How to Feel Healthier, Younger, and More Vital Eating Quick and Delicious Vegetarian Meals -- Without Cravings, Deficiencies, Hunger Between Meals, or Hours In the Kitchen!

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“Eating less meat is healthier for you, animals, and the planet. But many new vegetarians do it the hard way. They get hungry between meals, tempted by cravings, or discouraged by time-consuming recipes.

Here’s relief from these frustrations, the chance to enjoy life thriving on a vegetarian diet, and the 'magic' food combinations and cooking techniques you need to absorb plant-based nutrition like a sponge. But space is limited, so act today.”

~ Trevor Justice,
Owner/Director of The Vegetarian Health Institute

Dear Friend:

If you’re like the omnivores we serve, you may feel drawn to eating more vegetarian meals because:

  • You’re disturbed by modern farming methods that devastate the environment…
  • Your heart goes out to animals who suffer in factory farms and slaughterhouses…
  • You want to be free of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, belly fat, or other health issues....

In a moment, you’ll get to read truly inspiring stories from some of our students who reversed high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity… thanks to eating fewer animal foods.

But living longer and aging slower aren’t the only benefits you enjoy as a vegetarian. (I’m using the word “vegetarian” to include quasi-vegetarians too, OK?)

Meat-eaters often tell us they feel badly about their impact on animals and the environment. If you share that feeling, becoming vegetarian can ease your conscience. Won't it feel great knowing that your diet is aligned with your values?

But when you consider eating fewer animal foods, you may have some questions and concerns. For example:

  • What will you eat instead of familiar staple foods?
  • How can you make yummy, hearty meals that you and your family will love?
  • How can you make healthy vegetarian meals with limited time? And perhaps limited fresh produce?
  • How can you get enough protein, calcium, iron, DHA, and Vitamin B12 and D?
  • How will you overcome cravings for the comfort foods you’re hoping to give up?

Well here’s great news. From now until July 20, enrollment is open in our Vegetarian Mastery Program. Let us take you by the hand, walk you into the next chapter of your life, and help you revitalize your health and vitality.

We’ll even answer your nutrition questions for an entire year.

If you're like our students who use the “magic” food combinations and cooking techniques we recommend, you’ll absorb more nutrition from your meals. You’ll have more energy, bright clear eyes, and a great complexion. You’ll radiate health and age slower.

Won’t it be great to move freely in your old age -- without aches and pains? Won't it be great to keep gardening, dancing, or enjoying other hobbies when you’re 80 years old?

mary_montanye (1)"I have more energy and feel younger; it’s like reversing the clock!"

“I'm almost 55 as I write this – the same age my mother was when she died of cancer over 20 years ago.

I was unhappy with the "curse" that's put on women over 50, of slow decline, weight gain, and general frumpiness. It was starting to happen to me. As my middle got thicker, and my clothes baggier, I began to lose sight of myself (and my shoes). I was afraid for my health. It was so frustrating.


- Kim Miles, Taos, NM

"Surprised at how satisfying the food is; I dropped 51 pounds in 8 months"

“On January 7th, 2012, I weighed 214.5 pounds. I could tell that my body was full of toxins. It took me an hour and a half to wake up in the morning. And during the night I woke up in pain because some body part had fallen asleep. I was scared.

Although I ate salads at lunch most days, and had cut fast food and soda out of my diet, I was still drinking Lattes and eating a lot of meat and dairy, as well as the more than occasional pastry. So on January 7th, I began this new journey with my diet. I am surprised at how satisfying the food is.


- Lanette Ferguson, Pleasanton, CA

You Too Can Laugh At “Roller Coaster Dieting”

Vegetarians who eat the whole food diet we recommend stay fit without even trying. Why?

Not counting nuts and seeds, whole plant foods have far fewer calories than refined foods and animal foods. So it’s easy to burn more calories than you eat. After all, you fill up on fewer calories to begin with… about 40% fewer calories!

Now are you ready for some shocking numbers?

Whole Foods Market™ recently adapted Dr. Joel Fuhrman's nutrient scoring system. Dr. Fuhrman – regarded as one of America's leading nutritional experts – analyzed food groups and ranked them on a scale of 0-100, based on their ratio of nutrients to calories. He calls this ratio “nutrient density”. The more nutrition per calorie, the higher a food scores. Take a look:

Dr. Fuhrman's Micronutrient Scores

As you can see, refined grains and oils make you carry extra weight, but give you little value in return. They fatten you up while cheating you of the nutrients in their whole food counterparts. So you wind up tired, deficient, and plagued by chronic health problems.

Animal foods aren’t quite as bad. But with scores ranging from 3 to 15, they’re not the best foods for staying nourished and fit. They contain too little nutrition per calorie. What’s more, they have no fiber. And many have dangerous amounts of cholesterol and saturated fat.

Vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grains have the highest scores (i.e. the most nutrition per calorie).

These whole plant foods also contain more fiber, bulk, and water than most animal foods and refined foods. So you can eat them until you're full, but still consume fewer calories – about 40% fewer calories!Check out these examples:

"At 72, I can still climb hills, stoop down, and walk very briskly."

“I used to breathe short because I was so overweight. I was often tired and got sick with acid problems and other minor health issues. I took over-the-counter remedies regularly. I also had to wear reading glasses to use the computer.

Once I started eating this way, I lost 36 pounds in ten months. I have remained healthy for more than 22 years. I have a lot of energy. And I no longer need reading glasses at the computer.


- Abigail Taylor, Baseterre, St.Kitts/Nevis

"Lost 65 pounds so far… Being able to keep up with my grandkids is a huge reward."

