- Dr. Campbell has spent over 40 years as a scientific researcher doing Federally Funded studies for organizations such as the American Institute for Cancer Research, the American Cancer Society and the National Institute of Health (NIH). He has spent over 45 years as a dietary scientist, and has published 450 peer-reviewed scientific papers. This book is the culmination of his life's research, and in it he reveals the Truths and Myths about plant-based and animal-based diets. Published January, 2005, BenBella Books. For the great quotes we did last week, visit http://annwigmore.com/news/LivingFoodsNews20050730.htm.
"Real science has been buried beneath a clutter of irrelevant or even harmful information - junk science, fad diets and food industry propaganda. I want to change that... The provocative results of my four decades of biomedical research, including the findings from a twenty-seven year laboratory program (funded by reputable funding agencies) prove that eating right can save your life... findings demonstrate that a good diet is the most powerful weapon we have against disease and sickness." - pp 1-2.
"The story of protein is part science, part culture and a good dose of mythology... Ever since the discovery of this nitrogen-containing chemical in 1839 by the Dutch chemist Gerhard Mulder, protein has loomed as the most sacred of all nutrients. The word protein comes from the Greek word proteios, which means 'of prime importance.' ... If you were to name the first food that comes to mind when I say protein, you might say beef. If you did, you aren't alone." - pg. 27.
"About eight amino acids that are needed for making our tissue proteins must be provided by the food we eat. They are called 'essential' because our bodies cannot make them. If ... our food protein lacks enough of even one of these eight 'essential' amino acids, then the synthesis of the new proteins will be slowed down or stopped. This is where the idea of protein quality comes into play. Food proteins of the highest quality are, very simply, those that provide, upon digestion, the right kinds and amounts of amino acids that are needed to efficiently synthesize our new tissue proteins. This is what the word 'quality' really means: it is the ability of food proteins to provide the right kinds and amounts of amino acids to make our new proteins." - pg. 30.
"This would be well and good if the greatest efficiency equalled the greatest health, but it doesn't, and that's why the terms efficiency and quality are misleading. In fact, to give you a taste of what's to come, there is a mountain of compelling research showing that 'low-quality' plant protein, which allow for slow but steady synthesis of new proteins, is the healthiest type of protein. Slow but steady wins the race." - pp. 30-31 (boldface added).
"Even if it is known that plants have protein, there is still the concern about its perceived poor quality. This has led people to believe that they must meticulously combine proteins from different plant sources during each meal so that they can mutually compensate for each other's amino acid deficits. However, this is overstating the case. We now know that through enormously complex metabolic systems, the human body can derive all the essential amino acids from the natural variety of plant proteins that we encounter every day. It doesn't require eating higher quantities of plant protein or meticulously planning every meal. Unfortunately, the enduring concept of protein quality has greatly obscured this information." - pg. 31, boldface added.
"... eating the right way would largely obviate the enormous costs of using drugs, as well as their side effects... Health care costs would drop and medical mistakes would wane as premature death plummeted. In essence, our health care system would finally protect and promote our health as it is meant to do... The science is there and it must be made known... It is time to stand up, clear the air and take control of our health." - pp. 24-25, boldface added.
These excerpts were taken from The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell, MD, PhD, with Thomas M. Campbell II, 417 pages, 35 pages of reference footnotes, and a 12 page index. It's full of charts, graphs and references; all of Dr. Campbell's supporting documentation. You can expect to see more quotes in this newsletter from Dr. Campbell's book, or you can get "the rest of the story" for yourself, right now: http://AnnWigmore.com/news/chinastudy.htm
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