Books etc.

Health and Nutrition

The China Study

The most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted, examines the relationship between the consumption of animal products and illnesses such as cancers of the breast, prostate and bowel, diabetes, coronary heart disease, obesity, autoimmune disease, osteoporosis, degenerative brain disease and macular degeneration.

 

The science is clear. The results are unmistakable. Change your diet and  dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity.

 One of America's best-selling books about nutrition.


Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease 

Drawing  on  the  groundbreaking results of his twenty-year nutritional study, Dr.  Caldwell  B.  Esselstyn,  Jr.,  a  former surgeon,  researcher, and  clinician at  the Cleveland  Clinic, convincingly argues that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only  prevent and stop the progression of heart disease, but also reverse its  effects.

 

 

 Reversing Heart Disease

Dr. Dean Ornish is the first clinician to offer documented proof that heart  disease can be halted, or even reversed, simply by changing your lifestyle.  Based on his internationally acclaimed scientific study, which has now been  ongoing for years, Dr. Ornish's program has yielded amazing results.  Participants reduced or discontinued medications; their chest pain diminished  or disappeared; they felt more energetic, happy, and calm; they lost weight  while eating more; and blockages in coronary arteries were actually reduced.

 

 

 The Food Revolution

First published in 2001, The Food Revolution is still one of the most frequently cited and talked about books of the food-politics revolution. It was one of the very first books to discuss the negative health effects of eating genetically modified foods and animal products of all kinds, to expose the dangers inherent in our factory farming system, and to advocate a complete plant-based diet. 

 

 

Forks Over Knives DVD

This American documentary film examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us, can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based foods.



 

 

Animal Rights


In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave

Exciting collection of essays edited by controversial philasopher Peter Singer, who made animals rights into an international concern after publishing Animal Liberation and In Defense of Animals over 30 years ago. These essays explore new ways of measurnig animal suffering, reassess the question of personhood and draw highlight tales of effective advocacy.



Why we love dogs, eat pigs and wear cows: An introduction to Carnism

Melanie Joy explores the invisible system that shapes our perception of the meat we eat, so that we love some animals and eat others without knowing why. She calls this system carnism. Carnism is the belief system, or ideology, that allows us to selectively choose which animals become our meat, and it is sustained by complex psychological and social mechanisms. Carnism operates under a shield of invisibility because voilence is an integral part of the system. Without the violence, needed to slaughter billions of animals every year, there would be no carinsm.  To watch a trailer click here


  Earthlings DVD

 "For those who watch Earthlings, the world will never be the same" - Tom Regan

This powerful, informative, multi-award winning documentary about society's treatment of   animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, with soundtrack by Moby, is a must-see for anyone who cares about animals and wishes to make the world a better place

 

 

Peacable Kingdom DVD

This multi-award winning documentary explores the awaking conscience of several people who grew up in a traditional farming culture and who have now come to question the basic premises of their inherited way of life.

 According to the prestigious primatologist Jane Goodall, "Peaceable Kingdom is a piece of art"

 

 

Recommended Websites

ADAPTT - (Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Taday and Tomorrow)

C-A-L-F (Cows+Animals = Liberators+Friends)

AELLA (Alliance for Earth, Life, Liberty and Advotation)

Vegan Outreach

COK ( Compassion Over Killing)

Vegan Society

The Vegan Society of Ireland