Book Review

The China study : the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted and the startling implications for diet, weight loss and long-term health


In what is billed as one of the most comprehensive studies ever conducted, Colin Campbell provides a grim diagnosis on the health of America.

Debunking common nutritional beliefs, takes the reader into the biochemical reasons why Americans are addicted to prescription drugs, suffering from a host of preventable diseases, and living a debilitating lifestyle. Campbell argues that a lot of ailments including common cancers are linked to what goes through the mouth.

The latest diet plans have sold millions of copies and cost millions of dollars in health care expenses. While some of these fads temporarily bandage the issue, America needs more than a band-aid to heal the malady.

The brilliance of this book is that everyone can benefit from its findings. Whether you are in perfect health or plagued by some lifestyle disease, the lessons that Campbell discovered in China are still applicable.

Reading this book may change your current definition of "health." The China Study will open your eyes into what the human body has to experience at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With an in depth look to what's on your plate, you may consider what ends up one the same plate the next day.

By Sarah Nadarajan
Submitted: December 6, 2013