This is a little off topic, but helpful I think.
Several years ago, I began a whole food, plant based lifestyle. It is one of the best decisions of my life. The vegan / plant based community is growing every day. It’s exciting to watch it happen and feel that I’m on the right side of history.
But, when you start out, it’s a little confusing. There are so many messages out there and it helps just to have a place to start. That’s why I wrote my app – Four Eyed Plant Eater. It points to whole food, plant based and vegan resources all over the internet. Currently, it is only available on Android – check it out – Four Eyed Plant Eater app!
Below you will find my stream-lined list of my most favorite links to the best information that I know of at this time. In this format, I can easily come back and modify. So, send me your recommendations and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Help Getting Started
EASY TO UNDERSTAND INFORMATION
This site has tons of information and a whole food, plant based diet guide. T. Collin Campbell is one of the highly respected pioneers of this lifestyle!
TONS OF HELPFUL VIDEOS
Dusty and Erin Stanczyk host the Eat*Move*Rest You Tube channel. They have amassed a great amount of instruction and inspiration videos to help other live the whole food, plant based lifestyle. They are not only knowledgeable, but also very charming. You can’t help but like these guys!
RELIABLE SCIENTIFIC RESOURCE
Dr. Michael Greger is probably the most trusted source for plant based nutrition. His Nutrition Facts web site contains short videos on every topic imaginable. Check out the introductory videos first. These videos are based on mountains of reliable, scientific studies. Check out his book How Not to Die.
A GO-TO RESOURCE FOR EVERYTHING
The Forks Over Knives documentary on Netflix is responsible for a great number of people beginning a plant based journey. The Forks Over Knives website is a very useful resource that includes just about every type of helpful information. Also check out their recipe app.
ANIMAL ACTIVISM AND NUTRITION RESEARCH
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Dr. Neil Barnard are well respected for their animal right activism and nutrition research. This is another go-to resource for anyone seriously considering a plant based lifestyle. Check out the health section of the website for many helpful links. Also, see their Vegetarian (it’s really vegan) stater guide.
A SIMPLE STARTING PLACE FOR NEWBIES
This is a well-designed, interactive site, from Mercy for Animals, is an easy-to-use reference for getting started on plant-based journey. Interactive chat can be helpful for getting questions answered. Look for links to get the free starter guide! This would probably be considered a vegan site by most.
Hope this helps you get started.