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Why, despite the many advances in science and technology over the past few decades, does our health only seem to be getting worse? Why, despite so much time and energy spent studying the foods we eat, are we more confused than ever about nutrition - what good nutrition looks like, and what it can do for our health?

Colin Campbell’s first book, The China Study - with 3 million copies sold (and growing!) - laid out the exhaustive evidence for the whole foods, plant-based diet as the healthiest way to eat. His New York Times best-selling follow-up, Whole, addressed the widespread scientific emphasis on reductionism that has kept our focus on the discrete behaviors of individual vitamins and nutrients in the foods we eat, rather than diet’s synergistic effects on health.

Now, in The Future of Nutrition: An Insider’s Look at the Science, Why We Keep Getting It Wrong, and How to Start Getting It Right, Campbell takes on the institution of nutrition itself: the history of how we got locked in to focusing on “disease care” over health care; the widespread impact of our reverence of animal protein on our interpretation of scientific evidence; the way even well-meaning organizations can limit what science is and is not taken seriously; and what we can do to ensure the future of nutrition is different than its past.

The Future of Nutrition offers a fascinating deep-dive behind the curtain of the field of nutrition - with implications both for our health and for the practice of science itself. 

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©2020 T. Colin Campbell, PhD (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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His problem is the problem he has with others

This book was extremely disappointing for a couple reasons. With his wealth of experience and background, I expected more data and more honest interpretation of data he too often put words into researchers mouth by over analyzing certain words to force a false emphasis and skew meanings. It waters down his point. The second disappointment is that he condemns the nutrition field because of personal, not science based, attacks. Every few minutes he then salvos several of his own personal based attacks at anyone who has ever “wronged” him by disagreeing or even just not putting as much emphasis as he did on plant based nutrition.

If you are a full fledged plant based zealot, look no further. This will be your new bible. If you are looking for a rational, fact based evaluation of a potentially useful diet, this book falls woefully short. It was brutal to get through and I would have quit if I was not determined to see another view.

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Fantastic Review of Past & Current State of Nutrition

Thank you T. Colin Campbell for research! So much written in this book is a review of past volumes but pulls everything together in a way that I can both process and recite easily to my family and friends. The information is read beautifully by the narrator. I will most definitely read this one again.

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A Must Read, Excellent Discussion of the Science

The role of conflicting interests in determining nutrition recommendations is clearly exposed in this intelligent and concise discussion of research in the past century.
A brilliant discussion that will point you in the right direction to make intelligent decisions based on good science.

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Recommend

I love listening to audio books regarding nutrition, and this one did not disappoint. I’m hoping to end up using more credits to get all of his audio books

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Not for Colin Campbell Readers

This might be be interesting to a first time Colin Campbell listener/reader. However, it is extremely repetitive to anyone who has read Dr. Campbell’s other works. For those who have not read his prior books, I’d suggest starting with The China Study.

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Transparency in nutrition

Love this book. Read all of his work,beginning with , ‘The China Study’. His experience and communication is direct and succinct, backed with peer review and years of testing. I have been vegan for eight years, wfpb for almost two, thanks to his and other similar authors he referenced. My health is better than ever. I no longer suffer from the extremes of fibromyalgia that I used to. My energy and clarity are back. Anyone and everyone, I believe will benefit from this material!

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A must-read in nutrition

This is a most interesting discussion of past and present research and understanding of nutrition - carried out amid an ever growing influence and threat of corporate influence. Dr Campbell is humble and not physically large - but he has been a giant, fighting for truth in nutrition and everyone's best health.

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Another Great

Another great book! Plant based diets are the future! Thank you T Colin Campbell! You may have save my life back in 2012 from a possible cancer diagnosis. The switch to a whole plant diet caused my blood platelets to raise significantly and stabilize in the healthy range. Thank you!

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Timely AND Essential!

Mr Campbell has done it again!
This is the fourth book I’ve read by him and I cannot speak highly enough. If you are seeking truth, honesty and clarity about food, diet, and nutrition, look no further. This is the priceless pearl. In addition to that, his perspective on “Wholeness”, as it were, is refreshing, pertinent and timely.

Thank you Mr. Campbell for this book and all your work over the years. It has quite literally changed my life and that of my family🙏🏽

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A must know for anyone who eats food.

If you like to eat or do so on regular basis, this is a book for you.

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  • 12-18-20

Another Excellent Read

If you've read and enjoyed The China Study and WHOLE, you will definitely want to read this book as well I loved it and read it in a day, I couldn't put it down.

This book explains what we've done wrong and how to put it right.

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  • Peter Richardson
  • 01-12-21

A bit tedious but good message in there somewhere

There were problems with the file downloaded as some sections of early chapters were blank. However these were during the most tedious sections. Dr Campbell is clearly on top of the details and it is distressing to learn just how shallow and blinkered business and government really is. Distressing but not surprising; money is persuasive. The biggest problem with this audiobook however is the poor narration. The narrator used an odd lightweight tone that clashed with the subject matter. And he misprounces words: fracas pronounced as fraycass for crying out loud! I will stick to Michael Greger.

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  • Marc H.
  • 02-22-21

Essential reading for health

Well written, well structured walk through on how society may improve its health. Every argument well made and counter arguments argued against. But too be expected from the eminent T Colin Campbell PhD

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-21

Excellent book!

The amount of peer reviewed studies covered and the depth of analysis on findings are great. Easy to follow and very interesting!

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  • Dr
  • 08-20-21

Spleen Venting

I bought this book on the assumption that it was centred on a scientific analysis of nutrition and (judging by the cover) a guide to the future of nutrition. I should have looked harder. Wrong book.

It appears the author has other books along this line but not this one. This book isn't really about nutrition. This book is basically a 'mein kamf' of a man that's spent too long in academe (or at least in the circles he keeps) and thinks the world cares about his personal slights and irritations experienced in the thrust-and-cut of scientific debate.

Every scientist that spends time in infinitely divisible and endlessly debateable research usually gets used to aggravation of some kind and hopefully develops a sense-of-humour out of it all. The general reader knows this and doesn't need to have it reiterated in the form of a book. Generally readers who buy this kind of book are discerning enough to understand the science, politics, envy, egotism, self-serving interests, corporate manipulation, etc.

A holiday for the author would have been a lot better therapy than this tedious book. Or at least spent less time writing to us in a first-person mode which I found quite irritating.

I suppose I'll have to look at some of his other books but this one is a waste of time.

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  • 01-05-21

Unbias findings from an ethical man

Iv read all Campbell's books to date so I almost gave this one a miss. I did not want to hear the same information from a different angle.

However, this is a good read and worth the credit. Campbell really takes the gloves off and calls out the controlling institutes for what they are. These institutes are about hierarchy, money and controlling the history and information we get to read. It takes a brave honorable man to go against the grain.

We are coming into an age were information is rapidly being censored and those who dare to voice an opinion are being labeled lunatics.

Meanwhile cult like "group think" appears to be the order of the day. Implemented by those who are paid to obey orders rather than think for themselves.