The China Study

The China Study

The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health

eBook - 2006
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In Tide Players, acclaimed New Yorker contributor and author Jianying Zha depicts a new generation of movers and shakers who are transforming modern China. Through half a dozen sharply etched and nuanced profiles, Tide Players captures both the concrete detail and the epic dimension of life in the world's fastest-growing economy. Zha's vivid cast of characters includes an unlikely couple who teamed up to become the country's leading real-estate moguls; a gifted chameleon who transformed himself from Mao's favorite "barefoot doctor" during the Cultural Revolution to a publishing maverick; and a tycoon of home-electronic chain stores who insisted on avenging his mother, who had been executed as "a counter-revolutionary criminal." Alongside these entrepreneurs, Zha also brings us the intellectuals: a cantankerous professor at China's top university; a former cultural minister turned prolific writer; and Zha's own brother, a dissident who served a nine-year prison term for helping to found the China Democracy Party. Deeply engaging, lucid, and poignant, Zha's insightful "insider-outsider" portraits offer a picture of a China that few Western readers have seen before. Tide Players is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand today's China.
Publisher: [United States] : BenBella Books, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2006
ISBN: 9781935251002
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Campbell, Thomas M. II
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Call Number: eBook


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Aug 24, 2017

Not just the China study. Dr. T. Colin Campbell lays out the overwhelming empirical evidence for healthy eating in compelling detail. Whereas Dr. Campbell's critics and detractors wallow in animal food industry profits and subsidies. How anyone could doubt the credibility of Dr. Campbell's work is beyond me.

Jun 10, 2017

This book changed my attitude about health, medicine and nutrItion! I am embarking on a healty whole food plant diet, no more guttony, sugar addiction and endless struggle with weight control. So glad my accupuncturist Dr. Lin recommended the book, gladder I read the whole thing!

Jan 20, 2017

This is the most informative book on nutrition I have ever read. I did not find it dry and highly recommend it to anyone who is willing to take their health seriously. Colin Campbell is a hero!!

Jun 20, 2016

This book was so informative. A lot of it is research studies and pretty dry, but since it relates to health I powered through it and was glad I did. I have adopted the lifestyle this book recommends and have felt so wonderful eating such great foods! If you are serious about your health, read this book!

Jun 20, 2016

A great book for those interested in nutritional science and the effects of animal versus plant-based foods in the body.

This is not a self-help book, but rather a mountain of evidence towards to the conclusion that plant-based diets can powerfully overcome, prevent, and reverse some of the most common diseases and ailments in America. Be prepared for charts and descriptions of lengthy experiments, with only a tiny portion of the book dedicated to "how to" change your life.

Mar 30, 2016

Ironic that a report about a new study out of the very same university - Cornell - says the exact opposite today (30 Mar 16). Read for yourself at Just proves that the nutrition juggernaut is still in its infancy and every piece of advice should be taken with a grain of salt (pun intended). It will be years before we read something like "Eating a veggie diet absolutely, positively, undoubtedly, causes cancer."
Furthermore, Campbell doesn't have diabetes. I do and I know positively that today a small bowl of strawberries, blueberries and blackberries -- highly recommend by the ADA, AHA, NHS and virtually every nutrition 'expert-sans-diabetes' in the "powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists" out there -- shot my glucose to 200. The description says: "If we're obsessed with being thin more so than ever before, why are Americans stricken with heart disease as much as we were 30 years ago?", the same question Dr. Richard Bernstein, a type 1 for 80+ years, asks in his book. "The report also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists." The problem is carbohydrates - plain and simple. Read "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes; "The Big FAT Surprise" by Nina Teicholz; "The Great Cholesterol Myth" by Drs. Johnny Snowden and Stephen Sinatra; and for people who prefer less textbook-like writing read "Breakthrough" by Thea Cooper and Arthur Ainsberg. It's a novel style work about the creation of human insulin.

Sep 10, 2015

Good information.

Aug 27, 2015

This is a book about food research and its effects on the human body. IT is well written but can be dry. I do believe the research though. It might save your life. Good luck.....

May 01, 2015

Campbell advocates diet for differences in health outcomes. But income should be taken into account. The people using the most animal products are higher income. They are also smoking, using alcohol and living in cities with air pollution and other urban stressors. Did not see any evidence that these factors were taken into account.

Spiritofkittiness Nov 01, 2014

If you want to protect yourself from heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other diseases of the affluent, this book is for you. If you want to be healthy, this book is for you. If you seek truth, this book is for you. It is the proof for the real Daniel Plan. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to read this!

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