The Vegetarian Handbook: Eating Right for Total Health

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Macmillan, May 15, 1996 - Cooking - 312 pages

Many patients that I see in my medical nutrition practice request specific detailed information in order to move toward a vegetarian lifestyle. Here is a book that will guide them along such a path. It will also assist current vegetarians to reach a new level of understanding by offering specific instruction for improving food habits. The instruction includes the most up-to-date and scientific data regarding food protein. By using the egg as a model of the near perfect protein source and comparing vegetarian foods with the egg, we now have available tools for increasing the benefits of protein from non-meat sources.

"Patients with certain medical problems should consider removing red meat and other animal proteins from their diet and moving toward vegetarian food sources. Some of these medical problems include the following: hypoglycemia, obesity, digestive disorders including diverticultitis and other colon problems, gout, and elevated cholestrol. Many specfic studies have shown that the vegetarian diet may help with these problems. This book presents a clear and sophisticated road map for becoming a vegetarian or moving in this direction." --Dr Martin Feldman

 

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Contents

What Is Vegetarianism and Why Choose It as a Way of Life?
3
Famous Vegetarians
7
A Brief History of Vegetarianism
11
PROTEIN THE LARGER PICTURE
15
Protein Unraveling the Myths
17
Protein Requirements
25
What Are Our Best Sources of Protein?
32
Protein
42
Personal Taste
97
Religious Beliefs
106
Reverence for Life
114
The Macrobiotic Way to Health
124
HEALTH AND NUTRITION
135
Do We Need Meat to Be Healthy?
137
Can We Be Healthy Eating Meat?
153
Vegetarianism and Health What the Studies Show
168

Animal Protein and Added Chemicals
47
The Protein Combination Project
53
REASONS FOR BECOMING A VEGETARIAN
59
Economics The BigBucks Bonus
61
Natural Resources In Search of Ecological Harmony
73
Food Resources
81
The Healthy Vegetarian Today
180
Natural Food Recipes
192
The Protein Combination List
257
Notes
289
Index
305
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Gary Null, who holds a Ph.D. in Human Nutrition and Public Health Science, has published over fifty on health and nutrition, and has his own nationally syndicatied radio show on WBAI. He is the founder and director of the Health and Nutrition Certificate Program at the Pratt Institute, and he lectures throughout the country on health and nutrition topics. He has received numerous awards for his work.

Dr. Martin Feldman, the medical authority forThe Vegetarian Handbook, graduated from Yale College and the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was resident in neurology at Mt. Sinai Hospital and an assistant clinical professor of neurology at Mt. Sinai Medical School. He has a medical nutrition practice in Manhattan.

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