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Whole Food, Plant-based Life Style and Diet

There are many authors of the whole food, plant-based diet who created their own subtitles for the newest life skills craze. The basis of this program is a 20-year scientific study called "The China Study.”  Researchers looked at mortality rates from cancer and other chronic diseases from 1973 to 1975 in 65 counties in China, and correlated this data with 1983–84 dietary surveys and blood work from 100 people in each county. T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Cornell University animal nutritionist professor, was a lead scientist in the study. Other world-renowned scientists were also involved in studying the health effects of food on the sample population in China. In 2005, Campbell and his son, Thomas M. Campbell, MD, authored a book called “The China Study.”      

To summarize the study findings, animal proteins, fats and refined carbohydrates have a direct relationship to degenerative diseases of the human population. The 2011 documentary film, “Forks over Knives,” and subsequent books, will convince you how to naturally reverse obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and a host of other degenerative diseases through whole food selections. The more plant food varieties you consume, the more you absorb nutrient variations, such as vitamins, minerals, flavonoids and phytocompounds. 

For further ideas on food selections and preparation ideas visit “Chef A.J.” on YouTube.  After Chef AJ’s name, type in what basic vegan foods you have on hand that you want to research.  For example, potatoes, onions and celery… and 6 recipes will pop up; take your pick.  Bon appetit!

For more info: Jon Holznagel, PhD. Grace Computer Office Building. To Your Health Nutritional Counseling. 1110 North West End Blvd, Quakertown, PA. 267-261-2491. See ad, page 38.