Do you know a person who is suffering from a heart disease, cancer, or osteoporosis? How about diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, or cataract?
What if a book based on a groundbreaking research told you that all of theses diseases are preventable or even reversible? You might wonder, is there a new drug or surgery that can fix all of those? The answer is no, but much much simpler.
Recommended by a friend who is finishing up her degree in nutrition, I had bought the book but was intimidated by the title, afraid it was going to be very technical. Many months later, I finally picked up the book, and could not put the book down. Not only was the book very readable, but also extremely informative and even shocking at times.
The book is called The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD.
Raised as a dairy farm boy, the author went into a nutrition research to try and help the meat industry grow larger animals to increase profits.
Ironically, his research led him to find strong correlations between animal protein (casein, to be exact, which is cow's milk protein) and cancer promotion. Ultimately, his research found even more causal relationship between animal-based foods and "western" diseases especially prevalent in America.
Referred to as the "Grand Prix of epidemiology" by The New York Times, the book discusses the study which examined more than 350 variables of health and nutrition with surveys from 6,500 adults in more than 2,500 counties across China and Taiwan, and conclusively demonstrates the link between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
This book is a must-read! It can literally save your life.
If you don't have access to the book, I strongly recommend watching Dr. Campbell's presentation of The China Study below. (You may want to jump to after 1 minute to skip the intro.)
You can also read Dr. Campbell's excerpt here. Also, for a summary of the book, you might want to visit wellness.now (translations to Chinese, Korean, French, Italian, German, Spanish etc. available).
Note: VegTaste.com will add Google Translate back soon, so if you were wondering where it went, please check back later! :)
Part I (Full screen here):
Part II (Full screen here):
(You can read another helpful review here.)