Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet

 
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The authors of Becoming Vegetarian explore the benefits of a vegan diet (eating without meat, eggs or dairy products). More and more people are being motivated to become vegans because of the impact of their nutritional choices on their health, the environment, animal rights, and human hunger. As registered dietitians, Davis and Melina are well-qualified to provide the latest information on:

how a vegan diet can protect against cancer, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses getting all the protein you need without meat meeting your needs for calcium without dairy products what vegans need to know about B12 why good fats are vital to healthy and how to get them balanced diets for infants, children, and seniors pregnancy and breast-feeding tips for vegan moms considerations for overweight, underweight, and eating disorders achieving peak performance as a vegan athlete how to deal gracefully with a non vegan world

Customer Reviews:

  • GREAT BOOK!
    This book is great! Also try The Vegetarian Manifesto by Jay Fothergill!!...more info
  • Registered, Liscensed Dietitian Nutritionist
    I am a dieitian and I used this book as a reference for a presentation I was putting together for a local Vegetarian/Vegan group. While I found the most of information to be interesting and truthful, I also found some entries/conclusions to off and/or misleading. While the data is somewhat current (2000), there have been several changes in the past 5 years. I would encourage anyone wanting to follow a Vegan diet to contact a registered dietitian for menu/meal planing....more info
  • Lots of useful information but not overwhelming
    I've been vegan for a year-and-a-half now and reading this book helped me to make some important adjustments to my diet. Though keeping vegan takes a giant step toward improving health (not to mention the environment and animal welfare), it's not enough simply to eliminate animal products and eat more vegetables and lentils. The specific and easily comprehensible advice in this book tells you how to get enough iron ... calcium ... B-12 ... Omega-3s (and not too many Omega-6s). I also feel better equipped to field questions from ill-informed friends and, alas, doctors. And if you have a geeky side (as I do), you will enjoy the rigorous way in which research is examined and presented. I wish I'd discovered this book sooner....more info
  • Hated it at first! LOVE it now
    When I first became a Vegetarian several years ago, I bought this book thinking it was going to just tell me everything I wanted to know and give me the recipes and menus to boot. NOPE... I put it high up on the shelve and didn't give it another thought for awhile. I fell off the vegan band wagon and joined meat eaters again. When went back to vegan I pulled this book out and I finally really read it and its wonderful. It has all the information you need to know how to plan your own diet and where to get all the vitamins and minerals you need. Also this book has on several times saved my butt on heated arguments over how much protein one needs and where to get calcium other than milk and yogurt. Plus the dads sneaky pudding is worth its weight in gold as one of the two recipes in the whole book. This is the bible of the vegan diet. Its a great reference book that comes in handy as a reminder of keeping yourself healthy and your diet nutritious. ...more info
  • Great, detailed primer on vegan nutrition
    As a person considering taking that extra step to vegetarianism/vegan, I found this book addressed exactly what I wanted to know about my nutritional concerns - on protein, iron, calcium and other issues. If you're interested in the vegan lifestyle, this book should be at the cornerstone of your library....more info
  • Excellent Resource
    I purchased this book when I was first considering becoming vegan because I wanted to make sure that I did it right. I read it cover to cover & consider it the most important resource to a healthy vegan diet. I feel healthier than I ever have in my life since I have become vegan with the help of this book. It goes over the important vitamins & minerals that you need to stay healthy & how to get them from a plant-based diet. I recommend this book to anyone considering a vegan diet or simply eating more healthfully....more info
  • A good buy
    As a Division I ncaa athlete, I was worried about making the transition to Veganism. I bought this book and several others, however, I was most impressed by Becoming Vegan. Whether you are an athlete, a pregnant woman, elderly, or otherwise, this book informs you on how to best provide for your body. I loved it! and am happily vegan now....more info
  • Great Book!
    This book is great because it acknowledges that there can be disadvantages to a vegan diet. So many books preach veganism as the end all be all of diets and skim over serious issues such as nutritional deficiencies. The authors explain that a vegan diet can be an extremely healthy way of eating IF properly planned. Everything is supported with scientific evidence. For anyone interested in adopting a vegan diet this book will show you how to safely make the change....more info
  • Facts From the Experts
    The biggest problem I see facing vegans is a dearth of factual information from medical professionals not suffering from a knee jerk reaction against the idea of eschewing animal products. Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet fills a real need for science to weigh in. Personally I have found his book to be very useful in shooting down groundless assertions raised by the well meaning but ill informed people that we all have to deal with as vegans from time to time. It has kept me strong in the face of peer pressure and has converted a number of people who were not convinced of the moral issues at stake but were deeply affected by the health aspects of veganism. This book gives me hope that the days of vehemently held and completely untrue opinions regarding vegan diets might be coming, slowly, to an end.

