The Compassionate Diet: How What You Eat Can Change Your Life and Save the Planet

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Rodale Books, May 24, 2011 - Cooking - 160 pages
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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 Diet distills 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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THE COMPASSIONATE DIET: How What You Eat Can Change Your Life and Save the Planet

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A case for vegetarianism from the perspectives of health, morality, ecology and spirituality.Founder of Nature's Path Foods Arran and health writer Rosen present an elegant universal plea for ... Read full review

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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. 

About the author (2011)

Arran Stephens and his wife are the founders of Nature's Path Organic Foods, North America's largest organic breakfast foods company. He has received Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year and the Canadian Health Food Association's Hall of Fame awards and has been named among Canada's Best 100 Employers. He lives with his family in Vancouver. Eliot Jay Rosen is a clinical psychotherapist and health writer based in Hawaii. He is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestselling book Experiencing the Soul.

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