This is a must read book for everyone!
Over the past 30+ years I read countless books on nutrition and “health”. Unfortunately, many of them never fully ‘clicked’ with me to the point where I agreed 100% with the author’s teaching. Too often what they stated didn’t resonate with my philosophy of the nourishing the whole body. Yes, I experimented with different methods toward optimum health but looking back to when I was 16 (41 years ago), there is one thing that always clicked. “Feed the whole body!” “Don’t cheat, its your body!” If one part is out of balance, then eventually the entire body will suffer. Most of the books on the market are driving the reader toward a ‘diet’ versus a lifestyle change (which I promote). A diet is short lived because they attack one item (weight). Yes, some diets attack other aspects of life such as diabetes, heart issues, etc. However, too often they recommend ‘cheating’ or doing a binge day. That always rubbed me wrong. I am after ultimate health! In Dr Campbell’s book “Whole”, he addresses the fact that all calories are not created equal and the fact that the American population is off track and fails to understand the basics of proper nutrition toward health.
Additionally, he illustrates the contempt that some have when dealing with a health based diet and more important a “Plant Based Diet”. If you read the China Study and enjoyed or didn’t enjoy the book, then “Whole” is a must read for you. However, if you felt overwhelmed by the China Study and never finished it or started it, then read “Whole”. The China Study is the evidence for a plant based diet and “Whole” focuses on why most don’t adapt it and why it is challenging convincing folks to adopt it.
He addresses the fact that there is more to the food we eat than one part. For example, an apple has more than vitamin C in it! He is attempting to change the way we think about food!
“Everything in food works together to create health or disease. The more we think that a single chemical characterizes a whole food, the more we stray into idiocy.”
― T. Colin Campbell, The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health
“It’s never too late to start eating well. A good diet can reverse many of those conditions as well. In short: change the way you eat and you can transform your health for the better.”
― T. Colin Campbell, Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition
The book is available as a Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, and audio.
It is a great book to listen to on your drive to/from work, at the gym, while walking your dog, or when others are watching TV – :D. Feed your mind and body with nutrients!
“I don’t care if you eat worms and cardboard; if you eat 35% fewer calories, you will lose weight and your cholesterol levels will improve50 in the short run, but that is not to say that worms and cardboard form a healthy diet.”
― T. Colin Campbell, The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health