“Until a year ago, I had rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, severe pain all through my body, and horrible bone spurs in both heels. I also had high blood pressure and was on blood pressure medicine.

I couldn't sleep, had no energy, and was sick every other month or so with lung issues. I had asthma and had to use an inhaler and nebulizer regularly. I constantly had bronchitis and pneumonia, and I'd been taking steroids and breathing treatments for years.


- Cindy Nunez, Battle Mountain, NV

"Walking was painful… but within two months the pains were gone."

“I used to have pains in my right thigh and both feet that kept me from living a normal life. Walking was painful so I only walked when I had to. I believe the pain was caused by the sheer weight of my upper body combined with lack of nourishing nutrients.

My energy was low. I missed being able to take walks. I was unhappy with how I looked and felt. I also felt isolated and did not seek a normal social life. And because of my poor diet, I had to have my gall bladder removed."


- Hannah Inge Sorensen, Mumbai, Maharastra, India

If the vegetarian diet is so healthy, why do some vegetarians struggle and give up?

Now are you ready for the other half of the story? People who become vegetarian rarely have a game plan. Without proper guidance, many struggle and eventually give up. Common challenges include:

  • Some nutrients are harder to absorb from plant foods. Without knowing the “magic” food combinations and cooking techniques we teach, you only absorb a fraction of these nutrients from your meals.
  • You’re fooled by so-called “natural foods” (disguised processed foods) which compromise your health with artificial chemicals, preservatives, genetically modified ingredients, unhealthy fats, and sweeteners that can cause diabetes!
  • You crave the foods you gave up. But instead of fulfilling your cravings with wholesome substitutes, you turn to unhealthy imitations. For example, fake “meats” drenched in unhealthy fats and made from gluten or genetically-modified soy.
  • Many vegetarian recipes are time-consuming to prepare and call for strange, expensive, or obscure ingredients.
  • You don’t know how to cook with healthy whole foods like quinoa, tempeh, kale, and kombu seaweed…
  • You get bored eating the same old meals, and never learn to whip up wholesome vegetarian meals that are diverse, delicious and filling.

The Vegetarian Mastery Program means you can say goodbye to these challenges!


Each lesson includes an assignment, so you advance one step closer to mastery each week.

The Vegetarian Mastery Program liberates you from the pitfalls and guesswork! It’s a series of 50 lessons that take you by the hand, step-by-step, and transform you into a thriving vegetarian.

And during this brief marketing test, you can test drive the program for a dollar!

But before you grab that offer, let me tell you about me and my team, and why we’re qualified to help you become the healthiest vegetarian you can be.

My name is Trevor Justice. In 2002, having been a vegetarian for 15 years, I was shocked to discover that I was hypoglycemic. Worse, the lower halves of my teeth, once surrounded by bone, became exposed. As a result, one of my teeth became loose and fell out. I felt worried.

Alarmed, I began flying to vegetarian conferences, and learning from nutrition experts like Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Michael Klaper, and Dr. Gabriel Cousins.

I discovered that my diet, like most vegetarians, was deficient in some key nutrients.

Gradually, I discovered the RIGHT way to prepare and combine foods so I could absorb more nutrition. I also discovered which foods and beverages were preventing me from absorbing the nutrition in my meals.

Of course, I didn’t want anyone else to make the mistakes I did and risk the same ailments that plagued me.

So in October of 2009, I founded The Vegetarian Health Institute. I contracted Doctors, Registered Dietitians, and chefs I befriended during my journey… to help me show vegetarians around the world how to stay healthy… using the Internet. (That means you avoid the high cost of conference registration fees, travel, and lodging!)

I contracted these experts to develop our nutrition lessons because I’m not a Doctor or Dietitian. But our students say I have a gift for interviewing experts, translating scientific jargon into simple language, and organizing cutting edge research into lessons that are fun and easy to digest. (See testimonials below.)

mary_montanye (1)"Blown away by the lessons… the recipes as well!"

“I’ve not only been blown away by the lessons, but by the recipes as well! My husband has cancer and your information has been invaluable in helping me tweak his diet to support his recovery. I also love the way you handle the Q&A calls, Trevor. You keep on task in a kind and gentle manner.

There’s so much bad information on the Internet. I know your information is accurate and cutting edge, because I read a lot of high quality research. I bought a gift subscription for my personal trainer and she is as thrilled with the program as I am.”

- Mary Montanye, Bellvue, CO

ellen"Feeling even better than we did in our 20’s"

“I am a 53 year old homemaker and mother of six. My husband and I always considered ourselves healthier than the average American. We never ate fast food or junky snacks like potato chips. But I did cook with lots of meat and cheese. Until four years ago...

That's when my husband's blood pressure medicine was giving him headaches. And our blood test results were beginning to disturb us.


- Ellen Pierson, Port Orange, Florida

A Foolproof Program For Mastering The Vegetarian Diet

The Vegetarian Mastery Program will teach you how to thrive on a vegetarian diet, and say goodbye to all of the usual risks, worries, and headaches.

As a student, you’ll get an email each week with a special link for that week’s lesson. Each lesson has a written component and a recorded Q&A call (which you can download).

You can read/listen online. Or you can print out the written lessons and download the Q&A calls. Each of the 50 lessons includes an assignment, so you’ll take one step closer to mastery each week.

The following experts have written or contributed to the lessons, and/or participated as guest experts on our Q&A calls…

Jill Nussinow, R.D.

Jill authored the award-winning cookbook, The Veggie Queen: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment. She's a Registered Dietitian who writes and edits for Natural Food Network magazine and Vegan Culinary Experience magazine, She’s also been a nutritionist and cooking teacher at the McDougall program for the past 7 years.

