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Are you interested in making more plant-based lifestyle choices? Well, we’ve got loads of resources for you to get started! All apps, products, and research posted to this page are things that we’ve explored ourselves. Trigger warning: some of these items might explore some controversial issues, you may stumble across something that leaves you feeling emotionally charged. The content on this page is intended for educational purposes only.

Note: PBNpodcast does not receive any paid sponsorship from these products or services at this time (10/28/2019). We just really love these items and want to share them with you 🙂

Apps to stay on track

These apps are a fantastic starting point for any consumer interested in making more mindful choices.

  • Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen know what to eat on the daily to ensure you’re enjoying a nutritionally balanced lifestyle
  • Happy Cow find a vegan or vegetarian eatery near you!
  • Is It Vegan? check and see if the ingredients on any item are vegan.

Books to reads

Here are a list of just SOME of our favorite reads.

  • Have you checked out the Plant-Based Nation bookclub yet? Follow the club at your own pace, start a discussion in your own community, or join our Facebook group. The club is also on Goodreads!
  • Body Thrive a lifestyle book that breaks down Ayurvedic living in ten easy steps. Ayurveda originated in India, over 3,000 years ago.
  • Ester the Wonder Pig house pig, sanctuary star, and breast cancer survivor- learn all about this amazing girl.
  • Ethical Vegetarianism and Veganism is edited by Oxford scholars Andrew Linsey and Clair Linsey who specialize in animal theology.
  • How Not to Die Dr. Greger tells you how plant-based nutrition can be used as a tool to prevent many diseases and chronic illness.
  • Living the Farm Sanctuary Life Gene Bauer talks about what it means to live a farm sanctuary life.
  • Obligate Carnivore written by a former vet technician, this book explores the ethics of animal guardianship and food ethics.

Household cleaning

  • Force of Nature is a system that allows you to make your own multi-purpose cleaner from the comfort of your home. Promo codes for Force of Nature are available on our homepage and under the “support the show” tab in the drop-down menu above.
  • Grove Collaborative offers a range of cruelty-free, vegan, and eco-friendly cleaning products for your home.

Humane wildlife cohabitation

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Anthropological and sociological perspectives

These items explore the norms, values, mores, and sanctions within the vegan/plant-based community and how the world interprets plant-based ideologies.

For the skeptical physician

Is your doctor skeptical about your decision to live a plant-based lifestyle? Don’t worry, this is unfortunately still a common concern. Many physicians are out of date with the most current research. Here is a list of research items you can take to your physician or nutritionist.

Companion animals

Can cats and dogs survive a plant-based protein diet? Read the research and speak with your veterinarian before making dietary changes to your companion animal’s diet.

  • cats, dogs, and food ethics a well researched discussion about the ongoing research on this controversial subject matter.
  • Obligate Carnivore written by a former vet technician, this book explores the ethics of animal guardianship and food ethics.

Controversial questions and topics

There are many topics within the vegan and plant-based community that continue to cause divisions within this social movement. Read the content below so that you are prepared for these discussions.

Beauty Products

Here are a list of some of our favorite cruelty-free, beauty and hygiene products for you and yours.

  • Cheekbone Beauty is a Canadian-based, indigenous owned and operated cosmetic company.
  • Ethique, featured on Episode 001, is a plastic-free, shampoo bar company.
  • Kinder Beauty Box, founded by Evanna Lynch and Daniella Monet is a cruelty-free, subscription service. Promo codes are available on our homepage and under the “support the show” tab from the drop down menu above.

Low-income plant-based eating

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Tools to stay motivated

Here are some fun products to get you started on your plant-based journey.


Need some delicious meal suggestions? Some of our favorite recipes are in these books.




  • Cowspiracy
  • Farmlands

Human Rights

Animal Welfare

  • Dominion
  • Ghosts in the Machine
  • Earthlings

Common counter-arguments

Many carnists make the following counter-arguments when presented with the possibility of choosing to follow a vegan or plant-based lifestyle.

  • plant-based is “too expensive!” Is it? Read more here.

Animal Testing

Nearly 1 million animals are killed annually in the United States in laboratories. Animals are used for testing cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, trauma training, medical training, and a swath of other tests.

History of plant-based eating

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