Rudy Ballentine


"RUDOLPH BALLENTINE M.D., is a pioneer of the holistic health movement. Drawing on more than 40 years of study, medical practice, and research, Dr. Ballentine presents a comprehensive, practical system of dynamic healing that helps us expand our self-awareness on all levels, and guides us toward our ultimate objective—a restoration of wholeness. The result is transformation. This is radical healing.

"A graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, with specialty training in psychiatry, Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., established the Center for Holistic Medicine in six cities. As its director for 25 years, he offered an integrative approach to treatment, using psychotherapy, homeopathy, Ayurveda, yoga, movement, and meditation. He also served as the president of the Himalayan Institute for 12 years and the director of its Combined Therapy Department for 18 years. Author of a number of books, including the classic Diet and Nutrition, he is now retired and lives in the Carolinas, where he practices and teaches permaculture and tantra." [1]

Author of Diet and Nutrition: A Holistic Approach, listed as one of the 25 most important books in natural healing.