    This book does not offer "motivation" except to mildly and respectfully suggest that in addition to improving the health of the body, creating a world free of cruelty to living things might be good for everyone's soul. If you need stronger stuff, look elsewhere.

    Many thanks to the authors for writing this book for us - your efforts are greatly appreciated....more info
  • Overview of Becoming Vegan
    I found Becoming Vegan to be an extremely informative source for getting started on making the transition to Veganism. I liked how I had the opportunity to understand the roots of Veganism as well as the nutrition implications. I found the Vegan Food Pyramid along with the specific descriptions of meat and dairy sustitutes very encouraging and intriguing. I am now on my third week of Veganism and I love it. This book ensured a healthy start for my conversion and better yet, it has given me hope that this may in fact be a permanent change.

    I would like to add, the organization of this book is extremely helpful for those who find themselves to be the "just the facts ma'am" types. It allows you to focus on your specific entrance into Veganism instead of having to skim through several paragraphs to pick out small tid bits of information specific to your path to Veganism. Some of the nutritional break downs can be more extensive than you may need but again, the organization of the book allows you to focus specifically on what you want to know, making it a very quick read.

    Enjoy!!
    ...more info
  • Excellent Overview of Vegan Diet (how and why)
    I thought this would be a lot of recipes. Instead, it is an extremely well-written textbook that should be required reading for all new vegans. A vegan diet has the potential for lacking several key nutrients. This book identifies them and explains how to insure getting the right quantities of ALL nutrients. It also cites the results of many scientific studies on vegans and vegetarians, most of which show that vegans eating "correctly" are NOT deficient in calcium, iron, etc. The book delves deeply into the subject yet it is also extremely readable. It covered lots more than just nutrition. I loved it, and recommend it highly....more info
  • Becoming Vegan...Most Definitely!!
    Great resource book/guide!! Highly recommended by John Robbins, author of The Food Revolution (another 5 *****)
    You can get all your nutrients from a whole food plant base diet. I only wish I knew about becoming Vegan years ago!
    Great for health, weight, well being & respect for all living things.
    It's a book I intend to re read more than once....more info
  • Easy to reads and packed with info!
    This is such a great resource book for anyone concerned about the health consequences of following a vegan diet. We hear and read so much misleading information from the meat and dairy industries about what foods are necessary in our diet, that after a while we start believing it is fact. This book is filled with well researched and factual informaion. This is a valuable reference book which answers all the questions I had (and some I hadn't thought of) about eating in a far healthier manner than in the past....more info
  • Excellent Nutritional Overview with Some Caveats
    I'm a vegetarian slowly moving into veganism. If you're interested in becoming vegan, this book is a good start. It provides excellent information on general nutrition, as well as details on vitamins and minerals to which vegans will want to pay close attention. It even includes a one-day meal plan for several different levels of caloric needs.

    If you're a vegetarian or an omnivore wondering why anyone would become vegan, this is NOT the book you want. Melina and Davis, both registered dieticians, focus entirely on their specialty. There is no information about animal cruelty in the dairy and meat industries and no discussion of the environmental and social benefits of a vegan diet. There is also little mention of vegan concerns outside of diet, such as animal-derived products in toiletries. Except for the final "Vegan Diplomacy" chapter, the book is largely charts, graphs, and phrases like "docosahexaenoic acid." Despite this, "Becoming Vegan" is pleasantly readable.

    Also, curiously, Melina and Davis choose to base their vegan eating pyramid on the USDA food pyramid, which has been heavily influenced by the meat and dairy lobby and is NOT the best guide to follow for optimal health. I suggest obtaining a copy of "Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy," the Harvard Medical School's guide to healthy eating, and using the special nutritional concerns covered in "Becoming Vegan" to adapt the omnivorous advice in that book to a vegan diet.

