Book tip: The China Study

 

I cannot emphasize enough how important the work of Dr. Colin Campbell is! This book was really an eye opener for me. Only after 30 pages I knew I was never going to eat animal products again.

In this book Campbell examines the link between the consumption of animal products and chronic diseases including cancer. His findings show that people who eat a whole-food, plant-based (vegan) diet will reduce or reverse the development of numerous diseases. He criticizes low-carb diets, such as Paleo and Atkins, which are based on restricted calorie intake from carbs.  In his other books Whole and The Low-Carb Fraud he is critical of the reductionist approaches towards nutrition and the industry behind low carbs diets. I know this book, especially his specific study in China from the 80s, was criticised a lot during the past, but the book isn’t only about that one study. He quotes a lot of papers and experiments from his colleagues Esselstyn, Ornish, Barnard and Fuhrman who all came to similar findings. So the evidence is clear, at least for me, that this lifestyle is the healthiest one out there! Of course the lobbyists from the diet, meat and dairy industry are furious about the success of this book, so they try everything to debunk it as false data. But make your own opinion and read this book, it is so worth it I promise! And as Durianrider says here: go to Asia or Africa and see for yourself that all those rice and potato  eating nations around the world are skinny as fuck!

Get your copy here: The China Study

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Did you read The China Study? What are your thoughts? What other books do you like?

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