Vesanto Melina, RD

Vesanto Melina, RD, has presented workshops on vegetarian nutrition to over 2,200 dietitians throughout North America and received the Clintec Award for leadership in dietetics. She is co-author of 10 books on vegetarian and vegan nutrition including "Becoming Vegetarian", "Becoming Vegan" and "Becoming Raw." Her books have sold over 2/3 million copies and are printed in 8 languages. She wrote or contributed to our lessons on Protein, Best Oils, Juicing, Fasting, and Healthy Substitutions.

Brenda Davis, RD

Brenda Davis, RD, has authored or co-authored 9 books on nutrition including "Becoming Vegan", "Becoming Vegetarian", and "Becoming Raw". Her books have sold over 2/3 million copies and are printed in 8 languages. She's a member of the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. She's also a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association.

Jo Stepaniak, MSEd

Jo is the author and co-author of sixteen books on compassionate living and vegetarian cuisine, including Vegan Vittles: Down-Home Cooking for Everyone. She was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame at the 2008 NAVS Vegetarian Summerfest. Her award-winning column Ask Jo! appears on her Web site, “Grassroots Veganism”.

Robert Cheeke

Robert is a champion bodybuilder hailed as “one of the 15 most influential vegan athletes” by VegNews Magazine. He’s been featured worldwide in magazines, TV news shows, PETA commercials, radio interviews, and over 300 websites and Internet videos. In 2009, he authored Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness - The Complete Guide to Building Your Body on a Plant-Based Diet.

Virginia Messina, MPH, R.D.

Virginia Messina, MPH, RD, has been a nutrition instructor at Central Michigan University, a public health nutritionist in Michigan and Washington, DC, and a dietitian for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She has authored (or co-authored) The Convenient Vegetarian, Help! My Child Stopped Eating Meat, and Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-based Diet. She's also written a vegetarian textbook for health professionals.

Nomi Shannon

Nomi's best selling book, The Raw Gourmet, has sold over 150,000 copies. In 2008, she received three awards for Best Educator, Favorite Chef, and Favorite Recipe Book. She’s been featured in Alive magazine, Get Fresh, San Diego North County Times, and Galveston News. Nomi is not only a certified Hippocrates Health Educator. She actually ran The Hippocrates Health Institute’s Certification Course!

Steve Meyerowitz

Steve Meyerowitz, the “Sproutman”, is author of Sprouts: the Miracle Food, Sproutman’s Kitchen Garden Cookbook, and Wheatgrass: Nature’s Finest Medicine. He’s been featured on PBS, the Home Shopping Network, TV Food Network, and in Prevention, Better Nutrition, and Organic Gardening magazines.

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN

Dr. Loscalzo has been an integrative health care practitioner for over two decades. She's a Doctor of Chiropractic with Certifications in Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition and Herbal Medicine. She's the author of Power Breakfast Ideas, Deliciously Quick Lunch and Dinner, Healthy Halloween Treats, Dessert: Making it Rich Without Oil and Dried and Gone to Heaven.

Michael Klaper, M.D.

Since releasing his 1987 book, Vegan Nutrition, Dr. Klaper has been regarded as a foremost authority on the topic. His book is now out of print, but you’ll find his recent research on vitamins and minerals in our Mastery Program.

He’s also Director of the Institute of Nutrition Education and Research, and a featured expert in two PBS productions, “Food for Thought,” and the award-winning, “Diet for a New America.” Patients who follow his dietary, exercise, and stress reduction programs regularly overcome clogged arteries (atherosclerosis), high blood pressure (hypertension), obesity, adult onset diabetes, and even some forms of arthritis and asthma.

Not all of our guest experts agree with Dr. Klaper's recommendations... for example, his recommendation to eat a very low fat diet with zero salt. So we make this disclaimer on his behalf:

Dr. Klaper’s Limited Role Defined: Dr. Klaper takes responsibility for the lessons he composed on (a) calcium, (b) iron, (c) vitamin B-12, (d) vitamin D, (e) Vitamin A, (f) Foods That Age You and (g) pH balance only.

Besides the above lessons that Dr. Klaper personally wrote, and the recordings and transcripts of the related phone call-in sessions he moderated, he is not associated with or responsible for the Vegetarian Health Institute or its courses.

mark“A year after recovering from chronic fatigue, I won a 20.5 mile race”

“Eating mostly animal foods and processed foods, I began suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome in December 2011. I tried 3 different doctors and 3 naturopath's before I discovered your Mastery Program in August 2012.

It opened my eyes to food as a source of healing. It showed me how to thrive on a plant based diet and get all of the nutrients I needed for optimal health.


– Mark Lynch, Drouin, VIC, Australia

meredith"The insights shared on bone health and Vitamins D and B12 have been revelatory"

“I’ve been a vegetarian/macrobiotic cookbook author, food coach and speaker for 37 years. Yet I continue refining my understanding of nutrition, thanks to the broad range of experts Trevor brings to the Q&A calls. My interest in sprouting and juicing has been renewed, and the insights shared on bone health and Vitamins D and B12 have been revelatory.”

