Additional Reading

Below is a list of books that explore the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet – an addition to my book on the right.​

The China Study
Revised Edition
Colin Campbell
Thomas Campbell
The China Study is one of the most important books relating to health and nutrition ever published. Surveys were conducted in China starting in 1983. The study consisted of 6,500 people in 65 counties. They examined over 360 different health, lifestyle, and nutrition factors and found over 8,000 significant correlations.

This, as well as other research, led Campbell to believe that the vast majority of our modern day aliments can be prevented and possibly reversed with a whole-food, plant-based diet.

Why Animals Aren’t Food
Rohan Millson
A very comprehensive analysis of why animals have no place in the human diet.
  The Starch Solution
John McDougall
Complex carbohydrates are the foundation of a healthy diet which contradicts many popular commentators as well as many medical practitioners.

The book also contains many recipes.

  Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
Caldwell Esselstyn
Caldwell Esselstyn is a former highly regarded surgeon who become committed to finding the root cause of our ill-health, instead of treating the symptoms after years of inappropriate eating.
  Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes
Neal Barnard
Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes outlines a dietary approach to preventing, controlling and reversing diabetes. The program is based on a series of research studies Dr. Barnard and his colleagues have conducted over the years, the latest funded by the National Institutes of Health. Published in the August 2006 issue of Diabetes Care, that study found Dr. Barnard’s program to be three times more effective than the American Diabetes Association dietary guidelines at controlling blood sugar.
  Healthy at 100
John Robbins
John Robbins looks at four different cultures to discover the common themes that allow them to be the healthiest people on the planet,
  Whole
Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

Colin Campbell
Howard Jacobson
After a review of the evidence that shows a whole-food, plant-based diet is the best for our health, Colin Campbell examines the reasons that prevent this from being more widely known.
The China Study Solution
Thomas Campbell
Written by Colin Campbell’s son, who is a medical doctor, it looks at the steps required to incorporate a whole-food, plant-based diet into our lives.

Recipes are also included.

Diet for a New America
John Robbins
Diet for a New America was first published in 1987 with a 25th anniversary edition published in 2012. This book examines our dependency upon animal products for our food and the impact it has on our health, the environment and the animals involved.

An important important book to awaken our hearts to the impacts of our eating habits on our everyday lives.

Read John’s incredible story about The Pig Farmer from Iowa that is moving and transforming.

 Catching Fire: How cooking made us human Catching Fire
How cooking made us human
Richard Wrangham

Richard Wrangham is a Professor of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University and a director of the Kibale Chimpanzee Project in Uganda.

Wranghams’s view is that cooking food is an essential human activity. Cooking increased the value of our food. It changed our bodies, our brains, our use of time and our social relationships.

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