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I put his recommendations into practice, cut out all animal products from my diet and lowered my total cholesterol from 187 to 136 in 2 and a half months. Works for me.
Although this book is thorough and informative, The author(s) write as though they are talking to a child, and repeat themselves constantly. I understand some parts are supposed to be a review of a point they have previously made but reciting the entire study multiple times becomes excruciating to read. i would recommend reading this book to be informed but if you don't want your more skeptical friends to feel like they are being preached at, I'd suggest a different book.
Not just the China study. Dr. T. Colin Campbell lays out the overwhelming empirical evidence for healthy eating in compelling detail. Whereas Dr. Campbell's critics and detractors wallow in animal food industry profits and subsidies. How anyone could doubt the credibility of Dr. Campbell's work is beyond me.
This book changed my attitude about health, medicine and nutrItion! I am embarking on a healty whole food plant diet, no more guttony, sugar addiction and endless struggle with weight control. So glad my accupuncturist Dr. Lin recommended the book, gladder I read the whole thing!
This is the most informative book on nutrition I have ever read. I did not find it dry and highly recommend it to anyone who is willing to take their health seriously. Colin Campbell is a hero!!
A great book for those interested in nutritional science and the effects of animal versus plant-based foods in the body.
This is not a self-help book, but rather a mountain of evidence towards to the conclusion that plant-based diets can powerfully overcome, prevent, and reverse some of the most common diseases and ailments in America. Be prepared for charts and descriptions of lengthy experiments, with only a tiny portion of the book dedicated to "how to" change your life.
Ironic that a report about a new study out of the very same university - Cornell - says the exact opposite today (30 Mar 16). Read for yourself at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3515293/Vegetarian-diet-raises-risk-heart-disease-cancer.html. Just proves that the nutrition juggernaut is still in its infancy and every piece of advice should be taken with a grain of salt (pun intended). It will be years before we read something like "Eating a veggie diet absolutely, positively, undoubtedly, causes cancer."
Furthermore, Campbell doesn't have diabetes. I do and I know positively that today a small bowl of strawberries, blueberries and blackberries -- highly recommend by the ADA, AHA, NHS and virtually every nutrition 'expert-sans-diabetes' in the "powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists" out there -- shot my glucose to 200. The description says: "If we're obsessed with being thin more so than ever before, why are Americans stricken with heart disease as much as we were 30 years ago?", the same question Dr. Richard Bernstein, a type 1 for 80+ years, asks in his book. "The report also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists." The problem is carbohydrates - plain and simple. Read "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes; "The Big FAT Surprise" by Nina Teicholz; "The Great Cholesterol Myth" by Drs. Johnny Snowden and Stephen Sinatra; and for people who prefer less textbook-like writing read "Breakthrough" by Thea Cooper and Arthur Ainsberg. It's a novel style work about the creation of human insulin.
This is a book about food research and its effects on the human body. IT is well written but can be dry. I do believe the research though. It might save your life. Good luck.....
Campbell advocates diet for differences in health outcomes. But income should be taken into account. The people using the most animal products are higher income. They are also smoking, using alcohol and living in cities with air pollution and other urban stressors. Did not see any evidence that these factors were taken into account.
If you want to protect yourself from heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other diseases of the affluent, this book is for you. If you want to be healthy, this book is for you. If you seek truth, this book is for you. It is the proof for the real Daniel Plan. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to read this!
Should have read this a long time ago, the most valuable read in 10 years. This book reveals how misled we are by big foods, lobbies and doctors.
Make your own choices after reading the book, or start the changes after one chapter more likely. This is so compelling. Use nutrition to improve your life. I thought I new a lot but I learned much more from this book in plain English, yet still based on proven science and studies.
A disturbing read. Factual information on the science of food and how it affect our bodies. Similar to ":Forks over Knives". Read it and weep.
Life-changing book for me. I became vegan before I was even finished reading the book!
A must read for anyone who wants to beat excess fat or for those who want to be lean and healthy.
Great read about health and nutrition, cultural habits. Very informative.
Amazing study! I first heard about this book on Bookspace and had to read it. The book is "the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted." Very eye-opening!