World Peace Diet: Green Vegan

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

Background

The World Peace Diet, written by Will Tuttle, PhD, is not a traditional diet book but rather puts forward the premise that what we eat has an impact on our spiritual awareness as well as the health of the planet.

Tuttle proposes that by making more enlightened choices with our diet we can expand our consciousness in a way that allows our lives to be happier and in harmony with other people and the earth.

Green Diet Basics

A vegan diet is emphasized because it is beneficial for the planet and supports an attitude of non-violence through compassion towards animals. Tuttle expresses the idea that there may be a link between the way we treat our fellow creatures and the exploitation and domination that humans inflict on each other.

He says that when we eat foods we ingest the energy that the food contains. If we eat animals that are tortured and undergoing intense fear we are also consuming this negative energy. He proposes that it is impossible for us to live a loving and peaceful life while we continue to feed ourselves at the expense of the suffering of other beings.

He also outlines how eating a diet high in animal foods can lead to a variety of health problems and increases the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. In addition he explains how adopting a vegan ‘green’ diet can protect us from these diseases as well as make it easier to lose weight.

Recommended Foods

Fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, tofu, legumes, non-dairy milk, veggie burgers, seaweed, grains, pasta, bread.

Sample World Peace Diet Plan

This ‘green’ diet does not include a sample meal plan.

Exercise Recommendations

The benefits of exercise are briefly mentioned for reducing the risk of osteoporosis and heart disease however the World Peace Diet does not include exercise recommendations.

Costs and Expenses

The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony is available in paperback format and retails for $22. If you purchase the book using this link, you can then go to the author’s website and enter your receipt number to be eligible for several bonus gifts from Will Tuttle.

Pros

  • Promotes a ‘green’ way of eating that benefits the environment.
  • Encourages dieters to think about the impact of their eating behaviors.
  • Provides a unique perspective on the spiritual aspects of dietary choices.
  • A vegan diet is associated with many positive health benefits.

Cons

  • Is not designed as a diet plan for losing weight or improving health.
  • Does not include food suggestions or a meal plan.
  • Does not encourage exercise.
  • Some readers will not relate to the spiritual concepts outlined in the book.
  • A vegan ‘green’ diet does not appeal to everyone.

Conclusions

The World Peace Diet puts forward a convincing argument as to the benefits of adopting a vegan diet for improving our health, enhancing consciousness and promoting harmony on the earth.

For guidance on how to eat a vegan ‘green’ diet for health or weight loss readers will have to buy another book or research online as the World Peace Diet does not provide detailed food suggestions or a meal plan.

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
Last Reviewed: August 25, 2010. Disclaimer

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