The Complete Vegetarian

The Essential Guide to Good Health
Author: Edited by Peggy Carlson
Breaking down the health benefits of a vegetarian diet
Cloth – $125
Paper – $35.95
Publication Date
Paperback: 01/01/2009
Cloth: 01/26/2009
Series: The Food Series
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About the Book

The Complete Vegetarian makes important scientific connections between good health and vegetarianism after citing health concerns as the number one reason many people adopt a vegetarian diet. Peggy Carlson examines the vegetarian diet’s impact on chronic diseases and serves as a nutritional guide and meal-planning resource for many health professionals and regular consumers. Vegetarian nutritionists’ and medical doctors’ cutting-edge research find that an absence of meat is the only factor that accounts for the health effects of a vegetarian diet, but also a lower saturated fat and more fiber, antioxidants, and unsaturated fat count than other diets.

Essential and in-depth The Complete Vegetarian is an invaluable guide for health professionals and the growing number of people who have adopted or want to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle.

Contributors: John J. B. Anderson, Dina Aronson, Peggy Carlson, James Craner, Brenda Davis, Simon K. Emms, Jeanene Fogli, Suzanne Havala Hobbs, Michael A. Klaper, Erin L. Kraker, Valerie Kurtzhalts, D. Enette Larson-Meyer, Reed Mangels, Carol M. Meerschaert, Virginia Messina, Mary Helen Niemeyer, Carl V. Phillips, Sudha Raj, and Cheryl Sullivan.

About the Author

Peggy Carlson is an emergency medicine physician.


“Thoroughly reviews the positive and negative aspects of a vegetarian diet . . . Recommended.”--Choice

"A very useful resource for academic, health science, and public libraries."--American Reference Books Annual


"The Complete Vegetarian is the definitive resource on nutrition and vegetarianism, written by all of the leading vegetarian nutritionists in the United States."--Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory

"The Complete Vegetarian is the no-nonsense, evidence-based book on the health benefits of a vegetarian diet. I highly recommend this authoritative volume to vegetarians, anyone who lives with a vegetarian, or anyone who is considering a vegetarian lifestyle."--Joseph M. Carlin, U.S. Administration on Aging