I’ve recently finished reading The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II. If you’re like me and you’ve always been confused about all the conflicting health information out there, this book lays things out clearly and scientifically – without getting dull!
Spending a lot of time studying nutrition, in particular the nutrition that affects my toddler, I want cold hard facts. Not emotional mumbo jumbo that results in scaring me into sleepless nights. The China Study is based on Dr. Campbell’s lifelong scientific journey into nutrition. For over 40 years, he’s been involved in studying the eating habits and health of the many different regions of China, where people often live and die in the same province with unchanged diets. This has given a very clear picture of how our diet can and does affect our health, both for better and for worse.
Dr. Campbell also provides his knowledge through the years on many other major studies he’s been a part of. This information was so fascinating to me that I couldn’t read the book without a notebook and pen handy. Dr. Campbell clearly proves that through proper diet, such common conditions as obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis can be avoided and often reversed. I found it to be a hopeful book, avoiding the fear tactics I so often encounter in reading on nutrition.
If you’re interested in improving the nutrition and health of your family and in providing them the best possible way of eating to prevent and even reverse disease, this is definitely the book to read! I simply cannot say enough about it. I’m sure my copy will quickly become very dogeared!