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“The China Study really offers some eye-opening information, and for the most part it's all backed by good hard numbers and irrefutable facts. Obviously, anyone can spin numbers to back up whatever side they choose to be on, but the health benefits of a plant-based, vegan diet are convincingly...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“A very thought provoking read at first glance; however, Campbell's science is flawed and has been thoroughly debunked by many.
“Audaciously misleading, to say the least. I work in medical research, and I found the studies cited were VASTLY misinterpreted. ”Giselle R wrote this review 9 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Reading this books makes you wonder about our Western diet and its effect on our health...”George Liothake wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Brilliant use of science and native curiosity to construct a theory of illness. Well written and informative.”Seth Kaplan wrote this review Wednesday, April 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great book on nutrition to gain health.”Penguin UK wrote this review Wednesday, April 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent...Excellent...Excellent!!!! Brilliant....No words really. Just read it.”Kamy wrote this review Saturday, March 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A bit biased but worth reading.”Gaby Longsworth wrote this review Friday, February 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“evidence based science that can save humans AND animals...I try to stick with this 99% of the time...it's a very difficult eating style UNLESS you have had meaningful interaction with farm animals in their natural habitat”Edward M. Albe wrote this review Saturday, February 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Life changing!!!”Patrick Belding wrote this review Saturday, February 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Drs. Campbell question some basic assumptions in a Western diet and propose a correlation between a diet rich in animal proteins and "diseases of affluence" including heart disease, diabetes, and various cancers.
The China Study was an extensive research program comparing and contrasting nutritional habits across dozens of factors across rural and urban areas in China.
They advocate a whole foods, plant-based diet (as opposed to nutritional supplements). They also expose some of the biased influences on public messaging around nutrition from government and the scientific community.
While they advocate a vegan diet, they concede that it isn't the easiest to convert to and so propose a transitional approach to minimize animal proteins in your diet without going paranoid.
Whether or not you buy into the research, The China Study will ask you to reflect on your current diet and help you take steps to improve it.”
“This book could be subtitled "How the food industry brainwashed us all". It reveals the facts behind all the food myths that most of us have been brought up with and, crucially, supports this with details of the scientific research that has been done. Cow's milk is probably the best example of this. There are striking similarities with cigarettes and the long slow process to overcome the lobbying, lies and dirty tricks of the tobacco industry used to defend itself against the overwhelming evidence. The best evidence is all around us- just look at the state of health and levels of chronic drug dependency of the people around you and see how this correlates to a the typical western diet and lifestyle. Our governments' failure to act on this evidence is shameful. My only hope is that the unsustainable cost of healthcare processed/animal-based food production will in the end force us to confront the truth and change how we eat. Of course, you don't have to wait for our politicians to tell you what to eat.”Andrew Gray wrote this review Saturday, February 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No