Vegan Australia  – Concerned about animals?  Want to make the world a fairer place?  Looking for ways to lessen your environmental footprint?  Want to improve your health?

Vegan Health Practitioners

Vegan Psychologist – Clare Mann

Vegan Vet Brisbane – Kirsty Fridemanis (Cats & Dogs)

Vegan Vet Brisbane – Susan Gottlieb (Cats)

HappyCow – an easy-to-use app to find your local Vegan Bakeries, Cafes, Grocers, Restaurants, Caterers and B&B Retreats wherever you are in the World

Palm Oil Barcode Scanner   identify products that contain unsustainably produced Palm Oil

Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen (for Android)  (for Apple) – an easy-to-use app to track the essential plant foods to consume daily for optimum health and well-being

Vegan Pet Food – providing a kibble scientifically proven to provide a complete and balanced diet for dogs and cats of all ages

Yoga with Adriene

Gary Yourofsky

Documentaries (available on Netflix):

Forks Over Knives

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

A Plastic Ocean

Food Choices

What the Health

Feel Rich


Dominion 2018


Lucent the Documentary

An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Sequel Truth to Power


PlantPure Nation

Making the Connection

Factory Farming:

Aussie Farms

Make it Possible

Thousand Eyes


Food for Thought (Colleen Patrick-Goudreau) – 10 Stages of What Happens When You Stop Eating Meat


The China Study (T. Colin Campbell, PhD & Thomas M. Campbell II)

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. , M.D.) – Cholesterol Converter

How Not to Die (Dr. Michael Greger)

Eat to Live (Joel Fuhrman, M.D.)

The Blue Zones (Dan Buettner)

Comfortably Unaware (Dr. Richard Oppenlander)

Vegan Diet Challenges:

Vegan Easy –  an Australian 30 Day Challenge; great website full of information, recipes and support

21-Day Vegan Kickstart – Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Neal Barnard, M.D.

30-Day Vegan Challenge


22 Day Vegan Challenge (Animal Activist Collective)

The Forks Over Knives Plan: A 4-Week Meal-By-Meal Makeover


Forks Over Knives Family (Alona Pulde, MD, and Matthew Lederman, MD)

Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health

Forks Over Knives The Cookbook

Eat to Live Cookbook (Joel Fuhrman, M.D.) – ideal for weight loss

How Not to Die Cookbook (Michael Gerger, M.D. FACLM)

The China Study Cookbook (Leanne Campbell, PhD)

The China Study Family Cookbook (Leanne Campbell, PhD)

The China Study All-Star Collection (Leanne Campbell, PhD)

The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook (Del Sroufe)

The PlantPure Nation Cookbook (Kim Campbell)

Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook (Ann Crile Esselstyn & Jane Esselstyn)

Weblinks on Health:

“Appropriately planned vegan diet is healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases” (American Dietetic AssociationAustralian Guidelines)

Greenstuff Nutrition

Human Herbivore

The Vegan RD

Nutrition Studies – Dr T. Colin Campbell

Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Program – Dr. Esselstyn

Nutrition Facts – Dr. Michael Greger

Eating You Alive

Mastering Diabetes

How Not to Die from Diabetes

How Not to Die from Heart Disease

How to Treat High Blood Pressure

Preventing Alzheimer’s

How Not to Die from Cancer

Blue Zones – a discovery into the five places in the world where people live the longest and are the healthiest

Diet for a Small Planet (Frances Moore Lappe)

Facebook Pages & Groups:

Animal Liberation QLD

Vegetarian and Vegan Society of Queensland

Plant Health Man


Animal Activist Collective


Adaptt (Gary Yourofsky)

Letter to a New Vegan (Catherine Laurence, Animal Liberation QLD)

What We Need to Know to Stay Hopeful and Joyful (Colleen Patrick Goudreau)

Ten Keys to Staying Positive Facing Animal Abuse (Will Tuttle – In Defense of Animals)

Personal Trainer

If you live in Brisbane, here are a list of my vegan go-to’s:

Groceries: The Green Edge (All Vegan), The Cruelty Free Shop (All Vegan), Fundies

Organic Fruits & Vegetables: Northey Street City Farm Organic Market

Restaurant: Grown (Plant-Based Dining)

Hairdresser: My Hair Haven (Naomi Bedford, Vegan Hairdresser)

Vet – Toowong Family Vet (Kirsty Fridemanis – Vegan Vet)

Products I use:

Cosmetics: Inika (Australian Owned, 100% Vegan, Certified Organic, Cruelty-Free)

Skincare: Sukin (Vegan & Cruelty Free, Carbon Neutral, Recyclable Packaging & Grey Water Safe, Australia Made & Owned)

Skincare & Cosmetics: Evohe (Vegan & Cruelty Free, Ethical & Sustainable Business Practices, Natural & Certified Organic Ingredients, 100% Palm Oil Free, Australian Made & Owned)

Skincare & Essential Oils: Springfields (Vegan, Certified Organic Essential Oils, Australian Made & Owned)

Hair: De Lorenzo (Vegan Hair Products, Australian Made & Owned)

Dog Shampoo & Conditioner: Dermcare Aloveen (Ingredients are Plant-Based or Chemical in nature; no animal derived components)

Cleaning Products: SimplyClean (Vegan Friendly, Earth Safe, Australian Made & Owned).  I use the Dishwash Liquid and simply NO mould.

Cleaning Products: OurEco Clean (Eco-Friendly, Australian Made & Owned, Recyclable Packaging, Biodegradable, No Synthetic Fragrances, Ammonia & Chlorine Free, SLS & Paraben Free, Septic Safe).  I love the Bicarb Cream Cleanser and Multi Purpose Spray and have bought the Ultimate Pack a number of times.

All the hard copies of the Resources listed above are available in the OVS Waiting Room to borrow or purchase.