Tasty Bite!
An edible fall flower, Hollyhock, with stamen removed and filled with: Saffron Risotto, Butternut Squash, topped with Sprouted Black Lentils and Micro Leeks

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The China Study (results incapsulated by Kevin Gianni)

Here is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's new book, High Raw. I recommend Kevin's new book for new-bes and experienced raw-foodies alike. He is referring to an important over-looked often misquoted study.
On pages 34-36:

One of the best studies that I’ve seen to date is The China

Study, by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. The China Study is the

largest epidemiological study ever, with surveys from 6,500

adults in more than 2,500 counties across China and Taiwan.

Using hundreds of health and nutrition variables, The China

Study draws links between diet and heart disease, cancer

and diabetes.

The China Study began with an investigation into the

unusually high incidence of liver cancer in children in the

Philippines due to what they thought was high consump-

tion of a mold toxin, called aflatoxins, in peanuts and corn.

According to T. Colin Campbell, his findings in the Phillipines

revealed something that flew in the face of science: “children

who ate the highest protein diets were the most likely to get

liver cancer!”2 This discovery led to an in-depth scientific

investigation into the affects nutrition on health.

The findings in The China Study were quite revealing

about the link between nutrition and health:

• People eating diets high in animal protein experienced

more Western diseases, like cancer, heart attacks, hyper-

tension and diabetes.

• People eating plant-based diets and plant-based protein

were not suffering from Western diseases.

• Casein, which makes up 87% of cow’s milk protein was

the biggest promoter of cancer.

• Plant protein was the “safe” protein, which did not pro-

mote cancer.

• People who ate the most animal-based foods suffered

most from chronic disease.

• People who ate the most plant-based foods were healthi-

est and did not tend to suffer from chronic disease.

• Healthy diet can reverse heart disease, diabetes and obe-

sity and can benefit cancer, autoimmune disease, brain

disorders, kidney health and bone health.

• A plant-based, whole foods diet has consistently shown

to provide the most health benefits.