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Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

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Publisher's Summary

What happens when you eat an apple? The answer is vastly more complex than you imagine.

Every apple contains thousands of antioxidants whose names, beyond a few like vitamin C, are unfamiliar to us, and each of these powerful chemicals has the potential to play an important role in supporting our health. They impact thousands upon thousands of metabolic reactions inside the human body. But calculating the specific influence of each of these chemicals isn’t nearly sufficient to explain the effect of the apple as a whole. Because almost every chemical can affect every other chemical, there is an almost infinite number of possible biological consequences - and that’s just from an apple.

Nutritional science, long stuck in a reductionist mindset, is at the cusp of a revolution. The traditional gold standard of nutrition research has been to study one chemical at a time in an attempt to determine its particular impact on the human body. These sorts of studies are helpful to food companies trying to prove there is a chemical in milk or prepackaged dinners that is "good" for us, but they provide little insight into the complexity of what actually happens in our bodies or how those chemicals contribute to our health.

In The China Study, T. Colin Campbell revolutionized the way we think about our food with the evidence that a whole food, plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat. Now, in Whole, he explains the science behind that evidence, the ways our current scientific paradigm ignores the fascinating complexity of the human body, and why, if we have such overwhelming evidence that everything we think we know about nutrition is wrong, our eating habits haven’t changed.

Whole is an eye-opening, paradigm-changing journey through cutting-edge thinking on nutrition, a scientific tour de force with powerful implications for our health and for our world.

©2013 T. Colin Campbell (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Whole makes a convincing case that modern nutrition’s focus on single nutrients has led to mass confusion with tragic health consequences. Dr. Campbell’s new paradigm will change the way we think about food and, in doing so, could improve the lives of millions of people and save billions of dollars in health care costs." (Brian Wendel, creator and executive producer of Forks over Knives)

"There are very few material game-changers in life, but this book is truly one of them. The information herein - backed up by extraordinary peer-reviewed science - has the power to halt and reverse disease, give you energy you’ve never known, and put you on a path of transformation in just about every positive way. Read it and get ready to soar." (Kathy Freston, New York Times best-selling author of The Lean)

"In this provocative book, T. Colin Campbell, based on his long career in experimental research and health-policy making, uncovers how and why there is so much confusion about food and health and what can be done about it. The China Study revealed what we should eat; Whole answers why. Read and enjoy; there’s something here to inspire and offend just about everyone." (Dean Ornish, MD, founder and president, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Sausalito)

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    Mark 07-23-16
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    "Re-affirming what I suspected"

    For anyone who wants to understand why the hell everybody is not eating s whole plant based diet and what is causing them to not do so.

    Just listening to the thoughts of this great man (and his fellow WFPBD revolutionaries) has changed my life forever and no doubt will have saved me from an early death and a lot of pain and suffering from eating the typical Australian diet.

    Thank-you, Mr T. Campbell.

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    Christopher TEMECULA, CA, United States 07-19-16
    Christopher TEMECULA, CA, United States 07-19-16 Member Since 2014

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    "You are what you eat"

    The author has a long career in research and academia. He points out that the nutrition guidelines we receive are all inluenced by industries that benefit or might be damaged by the actions we take based on those guidelines. Very informative and an alternative to the normal corporate inluenced information we receive. I enjoyed it.

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    jimmy 07-16-16
    jimmy 07-16-16 Member Since 2015

    I took the first step for a better life and it worked. The power of books is amazing.

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    J'ai trouvé le livre long mais interessant, j'ai perdu 15lbs suite a ce livre et je suis mieux dans ma peau.

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    "finally the truth about health and nutrition ."

    common sense easy to follow vital information about health and the medical industry . if you want to live a longer healther life read this book.

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    Pranav 06-17-16
    Pranav 06-17-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Eye opening and sensational"

    Never in my life I thought that so many organizations can be so corrupt to create a system around money to keep public from finding out the truth about their own power and destiny. Dr Campbell is a true hero who has shown so much courage in this book to expose the real offenders in the American health system. Anyone who reads this book would be encouraged to fight against the system to make a change and will feel very empowered to own and control their own health. I wish everyone in the USA and whole world read this book to know how our wrong trajectory on scientific research has taken us to a point where we are about to break down the very habitat we live in through our own arrogant actions. I liked the way Dr Campbell explained how Renaissance made a positive change in the olden times and why we need another such revolution at a large scale to survive beyond the year 2050 as a successful species.

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    Natalie M. R. Hernandez United States 05-04-16
    Natalie M. R. Hernandez United States 05-04-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Read The China Study first"

    Love this book. I feel like it completed The China Study thought. keeping in my library and will definitely read again

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    Ricky 04-10-16
    Ricky 04-10-16
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    "The Truth. Hippocrates 'let food be your medicine'"
    If you could sum up Whole in three words, what would they be?

    Suppressed. Invaluable. Truth.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The hope that it inspires, that we can all live healthy lives. Lives free of a diseased and drug addicted culture.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The China Study references.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both. Laughed and cried.


    Any additional comments?

    Read 'The China Study' first, then 'Whole'

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    Debbie G. 04-07-16
    Debbie G. 04-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Thought provoking"

    This book challenges the status quo. I will be giving it a second listen. If you are interested in nutrition and health, this book is worth your time!

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    Amazon Customer 03-29-16
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    "The Whole Truth"

    I knew BIG money controlled many things, it is upsetting to hear how much they control our poor health. I am so thankful for Dr Campbell and the others who fight to tell us the Whole truth. We need to help them spread the word from the bottom up.

    It is an informative book that should be read by everyone who wants to be in control of their own health.

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    Q4Pilot Portland, OR 03-28-16
    Q4Pilot Portland, OR 03-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    This is another great book written by a wonderful man that truly cares about people and their health.

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