– Meredith McCarty, Mill Valley, CA

Below are the first 25 lessons you'll receive

Quick Start Lesson. Learn to stock your kitchen right and double the life of fresh veggies. Find out which staple foods - and kitchen utensils - you'll want on hand for future lessons.
How to maintain a healthy Ph balance. When there's a large acid load in your diet, your body neutralizes these acids by leaching calcium from your bones. So it's crucial to minimize acid-forming foods and emphasize alkaline-forming foods. Includes a chart listing which foods are alkaline vs. acid, and suggestions for balancing your daily diet.
How to absorb more calcium from your meals. Sadly, calcium-rich foods like spinach, Swiss chard, and almonds contain oxalates that inhibit the absorption of calcium. Likewise, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes contain phytic acid. It too interferes with calcium absorption. Discover how to release these acids, so you can absorb the calcium in your meals. Plus, find out which foods, condiments, and medications that inhibit calcium absorption. Includes yummy recipes.
The truth about eggs. Should eggs be kept in the fridge or not? Can we eat them raw? Does cooking them oxidize the cholesterol? How should we cook them to get the most nutrition? How do farm conditions affect the Vitamin D in eggs? Find out in this lesson.
How to convert ALA (the plant-based Omega 3) into EPA and DHA. Many vegetarians have lower blood levels of EPA and DHA than meat-eaters. Why? Plant foods only contain ALA, the pre-cursor to the other Omega 3s. Your body can convert ALA to EPA, but only if circumstances are optimal. Discover which foods and oils interfere with your body's ability to make DHA and EPA, and which help the conversion process. Includes a table you can print out for easy reference.
How to make "meaty" meals that your carnivorous spouse and kids will love. Give braised tofu, tempeh, wheat gluten, Portabello and oyster mushrooms a texture and taste so savory, your spouse and kids will rush to your side, gladly surrendering their hamburgers and chicken wings.
How to absorb more iron from your meals. Unlike the "heme" iron in flesh foods, only 10% to 20% of the non-heme iron in plant foods gets absorbed by your body. This lesson reveals a "magic" food combination that multiplies the amount you absorb. Also: which foods and beverages interfere with iron absorption, and which food prep methods release iron-blockers from whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Includes delicious recipes that employ the "magic combination".
How to end indigestion with proper food combining. Fats, starches, and proteins...find out which of these three groups combines poorly with the other two and why. Also discover why people have indigestion when combining fruit with other foods. Learn which foods are compatible with each other, and receive sample meals to make it even easier. Includes a food combining chart.
The truth about Vitamin B-12. Do fermented soy products, amesake rice, or umeboshi prunes provide significant B12? What about the soil on unwashed veggies? Many foods reported as good B-12 sources are tested with methods that measure B-12 analogues (which block the absorption of active B-12, thereby causing B12 deficiency). Those methods misrepresent true B-12 content. Get definitive answers in this lesson.
Amazing substitutes for eggs, butter, condensed milk, and mayonnaise. Baking without eggs can seem impossible -- until you discover these 5 vegetarian substitutes that bind, leaven, and give structure to baked goods... and which are best for cakes vs. brownies vs. muffins. Plus, discover whole food substitutes for butter, condensed milk, and buttermilk that have NO fillers, preservatives, or hydrogenated oils. Includes recipes.
The truth about Vitamin D. Scientists now realize that the sun's power to produce Vitamin D is not enough for most humans. Many staple foods are fortified with Vitamin D. But the Vitamin D added to orange juice and breakfast cereals can come from the hides of pigs or cows. Find out which foods are fortified with plant-based Vitamin D, why the US government's RDA is outdated, and how much Vitamin D you really need.
Wholesome snacks that'll make your mouth water. Discover five underlying reasons for cravings, and how to address the root causes. Plus, recipes for wholesome brownies, ice cream, fudge, chocolate pudding, fruit bars, granola, savory popcorn, ginger oatmeal cookies, rice crispy bars (from puffed brown rice), and kale chips (similar to potato chips but super nutritious). These snacks will gratify your taste buds, and end your cravings for junk food and empty carbs.
How to convert more beta carotene into active Vitamin A. Plant foods don't contain active Vitamin A. They only contain beta-carotene, its pre-cursor (which is only 1/12 as potent as Vitamin A). Discover the "magic" food combination that multiplies the conversion of beta-carotene into active Vitamin A. Plus, the three groups of produce that are rich in beta carotene, and food prep secrets that make the beta carotene in vegetables easier to absorb. Includes recipes that employ this life-saving food combination.
Six ways to get plenty of protein. How much protein do you really need? What if you're athletic? What are the dangers of eating too much protein? Do you need to eat complementary proteins in the same meal? Which plant foods contain large amounts of all nine essential amino acids? And how can you "transform" beans so they never cause gas, bloating, or indigestion? Includes recipes for high-protein, soy-free burgers, soups, and Faux salmon.
The Truth About Raw Milk. Why did the American dairy industry start pasteurizing milk in the late 1800's? What are the potential dangers of drinking raw milk? Who is at greatest risk? Which peoples drink fermented raw milk today, and are typically healthy and fit at the age of 100? How do farm conditions affect the safety or raw milk? Where can you buy it?
Foods you eat now that are aging you. Discover three harmful ingredients that show up in many breads, cookies, crackers, muffins, breakfast cereals, pies, cakes, French fries, potato chips, soy cheeses, soy ice creams, and vegetarian "meats". These ingredients stiffen your arteries, damage your chromosomes, injure your nerve cells, increase oxidative damage in your tissues, raise your levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol, and lower your levels of "good" HDL cholesterol. Discover healthy substitutions that will help slow down the aging process.
How green vegetable juice supercharges your cells. Many green vegetables contain oxalates, which keep you from absorbing the calcium (and other minerals) they contain. Juicing them makes these minerals much easier to absorb; that's just one of the four benefits you'll discover. You'll also find out what's wrong with drinking too much carrot, apple, and beet juice. Includes juice recipes and juicer recommendations.
How to save money on health food and organic produce. Find out how to get pesticide-free fruit, leftover deli and restaurant food, and organic packaged foods like cereals and tomato sauce all for FREE, and before their "expiration dates". Plus, learn to save 25% on organic grains and beans, and 33% - 67% at Farmer's markets. Finally, discover a non-profit that serves fresh hot vegetarian meals in over 1,000 cities around the world. Over the next 12 months, this Lesson alone will save you more money than the entire cost of this program.
How to build muscle and turn heads. In this lesson on sports nutrition, you'll learn how to build muscle on a vegetarian diet, stay hydrated during exercise, and what to eat before and afterwards. The food you eat, supplements you take, and ensuing rest you get all help in the recovery process that builds you back up bigger and stronger.
How to skyrocket the nutrition in nuts, seeds, grains, and beans. Sprouts have far more nutrition than their adult counterparts. For example, 1-week old broccoli sprouts have 50-100 times more nutrients than mature broccoli! Discover how to sprout in only one minute of watering per day. No soil and no green thumb required. Includes a comprehensive chart showing how to sprout 34 types of seeds, beans, and grains. Plus, where to get sprouting supplies, and how to avoid mold and mildew.
How to gracefully overcome social challenges. Learn to gracefully turn down food in someone's home and get your needs met at social gatherings, without overburdening the host with special requests. Learn to disarm and educate people who challenge or criticize your diet. This lesson combines wisdom from many of our contributing writers, as well as my own.
How to replace flour with sprouted grains. If you're sensitive to gluten (but not highly allergic), you may be able to eat breads and crackers made from sprouted grains. Why? The proteins that make up gluten break down when sprouted. Learn to make Onion Rye bread, coconut cookies, "peanut butter" cookies, and Essene crackers from wheat berries, kamut, spelt, or rye. Find out how long to sprout your grains, how long the "shoot" should be, how to grind the sprouts, how long to bake the "sprout dough", and how to know when the bread is done. Plus, how slow baking compares to dehydration, and which breads at health food stores are made from sprouted whole grains.
Best oils for frying, baking, and dressings. Does heating oil change its chemical composition? When are unrefined cold-pressed oils NOT the best choice? What about saturated fats, like coconut oil and ghee? Get definitive answers to these questions and more.
How to eat well while traveling (with no refrigeration). Whether it's an airport, a road trip, or a hotel room with no fridge, eating well can be a struggle. With this life-saving advice, you can eat like a King or Queen -- without resorting to processed snack bars and fast food restaurants.
What vegetarian chefs eat in a typical day. Peek inside the daily food journals of eight healthy chefs, including cookbook authors, Holistic Health Counselors, Registered Dietitians, raw food chefs, and yours truly. Plus, discover the common denominators, such as what time of the day we eat fruit, salads, and soy products. Never again wonder what to eat!

When you graduate from the Vegetarian Mastery Program...

  • You'll be whipping up delicious meals in 10-30 minutes, using everyday produce, and ingredients you'll find in the “Natural Section” of most large grocery stores.
  • You'll be making crowd-pleasing meals from PURE ingredients. You’ll be liberated from packaged and processed foods made with animal byproducts, fillers, preservatives, white sugar, and high fructose corn syrup!

mark“Today, I’m off all my meds! No pain either! I dropped from 270 lbs to 165 lbs.”

“Before I learned about you, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I was on 18 different synthetic medications a day. In June 2013, I enrolled in your Mastery Program and began my health transformation. I learned lots more than I ever expected! Then I took off like nobody’s business… cleaning up my body to make myself healthy again.

Shortly after enrolling, I was hit by a car and had surgery. But I wasn't going to lay in bed wishing I would die. With the knowledge of your course, I ate the correct foods and healed faster than other people who had the same surgery.


– Carla R. Lucart, Springfield, OR

Judith-Becker“A tremendous boost to my health as attested by lab results: I’m no longer diabetic.”

“All your experts have been tremendous. Each one has provided unique insight and extremely helpful information. Dr. Klaper embodies the best of both the medical and practical vegetarian nutrition worlds. He helps us understand the reasons specific nutrients are required and provides a 'whole person' approach with authority medically as well as experientially.

The Mastery Program has been well worth the price, and has provided a tremendous boost to my health, as attested by lab results; it’s helped me lose the descriptor ’diabetic’. Being vegetarian is now much easier than the daunting task I thought it would be; your lessons help make it an enjoyable experience.”

- Judith A. Becker, Saint Cloud FL

Get results you won’t get from reading books and articles

Here’s why this program will benefit you more than books and articles.

  1. Each lesson includes an assignment, so you'll come one step closer to mastery each week. (Certificate students get open exams too.) We encourage you to report back weekly. But the assignments don't have strict deadlines, so if you go on a long vacation, you can catch up when you return.
  2. You may not be aware of all the health risks you face. Having watched unhealthy vegetarians heal themselves over the past two decades, we can warn you about risks that aren't even on your radar yet. Without our guidance, how will you know which health concerns to research?
  3. The Internet has many free articles - but how credible are they? If a website doesn’t charge for its information, how can they afford to contract top vegan/vegetarian MDs and Registered Dietitians… like we do? How credible are the footnotes backing up their so-called “facts”? Folks who put blind faith in free Internet articles certainly won’t earn 6 Continuing Professional Education units, like you can when you pass the exams in our Certificate program.
  4. Recipes in cookbooks are only designed to taste great. But what about the nutrients - like iron and Vitamin A -- that are harder to absorb from plant foods? Our delicious recipes employ the “magic” food combinations we teach. So your body will naturally and simply absorb more vitamins and minerals from your meals.
  5. When you read books or articles, nobody knows or cares. But you can proudly tell our whole community each time you complete an assignment. You can trade tips and chat with other students. You can blog about your progress and describe what you learned. Then you can get congratulations, suggestions, and feedback from your peers.
  6. You’ll have access to a “living encyclopedia” of constantly updated research. The information in books becomes obsolete when new research comes out. For example, books written a few years ago claim that you can get enough Vitamin D from sunshine. But we know now that - in most parts of the world - that's not true, even in the summer. Unlike books, our lessons are web-based so we can update them when new research comes out.
  7. Each lesson comes with a recorded expert interview. These recordings are typically 1 hour long, and each one includes a guest expert. Together, the expert and I answer questions from students like you. We usually elaborate on the points made in the written lesson, so you'll benefit from our points of clarification. You can download the recordings, or listen while connected to the Internet.

dan“Now I’m better able to care for myself… less dependent on doctors”

“Your Mastery Program opened my eyes to things I'd never heard before. Now I deeply understand the “why” behind every food choice. I can look at kale or flax seeds and know what its function is in my life. I know what nutrients my body needs… and where and how to get them from food.

Even better, when I'm not feeling like myself, I can look at my diet and do a ‘diagnostic’ to see what's wrong. For example: I might discover that a food I’m eating is on the extreme acid-forming side of your pH Chart. Or if I crave unhealthy foods, I eat one of the healthy foods on your Cravings Chart and the cravings really do go away!


- Daniel Gray, Woodland Hills CA

l_baum"Blown away by the lessons… the recipes as well!"

“As a cookbook author and 30-year teacher of macrobiotics, vegan and live foods preparation classes, I found the Vegetarian Mastery Program to be very comprehensive. The expert Q&A calls were particularly useful. And Dr. Klaper is exceptionally knowledgeable and easy to listen to. Considering how much I've gotten, you definitely undercharge.

I put the hard copy of the lessons into notebooks which I can easily refer to when a future need arises. Good scientific sources and research are cited which validated the material in the lessons and Q&A.

- Lenore Y. Baum, M.A., author of Sublime Soups and Lenore’s Natural Cuisine, Weaverville NC

We’re here to support you

But there are only a few more spots for Certificate students, and currently no spots for Gold students. That's because Gold and Certificate students receive individualized support from our resident nutrition expert, and I don't want to spread her too thin.

Pay just a dollar upfront today. If our program isn't everything you expected, you can cancel within 15 days and owe nothing. Or, if you're thrilled with your first three lessons at the end of 15 days, you can continue at any of the three levels below. (Just let us know upfront which you prefer!)

per month for 11 months
A weekly Lesson for 50 weeks
Downloadable recordings of the Q&A calls
Personalized answers to any questions you post about the Lessons, for an entire year
Open book exams after each lesson. Once you pass all exams you receive a Vegetarian Nutrition Certificate
6 continuing education units when you join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and submit your Certificate
1-year free listing in our searchable Educator Directory ($9.97/mo after first year)

This offer expires the moment you leave this page!

One Time Offer: Save $162.67!

Click the Yes button below, and we’ll discount your total tuition to $497, once your 15-day trial ends. That’ll save you $162.67 over the course of 11 months. You also get these extra perks:

  • 1) All 50 Q&A transcripts (normally $59.97) and a 30 minute private phone consult with one of our health coaches (normally $60).
  • 2) Get lessons 4-50 all at once when your 15-day trial ends (instead of waiting a year to get all 50 lessons).
  • 3) You can still cancel within 15 days and owe nothing.

Yes, reduce my tuition to just $497 prepaid!

No thanks.

per month for 11 months
A weekly Lesson for 50 weeks
Downloadable recordings of the Q&A calls
Personalized answers to any questions you post about the Lessons, for an entire year
per month for 11 months
A weekly Lesson for 50 weeks
Downloadable recordings of the Q&A calls

This offer expires the moment you leave this page!

One Time Offer: Save $52.62!

Click the Yes link below, and we’ll discount your total tuition to $167. That’ll save you $52.67 over the course of 11 months.

Best of all, you won’t have to wait a year to get all 50 lessons. You’ll get lessons 4-50 all at once when your 15-day trial ends. (You can still cancel within 15 days and owe nothing.)

Yes, reduce my dues to just $167 prepaid!

No thanks.

Compare this small investment to the cost of taking live classes. For a 2-hour class, Meredith charges $50. For a 4-hour class, Nomi charges $85.

Besides, can you really afford the alternative?

Just one oversight or deficiency in your vegetarian diet - if ignored for too long - can lead to anemia, hypoglycemia, diabetes, dental problems, or osteoporosis. I myself would've saved thousands in dental bills, if only someone had shared this information with me 20 years ago!

Do You Need The Certificate?

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has accredited our Institute as a Continuing Professional Education provider. The Academy has over 75,000+ members, mostly Registered Dietitians and Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.

Academy members who earn our Vegetarian Nutrition Certificate, and submit it to the Academy, receive 6 continuing education units.

You earn our Vegetarian Nutrition Certificate by taking an open book exam after each lesson and scoring 80%. How does it work? Exams are multiple choice. You can retake each exam until you get wrong answers right.

Having a Vegetarian Nutrition Certificate will boost your credibility when lecturing, teaching, or applying for a job in the health and nutrition world. You’ll command more respect and higher fees from coaching clients. These Certificates are not given out to just anyone. They must be earned, and that's what makes them valuable.

If you don’t need a Certificate, or don’t want to take exams, guess what? You'll get the exact same education our Certificate students pay for... but without the big investment.

lita“I wish this was mandatory teaching in every medical school”

“Your Vegetarian Mastery course has been invaluable! I am a certified health coach through IIN, but felt I needed more information to share with my clients. I believe plant-based eating offers so many health benefits beyond traditional dietary recommendations, which still preach the need for animal products. I don't believe they are necessary for so many different reasons.

