Paperback: 604 pages
Publisher: Book Pub Co; Com edition (August 7, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7 x 9.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #37,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #60 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Reference #62 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Diets & Weight Loss > Vegetarian #459 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Nutrition
I previously purchased the Express Edition. It is outstanding. When the Compreshensive Edition was later published I purchased it. Both versions are very good. Brenda is a world class RD. She knows what she is talking about and is very clear about what she says. There are a lot of tables included to back up what she says. Her explanations of the various type of diets, in both versions of the book, including the Paleo, are excellent. Oh yes, she is very clear and logical why the Paleo diet is NO GOOD! She goes in great detail about nutrition, vitamins and minerals.We attend the NAVS Vegetarian Summerfest every year and hear her lecture and answer questions. If you attend Summerfest, she will autograph any books she has authored, and will take time to visit with you. Look up Vegetarian Summerfest on the Internet.
I've had this 600 page book for about 1 week and find it unlike any other that I have come across on this topic. It is packed from cover to cover with information on how to better ones health by following a whole food plant based diet. The information given is backed by references to peer reviewed scientific papers. Even so I found the book easy to read and understand. The authors have obviously put a lot of time into the production of this reference book. I recommend it highly to anyone who wants better health and to live longer. I guess that would be everyone!
This is a fantastic book! As a dietitian who has worked in plant-based nutrition for 30+ years, I highly value the quality of evidence and level of detail that this book provides. I have been using Brenda and Vesanto’s nutrition books as reference tools for many years as I know I can trust they will provide up-to-date nutrition information as well as useful practical tips for eating well. I was particularly excited to see this Comprehensive Edition that includes references—a must-have book for all dietitians as more and more of our clients adopt a plant-based diet. The information on fats is particularly helpful, especially with so much confusion created by popular fad diets. I love that the book starts with the compassionate benefits of plant-based diets, but also includes important environmental considerations. The sample meals plans and nutritional guidance given for various stages of the lifecycle are invaluable. This is a book that should be on every dietitian’s bookshelf.
Extremely thorough book ! Although this particular edition is meant for health professionals ( which i am not) but still i bought the comprehensive version just because I have a keen interest in nutrition. This book is not as difficult read as the 1st version of the book that came out more than a decade ago but still there is lots lots of science in here which can make it kind of a dry read. The main part of the book ends at around 450 pages ! After that the rest almost 150.pages is all References, Resources and Index !! It covers every possible part of vegan diet in detail. But you cant go through the whole book in few sitting. It will take time to digest and understand the whole thing. I have not read this one as of now, just skimmed through it and gave my first impressions. Will definitely update the review as soon as i finish reading it
This is simply the best vegan nutrition guide out there. I've been researching this topic extensively for four years and this is the best organized and best researched resource I've seen. It's thorough, scientific, and clear. It doesn't get much better than this.
"It is possible that the greatest injustice of our time doesn't involve humans at all, but rather our fellow beings, non-human animals," Brenda Davis writes.Davis started her own vegan journey after she challenged a deer-hunting friend not to pull the trigger. He said she pulled the trigger just as much as he did, whenever she ate meat. At least the animal he shot "had a life."This book will be an eye-opener even if you've already read about the cruelties of factory farms. Cramped pens and cages, disease, mutilation and horrific endings are what life is all about for 99.9 percent of chickens, 97 percent of laying hens, 99 percent of turkeys, 95 percent of pigs and 78 percent of cattle.You might think farm animals have no feelings, but Davis gives examples showing just the opposite. Pigs have been known to go for miles to find the right nesting ground, and have separate areas for feeding, grooming, sleeping and elimination. Cows have been known to search for miles to find the calf that was forcibly taken from them. Even chickens are more human than you'd ever dream. Each can recognize 90 different faces--hence their complex pecking order. Yet they can be boiled alive, since no animal welfare law applies to them.What about our own welfare? Here is where Davis's background as a nutritional scientist shines. She explains where you get your protein and how to find the best sources of essential vitamins, minerals and micro-nutrients. The basics are easy to follow. On her recommendations, you'll easily reach your ideal weight as well as achieving beautiful hair, skin and near-perfect immunity from the diseases that plague most people. Becoming vegan is the smartest thing you can do on your own. And Brenda's book is the best guide you could have.