    This is a worthwhile buy for anyone considering veganism. If you're already vegan, it is a great tool for ensuring your diet is nutritionally optimal and for dealing with detractors who doubt a vegan diet is adequate for human health....more info

  • Great book for beginning and seasoned vegans
    I loved this book because it talks about all the nutrients a person needs and the way to get these nutrients through food. It proves you can be a healthy vegan, and actually that being vegan is healthier than the Standard American Diet (SAD). It is very thorough yet easy to read....more info
  • A Little Too Technical
    This book is a dry read on the history and development of becoming a vegan. It addresses many concerns on a very high level, however, if you are looking for a step by step plan to guide your migration to becoming a vegan, this is not it....more info
  • Best Vegan Book
    This is the best vegan book I've read so far. There is tons of information in this book that I couldn't find anywhere else, and it's nice to read about some sound science that backs a vegan lifestyle. If you are thinking of becoming a vegan or already are a vegan, this is a solid guide to help you better understand what foods to eat....more info
  • So much information...
    ...much more than the starting vegan really even needs. This is a great book. It was written by a nutritionist, not an activist or a cook/chef/food publisher. It's mostly graphs, charts, admonitions, warnings, helpful tips, etc. It even comes with a list of responses to people who attack you for eating vegan. I would suggest just rolling this book up and hitting them with it....more info
  • "Must Read" for V-People and Anyone Considering a New Diet
    I just read Brenda Davis' and Vesanto Melina's new book "Becoming Vegan" and am thoroughly impressed with the material and its presentation.

    The authors did a much more rigorous job of researching and presenting the current scientific data, presenting both the pro and contrary findings than in earlier works. I found the directness refreshing in comparison to some of the less scientific and more evangelistic writings that have been published.

    Highlights are:

    -A unique and thought-provoking look at the relationship between diet and chronic disease and the protective effects of vegan diets against the leading killers.

    -One of the most convincing and well researched explanations on why plant proteins are both adequate and preferable to animal protein as the major protein source for humans.

    -The most comprehensive examination of dietary fat and essential fatty acids for vegans written to date.

    -A thorough and practical discussion on all of the vitamins and minerals of concern to vegans, including calcium, iron and vitamin B12.

    -Invaluable guidelines for people at various stages of the lifecycle: pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence and the senior years.

    -A detailed and thoughtful discussion on matters of weight and shape including underweight, overweight and eating disorders.

    -Straight-shooting advice about vegan diets and athletic performance.

    -An exceptional vegan food guide, helping you design a well-balanced vegan diet.

    -A lively discussion about diplomacy and how to handle sticky situations gracefully in this nonvegan world.

    I suggest this to you as a must read and something for anyone either considering or already on a vegetarian or vegan diet.

    Peter Roosen....more info

  • A Wealth of Information
    This book is fantastic for people who are becoming vegan, or people who have been vegan for awhile but need to ensure they are getting all the nutrients they need!
    Highly recommended!...more info
  • Excellent "How To" Guide
    I bought this book because my husband and I have tried (and failed) at going vegan several times. In the past, we've always given up because we got lazy about planning our meals or weren't confident that we were meeting all of our nutritional needs. This year, we made a New Year's resolution to get back on track as vegans AND learn how to do it the right way.

    First, let me say that this book is NOT a cookbook. And it's not "fun" or "political" reading like a lot of vegan-oriented books tend to be. It's very serious (and sometimes dense) reading. That said, this book made me feel much more committed (and confident) about being a vegan than almost any other book I've read.

    Brenda Davis has created a full-fledged "how to" guide for being a smart and healthy vegan. She walks you through all of the nutritional needs that a human being has and then explains how a vegan can meet all of these needs while reaping the benefits of the world's most healthy diet. She provides sample eating plans for those who are looking to lose, gain, or maintain weight. She also has separate chapters on vegan pregnancy and the nutritional needs of vegan children.

    Another nice benefit of this book is that it tackles a lot of the questions (either rude or curious) that you're bound to get, as well as the many awkward situations you can find yourself in (i.e., thanksgiving dinner). She offers graceful answers and practical solutions for all of these problems, with an awareness that most of us don't want to insult our friends or loved ones by the way we choose to explain veganism.

    Finally, this book avoids one of the major pitfalls that a lot of other vegan books fall into--preaching to the choir. It doesn't spend much time talking about the nasty practices of the meat and dairy industries or the ignorance of those who choose to eat their products. Instead, it focuses on the positive, health-oriented reasons for following a vegan lifestyle. I came away feeling energized, committed, and optimistic about my re-committment to being vegan.

