The Only Diet You Will Ever Need: Your Personal Magic Bullet
Editor’s Note: It’s rare that I do something like this by bringing this study to your attention, but the ramifications of what are presented in it could have an enormous impact on your lifestyle if you are suffering from any ailments or diseases. I feel I have an obligation to pass the word along.
After reading this book, I personally feel that it is something that should be read by all who come here seeking the truth. The simplicity of the path to wellness presented in the study is overwhelming. And, if you have the desire to modify your present lifestyle from all the brainwashing that has inundated us with misinformation and led us in the wrong directions, your time will be well spent in reading this.
Personally, unless someone can prove the truth in this study is not really the truth, I’m in the process of immediately implementing the recommendations indicated in the study for my personal edification and teaching our Chinese Self-healing class students.
This is the editor’s personal recommendation of the book by Colin Campbell titled: “The China Study.“
Before we get into some of Campbell’s excerpts, it will behoove you to dig a little further about professional people who might be treating you now. For those of you who think doctors are infallible and what they recommend to treat us are always the best procedure to follow, you need to read this earlier blog.
It is a fact that most doctors receive only a modicum of nutritional instruction and rely largely on their training to administer “prescription or surgery solutions” rather than a more feasible and economical diet as a way to solve your problems.
Below are some excerpts from Campbell’s study to give you an idea what he is espousing.
As a taxpayer who foots the bill for research and health policy in America, you deserve to know that many of the common notions you have been told about food, health, and disease are wrong:
• Synthetic chemicals in the environment and in your food, as problematic as they may be, are not the main cause of cancer.
• The genes that you inherit from your parents are not the most important factors in determining whether you fall prey to any of the ten leading causes of death.
• The hope that genetic research will eventually lead to drug cures for diseases ignores more powerful solutions that can be employed today.
• Obsessively controlling your intake of any one nutrient, such as carbohydrates, fat, cholesterol, or omega-3 fats, will not result in long-term health.
• Vitamins and nutrient supplements do not give you long-term protection against disease.
Current Fad Diets
Although many of us think we’re well informed on nutrition, we’re not. We tend to follow one faddish diet after another. We disdain saturated fats, butter, or carbohydrates, and then embrace vitamin E, calcium supplements, aspirin, or zinc and focus our energy and effort on extremely specific food components, as if this will unlock the secrets of health. All too often, fancy outweighs fact.
Perhaps you remember the protein diet fad that gripped the country in the late 1970s. The promise was that you could lose weight by replacing real food with a protein shake. In a very short while, almost sixty women died from the diet. In recent decades, millions have adopted high-protein, highfat diets based on books such as Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution; Protein Power; The South Beach Diet; Good Calories, Bad Calories; and The Paleo Diet. There is increasing evidence that these modern protein fads continue to inflict a great variety of dangerous health disorders. What we don’t know—what we don’t understand—about nutrition can hurt us.
We must know why misinformation dominates our cultural conversation and why we are grossly mistaken in how we investigate diet and disease, how we promote health, and how we treat illness.
What can this diet do?
There are over 800 references in this book, and the vast majority of them are primary sources of information, including hundreds of scientific publications from other researchers that point the way to less cancer, less heart disease, fewer strokes, less obesity, less diabetes, less autoimmune disease, less osteoporosis, less Alzheimer’s, fewer kidney stones, and less blindness.
Some of the findings, published in the most reputable scientific journals, show that:
• Dietary change can enable diabetic patients to go off their medication.
• Heart disease can be reversed with diet alone—and in doing so, reducing animal protein is more significant than reducing saturated fat.
• Breast cancer is related to levels of female hormones in the blood, which are determined by the food we eat.
• Consuming dairy foods can increase the risk of prostate cancer.
• Antioxidants, found in fruits and vegetables, are linked to better mental performance in old age.
• Kidney stones can be prevented by a healthy diet.
• Type 1 diabetes, one of the most devastating diseases that can befall a child, is convincingly linked to infant feeding practices.