Raw Vegan: How To Be A Raw Vegan Smart Ass (raw vegan, raw vegan cookbook, raw vegan food, raw vegan diet, vegan cookbook, vegan recipes, vegan diet, natural hygiene) Vegan: 31 Affordable Plant-Based Vegan Diet Recipes (vegan diet, plant based, vegan cook book, oil free) Vegan: Vegan Diet For Beginners: 150 Delicious Recipes And 8 Weeks Of Diet Plans (Vegan Diet, Vegan Cookbook, Vegan Recipes, Vegan Slow Cooker, Raw Vegan, Vegetarian, Smoothies) The Ultimate Guide To Vegan Bodybuilding & Nutrition: How To Build Muscle With A Vegan Life Style, Eating Your Favorite Food (Vegan Bodybuilding, Vegan ... Smoothies, Vegan Lifestyle, Vegan muscle) Becoming Vegan: The Complete Reference to Plant-Based Nutrition (Comprehensive Edition) Vegan: High Protein Vegan Cookbook-Vegan Diet-Gluten Free & Dairy Free Recipes (Slow cooker,crockpot,Cast Iron) (vegan,vegan diet,vegan slowcooker,high ... free,dairy free,low carb) Vegan: Vegan Budget Cookbook: 33 Delicious Low-Cost Vegan Recipes, Quick and Easy to Make (Vegan Diet, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Slow Cooker, Vegan bodybuilding, Vegan weight loss, Cast Iron) Vegan: Vegan Diet Recipes That You Cant Live Without (Vegan Slow Cooker, Vegan Weight Loss, Low Carb Cookbook, Slow Cooker Recipes, Vegan Cookbook, Paleo Diet, Vegan Recipes) Vegan Recipes: Vegan Bistro Recipes: 48 Delicious Bar Food & Soup Recipes (Vegan Recipes, Vegan diet, Vegan diet for beginners, how to lose weight fast, vegan cookbook, Weight loss for diabetics) Vegan Raw Food Cookbook Part 2: More Mouth-Watering and Nutritious Recipes for Body & Mind Wellness (Plant Based, Plant Based Recipes, Alkaline, Raw Vegan) THAI FOOD - VEGAN THAI RECIPES: VEGAN THAI RECIPES FOR THE SLOW COOKER - FRESH THAI FOOD VEGAN RECIPES FOR THE SLOW COOKER (VEGAN THAI SLOW COOKER - THAI FOOD VEGAN RECIPES Book 1) Vegan: Vegan Dump Dinners-Vegan Diet On A Budget (Crockpot, Quick Meals,Slowcooker,Cast Iron, Meals For One) (Slow Cooker,crockpot,vegan recipes,vegetarian ... protein,low fat,gluten free,vegan recipes) Vegan: High Protein Cookbook: 50 Delicious High Protein Vegan Recipes (Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Cholesterol, Vegan Diet, Vegan for Weight loss, vegetarian, vegan bodybuilding, Cast Iron,) Vegan: Vegan Diet Cookbook for Delicious and Healthy Recipes (Vegan Recipes, Vegan Cookbook, Vegan Diet, Delicious and Healthy Recipes) Vegan: The Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook - Delicious, Savory Vegan Recipes for Your Slow Cooker (Vegan Slow Cooker, Vegan Slow Cooking) Vegan Recipes Cookbook - Top 200 Vegan Recipes: (Healthy Vegan Food, Weight Loss, Vegan Book, Vegan Diet, Green Food, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast and Snacks) Becoming Vegan, Express Edition: The Everyday Guide to Plant-based Nutrition VEGAN: Your Body, Your Friend: The Answer to Permanently Becoming Slim, Healthy, and Happy (Clean Eating, Cure Eating Disorders, incl. Vegan Recipes) (Vegan ... & Healing Based on Scientific Research) Alkaline Diet Cookbook: Breakfast Recipes: Insanely Good Alkaline Plant-Based Recipes for Weight Loss & Healing (Alkaline Recipes, Plant Based Cookbook, Nutrition) (Volume 1) Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet