Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Knowledge Addicts: The China Study

Knowledge Addicts  

The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health by Colin T. Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell II, MD

One word of advice: You MUST read this book!

A bestseller four times over, this book is truly revolutionary in its content.  It has single-handedly set the foundation for the health revolution that is growing across the country. It is quite literally PACKED with information and provides serious medical evidence that more than adequately supports the idea that a plant-based diet is truly remarkable.  Colin T. Campbell approaches this book from a variety of different angles, from recounting his life story to expounding on pages of research including his own to discussing the very real challenges and unfortunately unpleasant realities of the roles of government, medicine and education in the healthcare of America.

He begins the book with stories of his childhood upbringing on a dairy farm and the ideals and beliefs he developed about nutrition from an early age.  He builds on his story with his experiences as a graduate researcher isolating the toxic chemicals, aflatoxin and dioxin, and developing ways to make cows and sheep grow faster in an attempt to improve animal protein production.  Upon completing a nationwide project in the Philippines targeting malnourished Filipino children, he discovers something very interesting.  He finds that children exposed to aflatoxin were more likely to develop liver cancer when consuming a high-protein diet in comparison to a low-protein diet.  This was the turning point in his career and jump-started his research that has proved, with scientifically-based evidence, that a plant-based whole foods diet is the key to incredible and optimal health.

Get your tush to a library, turn on your kindle, jingle that wallet a little bit and get a copy.  Knowledge is MOST DEFINITELY power and I want you to have it.

If you are wondering to yourself if this book is worth your time because you may question its credibility, just check out the stats on the author.

Colin T. Campbell is the BOSS.  Point. Blank. Period.  A pioneer and leading researcher in the field of Nutritional Medicine.

He has:
  1. Served as the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry for several years at Cornell University.
  2. Taught in academia for 20 years
  3. Published countless articles in numerous professional journals
  4. Served as editor for the Journal of Nutrition and and Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences
  5. Served on national and federal committees and boards.
  6. Lectured extensively across the country

Here is his full C.V if you are curious: Curriculum Vitae

Thank you for reading.  My people, I appreciate you all so much.  Be healthy and happy.  Ciao! 

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