GETTING STARTED

Today is the first day of the rest of your life!

It’s funny how we all go through our “evolutions” when we’re exposed to something new! First it’s “what IS that?” Then it’s “oh, I could NEVER do that!” Then it’s “ok, so now HOW do I do that?” And finally it’s “gee, that was so easy!” Well, maybe that last one was a bit of a stretch, but we often really do hear “it really was a lot simpler to do than I thought it would be when I started!” In this Resource section, we’re trying to give you tools based on the guidance of many experts as well as that of just regular people who’ve gone through this very same journey and come out on the other side. And the best part…they’ve come out healthier than they ever thought possible!

Plant-Based Primer for Beginners

You’re probably thinking that moving to a plant-based diet sounds like a great idea, but you don’t know where to start. Don’t worry, you’re in the right place—we’ve got the tools, insight, and expertise to make the change easy and enjoyable. We’ll answer your questions, provide helpful advice, and share the techniques you need.

Ramses Bravo Simple Foundations

Ramses Bravo is the Head Chef at True North in Santa Rosa, CA, the healing center run by Dr. Alan Goldhamer. At just $20 for the ENTIRE COURSE, this is an outstanding place to begin your plant-based cooking journey. And yes, it’s VALUE is much, much higher!

My Plant Based Family

If you are hoping to get started eating a Plant-Based Diet you have come to the right place. I’ve been on this journey since 2011 and I’ve learned so much along the way. I believe switching to a plant-based diet can cure or reverse a host of illnesses as well as help you lose weight (if needed) and feel great.

African American Vegan Starter Guide

Get guidance from African American vegan experts on how to transition to a plant-based diet.

Brought to you by Tracye McQuirter, MPH, public health nutritionist, 30-year vegan, in partnership with Farm Sanctuary.

Environmental Working Group

EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, updated every year since 2004, ranks the pesticide contamination of 46 popular fruits and vegetables.The guide is based on test results by the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration of more than 46,000 samples of produce. It is important to note that the samples are tested for pesticides by the USDA and the FDA after they have been prepared to be eaten.

Plant-Based Cooking

Are you looking for ways to prevent or reverse disease so you worry less, lose weight, stop cravings, heal, are in control, and live a long and healthy life? If you’ve figured out that eating a plant-based diet is one of the best ways to gain optimum health and you’re already prepping, cooking and eating that way, good for you!

Plant-Based Academy

If you are beginning the plant-based lifestyle journey in full force be sure to communicate with your healthcare provider.  It’s important to partner with your provider in order to receive guidance when weight and cholesterol levels begin to change. Often during transition, medications that you take may need adjustments. It’s possible that some (if not all) may be  eliminated  by your physician. This is a critical reason to undergo this lifestyle change with your health care provider on board.

A Brand New Start

love showing people just how simple it is to take control of their health, lose a few pounds, and become healthy, vibrant, Brand New Vegans themselves,  by cooking and eating a whole food plant-based diet.