If you have been following my blog for a while you will know that this year I completed the certificate in Plant Based Nutrition through Cornell University and the T Colin Campbell Foundation. Since completing the course I have been overwhelmed with a desire to further my education with my own reading and research on the subject of nutrition. The course is based on much of Dr Campbell’s findings published in his book The China Study. With another major focus of the course being on improving the individual’s ability to critically analyze all nutritional research presented to us through the media (books, newspapers, journals, TV news, etc).
For the month of June I would like to start the Veggies & Me Book Club with the new book by Dr Campbell, titled: Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition. This book stars off with a recap of the science behind the medical benefits to eating a Whole Food Plant Based Diet. Dr Campbell answers the big question about “What should I eat?” suggesting that we don’t stress over it but rather eat a Whole Food Plant Based Diet consisting of roughly 80% carbohydrates, 10% fat and 10% protein for optimal health.
The second half of the book focuses on the reasons he believes the groundbreaking evidence for the benefits of the Whole Food Plant Based Diet have not been widely accepted. Dr Campbell investigates the pharmaceutical industry, the medical industry, the media and even the university research institutions themselves and their role in the Science of Nutrition for disease prevention and cure.
This book is quite heavy of the science, which is not for everyone. Don’t pick up this book expecting a “diet book” but rather a profound and thought-provoking sequel to the New York Times Best seller The China Study.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the book. Please share any points you would like to discuss, as this is such an amazing, in-depth and important book.