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The World Peace Diet December 30, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Health & Wellness, Sustainable Living.
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Not long ago, The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony, by Will Tuttle, Ph.D., topped the charts on Amazon’s bestsellers’ list.

Rather an amazing feat for a vegan book that’s been out for five years, without receiving endorsements from Oprah, Ellen, or other celebrities.

So, how did it climb to the top of the charts?

The author simply encouraged his readers to buy en masse to bring attention to vegan issues.

How cool is that?

The most violent weapon on earth is the table fork. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Author Bio (from Amazon): 

Will Tuttle has a master’s degree in humanities from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. in the philosophy of education from the University of California. A professional pianist and teacher, he has for the last thirteen years toured progressive churches, vegetarian and macrobiotic conferences, and intentional communities throughout the country. He trained in Korea as a Zen Buddhist monk and has worked extensively in Tai Chi, yoga, massage, and dance and movement. He lives in Healdsburg, California.


1. kateshrewsday - December 30, 2010

Ooooh, this looks like the perfect read for a new year!

nrhatch - December 30, 2010

Most reviews of this book on Amazon are favorable, but a few readers felt that Tuttle hasn’t said anything new or different about the many reasons for adopting a vegan lifestyle.

There are links on Amazon to other books on eating more “mindfully” which may appeal even more. 🙂

2. Paula Tohline Calhoun - December 30, 2010

Interesting. . .Since I just bought myself a new e-reader, that will probably go on my list to buy. Hope I can get it in that format! I promised Hubs that the justification for buying this for mtyelf is that it will cut down on my book-buying costs, and pay for itself within a year! Now if I can only get the dang thing to connect with my router, I’ll be all set!

nrhatch - December 30, 2010

I’m pretty sure it is available for e-readers and kindles.

3. Carol Ann Hoel - December 30, 2010

I tried a vegetarian diet. I lasted six months and someone talked me into trying a bit of his rare steak. Bummer. That was the end of my vegetarian lifestyle. Why are we carnivorous? We weren’t in the beginning. I know it started with Noah after the flood. I don’t have the “why” answer. I respect vegetarians. I became one because I thought meat was not doing my body good. I still think Americans eat too much meat. I do eat meat now and probably will continue, in moderation. Thank you for bringing this book to our attention. Blessings to you…

nrhatch - December 30, 2010

I prefer vegetarianism . . . but if I WANTED to eat meat tomorrow, I would. As in most things, moderation is key.

The greater our consumption of grains, beans, fruits, and veggies . . . and the lesser our consumption of meat, fish, and poultry . . . the better the health of the planet and all its residents.

4. Booksphotographsandartwork - December 31, 2010

I thought about the turkey I was eating tonight. I felt bad about eating it plus it wasn’t very good. This new year I am really going to have to bust out the vegetarian cooks books.

nrhatch - December 31, 2010

That’s how it started with us . . . we just stopped enjoying meat.

If you need some ideas, this post has links to quite a few of the vegetarian recipes I’ve posted on SLTW:


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