Among the many associations that are relevant to diet and disease, so many pointed to the same finding: people who ate the most animal based foods got the most chronic disease. Even relatively small intakes of animal-based food were associated with adverse effects. People who ate the most plant-based foods were the healthiest and tended to avoid chronic disease.
These findings—the contents of Part II of this 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 been shown to reverse and/or prevent these diseases is the same whole foods, plant-based (WFPB) diet that I had found to promote optimal health in my laboratory research and in the China Study.
The findings are consistent.
Here’s what contemporary experts from prestigious and well-known institutions have to say about him:
“The China Study is the most important book on nutrition and health to come out in the last seventy-five years. Everyone should read it,
and it should be the model for all nutrition programs taught at universities. The reading is engrossing if not astounding. The science is conclusive. Dr. Campbell’s integrity and commitment to truthful nutrition education shine through.”
—DAVID KLEIN , Publisher/Editor Living Nutrition Magazine
“The China Study describes a monumental survey of diet and death rates from cancer in more than 2,400 Chinese counties and the
equally monumental efforts to explore its significance and implications for nutrition and health. Dr. Campbell and his son, Thomas, have
written a lively, provocative, and important book that deserves widespread attention.”
—FRANK RHODES , PH D, President (1978–1995) Emeritus, Cornell University
“Colin Campbell’s The China Study is an important book, and a highly readable one. With his son, Tom, Colin studies the relationship
between diet and disease, and his conclusions are startling. The China Study is a story that needs to be heard.”
—ROBERT C. RICHARDSON , PH D, Nobel Prize Winner, Professor of Physics and Vice Provost of Research, Cornell
“The China Study is the account of a ground-breaking research that provides the answers long sought by physicians, scientists, and
health-conscious readers. Based on painstaking investigations over many years, it unearths surprising answers to the most important
nutritional questions of our time: What really causes cancer? How can we extend our lives? What will turn around the obesity epidemic?
The China Study quickly and easily dispenses with fad diets, relying on solid and convincing evidence. Clearly and beautifully written by one of the world’s most respected nutrition authorities, The China Study represents a major turning-point in our understanding of health.”
—NEAL BARNARD , MD, President, Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine
“Everyone in the field of nutrition science stands on the shoulders of T. Colin Campbell, who is one of the giants in the field. This is one of the most important books about nutrition ever written—reading it may save your life.”
—DEAN ORNISH , MD, Founder & President, Preventative Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, Author, Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease and Love & Survival
“The China Study is the most convincing evidence yet on preventing heart disease, cancer, and other Western diseases by dietary means. It is the book of choice both for economically developed countries and for countries undergoing rapid economical transition and lifestyle change.”
—JUNSHI CHEN , MD, PH D, Senior Research Professor, Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
“Dr. Campbell’s book The China Study is a moving and insightful history of the struggle—still ongoing—to understand and explain the vital connection between our health and what we eat. Dr. Campbell knows this subject from the inside: he has pioneered the investigation
of the diet-cancer link since the days of the seminal China Study, the NAS report, Diet, Nutrition and Cancer, and AICR’s expert panel report, Food, Nutrition and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective. Consequently, he is able to illuminate every aspect of this question. Today, AICR advocates a predominantly plant-based diet for lower cancer risk because of the great work Dr. Campbell
and just a few other visionaries began twenty-five years ago.”
—MARILYN GENTRY , President, American Institute for Cancer Research
“The China Study is a well-documented analysis of the fallacies of the modern diet, lifestyle, and medicine and the quick fix approach that often fails. The lessons from China provide compelling rationale for a plant-based diet to promote health and reduce the risk of the diseases of affluence.”
—SUSHMA PALMER , PH D, Former Executive Director Food and Nutrition Board, U.S. National Academy of Sciences
Well, there you have it. I’m serious as a heart attack when I say that the implications delineated in this study are really profound and wide reaching. The ramifications of any changes we could make would have far reaching and beneficial consequences of which I am hoping to reveal in later blogs…..So stay tuned and if possible, join our efforts.
Thanks for reading this…..I hope it changes your life for the better!