This incredibly insightful book details the findings of “The China Study”, the most comprehensive study of diet, lifestyle and disease ever done with humans in the history of biomedical research. It was a extremely provocative book that has profoundly impacted how I view health & nutrition. While it’s clear the author advocates for a vegan diet, the books was written to inform, not preach.
My notes are really light because massive book can be boiled down to one key concept – eat a whole-food plant based diet. This diet is very different than the “junk food” vegetarian diet that so many vegetarians embrace (this is why you still see so many overweight vegetarians). The rest of the book is supporting evidence and extremely interesting commentary and observations on the authors 40+ years as a scientific researcher and healthcare industry insider .
It was an especially interesting read because of the current healthcare reform debate in the U.S. (which I’ve consciously decided to not follow). I realize that a lot of people will dismiss the book and its findings as too radical. This is extremely unfortunate as I think readers would be shocked and moved to action if read with an open mind. I know I was.
After reading this book, I plan to complete a 30 day vegan trial. Look for more Continue reading