Introduction to Whole Food Plant Based Eating


Is Whole Foods Plant Based for You?


Healthy eating means different things to different people and searching the web provides so many different opinions about the healthiest foods to eat. Fast foods and processed foods present us with easy options in busy lives where we strive to keep up with all the demands of daily living. Bookstores are filled with contradictory diet advice and unrealistic expectations about how we should look, further challenging us in our quest for good health.

As you embark on this journey, what will be your goal? Are you looking to improve your health and halt or reverse chronic illnesses? Are you interested in losing weight or is your concern about the environment and protecting animals? If you are uncertain of your goal and have not done so already, you may want to check out these documentaries to assist you in decision-making.

Please note: Parts of these documentaries may be disturbing to view but they are reliable resources designed to help you make informed decisions.

I started with watching Forks Over Knives then read The China Study by T. Colin Campbell. I didn’t plan on changing my eating habits but I was not happy with my yoyo weight gain and felt inspired to experiment with this way of eating. After just a few days my heartburn and bloated tummy subsided. There was no denying that I was on the right path.

Read more about Yvonne's Story.

For more information check out the  five common phases of a plant based journey.

Recommended Documentaries


Health:

Forks Over Knives

1hr:36m

Researchers explore the possibility that people changing their diets from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like heart disease, diabetes and many forms of cancer.


What the Health

1hr:37m

What the Health  is a 2017 documentary which critiques the health impact of meat and dairy consumption and questions the practices of the leading health and pharmaceutical organizations. Its primary purpose is to advocate for a plant based diet.


The Game Changers

1hr:25m

Released in 2018 this documentary interviews several athletes who have improved their recovery time and their performance after switching to a plant-based diet. A must watch for all athlete minded people.

Environment:

Cowspiracy

1:29:34

Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

Animal Welfare:

Earthlings

1:35:46

Warning: contains disturbing and graphic scenes Filmmaker Shaun Monson exposes the suffering endured by animals at factory farms, research labs, puppy mills and more.