We actively maintain the lists below to help you find what we consider the clearest information about the whole food, plant-based lifestyle. Scientific integrity is essential to being included here. For convenience, the references are organized by media type, with the most current usually at the top of each list.

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How to Eat Right & Save the Planet: A Plant-Based Survival Guide for You & Your Family is a thorough but highly readable introduction to the benefits of a plant-based diet. Tara covers the environmental, ethical, and health aspects in a way that supports their interconnectedness. It contains lots of good, credible information, but does not overwhelm with scientific jargon, so it will be especially helpful to those new to a plant-based lifestyle. 

How to Survive a Pandemic is a comprehensive volume by one of the plant-based movements most trusted experts, who just happens to have had a prior career as an expert in infectious diseases. Look no further for the best information on pandemics, their animals-for-food causes, and how to avoid and survive them.

The full title, Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome, promises a lot, but the very positive reader reviews indicate that it delivers. “Dr. B,” an award winning gastroenterologist, calls on lots of recent exciting research on the human gut, which validates the benefits of a plant-based diet. And he provides comparisons with the paleo and keto diets as well. A jump-start program and recipes are included.


Movies And Videos

Newsletters And Magazines

This Dropbox Archives folder contains all the previous monthly HWS newsletters, from the first issue of December 2016 up to the present. 

The subscription page for has options to receive Dr. Michael Greger’s highly recommended blog and/or video publications on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, in English or Spanish.

Naked Food Magazine offers a variety of subscription options, including online only.

VegNews Magazine is available in print and/or digital formats.

Prepared Plant-Based Meal Delivery Services

Chef Jason Wyrick of The Vegan Taste offers prepared meals delivered in the greater Phoenix, AZ area. Inquire about delivery options for other Arizona areas at

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