Goodness read: The China Study

Written by on July 7, 2012 in Body & Mind, Wellbeing - Comments Off on Goodness read: The China Study

This is one for the vegans: in The China Study, T.Colin Campbell, PhD, and his son Thomas M. Campbell II, MD, basically tell us that avoiding animal-based foods will substantially increase our chances of a long and healthy life. Based on the China-Cornell-Oxford Project, the authors explain the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer – and the ability to reduce or reverse the risk or effects of these deadly illnesses. They promote vitamin D and B12 supplements and criticize the low-carb diets, such as the Atkins Diet.

The China Study also has a bit of a political side, criticizing powerful lobbies, government entities and irresponsible/biast scientists as source of the nutritional confusion in the world.

The book is very informative and American style, so a vast collection of examples to prove their point and not too hard to read. I did miss some more practical advice on what I should eat to stay healthy. In that aspect the book is a bit generic.

Nevertheless, it was an eye-opener and has made me more conscious of the effect of food on our health.

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