The China Study · 19 November 2012
There are lots of books and blogs out there touting the benefits of eating vegan, but The China Study, written by T. Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell II, gives the reasons why.
I got the book from the library because it is mentioned many times in the movie, Forks Over Knives, which as I have previously mentioned helped get me started down this almost vegan road. I have not read far yet, but just the introduction tells me that all of the health issues I have been trying to run away from could be prevented by the foods I eat.
In the authors’ own words, the findings put forth in the book:
...show that heart disease, diabetes and obesity can be reversed by a healthy diet. Other research shows that various cancers, autoimmune diseases, bone health, kidney health, vision and brain disorders in old age (like cognitive dysfunction and Alzheimer’s) are convincingly influenced by diet. Most importantly, the diet that has time and again shown to reverse and/or prevent these diseases is the same whole foods, plant-based diet that I had found to promote optimal health in my laboratory research and in the China Study. The findings are consistent.
I am looking forward to reading more about the scientific reasons behind this way of eating I have chosen. After all, I do not want to be just another blog or book touting eating vegan without something more than just because it makes me feel good.
© 2012 Michael T. Miyoshi
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