Referred to as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” by The New York Times, this study examines more than 350 variables of health and nutrition with surveys from 6,500 adults in more than 2,500 counties across China and Taiwan, and conclusively demonstrates the link between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. While revealing that proper nutrition can have a dramatic effect on reducing and reversing these ailments as well as curbing obesity, this text calls into question the practices of many of the current dietary programs, such as the Atkins diet, that are widely popular in the West. The politics of nutrition and the impact of special interest groups in the creation and dissemination of public information are also discussed.
Forks Over Knives
I am a third of the way through the book “The China Study” authored by Dr. Colin Campbell. I was intrigued by the study when I saw Dr. Colin Campbell featured on the Dr. Oz show. It is the book that former President Bill Clinton cited when asked how he lost 24 pounds by changing to a mostly plant-based diet, to help in his fight for heart health. Just reading the first few chapters was enough to inspire me to up my plant intake goal to at least 9 per day, in all colors of the rainbow.
It’s message its about to hit the big-screens next week, in the documentary “Forks Over Knives” I’m trying to figure out how to talk my husband into taking me, we rarely spend money to go to the movie theatre, so if we do, it is usually a blockbuster. My hope is that this documentary will become just that, as my heart is heavy for the health of our country, especially our youth!
Roger Ebert gives a great review of “Forks Over Knives”