The China Study Ch 1 Summary

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The China Study

Chapter 1

Problems We Face,

Solutions We Need

Americans pay more for health care than any other country, over a trillion dollars in 1997, and yet we have the worth health. Diseases of the heart are the leading cause of death in Americans, followed by cancer, with death by health care ranked third. An increasing number of Americans are obese, diabetic, and have other diseases.

Americans receive contradictory nutritional reports daily from a variety of sources – who are we to believe? Recall T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. was born and raised on a dairy farm, entered research to assist farmers and ranchers. With his personal background, he struggled with research study after study leading him to a single conclusion: plant-based diet benefits are greater than any drug or surgery currently in vogue.

Drs. Campbell not only assert plant-based diets prevent heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other diseases, they maintain that evidence is mounting plant-based diets reverse many ailments such as “… advanced heart disease, certain types of advanced cancers, diabetes, and a few other degenerative diseases.” (Campbell & Campbell, 2006, pg. 23)

On the same page of the book, Drs. Campbell expand on their claims, citing:

“…we have shown in experimental animals that cancer growth can be turned on and off by nutrition, despite very strong genetic predisposition.  We have studied these effects in great detail and have published our findings in the very best scientific journals. …these findings are nothing short of spectacular, and the same effects have been indicated over and over again in humans.”

After I read the first chapter, I knew I was hooked to complete the book. I hope this information moves the reader to stay with this blog and continue on the way to Veganville.

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