From the Publisher
What happens when you eat an apple? The answer is vastly more
complex than you imagine.
Every apple contains thousands of antioxidants whose names, beyond
a few like vitamin C, are unfamiliar to us, and each of these
powerful chemicals has the potential to play an important role in
supporting our health. They impact thousands upon thousands of
metabolic reactions inside the human body. But calculating the
specific influence of each of these chemicals isn't nearly
sufficient to explain the effect of the apple as a whole. Because
almost every chemical can affect every other chemical, there is an
almost infinite number of possible biological consequences.
And that's just from an apple.
Nutritional science, long stuck in a reductionist mindset, is at
the cusp of a revolution. The traditional gold standard" of
nutrition research has been to study one chemical at a time in an
attempt to determine its particular impact on the human body. These
sorts of studies are helpful to food companies trying to prove
there is a chemical in milk or pre-packaged dinners that is good"
for us, but they provide little insight into the complexity of what
actually happens in our bodies or how those chemicals contribute to
In The China Study, T. Colin Campbell (alongside his son,
Thomas M. Campbell) revolutionized the way we think about our food
with the evidence that a whole food, plant-based diet is the
healthiest way to eat. Now, in Whole, he explains the
science behind that evidence, the ways our current scientific
paradigm ignores the fascinating complexity of the human body, and
why, if we have such overwhelming evidence that everything we think
we know about nutrition is wrong, our eating habits haven't
Whole is an eye-opening, paradigm-changing journey through
cutting-edge thinking on nutrition, a scientific tour de force with
powerful implications for our health and for our world.
About the Author
For more than 40 years, Dr. T. Colin Campbell
has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the
China Study, is the most comprehensive study of health and
nutrition ever conducted. Dr. Campbell is the author of the
bestselling book, The China Study, and the Jacob Gould
Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell
University. He has received more than 70 grant-years of
peer-reviewed research funding and authored more than 300 research
papers. The China Study was the culmination of a 20-year
partnership of Cornell University, Oxford University, and the
Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine.
About the Book
In 2005, Campbell's "The China Study" revealed what people should eat and provided the powerful empirical support for this answer. "Whole" answers the question of why. Why does a whole-food, plant-based diet provide optimal nutrition?
Published: May 7, 2013
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1937856240
ISBN - 13: 9781937856243