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The proposal

If someone told me they’d just read a really awesome book and that I have to read it, I’d excitedly ask, “What’s it about?!”

When they then answered that it’s about research, lots of research. Especially one large scientific study, with statistics presented in tables and charts, my enthusiasm would have quickly faded.

Still, that’s what I find myself doing to you!

The study

I’ve read this amazing book, The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health. It’s choke full of research findings and discussions, yet not dry, boring or complicated at all.

I’m quite impressed. The authors, T. Colin Campbell, PhD. and Thomas M. Campbell II, MD, manage to make it all interesting and compelling. You want to keep reading. You want to find out more.

If you’re already critical of the commercial food industry, then some of the latter part of the book may not be news to you, but the first part of it might. The part about nutrition and what the research says.

There is no secret to be kept here. It says to eat more plants. Unrefined plants.

The confusion

Many people are confused about the various messages out there. The thing is, it’s not because the research isn’t concluding the same thing. It’s because the results are filtered through too many tinted (intentional or not) lenses before it reaches the masses.

(That’s us.)

The choir?

Having been a student of T. Colin Cambell, PhD., in the Plant-Based Certificate Program at eCornell, I admit, I was already a believer in the message once I got around to picking up “The China Study”.

If you’re not (and I know many who aren’t), I dare you to read it with an open mind. If you find yourself doubting, then just keep reading and, unless you’re a scientist of similar stature to Dr. Campbell, question that doubt.

What vested interest do you have that makes the message a provocation?

Then presume for a moment that the book’s message is true.

The conviction

What would that mean for you?

Are you sure enough, that the research and the message of this book is not accurate, that you dare not put it to the test?

Or, as I would hope, you consider what the research says, and if it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense when you think about it?

Then go about a-changing.

It’s a beautiful thing. Change is beautiful.

I’d love to know what you think if you read (or have read) the book. You may find this book at your local library, or you can get your own a copy here.

Happy reading!
Veronika Ambertson, coach, mentor, speaker to the Outwardly Successful but Inwardly Struggling

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