Your course helps me to explain why, backed by solid science that has been interpreted by highly qualified‚ health professionals like Brenda Davis, Virginia Messina and Dr. Michael Klaper. I wish this was mandatory teaching in every medical school!”

– Lita Dwight, New York, NY

anita“Lost the extra weight, received a new lease on life with renewed energy”

In May 2008 I decided to become a vegetarian. My skin and nails did great, but I gained about 20 pounds and I was tired all the time.

I’m a hair stylist, and my knees bothered me from those extra 20 lbs. I had to take longer breaks between clients. That led to longer workdays. At home, I slept most of the time, even during the day. I felt like an absent mom, spending almost no time with my husband or kids. I felt isolated and lonely.


– Anita Robinson, Parkville MD

Super Bonus #1:
Restaurant Survival Guide For Vegetarians (ebook)

Stop letting restaurants sneak animal fat, stock, and gelatin into your meals. Besides the usual culprits - chicken stock, lard, and oyster sauce - discover the 39 other restaurant foods often made with animal byproducts.

Super Bonus #2:
Vegetarian and Vegan Menu Items At 21 Chain Restaurants (ebook)

Discover which menu items are cruelty-free, and which restaurants top the list for veg friendly meals.

Super Bonus #3:
How Vegetarians Get Calcium, Iron, Protein, and Vitamins A, B12, and D (ebook)

In plant foods, these nutrients are harder to find, or harder to absorb. So it's crucial to know which vegetarian foods are the best sources. And if you want to cut down on soy or tofu, this booklet will introduce you to several other complete proteins!

Super Bonus #4:
Vegan Holiday Recipe Collection (ebook)

Ten mouth-watering recipes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Passover – including tofu turkey, vegan matzo balls, vegan “egg nog”, and pumpkin pie with tofu “whipped cream”

Super Bonus #5:
Supercharge Your Health With Whole Foods (ebook)

Many health conscious people eat whole grain bread and pasta, organic corn chips, fruit juice, Coconut Bliss, and salad dressings made from olive oil or flax oil. But guess what?

These health foods aren't optimal for your health. In this paradigm-shifting booklet, you'll find out why so-called "health foods" are aging you, and which foods are the real nutrient powerhouses.

Super Bonus #6:
No More Kitchen Clutter (ebook)

Is your kitchen cramped or cluttered? Do you need more cabinet or shelf space? Or more counter top space? If so, this ebook will be a Godsend. In it, you'll learn six strategies to maximize the space you do have. (It was written by a New York chef with a very small kitchen.)

Our "Everything To Gain" 15-Day Promise

Don't decide now. Take 15 days to review our first three lessons for a dollar. Here's the schedule:

Today: Lesson #1: Healthy Substitutions for Comfort Foods

Day 8: Lesson #2: How To Maintain A Healthy pH Balance

Day 15: Lesson #3: How To Absorb More Calcium From Your Meals

Within 15 days, you'll be on your way to feeling stronger, more energetic, and more focused. But if anytime within 15 days, you don't find yourself thrilled with our training...

1) You can cancel by web, phone, or email. No questions. No hassles. Our phone is 510-402-6516 and our email is

2) The Mastery secrets you’ve already discovered are yours to keep.

3) The bonus ebooks are also yours to keep. That’s a guaranteed gain no matter what you decide!

Even after your one dollar 15-day trial, you can cancel at any time to stop future monthly charges. No questions. No hassles.

Why remain vulnerable to vitamin or mineral deficiencies when you can find out exactly how to eat and absorb enough calcium, iron, Omega 3s, and Vitamins A, B12, and D?

Why live on snack bars, French fries, and soggy iceberg lettuce while you’re traveling? Wouldn’t you rather enjoy healthy whole foods, and get enough vegetarian protein at hotels, airports, and during road trips?

Why keep getting stumped by recipes that use strange, expensive, or obscure ingredients, when you can learn quick, delicious recipes that use ingredients available in the “Natural Section” of most large grocery stores?

lita"My kids now eat a lot more fresh vegetables and fruits"

“Thanks to your inspiring recipes and Q&A call recordings, my kids now eat a lot more fresh vegetables and fruits. What's more, they like them instead of being forced to eat them. My family and I eat more greens and less meat. I can be more creative combining healthy foods while still making our meals delicious and appealing. And I feel more confident talking to our friends about food and healthy living choices."

– Danyu Wang, Holliston, MA

If you don’t become a Vegetarian Mastery student, how WILL you overcome the struggles you face, and learn to thrive on a vegetarian diet?

What will change between now and next year?

If money is holding you back, let me remind you about Lesson 18, “How to Save Money On Health Food And Organic Produce”. Without the secrets in this eye-opening lesson, you’re bound to waste hundreds of dollars each year.

In your first year alone, this ONE lesson will save you more than the cost of the entire Mastery Program! And beyond that, every dollar you save goes directly into your pocket. Remember, your dues will end in 11 months. But your financial savings will continue for the rest of your life!

Finally, your investment in this program is pennies compared to the cost of ill health. Just one oversight or deficiency -- if ignored for too long -- can leave you vulnerable to disease, and potentially thousands in doctor or dental bills. Why take that gamble when you can thrive on a vegetarian diet now and for the rest of your life?

Don’t miss this chance to grab the bonus ebooks. Start your one dollar 15-day trial now

If you still have questions, or you don't have a credit card, you can click here for our FAQ.


Trevor Justice

P.S. You have nothing to lose. At best, you spend the rest of your life flourishing on a vegetarian diet. At worst, you cancel within 15 days, owe nothing, and KEEP the Super Bonus Reports and Mastery secrets you've already discovered. So what are you waiting for?