    In sum, I HIGHLY recommend this book for vegans, both new and experienced. If you're just starting out, this book will put you on the right path. If you've been vegan for years, but never bothered to learn about your nutritional needs, this book will help you get the most out of your committment to an animal-free lifestyle....more info
  • Hands down, Best complete vegan nutrition book!
    This answers nearly every question about vegan nutrition that you may have. Although vegans may not need as much calcium, etc.... as carnivores....the authors address all nutritional needs from the traditional RDA's.
    All your questions about B12, age & absorption are answered here. Also in-depth info. on vitamin D, iron, vegan pregnancy and kids. I have never encountered a book that was so concise for vegan nutrition. It is easy to pick up and find an answer to specific question. Anytime someone asks me a question about "where do you get this or that", I refer to the book to quote precise amounts.....A must have reference book.
    Also good for main-stream people-They just can't argue with real science....more info
  • Highly informative and very worthwhile.
    I have been a vegetarian for three years now, but have recently made the decision to switch to veganism. I was looking for a thorough reference and I found these authors mentioned in John Robbin's "Food Revolution" (another EXCELLENT read, by the way...). I have been very happy with my choice to purchase this particular guide.

    I found this book to be a wonderful reference for vegans concerned with "doing it right." There are a number of thorough sections detailing vegan nutrition and the authors point out both the benefits AND potential problem areas in a vegan diet. Also, the authors cite numerous research studies, which is essential for any credible health resource. The seventeen chapters are peppered with helpful and informative tables that can be used as quick references for years to come. My copy is filled with highlighter and about a dozen pages are dog-eared. The book includes some interesting chapters for specific groups incorporating a vegan lifestyle; The Vegan Athlete, Overweight, Underweight, etc... Also, it closes with a wonderful chapter on Vegan Diplomacy.

    The only short-coming of this book is that some of the science outlined in the vitamin and mineral chapters was difficult for me to understand, but perhaps it's just me. I had to read these sections numerous times in order to "wrap my head around" the specifics. Nonetheless, the bottom line was always clear to me. All in all this is a worthwhile and wonderful guide for those aspiring to practice "harmlessness."
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  • Becoming Vegan is 4 Stars
    Reader friendly and full of information.
    I found their information on nutrition especially helpful
    for what I was interested in learning more about as a vegan.
    Very thorough in that regard - the 2 authors are both
    professionals in the health field....more info
  • Is this their first vegan book too?
    After reading this book, I was expecting it to be panned and was surprised by the positive ratings. Regardless, this is not good. It is overly-technical, stuffy and uninspiring. I didn't get the impressions that the authors were actually vegan but were reporting on their academic subject. It could have been written about proper nutrition for rats. There are long and confusing reductionist explanations about specific nutrients and references to contradicting studies. Its mostly about trees and not much about the forest - not a good place to start.
    I am going to get another book on the topic. Wish me luck....more info
  • Sure to become a well-worn resource book!
    Anyone familiar with Becoming Vegetarian, written by the same authors, knows what a valuable resource it is for vegetarians or those hoping to make the switch to a vegetarian lifestyle. Now there is a similar book with all the latest nutritional information just for vegans. It covers everything you could possibly want to know about a healthy vegan diet, including detailed sections on fats, vitamins, and minerals; feeding children; eating while pregnant; overweight; eating disorders; and eating for athletes. Also included are chapters on the roots of veganism, plant proteins, carbohydrates, phytochemicals, vegan diplomacy, and more. This book was written by two of the foremost authorities on vegetarian and vegan nutrition, Brenda Davis, R.D. and Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D. Brenda Davis is chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association and a noted author, speaker, and educator. Vesanto Melina is the author of three vegetarian cookbooks and the coordinator of the vegetarian section of the Manual of Clinical Dietetics, 6th Ed. She is a respected speaker and consultant and has taught nutrition at the University of British Columbia and Bastyr University.... This book is sure to become a well-worn resource. --Reviewed by Melanie Wilson...more info
  • Outstanding book on vegan nutrition
    Vegan or not, this is a great book to learn about nutrition, what the body needs and where to find these nutrients in plant-based products.

