Saturday, November 28, 2009

Book Review: The China Study by T. Colin Campbell

This post is in response to a book I have recently read and was simply blown away by. I have been digging into nutrition for the last 3 years or so, and I thought I knew quite a bit about vegetarian nutrition and reasons for being a vegan but this book just gave me more reasons to stay on a vegetarian diet.

T. Colin Campbell is a man that grew up on a dairy farm and thoroughly believed in the American diet and the health benefits derived from this high protein steak and potatoes based meal. However as he did studies on how to feed starving nations and supply them with these high protein diets on the cheap he came across a life changing discovery on the effects of animal based proteins on our bodies. The facts where right in front of his face so he was unable to ignore them. The further he dug into this, the more and more scientific evidences he discovered. The American diet is not all that its cracked up to be.

He mentions a few numbers throughout his book that startled me. Here are just a few:
In the United States
  • 2/3 of the population is overweight
  • 1/4 are obese
  • Over 1/2 the population takes at least prescription drug a week
  • America is ranked 37th in Health Care quality with the cost for health care still rising!
  • Research budget designated by the NIH (National Institute for Health) for nutrition is only about 2%-3% of the total budget, and of this research done the majority of it is on isolated nutritional substance...
  • 12 of 14 case control studies and 7 of 9 cohort studies have observed a positive association for some measure of dairy products and prostate cancer

The thing I love most about this book is that everything he says is well explained and referenced. He seriously has about 20 pages or so of references indexed to scientifically back up everything he is laying out to you. Don't believe him? Look it up for yourself he says. :)

The real bulk of this book takes place on a localized study done on the cancer occurrence in China and the dietary information of what these people ate, habits they had, water they consumed ect. This info was taken and shipped to over two dozen laboratories all over the world to determine the effects of ones diet on the appearance of cancer. The results are startling!

For a video presentation of some of the highlights of this book you can go here:
(this is an 8 part video series, so try to watch them all.)

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8

Again, the name and author:

The China Study
by: T Colin Campbell

China Study, The, by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.
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The videos mentioned above only begin to scratch the surface of what the book is able to tell you. I strongly suggest that if you are trying to find a reason to take your health to the next level to get this book. It is a very scientifically based method of determining the ultimate benefits of a vegetarian diet, and the sour results of a diet based around a high animal protein intake.

Good health to you, on all levels.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Become Responsible!

Safety Babble!

The information that you will read throughout this blog is NOT medical advise. If you are facing a severe condition I would suggest you find a natural health practitioner or doctor to advise you. It is quite possible that none of the statements you may hear from me are "approved by the FDA"... I am also sure that I am leaving out some other legal quotations to keep my rear end safe from big brother... That being said, this particular safety statement may be updated as needed... Now on to the good stuff!

Become Responsible!

This blog is mostly for my family and friends who are in need of the information that I will be posting, and for those of you that I have meet through networking and work in general who need to know more about how to better your current state of health. What you will see throughout the manifestation of this site is a gathering of information that I think you might find useful and hopefully may be able to implement in your own lives to live a fuller and happier life now and on into the new system of things.

First things first. The most important piece of information on transforming YOUR health is that the ONLY person responsible for your health is YOU! No one can make you healthy. You must become responsible over your own health. I can't make you eat superfoods, salads, fruits or vegtables. I can't make you like them either. I can tell you that these are a few of the keys to optimal health, but you yourself must take action and consume them. Ask yourself a few questions: "Is how I feel now enjoyable? Do I want to continue to feel this way the rest of my life? Who else am I affecting with my health, and how will it effect them in the future?"

Focus on that last question. YOUR health affects everyone around you, particularly your close family and friends. Have you ever seen someone you loved in a terrible state of ill health and it just made you feel awful? Maybe you were worried "sick" over them to the point of actually becoming "sick". How we feel, think and act has a profound global effect on those we are surrounded by on many levels. I will mention more about this throughout the days to come.

My hopes are to use this as a means to help those closest to me, and to also be able to reach out to those I've never met before and be able to transform their lives just the same.

There are quite a few websites out there to get informational books, foods, and supplements to implement into your health regime and lifestyle, but the best one that I have personally found is They have just about everything for your raw food and general health needs.




Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. The author is not a medical doctor or trained nutritionist and is not responsible for any consequences regarding your use or intended use of any information provided on this site. Many of the statements and suggestions you hear may not be FDA approved. Always check with your medical professional or trained nutritionist before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle regarding your health.

Thank you for your time and have the BEST DAY EVE