Mastery Program Frequently Asked Questions

  • q-iconHow does the one dollar 15-day trial work?

    You pay just one dollar today. You can cancel within 15 days and owe nothing. Our phone is 510-402-6516 and our email is

  • q-iconCan I cancel at any time?

    Yes, even after your 15-day trial, you can cancel at any time to stop future monthly charges. But there are no refunds after billing runs.

  • q-iconCan I prepay and get a discount?

    Yes. Once you click “Add to cart”, you’ll get one chance to make a single payment, receive a discount, and get access to all of the remaining lessons on Day 16, instead of waiting 50 weeks to receive them. Here are the prepaid prices:

    Silver program: $167 (saves you $52.67)
    Gold program: $397 (saves you $152.67)
    Certificate Program: $497 (saving you $162.67)

  • q-icon What if I don't have a credit card?

    If you’re concerned about credit card safety, we use, which is a higher level solution than Paypal. You can read about their security measures here:

    If you have a debit card, you can enroll with that. Paypal doesn’t give us a way to charge recurring monthly fees.

    So with Paypal, you’ll need to prepay upfront. If you’re not thrilled with our program, you can cancel within 15 days and receive a refund.

    You can prepay for a year via paypal or mail us a check. You can mail a check to:

    The Vegetarian Health Institute
    5740 Maccall St, Suite C
    Oakland CA 94609

  • q-iconIf I prepay can I get a refund?

    If you choose to prepay on your 16th day (which is optional), you’ll get full access to all 50 lessons, instead of receiving one lesson per week for a year. At that point, there are no refunds.

  • q-iconHow do I receive the lessons?

    Each time a new lesson is ready, you’ll receive an email alert. Then you’ll log into our password protected member site. That’s where you can view and print out the lesson material, and listen to (or download) the recorded Q&A calls.

  • q-iconAre there deadlines for reporting that I completed my homework assignments?

    There are no deadlines. However, we encourage you to report back weekly. You will have access to the lessons for one year.

  • q-iconIf I go on a long vacation, can I catch up when I return?

    Yes. The material you haven’t reviewed yet — both the written lessons and recorded calls – will be waiting for you. So you can review them anytime. You will have access to the lessons for one year.

  • q-iconWill my email address remain private?

    Absolutely. We will never share ANY of your information.

  • q-iconDoes your program include soy products?

    Soy products are only used in a small fraction of our recipes. For example, just one of the 11 recipes in our Protein Lesson contains soy. Other lessons are similar. If you’re vegetarian, for example, you’ll find recipes for almond milk and vegan “cheeses” made from cashew butter and nutritional yeast. So you can get away from commercial soy cheese and soy milk.

  • q-iconI want more time away from my computer.

    Great – then download the recorded Q&A calls to your ipod (or other MP3 player) and listen “on the go”.

  • q-iconHow big is the time commitment? How much work is involved?

    Some students just read the lessons. Others prefer to download the recorded Q&A calls and listen “on the go”. It’s up to you.

    The assignments don’t have firm deadlines. In fact, you have a whole year to review them.

  • q-iconHow does this program compare with the Plant Based Nutrition Certificate program?

    1. The other program has no recipes. Our delicious recipes employ the “magic” food combinations we teach. So you absorb more vitamins and minerals from your meals.

    2. The other program is strictly about nutrition and the planetary effects of your diet. Ours includes practical advice. For example, you’ll learn how to save money on health food, save time in the kitchen, eat well while traveling, and overcome social challenges. You won’t find topics like these in the other program

    3. The other program cuts off your access after a few weeks. You have access to our lessons for a whole year.

    4. You can’t download recordings from the other program. You can only listen while connected to the Internet. Our recorded Q&A calls can all be downloaded.

    5. The other program costs about $1,200. The investment for The Mastery Program is a fraction of that.

per month for 11 months
A weekly Lesson for 50 weeks
Downloadable recordings of the Q&A calls
Personalized answers to any questions you post about the Lessons, for an entire year
Open book exams after each lesson. Once you pass all exams you receive a Vegetarian Nutrition Certificate
6 continuing education units when you join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and submit your Certificate
1-year free listing in our searchable Educator Directory ($9.97/mo after first year)

This offer expires the moment you leave this page!

One Time Offer: Save $162.67!

Click the Yes button below, and we’ll discount your total tuition to $497, once your 15-day trial ends. That’ll save you $162.67 over the course of 11 months. You also get these extra perks:

  • 1) All 50 Q&A transcripts (normally $59.97) and a 30 minute private phone consult with one of our health coaches (normally $60).
  • 2) Get lessons 4-50 all at once when your 15-day trial ends (instead of waiting a year to get all 50 lessons).
  • 3) You can still cancel within 15 days and owe nothing.

Yes, reduce my tuition to just $497 prepaid!

No thanks.

per month for 11 months
A weekly Lesson for 50 weeks
Downloadable recordings of the Q&A calls
Personalized answers to any questions you post about the Lessons, for an entire year
per month for 11 months
A weekly Lesson for 50 weeks
Downloadable recordings of the Q&A calls

This offer expires the moment you leave this page!

One Time Offer: Save $52.62!

Click the Yes link below, and we’ll discount your total tuition to $167. That’ll save you $52.67 over the course of 11 months.

Best of all, you won’t have to wait a year to get all 50 lessons. You’ll get lessons 4-50 all at once when your 15-day trial ends. (You can still cancel within 15 days and owe nothing.)

Yes, reduce my dues to just $167 prepaid!

No thanks.

The Vegetarian Health Institute
5740 Maccall St, Suite C, Oakland CA 94609