Thursday, November 11, 2010

the china study.

i requested this book (by t. colin campbell, phd) from the library and finally got it but of course i haven't had to time to read. i got about 1/4 through if that means anything.
so it's due back now but i want to make some notes while i have the book.
i was flipping through to see what i'd be missing and the "eating right: eight principles of food and health" looks especially interesting. i can't wait to read more but for now, here are just the principles to get you thinking:

principle #1: nutrition represents the combined activities of countless food substances. the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

principle #2: vitamin supplements are not a panacea for good health.

principle #3: there are virtually no nutrients in animal-based foods that are not better provided by plants.

principle #4: genes do not determine disease on their own. genes function only by being being activated, or expressed, and nutrition plays a critical role in determining which genes, good and bad, are expressed.

principle #5: nutrition can substantially control the adverse effects of noxious chemicals.

principle #6: the same nutrition that prevents disease in its early stages (before diagnosis) can also halt or reverse disease in its later stages (after diagnosis). 

principle #7: nutrition that is truly beneficial for one chronic disease will support health across the board.

principle #8: good nutrition creates health in all areas of our existence. all parts are interconnected.

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