I don’t usually write about books on this blog, but my friend, Stuart Waldner, has written a book that I can’t wait to tell you about, Escape the Meatrix: Eat Plants, Feel Great, and Save the Planet! In this book, he connects the scientific dots between the food on people’s plates, their health, and the health of the planet. Throughout Escape the Meatrix, he includes anecdotes from his own life, and draws comparisons between our world and The Matrix film franchise.
This book challenges the status quo of eating animal-based foods.
When Stuart replaced meat with plant-based foods, he realized that killing and consuming animals isn’t as natural, nutritious, and necessary as we have been led to believe. The term he uses, “The Meatrix,” refers to the movie The Matrix, in which the protagonist realizes that the world he lives in is fake. Paralleling the movie, the Meatrix teaches us to believe that animal-based foods provide nutrients that cannot be found elsewhere, leading to over-consumption and addiction.
After witnessing the benefits a plant-based lifestyle had on his own health, Stuart’s extensive scientific research clearly showed that the widely held belief that animal-based foods are a necessary part of our diet is a deeply conditioned, widespread misconception that benefits big business at the expense of individual and environmental health. Research identified in his book indicates that reducing the intake of meat and animal products may help prevent, stabilize or reverse many chronic health conditions, and avoid many types of cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, as well as the worst-case scenarios of climate change.
Author Stuart Waldner says, “After transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle, I discovered the statistical connections between our food choices and the worldwide crises we’re about to face, and felt called to help wake people up, for our health and for the health of the planet. I invite readers to discover how we’ve all fallen victim to the centuries-long monopoly and mythology surrounding consuming animal protein.”
This well-researched book is compelling for so many reasons–-for personal and planetary health, and for the well-being of it’s creatures! I highly recommend it!
Escape the Meatrix: Eat Plants, Feel Great, and Save the Planet! by Stuart Waldner is available on Amazon
For a limited time, Oct. 11-18, 2022, you can get the Kindle version of Escape the Meatrix for only .99!
Environmental, Health, and Wellness Nonfiction Book Exposes How Eating Animal-based Foods is Destroying the Planet, Wrecking Our Health, and Fueling Climate Change.
Paperback price: $15.99