resistance. Experts and ordinary individuals who've faced resistance first hand reveal how our use of antibiotics has created profound challenges not only for hospitals, but for much of modern life - from our food supply to our personal health." (Source:
  • What The Health? (watch online on Netflix or  Vimeo) -- "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." (Source:
  • The C Word -- A documentary about cancer and the battle to prevent and fight it. Narrated by Morgan Freeman and directed by cancer patient Meghan O'Hara, it covers four pillars of prevention that can transform lifestyles and positively affect the outcome of the disease. Click HERE to watch it on Netflix.)

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Apps we are using
  • Cruelty-Free (Android) -- A helpful app to aid the consumer in shopping for products that are not tested on animals.  Provides a list by companies as well as by products.
  • Happy Cow -- Handy tool for locating restaurants with vegan/vegetarian menus.