Posts Tagged ‘The China Study’

The China Study, Revised and Expanded

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Dr. Campbell shares the truth in straightforward language, without hesitation.

The Science of Plant-Based Diets – And Why Most People Know Nothing About It

The China Study, first published in 2004, is a landmark book that established whole foods, plant-based diets as the healthiest way to eat. Authors Dr. T. Colin Campbell and his son, Thomas M. Campbell II, ignited a fierce debate with their work. On one side are (more…)

The Campbell Plan Guides Your Whole Food, Plant-Based Journey

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
Dr. Thomas Campbell shares funny and interesting anecdotes from his life throughout his book

Dr. Thomas Campbell shares funny and interesting anecdotes from his life throughout his book

Dr. Thomas Campbell Puts You In Charge of Your Own Health

As a family physician and coauthor of The China Study, Dr. Thomas Campbell is eminently credible in showing the power of a whole foods, plant-based diet in transforming your health. His book The Campbell Plan has three main characters. One is Dr. Campbell himself, the second is science, and third is food in its many forms.

Dr. Campbell shares personal anecdotes, some amusing and the last one heart-breaking, throughout his book. I especially enjoyed the glimpses of his early years and what it was like to grow up in the Campbell family.

You feel Dr. Campbell is there advising you with helpful tools and information. He knows that for you to succeed, you must be in control and want to make a real change. From the beginning, he encourages you to think about the health goal you’d most like to achieve. He understands you may struggle sometimes, and guides you to the personal resolve and social support you need to get through the rough patches and reach your goal. You have leeway to form new eating habits on your own terms. One tool the book uses in several places is (more…)

Cancer Is a Whole Body Disease

Saturday, May 4th, 2013
The highlight of the UCSDIntegrative Oncology Conference was listening and speaking to Dr. T Colin Campbell, author of the masterpiece The China Study

The highlight of the UCSD
Integrative Oncology Conference for me was listening and speaking to Dr. T Colin Campbell, author of the masterpiece The China Study

The UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine Treats and Prevents Cancer By Helping Your Body to Heal Itself

You may think of cancer as a discrete mass of cells with a life of its own. Every kind of cancer is labeled with the part of the body it first targeted. Yet your whole body is key to preventing and healing cancer, regardless of the type. To a great extent, all cancers begin in your mind, when you tell yourself to eat risky foods and spend the evening stressing out while sitting on the sofa. With the right knowledge and motivation, you can just as easily make healing lifestyle choices.

The University of California San Diego (UCSD) Center for Integrative Medicine weaves together open-minded conventional medicine with evidence-based approaches that go beyond drugs and surgery. I was privileged to attend the Center’s April 2013 Conference on Integrative Oncology, which brought together a range of perspectives on taming cancer using a whole body approach to strengthen self-healing.

The China Study‘s brilliant author, T Colin Campbell, PhD, was a keynote speaker. Dr. Campbell reviewed the highlights of research over decades that develops (more…)

How To Avoid Your Own Personal Health Cliff

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Your choices significantly determine whether you will go over the health cliff that fills so many lives with pain and limitations

The Health Cliff Is Way More Treacherous Than Any Fiscal Politics

The drama of the “fiscal cliff” is riveting the country. Even when a political deal stops the threat of abrupt tax hikes and deep spending cuts, more battles over finances are sure to rock Congress for years to come, so the core issues will remain hot long after January 1, 2013.

While the fiscal issues are major news, the media spends little time focusing on the health cliff, which is a looming catastrophe for most Americans. You have the choice to make this most personal drama play out (more…)

“I Didn’t Want To Age Like My Parents Did”

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Debby before she delves into the journal articles of the day

The Trick Is To Keep Learning As Health Grows In Stages

Debby, The Healthy Librarian, was only 30 when she watched her parents’ dreams of idyllic retirement years turn into a health nightmare. Her dad suffered a massive stroke. “My parents were going to retire, travel, enjoy grandkids. Instead, the stroke changed everything. My dad could not talk, read, or understand language, and in spite of continual health declines, additional strokes, and seizures, he survived for 16 years after his initial stroke. My mom’s whole life became his care,” Debby told me.

After Debby lost her dad, her mom suffered a series of “mini-strokes.” The damage accumulated. Her final years were marred by vascular dementia, heart disease, and osteoporosis. Debby, as caregiver for both her parents, was both heartbroken and transformed by their tragedies. She delved into medical research to find out how to keep from following in her parents’ health footsteps.

I was delighted to meet Debby, a fellow medical article fan, at a Wellness Forum conference. She has been generous in sharing the highlights of her research analysis (not to mention lots of yummy recipes) at her blog happyhealthylonglife. She is also generous in sharing (more…)

The Secret to Ditching Your Prescription Meds

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Dustin will be teaching us some much needed lessons in getting healthy without drugs

Dustin Rudolph Shares a Pharmacist’s Take On Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diets

Dustin Rudolph is a pharmacist who prefers plants to pills. His transformation began in February 2009 with a routine visit to his podiatrist, Dr. Sal. He ended up in a discussion on health care reform with this fellow medical professional. He was both confused and intrigued by Dr. Sal’s statement that legislation would really not have a fundamental impact on the nation’s health care practice.

Dustin ended up reading The China Study at Dr. Sal’s suggestion. At first the book’s plant-based diet approach seemed farfetched. Dustin had grown up in rural Montana on a diet heavy with animal foods. He’d also spent six (more…)

Everyone’s Eating Plants

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Five Bestsellers Wow the World with Plant-Based Nutrition

People are tired of being fat and sick, dependent on expensive drugs with scary side-effects, and feeling helpless. We know deep down, as a nation, there has to be a better way. An easier and more natural way. We all know people with cancer, heart disease, arthritis, migraines, high blood pressure, and all the other afflictions of current times.

Five books with the hopeful message of plant-based nutrition are topping the charts on Here are five awesome choices in amazon’s top 200 as of early November 2009. All these books will give you ideas and insights

Diet books for healthy and permanent weight loss

Diet books for healthy and permanent weight loss

into getting to your healthy weight and knocking chronic illness out of your life.

  • Eating Animals.  Jonathan Safron Foer, in a Wall Street Journal article, asks why we eat “farmed animals” but not the dogs that many cultures find so tasty. This controversy has propelled his book Eating Animals into the top 50 on amazon.
  • The Conscious Cook. Tal Ronnen, who has been personal chef to Oprah, gives delectable recipes for plant-based meals.
  • The Kind Diet. Alicia Silverstone outlines the many approaches to healthy plant-based eating. She includes recipes that will make anyone’s table the most desired place to eat in town.
  • The China Study. T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., describes the world’s most valuable study of people’s real life eating habits. Dr. Campbell tells you how to use this research to make a huge difference in your own health. Published in 2006, this book still has a firm spot in the top 200.
  • Eat to Live.  Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s compelling and often amusing look at why nutrient-dense whole foods will make you thin and healthy. Dr. Fuhrman shreds a high-protein approach to eating. The November 9 issue of People prominently features this book as Alanis Morissette give Eat to Live the credit for her stunning weight loss.

How popular does a book have to be to get into the amazon top 200? The title has to be selling in the top .01% on the site. Think of it. That’s how many people are interested in plant-based nutrition. Would you want to get in on this action? Check out one of these bestsellers and find out.

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Blog posting by Janice Stanger, Ph.D. Janice authored The Perfect Formula Diet, the smart person’s nutrition book built on sustainable food choices. Enjoy six kinds of whole foods for permanent, hunger-free weight loss and health.