Transition to Vegetarianism | Himalayan Institute

Transition to Vegetarianism

An Evolutionary Step
Rudolph Ballentine, MD

This book explores the health issues surrounding vegetarianism and helps the aspiring vegetarian make the transition in a way that provides the greatest benefits. Well-researched and easy-to-read, this is an excellent resource for both seasoned and would-be vegetarians.

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 1987, Current printing 2011
ISBN: 978-0-893891756
252 pages
6" x 9"

Health / Nutrition

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 scholarly and rational approach... This is the finest vegetarian book...
--C Norman Shealy, MD, PhD
Founder and Past President, American Holistic Medical Association

A wonderful job! Leaves no questions unanswered...The diet recommended is very close to what I have been followign for more than 20 years.
--Bill Pearl
Professional bodybuilder, author of Getting Stronger, four-time Mr. Universe

A useful and thorough guide, designed for real people in real-life situations. Dr. Ballentine has given aspiring vegetarians a detailed, practical and flexible plan for realizing a major shift in health consciousness.
--Jon Feltman
Managing Editor, Prevention magazine

This well produced paperback deserves careful study...highly recommended.
--Editor-in-Chief, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Purchase for Wholesale

Books & Publications

‹ See more Books.