BookS We Recommend

Books are great. They give us an invaluable opportunity to get knowledge directly from the person who has been specialized in the subject. From someone who had a unique experience in a particular area, and we probably wouldn’t get a chance to hear from otherwise. Here’s a list of books that we found immense value in, and hopefully, you will too.

Health & Lifestyle Books

T. Colin Campbell, PhD & Thomas M. Campbell, MD
"The China Study"

This is a book on the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing a disease, The China Study, conducted by T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell. It shows the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the health benefits of a whole food plant-based diet based on reliable scientific facts. A great book to dive into on your journey to a healthier diet and a more compassionate life.​​

Michael Greger, MD
"How Not To Die"

How to prevent and even reverse most death-causing diseases by following a whole-food plant-based diet? Dr. Michael Greger dives deep into studies on the causes of significant conditions. He offers easy steps we all can make to make sure we stay away from those diseases as far as possible.​​

Victoria Moran
"Main Street Vegan"

This book offers a complete guide to making dietary and lifestyle shift to veganism with an emphasis on practical “baby steps.” If you don’t have a personal chef or lifestyle coach on speed dial, this is an excellent guide for you to experience the physical and spiritual benefits of being a vegan.

Bestselling author, longevity expert, and National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner reports on health, fitness, diet, and aging, drawing on his research from extraordinarily long-lived communities–Blue Zones–around the globe. Buettner has launched a major public health initiative to transform cities based on principles from this book, an updated and expanded edition of his bestselling classic on longevity. His prescriptions for lifestyle, nutrition, outlook, and stress-coping practices will add years to your life and life to your years. 

This book explains the shocking new science of how hormones are wreaking havoc on the body, and the delicious solution that improves health reduces pain and even helps to shed weight. Hidden in everyday foods are the causes of a surprising range of health problems: infertility, menstrual cramps, weight gain, hair loss, breast and prostate cancer, hot flashes, and much more

Certified mindfulness meditation facilitator, award winning health educator, and longtime vegan advocate Lani Muelrath has been practicing mindfulness meditation for 25 years. In The Mindful Vegan, she teaches you how to practice mindfulness and shows how it can bring freedom and a new joy to your eating-and living-experience.

animal rights

In Animalkind, Ingrid Newkirk and Gene Stone present these findings in a concise and awe-inspiring way, detailing a range of surprising discoveries: that geese fall in love and stay with a partner for life, that fish “sing” underwater, and that elephants use their trunks to send subsonic signals, alerting other herds to danger miles away.

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows offers an absorbing look at what social psychologist Melanie Joy calls carnism, the belief system that conditions us to eat certain animals when we would never dream of eating others. Carnism causes extensive animal suffering and global injustice, and it drives us to act against our own interests and the interests of others without fully realizing what we are doing. 

Cookbooks

LeAnne Campbell, PhD
"The China Study Cookbook"

This cookbook takes the scientific findings from the most comprehensive nutrition study ever conducted, The China Study, and puts them to action in this collection of nutrient-rich recipes.

Michael Greger, MD
"The How Not To Die Cookbook : Over 100 Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease"

This comprehensive cookbook complete with more than 120 recipes for delicious, life-saving, plant-based meals, snacks, and beverages. Rooted in the latest nutrition science, these easy-to-follow, stunningly photographed recipes will appeal to anyone looking to live a longer, healthier life.

Thug Kitchen
The Official Cookbook

This cookbook will teach you how to cook real food, no pretentions. Taking as a base typical Western cuisine, this book will supply you with recipes for veganized versions of most popular recipes. Easy to follow, this book will suit even very beginners in the kitchen.​​

Gaz is a professional vegan chef, and each recipe he creates is kept on a very high level. Creative, delicious, and good-looking meals he presents in this collection will surely inspire you for culinary feats.

Building on decades of research, longevity expert Dan Buettner has gathered 100 recipes inspired by the Blue Zones, home to the healthiest and happiest communities in the world. Each dish uses ingredients and cooking methods proven to increase longevity, wellness, and mental health.  Innovative, easy to follow, and delicious, these healthy living recipes make the Blue Zones lifestyle even more attainable, thereby improving your health, extending your life, and filling your kitchen with happiness.

Habit Development

How habit development is connected to food, you may ask. Very much so, we would answer. 

Most often the food we consume daily reflects our dietary habits that have been developed over the years. They have been shaped by our family, enviroment, culture and our personal choices. Whenever we decide to make a change of what we eat, it’s beneficial to understand the habit behind and the tackle it smartly. These habit development books may help you in this process. As a ‘side effect’ learnings you get may help you implement changes in other areas of your life, too.

Stephen R. Covey
"7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

There has been so much said about this book already that no other introduction is probably needed. In our view, this is an incredible source of wisdom. It features seven principles, that if followed, will inevitably result in creating a happy life. This book is a base to start personal development at, and it will surely help with creating new good habits, too.

James Clear
"Atomic Habits"

In this book James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits and break bad ones. He will guide you to master the tiny behaviors through a 1% method that leads to remarkable results.​

Darren Hardy
"The Compound Effect"

In this book James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits and break bad ones. He will guide you to master the tiny behaviors through a 1% method that leads to remarkable results.​

Charles Dihigg
"The Power of Habit"

In The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg takes us to the edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exciting argument: The key to exercising regularly, eating healthfully, becoming more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work.​

BJ Fogg
"Tiny Habits"

iny Habits cracks the code of habit formation. With breakthrough discoveries in every chapter, you’ll learn the simplest proven ways to transform your life. Fogg shows you how to feel good about your successes instead of bad about your failures. This proven, step-by-step guide will help you design habits and make them stick through positive emotion and celebrating small successes. 

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