A 40 plus year ethical vegan, Dr. Will Tuttle has likely been one of the most divisive and influential voices for the voiceless. He pulls no punches in his truth, whether it be through his books, articles, blog posts or on a podcast show.
A soft-spoken man, Dr. Tuttle shares insights about the connection between our never-ending appetite for animals and the violence, corruption, fear, anxiety, and disease that has become an accepted way of living.
When a friend suggested I read the book, The World Peace Diet by Dr. Will Tuttle, little did I know the impact it would have on me. From the first page, I felt as if I had “come home” to a way of thinking that I felt for some time but had never found a book that explained it so clearly.
Author, Dr. Will Tuttle, explains clearly how the energy of the foods we consume permeates in all we do.
Simply put, when we consume animals, and any derivative of these animal-based foods, it seeps into our very psyche.
“As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields,” Leo Tolstoy
With every page I read, I felt a sign of relief, knowing what I felt in my soul, was affirmed by Dr. Tuttle’s words. Finally, an author who articulated what I knew to be true but had been hard-pressed to find information to support the fact that, “We are what we eat.”
According to Dr. Tuttle, when we consume animals that have been confined, tortured, highly medicated, abused and ultimately murdered, that energy is projected in our own behaviors and lives. Even so called, “compassionate killing,” holds the energy of fear and anguish.
Add to that the number of drugs used in factory farms, the abuses the animals must endure through forced insemination (rape), unnatural growth through steroid use and feed that is designed not for nutrition but rather rapid growth, mutilation, and ultimately slaughter, the time has arrived to speak out in order that people fully understand their role in all of this, even if they do not directly abuse the animals.
Many people assume because they are not the one to end the animal’s life, but simply select a meat or dairy choice at the grocery store or restaurant, somehow, they are not a part of these horrendous acts. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Then there are those who say, “What difference can I make? I’m just one person. My choice in food doesn’t make that much difference.”
Actually, it does. Not only to the animals, but also to your spiritual well-being.
When you consider that an estimated 50 billion chickens are slaughtered for food every year, excluding male chicks and unproductive hens that are killed in egg production and nearly 1.5 billion pigs are killed to satisfy the growing appetite for pork, bacon, ham and sausages and half a billion sheep are taken to slaughter every year, it is no surprise that violence has risen beyond anything we could have ever imagined.
The further I got into the book, the more “woke” I became. Not only did I have periods where my jaw literally dropped from what I was reading, I cried, I gasped and at times, I had to put the book down. Yet, I had to finish what I had started. I had to get through my own sadness to the other side in order to also be a voice for the voiceless.
When Dr. Tuttle agreed to appear on the Plant Based Eating for Health show, I knew this was an incredible opportunity to dig deep into aspects of his research, life and book that need to be shared with my readers, viewers, and listeners.
Many people throw up their hands thinking there is nothing they can do, but during our conversation, Dr. Tuttle made it abundantly clear that simply by switching to a plant based, vegan lifestyle, our lives will dramatically shift.
WORLD PEACE DIET IS BORN
The World Peace Diet was first published in 2005. Definitely one of the most disruptive books on the subject of plant based/vegan eating and lifestyles, the book is garnering new fans and loyal followers of author, Dr. Will Tuttle.
Described by some as a man way ahead of his time and a unicorn, Dr. Tuttle has been committed to raising awareness about the connection between what we consume and our level of peace, harmony and joy. On the flip side, what we consume equally impacts our level of anxiety, fear, aggression and cruelty.
The choice is ours based on what we buy, put on the end of our fork and how we vote with our dollars.
Together, with his wife, an intuitive artist, Will travels near and far to share his enlightened insights. Through his Ph.D. at Berkeley sociology, anthropology, education, history, public health, psychology, and social psychology as well as deep meditation, Dr. Tuttle, believes the greatest impact we can have is living a life of peace through loving the animals in a way that we eliminate the need and desire to consume them.
A former Zen Buddhist monk Will was called to write The World Peace Diet through his deep meditations, his research and encouragement from his wife.
“If you want to read such a book, you must write it,” came the encouragement from his wife.
There is a deep connection between how our government, our economics, our financial institutions, the religion, our health care system, the pharmaceutical industry, education, the family, our private lives, our spiritual paths all intersect. Everywhere you look, you see animal agriculture’s thumbprint.
It’s affecting every institution and every aspect of our lives. And it’s incredibly harmful.
You will be shocked by how clearly this is conveyed in The World Peace Diet.
Be prepared. This conversation goes deep into our personal responsibility to be part of the change. We can no longer say, “Someone has to do something.”
No! That time is over. We each must take the lead in any way we can.
One thing is for sure, when you tune in to the conversation I had with Dr. Tuttle and read his book, your life will forever be transformed.
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