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The China Study by Dr Colin Campbell

Updated on September 16, 2011

Dr Campbell says thank you to the American tax paying public

Dr Colin Campbell in his book 'The China Study' exposes the relationship between diet and disease based on painstaking investigations over many years paid for by the American Tax Payer. This is one of the most important books ever written by the world's most respected nutrition authorities.

Dr Campbell began his work more than twenty five years ago ironically working for the government to find evidence to endorse the very diet he found to be detrimental to human health and well being.

Most of the diet and health books available nowadays offer conflicting advice but one thing they all share is their goal to sell something. Dr Campbell 's advice is based on years of the most exhaustive research and devoid of any speculation whatsoever and its only goal is to provide the public with the truth.

At the very beginning of the book Dr Campbell acknowledges and thanks the American taxpaying public for funding more than four decades of his work. The book, he says, is his way of repaying the debt he feels he owes the American public.

A farming background

Dr Campbell grew up on a farm in North Virginia and from farming background he went on to become involved in the discovery of the chemical dioxin, sat on various government expert panels and was instrumental in the shaping of national and international diet and health organizations. Two of these organizations are The American Institute for Cancer Research and World Cancer Research Fund. He was one of the people who played a role in how American's perceived health and diet.

Campbell goes toe to toe with big business

Though the scientific evidence completely supports what he says it has been an uphill battle for Dr Campbell who is fighting a belief system backed by people who profit greatly at the public's expense. To reach the pinnacle of an illustrious career and then to turn his back on all these accolades to speak the truth is the sure mark of the man's integrity.

There are people in the world making huge amounts of money by selling unhealthy food to their fellow man. These same people spend billions of dollars every year to keep us eating this food and to keep us feeling happy doing so regardless of how fat it makes us, regardless of how it drains our energy and regardless of how it lowers the quality of our lives and kills us before our time. It is no easy task to stand up against such people and devote your life to telling the truth regardless of whether the public you seek to help is already so docile and compliant because of what they have agreed to eat and drink to keep these people wealthy.

The truth

Some of the questions answered in the book are:

  • By buying food labelled organic do we avoid eating pesticide?

  • Are environmental chemicals the main cause for cancer?

  • Is our health determined by our genetic make up?

  • Is the intake of carbohydrates responsible for making us fat?

  • Is the amount of fat we eat something that should concern us and is it to do with the kind of fat we eat?

  • Should we be taking any vitamin supplements?

  • Are any of the foods we buy fortified with extra fibre?

  • Is eating fish a good thing and how often should we eat it?

  • Do Soy based foods prevent heart disease?

The truth is buried beneath what Dr Campbell calls 'junk science', fad diets and food industry propaganda. It is no wonder the public are confused but it doesn't stop them from spending millions of dollars every year on diet books that just feed their confusion.

The relationship between diet and disease explained

Dr Campbell's book explains

  • How by changing diet a diabetic patient can come off medication.

  • How diet alone can cause heart disease.

  • How breast cancer is caused by hormones that are released into the blood as a direct result of what a person eats.

  • Dairy products increase the risk of prostrate cancer.

  • Antioxidants in fruit and vegetables prevent alzheimer's

  • Healthy diet prevents kidney stones.

  • Type 1 diabetes is linked to infant feeding practices.

'Good diet' explained

In summary Dr Campbell explains how a good diet is the most important requirement for the maintenance of good health for any human being. He explains very clearly what is meant by 'good diet' and what he says goes against accepted beliefs that continue to devastate the health of people all over the world.

Read this book and reclaim your health, happiness, physical attractiveness and vitality.


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    • Spirit Whisperer profile imageAUTHOR

      Xavier Nathan 

      6 years ago from Isle of Man

      I love cheese too and I eat that everyday. I am not a big meat eater but like my fish. We buy our veg from the farmer's market and in the summer we grow our own. We normally have home made vegetable soup for lunch and often with my wife's freshly baked wholemeal scones. Sounds like you have a healthy diet and I like the image your words conjure up of those delicious salad sandwiches. I am impressed you found the time to come back as I can't imagine how busy you must be answering all the comments left by your fans on all your hubs. Amazing man!

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      6 years ago from Chicago

      Yes, it does. I am not a big meat guy anyway. Never have been. I eat some here and there. My weakness is cheese. Man I just love cheese—on everything. I do eat a lot of vegetables. Nearly every day I make myself a huge salad with iceberg, romaine, purple cabbage, cucumber, onion, bell pepper, carrots, olives, radish . . . and cheese. :D

    • Spirit Whisperer profile imageAUTHOR

      Xavier Nathan 

      6 years ago from Isle of Man

      Thank you James. The book was a gift from my sister and it definitely made me rethink the way I eat. I did not know of the documentary "Forks Over Knives" until you brought by attention to it here in your comment and I have just watched the trailer on YouTube. I will be ordering that movie. I don't believe in coincidences and tend to pay special attention when things like this happen in my own life. So does that mean you are contemplating becoming eating more veg and less meat and dairy products?

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      6 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you for this needful Hub. I love it. Just last week I watched a documentary that featured Mr. Campbell. It is called "Forks over Knives." Have you seen it?

      Anyway, I was scanning your titles today to see if I had missed reading any of them and lo and behold here is this most excellent article about the same guy I got to know last week. Coincidence? :D


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