    It is very apparent that this book was written in a very scientific manner and that all the information contained within has been well researched. It is a bit of a dry read, but is a must for anyone considering becoming vegan, and even those who have been vegan for some time. It's a great resource! ...more info
  • Newbie Vegan
    I knew giving up animal products was the right thing to do, but after reading "Becoming Vegan," I got the impression that it would have to be a long, gradual process, as (according to page v of the book) one of the co-authors is not yet vegan herself.

    If you're looking for the motivation to become vegan, I urge you to listen to Bruce Friedrich's compelling essay "Veganism in a Nutshell" (for free) at http://www.brucefriedrich.org/. I started and completed my transition to veganism during that hour-long reading.

    Perhaps "Becoming Vegan" is a good starters guide for already-vegans, but it's not much in the way of inspiration....more info
  • Excellent, Up-to-date Nutrition Info
    I've recently become vegan for health reasons, and this book is my bible. It contains all the up-to-date nutrition information you need to make smart food choices on a plant-based diet. The authors manage to do something that few health writers can: they write for the lay reader without dumbing things down. So, as well as summarizing the data on vegan nutrition, they analyze the strong and weak points of the various studies--which are often based on very small numbers of vegan participants. If you are looking for a cookbook or a book that details the evils of the animal food industry and other philosophical and ethical reasons to become vegan, this is not it. But if you are looking for nutritional facts and advice on putting together a healthful diet at any stage of like, you won't be disappointed in this book....more info
  • An excellent book, I can't disagree
    The strength of this book, in short, is that it provides practical advise to existing vegans on how to become a better vegan. Or for those who are considering making the change, like myself, what do we need to account for or look out for. Veganism like any dietary choice, is frought with opportunities and pitfalls. Corn chips roasted in palm oil served with a vege burger and white flour bun could be vegan but terribly unhealthy. So, if you want healthy vegan vs. unhealthy vegan, this book is for you. What hasn't been resolved yet are the ethical issues surrounding seafood consumption. Why should I treat a shrimp or clam the same as I do a dog or rabbit when their nervous systems are completely different. Before you answer, remember that plants may have sensory apparatus as well. Where do you draw the line?...more info
  • The nuts and bolts of the Vegan diet!
    I am not a vegan, but am interested in the diet. I may give it a go, at least to see what it is like, after reading this book and seeing how straightforward and non-exotic it really is! I don't think I will ever be interested in the political aspects of Veganism, so the de-emphasized political tone was welcome in this helpful book, which did a lot to make it straightforward and non-intimidating! (If you want more history/political background, there are a number of excellent books out there you should read in addition to this one.)

    The book is long on the nuts and bolts of veganism -- benefits and pitfalls, how to plan a varied, good tasting, healthy menu, how to get the vitamins and minerals that are more difficult to get on a plant-based diet, etc. It does not spend a lot of time on a soapbox, nor proselytizing -- I suppose the assumption is that the reader is open minded simply by the fact that he or she is reading it. Either way, it gives straightforward, no-nonsense advice on how to do it and be healthy while doing so!

    One nice touch is a section towards the back called "Vegan Diplomacy" -- which has tactics of how to deal with non-vegans, especially those whose minds are a bit more closed to this kind of thing, and how to maintain good relations with a meat eating world!

    This book is a "must have" if one is contemplating going Vegan or interested in the diet....more info
  • What it Lacks in Entertainment Value, it Recoups in Info
    This book won't win any prizes for its entertainment value, but the research-heavy, information-laden pages make it an invaluable reference for both newbies and practicing vegans/vegetarians.

    Becoming Vegan broaches a variety of important topics, from the history of vegetarianism to adequate nutrition, from positive health impact to cautions such as potenial deficiencies and eating disorders.

    Excellent information. Sage advice. Great outlook without being overly idealistic....more info
  • Nothing Better!
    I swear I don't think there's a better resource out there if you are considering a plant-based diet. I am not a vegan right now (just a vegetarian), and I don't think I will be anytime soon, but this book is still very helpful. If you're looking for a great read with tons of information, then this is the perfect book. Highly recommended!...more info
  • Newbie Vegans, Read This!
    I'm a newbie vegan and was unsure where to begin. After reading this book, I feel confident that I will be able to prepare healthy vegan meals and improve my overall diet, because I now know what is essential to it. This book goes in-depth into which vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are essential to ones health and what foods they come from. In addition, it supplies the reader with a complete food pyramid and sample meal plans, which are very helpful in learning what actually comprises a healthy meal. It also covers the entire spectrum of dietary needs from children to the elderly, as well as athletes. Thus, it is useful for people of all ages and activity levels. All in all, I was impressed with this book's thoroughness and recommend it to anyone who wants to eat better, not just vegans!...more info
  • Excellent Unbiased Nutritional Information
    I won't rehash what has already been said. My story is that I gained 50 pounds with a pregnancy (due to lackluster eating habits). After delivery, I was determined eat right so I read books by Ornish and McDougall which recommend (mostly) vegan diets. I still wasn't convinced that not eating dairy products was a good idea, so I went ahead and bought this book even though at the time I couldn't even pronouce the word "vegan" correctly.


