Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating

by Erik Marcus (Author)

Editorial Reviews

From Independent Publisher
Hard-hitting and factually based, this book outlines the health, ethical, and
ecological reasons for adopting a vegan lifestyle. The author outlines many
practical reasons for making this conscious choice- among them is that 70% of
all Americans are dying from illnesses related to diet. As heart disease is one
of the leading killers, the author suggests a link between animal protein
consumption and heart disease. He also gives extensive documentation of cruelty
to the animal population by visiting several slaughterhouses and animal farms.
The author's writing style appeals to the reader's compassion. It seems at times
to be almost political in its agenda. Change your eating habits and become a
better person is the final message I am left holding onto at the end of the
book. Whether you consider the author's suggestions to be radical or rational,
he speaks from personal experience. As noted in the foreword of the book by
Howard Lyman, he felt an awakening to the concept of eating vegan when he was
lying in a hospital bed. He felt that he could no longer ignore the killing on
his family's farm and had to make a lifestyle change. He has the support of many
in the medical fields, including Dr. Dean Ornish, care-giver to many celebrities
and high-profile public figures and leading author of NY Times Bestselling
books, Eat More, Weigh Less and Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart
Disease. Ornish suggests that healing qualities exist with a combination of
vegetarianism and meditation, and was the first in his field to present findings
suggesting that heart disease can be reversed through diet and lifestyle
changes, free of surgery and drugs. Four new food groups are introduced,
excluding the meat group. He suggests that protein, calcium, as well as other
nutritionally essential elements in a person's diet can be met without the
addition of animal food products. While this book is educational, it lacks
recipes to show how tantalizing food can be without the addition of meat.
However, the lengthy resource list at the end of the book suggests much research
and achieves the objective of retraining the reader to think before eating.

Howard Lyman, Director, Eating with a Conscience Campaign, Humane Society of the
United States
"Reading Erik Marcus' Vegan is a critical first step for anyone wanting to
extend both the quality and length of their life...

Product Details

Paperback: 228 pages
Publisher: McBooks Press; Second edition edition (October 1, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0935526870



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