How to Eat Right & Save the Planet: A Plant-Based Survival Guide for You & Your Family

How to Eat Right & Save the Planet: A Plant-Based Survival Guide for You & Your Family

by Bill Tara


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“In no other book will you find such a comprehensive discussion of the key factors that should be driving our food choices.”

J. Morris Hicks, author of Healthy Eating, Healthy World

“This is an absolute must read for anyone who is concerned about the environment, suffering of animals and human and non-human health.”

Anteneh Roba, MD, Founder of the International Fund for Africa

The ethical wasteland of Big Business, Big Medicine, Power Politics, and Advertising has manufactured a diet that is the root cause of so many diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, as well as a broad range of common ailments. It has also created an industry that kills over 70 billion land animals every year. Too few of us realize how our food choices actually contribute to the climate change we are now experiencing worldwide. Recognizing and understanding the impact of our food choices is the first important step in reversing habits that damage the body, heart, and soul.

How to Eat Right and Save the Planet cuts through the hype and nutritional confusion that surround us by first showing how they hide the truth. It then explains how the food that we eat can be a massive force for good in creating personal, social, and environmental health. The author not only provides vital nutritional facts based on the latest dietary and medical research, but also explains in plain English how our diet impacts social justice and environmental sustainability.

How to Eat Right and Save the Planet offers a complete guide to creating a healthy and earth friendly diet for you and your family. With this book in hand, you will understand that each of us can take back control of our health, our family’s health, and, to a great degree, the health of this planet—and it can all begin with our next meal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780757004865
Publisher: Square One Publishers
Publication date: 01/03/2020
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Bill Tara has been an active advocate for natural heath care since 1967. He has served as a senior faculty member for the Kiental Institute in Switzerland and the Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He was Chairman of the European Macrobiotic Assembly for four years and served as Chairman of the North American Macrobiotic Congress for two years. He was also Director of Natural Health Care at the SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain.

Tara has been a health counselor, teacher, author, entrepreneur, and creator of health education centers in Europe and North America. His innovative and creative teaching of traditional approaches to health, healing, and personal development have taken him to over twenty countries as a seminar leader. He has appeared on a variety of radio and television shows in England, America, and Australia, speaking on dietary policy and human ecology.

The author founded the Community Health Foundation in London, England, which was the largest natural health education center in the world. He was the co-founder of the Kushi Institute and served as Executive Director of the institute’s programs in both London and Boston. Together with his wife, Marlene Watson-Tara, he teaches workshops and intensive training in macrobiotics, vegan nutrition, and natural health care.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Foreword vii

Preface xi

Introduction 1

Part 1 How Did We Get Here?

1 Who's in the Kitchen? 9

2 Searching for the Silver Bullet 27

3 Bad Medicine 49

4 Questioning Authority 65

5 The Healing Kitchen 81

Part 2 A Natural Perspective

6 Food for Thought 101

7 Ancient Wisdom 116

8 Diet and Human Ecology 136

Part 3 Cause and Effect

9 The Living Earth 155

10 Collateral Damage 176

11 Reaping What You Sow 191

Part 4 The Road Ahead

12 The Human Ecology Diet-What We Need 215

13 Human Ecology Diet-Where We Get What We Need 230

14 Creating a Food Ethic 257

Conclusion 274

References 277

About the Author 295

Index 296

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