by Peter Singer
"The Book That Started A Revolution"
Main topics: Philosophy, ethics, animal agriculture.
Singer's first book has been called "the most important document on animal welfare ever written" by the Guardian Newspaper in the UK.
Since its original publication in 1975, this groundbreaking work has awakened millions of concerned men and women to the shocking abuse of animals everywhere -- inspiring a worldwide movement to eliminate much of the cruel and unnecessary laboratory animal experimentation of years past.
An important and persuasive appeal to conscience, fairness, decency and justice, Animal Liberation is essential reading for the supporter and the skeptic alike.
Recommended for those interested in ethics and animal rights.
The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted
by T. Colin Campbell PhD & Thomas M. Campbell MD
Main topics: Nutrition science, diet and disease.
In The China Study, Dr. T. Colin Campbell details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. This Internationally Best Selling book also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists.
The New York Times has recognised the study the book is named after as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” and the “most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.”
The China Study is not a diet book. Dr. Campbell cuts through the haze of misinformation and delivers an insightful message to anyone living with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and those concerned with the effects of aging
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs & Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism
by Melanie Joy, PhD
Main topics: Psychology, social psychology.
This groundbreaking work, voted one of the top ten books of 2010 by VegNews Magazine, offers an absorbing look at why and how humans can so wholeheartedly devote themselves to certain animals and then allow others to suffer needlessly, especially those slaughtered for consumption.
Social psychologist Melanie Joy explores the many ways we numb ourselves and disconnect from our natural empathy for farmed animals. She coins the term "carnism" to describe the belief system that has conditioned us to eat certain animals and not others.
Controversial and challenging, this book will change the way you think about food forever.
You can see an incredible speech by Dr. Joy about this book here: The Top 5 Vegan Speeches of All Time.
Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition
by T. Colin Campbell, PhD & Howard Jacobson, PhD
Main topics: Nutrition science, plant foods.
The “sequel” to The China Study, this engaging book is equally as easy to read, and focuses on why eating whole plant foods has the beneficial effects that it does on our bodies, the science behind it, and the authors' musings on the industries that refuse to admit it.
Highly recommended for anyone who has already read The China Study or is just wanting more information on getting all the nutrients your body needs in the easiest way possible.
Meatonomics: The Bizarre Economics of Meat and Dairy
by David Robinson Simon
Main topics: Economics, animal agriculture.
The first book to explore the unseen economic forces that drive our animal food system, and the strange ways these forces affect our spending, eating, health, prosperity, and longevity.
Among other things, consumers have largely lost the ability to decide for ourselves what—and how much—to eat. Instead, those decisions are made for us by meat and dairy producers who control our buying choices with artificially low prices, misleading messaging, and heavy control over legislation and regulation.
Learn what makes this bizarre system tick and how it can be fixed in this fascinating book.
Recommended for anyone wanting to know more about how these huge industries affect our lives, or anyone into finance or economics.
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
by Michael Greger MD and Gene Stone
Main topics: Nutrition science, death, disease and prevention.
From the physician behind the wildly popular website NutritionFacts.org, this book reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet proven to prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death, a whole-foods vegan diet.
It examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches.
Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting-edge nutritional science, this book is the perfect reference guide for new or seasoned vegans who take their health seriously.
You can see an important speech by Dr. Greger here: The Top 5 Vegan Speeches of All Time.
Beyond Beliefs: A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters
by Melanie Joy, PhD
Main topics: Psychology, relationships.
Many vegans can become frustrated and struggle to feel connected with meat eaters, and meat eaters can feel disconnected from vegans and vegetarians whose beliefs they don't fully understand and whose frustration may spill over into their interactions.
The good news is that relationship and communication breakdown among vegans and meat eaters is not inevitable, and it is reversible.
Recommended for anyone living with or in close relationships with non-vegans.
You can see a speech by Dr. Joy here: The Top 5 Vegan Speeches of All Time.
Irreversibly Vegan: How to Effortlessly Go & Stay Vegan for Life
The Simplest Path to the Greatest Good
Main topics: Ethics, nutrition, psychology.
I wrote this 250 page eBook because I understand that some people have the best of intentions and do not want to harm or exploit animals at all, but lack the knowledge required to make a comfortable and confident transition to veganism in the easiest way possible.
I have read all of the above books on veganism and more, and you could think of Irreversibly Vegan as a distillation of all the most essential information from those that specifically relates to going and staying vegan for life.
More important than that though, it includes practical, step by step tips and techniques for becoming a healthy vegan for life in the most effective way possible that are not found in any other book I've ever even heard about that is related to veganism. Why? Because this information I have personally spent the last 12 years accumulating from various miscellaneous self-help and motivation books, lectures and teachers.
You can read the introduction chapter for free by clicking here and scrolling down to the blue bar that says "See Inside the Book".
The truth that no one seems to talk about is that going vegan is the easy part, but effortlessly staying vegan can be hard for some people. In Irreversibly Vegan I reveal "habit-hacking techniques" that are used by all successful long term vegans whether they realise they are using them or not.
What else you will find inside:
- Why 84% of people who go vegan don't stay vegan... exactly what they did wrong... still are doing wrong... how not to become one of them.
- How to easily and affordably eat a delicious and nutritionally balanced vegan diet for less than the price of this book each day.
- Exactly why the "standard western diet" is so unhealthy, and why a vegan diet can be the healthiest diet on earth - with all the unbiased science to back it up.
- A detailed understanding of the "Three Pillars of Veganism" that will supercharge your efforts to live the cruelty-free lifestyle forever.
- The beautifully simple and entirely irrefutable ethical argument for animal rights laid out as straightforward as it could ever be.
- Factually accurate, concise and coherent responses to all the common questions about veganism you are bound to get from friends and family.
- How to overcome the biggest challenges, prevent self-sabotage and easily glide over unseen hurdles to live confidently as a committed vegan for life.
- How to remain unaffected by social pressure in any situation that might make it easy for you to slip up.
- Discover the keys to lasting change with simple tried and tested universal psychological principles.
- Solidify your willpower to resist temptation and make your cruelty-free lifestyle truly effortless for life.
- Plan to succeed with all the resources you’ll ever need to make a successful permanent transition to veganism.
- How to maintain veganism for the long term, while learning so much, both about yourself and the world, along the way.