Monday, August 5, 2013

WHOLE - Breaking the Science of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell with Howard Jacobson: Review & Giveaway

Most of you have heard of or read The China Study, written by T. Colin Campbell and his son Thomas M. Campbell.  It was a book full of evidence and well-documented analysis implicating a Whole Foods, Plant Based Diet to prevent heart disease, cancer and other Western diseases.  In the book WHOLE: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, