Blossom’s Recommended Resources Following are just a few of the books we believe provide important contributions to the case for a more humane treatment of animals, a greater respect for the environment, and offer constructive guidance for living a more healthful and conscientious lifestyle.
The Mad Cowboy
by Howard Lyman mad cowboy
A 4th generation cattle rancher of over 40 years, Howard Lyman’s life changed forever when a tumor on his spinal column left him paralyzed from the waist down. Going into surgery, he vowed to himself that whatever the outcome, he would dedicate the rest of his life to whatever he believed right.
Thirty years later, Howard has written two books, produced a video, and given hundreds of lectures across the country about the perilous state of American agriculture. The Mad Cowboy brings to light the mistreatment of animals, the degradation of the environment, and the negative health impacts associated with the typical American diet.
For more information on Howard, check out his website.
The China Study
by Dr. T. Colin Campbell
This recent bestseller outlines the findings of Cornell nutrition researcher Dr. T. Colin Campbell over his accomplished 50 year career. He teaches us the importance of a whole foods, plant based diet for optimal health. He also demonstrates how the typical American diet, laden with processed and/or animal product based foods, is a recipe for cancer, heart disease, and diabetes among others.
Diet for a New America
by John Robbins diet for a new america
John Robbins gave up his stake as the heir to the Baskin-Robbins fortune and since has dedicated his life to promoting a vegan diet. This must read presents a compelling case for a plant-based diet, addressing ethical, environmental and health concerns. Not only is the subject matter strong, but Robbins’ engaging style or writing and use of anecdotal evidence makes this book both fun and educational.