Diet & Nutrition - by Rudolph Ballentine, MD | Himalayan Institute

Diet & Nutrition

Rudolph Ballentine, MD

This guide provides a holistic and comprehensive overview of nutrition, including Eastern and Western perspectives. It can be read cover-to-cover or used as a reference. You can explore a history of dietary patterns in America, advice on how to plan a balanced diet, and an insightful account of the effects of food and eating habits on the mind and emotions.

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute 
Copyright: 1978, Current printing 2014
ISBN: 978-0-893890483 
634 pages 
6" x 9"

Yoga / Spirituality

About the Author

Rudolph Ballentine, MD, is a pioneer of the holistic health movement. A graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, with specialty training in psychiatry, Rudolph Ballentine, MD, established the Center for Holistic Medicine in six cities. As its director for 25 years, he offered an integrative approach to treatment, using psychotherapy, homeopathy, Ayurveda, yoga, movement, and meditation. He also served as the president of the Himalayan Institute for 12 years and the director of its Combined Therapy Department for 18 years. Author of a number of books, including Radical Healing and the classic Diet and Nutrition, he is now retired and lives in the Carolinas, where he practices and teaches permaculture and tantra.


"A brilliant book, Diet and Nutrition is a clear, concise, complete statement about the many facets of nutrition and the relationship between diet and well-being. This book is an absolute must." 

— Ken Dychtwald, author of BodyMind

"A superb book - Diet and Nutrition should be read by all physicians."

— C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD Founder and Past President, American Holistic Medical Association

"A wonderful book. If I were forced to choose one book on nutrition from my extensive library, this would be it. Almost every chapter could have been produced legitimately as an excellent booklet, and l would have bought them all ... This wonderful book is an eye opener ... highly recommended."

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