Dr. Campbell, who you may remember from the documentary Forks Over Knives, is the coauthor of the international bestseller The China Study. Backed by the most extensive study of nutrition ever conducted and bolstered by many additional studies and cases, The China Study concludes that eating a diet of whole, plant-based foods can dramatically reduce our risk of many diseases, including heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer.
The United States spends more money per capita on "health" care than any country on earth, yet when the quality of our health care is compared with other industrialized nations, we rank near the bottom. As a country, we're quite sick. Despite our high rate of health expenditures, we're not any healthier. In fact, rates of many chronic diseases have only increased over time.
I'm sure Canada is not much different in this regard. Whole makes the argument that our prescription drugs and surgical advances aren't making us fundamentally healthier. And the side effects of prescription drugs are the third leading cause of death, behind heart disease and cancer. Prescription drugs kill more people than traffic accidents.
Fortunately, Dr. Campbell has some good news too - we don't need medical breakthroughs or genetic manipulation to achieve, maintain and restore vibrant health. Decades of research have convinced him that "what you eat every day is a far more powerful determinant of your health than your DNA or most of the nasty chemicals lurking in your environment."
With an abundance of interesting facts and research, peppered with Dr. Campbell's personal stories and insights, Whole makes a convincing argument that we can overcome government misinformation and a complex medical world to transform our own lives and our world by revolutionizing the way that we eat.
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