The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism – William Harris, MD

williamharris3.jpgDr Harris was born in 1930.  He is a pilot, trampoline exponent and long term nutritional advocate.  He died in 2015 at the age of 84 – still very active until the time of his death.

He was a resident of Hawaii since 1964 where he worked as an emergency and urgent care doctor. He was the Director of the Kaiser Permanente Vegetarian Lifestyle Clinic in Honolulu where he taught the benefits of a whole-food plant-based diet.

He became a vegetarian in 1950 and a vegan in 1964. As well as being an advocate for plant-based nutrition, he was a passionate activist for animal welfare.

His book The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism is a landmark study in nutrition.  It can be read at his website.

Last updated on Tuesday 6 December 2022 at 05:58 by administrators

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

2 Replies to “The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism – William Harris, MD”

  1. theodore zuckerman
    It looks like, unfortunately, vegsource is no longer hosting Bill Harris’ web site or his book, The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism. Fortunately I have a hardcopy. However I neglected to download a soft copy from veg source. Do you know where I can find one?
    • administrators

      Greetings Theodore
      I have the printed version of The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism. It appears that Veg Source has removed all references to Bill Harris and the book is not available in any of the online book sellers.

      Unfortunately, I cannot provide any more information. I find the book really useful. Bill Harris seems to be a really fascinating person.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Search Help

WHO's recommendations on saturated fat are out of date, expert team says.
However, the study has been funded by the dairy and beef industries.
Discover how industry-funded research is deceiving the public.

Low-carboydrate Diets - The Myths Why are Eggs NOT OK? Dairy and Wheat - What you did not know Carbohydrates DO NOT cause diabetes
Truth and Belief
Low-carbohydrate Mania: The Fantasies, Delusions, and Myths
Dietary Deceptions - PDF Discover why researchers, popular commentators and the food industry is more concerned with maintaining corporate profits than ensuring that we have valid health information.
Who is going to get wealthy by encouraging people to eat their fruit and vegetables?

Featured Posts

2040 Documentary
Pop Psychology, Alice and the Concept of Evil
The Pioppi Diet
What is the Problem with Wheat?
Wheat and Inflammation
Impact of a Gluten-Free Diet
Wheat and William Davis
Glucose Tolerance
When Vegan Diets Do Not Work
7th-day Adventists and Moderation
Taiwan, Buddhists and Moderation
Worried about eating eggs?
CSIRO and Egg Consumption
How Cooking Changed Us
Deception from The BMJ

Center for Nutrition Studies

Center for Nutrition Studies
.entry-content div.indentedDiv_Silver { background-color: #dcdcdc; border: 1px solid #808080; border-radius: 8px; padding: 1em; margin: 1em 2em; width: auto; line-height: 16pt; } div.indentedDiv_Shadow { background-color: #dcdcdc; border-top: 1px solid #000000; border-bottom: 1px solid #000000; padding: 1em; margin: 1em 2em; width: auto; font-weight: bold; line-height: 16pt; } /* ======================================================== */ /* image alignments */ .entry-content .alignleft, .textwidget .alignleft { display: inline !important; float: left !important; margin-right: 2.5rem !important; margin-bottom: 1.25rem !important; margin-left: 0 !important; } .entry-content .alignright, .textwidget .alignright { display: inline !important; float: right !important; margin-right: 0 !important; margin-bottom: 1.25rem !important; margin-left: 2.5rem !important; } .entry-content .aligncenter, .textwidget .aligncenter { clear: both !important; display: block !important; margin-left: auto !important; margin-right: auto !important; }