Eating As If All Life Matters

Eating As If All Life Matters

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Bill Tara is not just one of the pioneers of the health food movement, he is an expert on macrobiotic nutrition and veganism. He and his wife, Marlene Watson-Tara, are the "dynamic duo" of vegan macrobiotic instruction and coaching. But Bill is also a philosopher of health and nutrition, and an expert on all matters ecological. In this marvelous book, Bill displays all of his many talents, and shares his considerable wisdom in an accessible and engaging way. 

Professors Gary L. Francione & Anna E. Charlton, Rutgers University authors of Eat Like You Care


A timely and much needed look into the food we eat and the problems - caused by politicians, the medical and food industries, and others - that have led us to our current predicament. Anyone searching for the reasons behind the state of things today, as well as for a path forward to help our planet and all the earthlings that inhabit it, will be greatly satisfied. 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

With so many diets and therapies available, it’s no wonder that there is an equal amount of confusion. We are all connected. Once we clearly see the connections, it’s easy to see how eating right can heal our species and the world in one stroke! Marlene and Bill guide you to eat and live for health and happiness for all. 
Dr Nandita Shah is the recipient of the prestigious Nari Shakti Award 2016, the highest award for women in India, for her pioneering work in the field of health and nutrition. She is also the author of the book Reversing Diabetes in 21 Days.

This is a remarkable book, filled with most important data...and it is so readable! I would not hesitate to say that it is the best resource available in that it incorporates in a comprehensive way the interconnection of diet, agricultural techniques , animal welfare, environmental effects as well as the detrimental effects of corporate abuses in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries of poisoning of our environment , our food ,water and air and contributing to our increasing ill health. Thank you. It is not only informative but a wake-up call.

Martha Clayton Cottrell MD FAAFP

A well-researched and refreshing dose of clarity amidst an international ocean of confusion about what humans should be eating. In no other book will you find such a comprehensive discussion of the five key factors that should be driving our food choices—beginning with our own health— and followed by respect for all life, the environment, social justice and the wisdom of ancient traditions."

J. Morris Hicks, author, “Healthy Eating, Healthy World” and the "4Leaf Guide to Vibrant Health”

We see lots of books referred to as "the book for our times." Eating As If All Life Matters is, in fact, the book for our times. From climate change to food and health to politics, Bill writes a road map out of the mess we've created.Does it require change? Yup. Big change? Yup. Without the kind of common sense thinking and change Bill espouses in this book, we will continue our collective downward spiral. A culimination of a lifetime of work and research, Bill's words uplift, educate and empower us to be our best selves and create the lives we want to live and world we wish to live in.

Christina Pirello, Emmy Award winning host of Christina Cooks, Bestselling Author

Bill Tara has done it again! This highly respected natural health educator, lecturer, and counselor, shares with us, in EATING AS IF ALL LIFE MATTERS, his highly documented research, relevant historical perspectives, and passionate plan for healing this planet and all its beings. Readers will soon wake up to the current disaster in world health and will deeply appreciate Tara’s synthesis of science and sanity. Prepare to be shocked by Tara’s challenges to the powerful and privileged who are harming the planet, its animals - and us!

With his inimitable wife, Marlene Watson-Tara, famed author, educator, and chef, this dynamic team shines an urgently needed light on human and animal slavery, abuse, as well as worldwide corruption and falsehoods in our healthcare system and food industries. In this ground-breaking book, Bill and Marlene present a positive and practical plant-based plan to healing human and planetary ecology. All served up with balanced, satisfying, and delicious whole foods recipes and nutritional wisdom. In this book and at their table, the Taras leave the reader well nourished, enlightened, and inspired, saying, “I can now eat as if all life matters….because it DOES!

Jane and Lino Stanchich, Macrobiotic Educators and Activists

It’s widely known that we face a health and environmental crisis. Less known is the relation that our food choices have with those problems. Bill Tara and Marlene Watson-Tara, with more than 50 and 40 years of experience in helping others restoring health through nutrition, go to the core of the actual situation, what we can do about it and give easy steps to create the change. This book empowers us to take responsibility for our food choices. An easy and compelling read, a must for everyone. To create a healthier and brighter future together.  

Maria Aguirregomozcorta, MD

Bill Tara writes as he speaks; with dedication, knowingness and a succinct clarity that takes the complex and unravels it into illustrative simplicity. He knows his subject, he walks the talk. Always a pleasure learning and re-learning from his perspective, research and experience. Take a listen...  

Verne Varona, Author, “Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foodsand Macrobiotics for Dummies