Here’s the short version of this China Study book review: If you read the book, you will probably eat more vegetables.
If you don’t mind reading a book that shows you how to have more energy, lose weight, look younger, and potentially add years to your life, then The China Study (by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II) might be one of the most important books you will ever read. Officially, it has a super long title: The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health.
Even if your goals aren’t as lofty, but you sometimes find that you don’t eat enough servings of vegetables and fruits in a day, this book can help you change that too.
The China Study explores the relationship between an animal-based diet and cancer, heart disease, obesity, and so forth. The book also raises the important question: Why are the food and drug industries in charge of telling us what we should eat? Campbell’s provocative book goes on to take a look at what happens to the careers of doctors and researchers that challenge the system and try to spread the word that we may be able to dramatically transform our health by eating a plant-based diet.
I should also mention in this China Study book review that if you love your steak and eggs, then you won’t like this book. Unfortunately, ignoring the information won’t stop what you eat from killing you. So at the very least, if read the book, you’ll know the implications of what you eat and you can then make an informed decision.
Don’t worry, reading The China Study doesn’t mean you’ll get rid of all the leather you own and get a tattoo that says “vegan” on your arm. But there is a good chance that at the very least, you will eat more vegetables.
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. – Hippocrates