    This book is an awesome find and gives a VERY complete run-down on the pros (many) and cons (few, but important) of the vegan diet and allowed me to adopt a plant-based diet with confidence and without fear. There is so much good nutritional information packed in this book that I hate that the word "vegan" in the title (although accurate) might prevent this book from becoming a mainstream resource on nutrition.

    I'm just sooooo glad that I found it. And by the way, not only did I very quickly lose those extra unwanted pounds, but now my daughter is getting a healthy start to boot. Not a bad deal....more info

  • Informative & Frank
    Gives straight talk on nutritional needs of vegans. This book does not try to win over new vegans, it only explains the benefits and pitfalls nutritionally of a vegan diet. Gives a lot of scientific information, including lists of research studies and details (how many subjects, what they looked at, etc.). This book demostrates that a vegan diet can be the helathiest choice- if done right. A must for all vegans or for anyone concerned that their vegan child or friend is not gettting a nutritionally balanced diet....more info
  • Cutting Edge Vegan Sourcebook
    Exhaustive but not exhausting! Davis and Melina fill in other vegan authors' blanks. Panoramic in scope, crystal clear in presentation. Responsible, politically-neutral analysis of the vegan paradigm - and as such, a tactful and diplomatic introduction of vegan eating for a general reader. Chapters that struck me as being particularly well executed and/or having a relatively unique focus: "Prospecting for Minerals," "Building Vegan Dynamos" (pregnancy), "Growing Vegans" (for the little ones), "The Vegan Athlete" (performance).

    While an easy-to-use "reference" for the "converted," the book also manages to meet the mandate of its title, "Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a healthy plant-based diet" by providing an uninterrupted thematic emphasis on of the "adopting," adapting and becoming. Chapters offer a meaningful "character arc" of change and in their structure serve as a generic template for gradual, responsible change. The book bristles with unambiguous, no-nonsense practical tips, and, most importantly, highlights the points of vegan life-style vulnerability (e.g. vitamin/mineral supplementation, etc.) with adequate caution, yet managing to offer the reassurance of practical problem-solving advice and guidelines.

    A Vegan "PDR" - no less!

    Pavel Somov, Ph.D.
    Author of "Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time" (New Harbinger, Nov. 2008)...more info
  • Excellent book for Vegans or Potential Vegans
    I've been a Vegan for the last three years, and I still found this book an incredible resource. The language on dietary considerations is very down-to-earth and easy to understand, while getting all the facts across.

    I gave copies of this book to some friends who were looking at making the very difficult (for most of us) shift from being a vegetarian to being a vegan, and it helped aleive many of their doubts.

    It's scary changing our diets, and there are certainly dangers in making the change over to a animal productless diet; these dangers are clearly articulated in this book, and suggestions are given at how to best compensate for the lack of certain key items (such as the infamous Omega fatty-acids).

    The most interesting parts to me were the age specific parts. When my child is born, I will want to raise him or her as a vegan, but I would never jeopardize their health; this book gave me a newfound hope, and some very important bits of advice....more info

  • Buy this!
    This is the sort of book that you hear about, decide maybe you'd be interested in, check it out from the library, read it again and again, then BUY it still! It is a perfect education in the history of veganism, the health benefits of avoiding ALL animal products in our diet, and resources to help us with the transition. There are chapters on pregnancy, childhood, the senior years, athletes, travelling...all you need to know through all aspects of your life. Numerous studies are cited throughout to back up all information. A perfect book to share with someone you care about!...more info
  • The Book - "Becoming Vegan"
    This is an excellent book for beginners who are thinking of turning the tables on vegetarianism, & following a strickly non-animal product diet. I have read other vegan books & this one gives you guidelines on when & where to buy all your fruits and vegetables during the best seasons for shopping....more info

 

 
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