Monday, January 23, 2012

Book Review: The China Study

What an influential, important book! This book has changed my life in some important ways and I'm glad my father encouraged me to read it (even though I used to roll my eyes when he'd talk about it). It gives convincing evidence of why a whole-foods, plant-based diet is so important in the prevention of disease and in living a long, healthy life. After years of being a skeptic, it convinced me that meat and dairy are not as good as we are led to believe. His experiences with government committees, pharmaceutical companies, the meat and dairy industries, higher education, and the medical field are fascinating and sobering to read about. This book has made me feel empowered and has greatly lessened my fear of getting diseases like cancer. My family and I will be eating much healthier from now on as we progressively cut out meat (we're down to consuming it about three times a week) and lessening our dairy intake. So long, standard American diet.

If you want to learn more about The China Study, go to and/or read this short and interesting New York Times interview with the author that was published a year ago.