This book has convinced me to change my eating habits. I have never read such an important book besides the Bible. This for me has become dietary gospel. I can't say enough good things about this book and the research, and I truly hope that heart disease is reversible because lord knows what I have done to my heart over the past 33 years.
Do yourself the biggest favor you'll ever do yourself......READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!
I love this book.I can't say enough good things about it. I will probably buy the written copy because it is so good that now I want to read it too.
Never have a read or listened to a book that combines such author ego, poor research, and repetitious content. Perhaps I should have been ready for the author's self-agrandizing behavior when I listened to the preface where the reviewer indicates that the author is a humble person... what an odd thing to say until I realized that the author's guilt was probably being addressed. Regarding the quality of his research, which the author refers to as being "remarkable", "important", and "revolutionary"... not the sign of a humble person, was not presented with any scientific evidence - just broad brush strokes and often based on rat models. Dr. Campbell, we are not rats and there are many, many examples of where rat models don't apply to humans (eg stems cells, cell regeneration, etc). Re. repetition, there were times in the book when I had to stop the recording to be certain that I hadn't inadvertently rewound the presentation.
If you want the bottom line: diet matters (not a surprise) and don't eat red meat and increase your consumption of fruit and vegetables.
Campbell makes a detailed, well researched argument for a whole foods, plant based diet. As a nurse practitioner, it is already clear to me that obesity and food choices cause heart disease, hypertension, adult onset diabetes, low back pain and depression. This book also helped me to realize the connection to common cancers and autoimmune diseases. Amazing. Also amazing is that the American public, government and academia will do anything to protect the status quo of hamburgers, french fries and soda instead of recognizing the personal suffering and economic costs brought on by our mainstream way of eating.
The China Study is a provacative read providing compelling scientific evidence that we've gotten the Western diet all wrong. The story is well written and enjoyable to listen to, while telling us that we've been duped by the government into thinking that meat protein (meat, eggs, milk) are good for us, then once sick, we can turn to medical doctors untrained in nutrition and insented toward high cost ineffective procedures and pharmaceuticals. By living on plants alone we can avoid or even reverse cancer and heart disease. I must say that I am currently a near Atkins like protein eater with an aversion to carbohydrates. This new information flies in the face of what I thought to be true. As a trim 40-something, weight management has been my primary concern, thinking cancer is predestined based on family history and bad luck and being too young / healthy to be concerned for my heart health. Where the book falls short is in identifying a reasonable and tasty transition plan on how to adopt a plant based diet. As he also is against all oils, I'm at a loss as to how to prepare a full menu plentiful on a variety of foods, seasonings, and textures. It needs a follow on diet book or at least recommended reads as to who has it right.
The information in this book is backed by good science, peer reviewed and should be maditory reading for all parents. It will make you stop and think about what you put in your mouth and what you serve your familly. If a life of good health, free of chonic disease is important you, read this book.
this is a fantastic book. it is highly informative, interesting and best of all there is none of the now pervasive sensationalist dogma that is so hard to get away from these days. its just the facts from a highly credible source.
thanks Dr. Campbell for caring enough about our health to write this book.
Waiting for critics to dispute the research not the style or the author. Why hasn't the money poured into cancer research come up with any effective means of prevention? I never wanted to go vegetarian because so many older vegetarian women are not fit and healthy role models. Now I see that the milk they still drink could be the reason. How could anyone not pass this book on to friends and family who are heading towards disease? Do we have to wait for cancer rates in China and India to rise as affluence increases?
This book is revolutionary. T. Colin Campbell has been a leading nutrition researcher for many years. He and others have convincingly demonstrated that a low-fat, low-protein, plant-based whole foods diet prevents and even reverses the major chronic diseases of Western societies. If you want to get healthy or stay healthy, this is perhaps the most important audio book you will ever listen to. The book itself is very well done. Don't be put off by it being an abridged version. A substantial part of the printed book is charts and graphs that don't translate well into audio. The essential facts are here along with Campbell's personal story, which is remarkable. You may be skeptical about diet books, and with good reason. This is not a diet book. Campbell is a scientist. He sells no diet plans, diet books, or diet foods. His only motivation that I can see is to help people discover the truth about nutrition. The truth, it turns out, is simple. Why it's so hard to learn the truth is not.
This book needs to be read by every living person! This country could be changed dramatically if we would heed what T. Colin Campbell is saying but sad to say only a small number of people will find this book and do what it says. Our government is destroying us in favor of the almighty dollar.