The Compassionate Diet: How What You Eat Can Change Your Life and Save the Planet
What can we do to allay global warming, contend with world hunger, be healthier, and live longer? In The Compassionate Diet, Nature's Path founder and CEO Arran Stephens, who has been at the leading edge of the organic food movement for decades and a vegetarian his entire adult life, answers these complex questions in the simplest terms: Eat vegetarian. A balanced and natural vegetarian diet is neither a fad nor a passing trend. It has been part of many cultures over untold millennia. The Compassionate Dietdistills the history, philosophy, and core benefits of eschewing meat. A sense of compassion and humanity has animated Stephens's life's work, and it drives this book. The vegetarian lifestyle has innumerable benefits, but for Stephens, eating a plant-based diet is first and foremost an expression of compassion for animals, for ourselves, and for the planet. This elegant and completely approachable book is a beautiful guide that illustrates the rich gifts that compassion yields.
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A very enlightened book. I have been a vegetarian for 30 years now. 30 years ago I started to become a vegetarian because my best friend was a vegetarian. My health improved so much as a result of this that I never looked back. My skin cleared after many years of very severe acne. Mucus cleared and when I caught a cold it did not last as long and the mucus came out easily without getting stuck and infected as would happen before I became a vegetarian. It was so nice to find a book that expresses how I feel about my choice about what to eat. This book resonated with me not only on a physical level but also on a much deeper spiritual level. I enjoyed reading it and re-affirming to myself that I have chosen the right way to live. As a vegetarian. Compassion for all my younger brothers and sisters, the animals, fish and birds. I do not need to take a life of an animal, fish or bird in order to survive I can survive and thrive on a plant based diet.
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This poor book. It was a good concept, but I just couldn't get over how it was so poorly done. Read full review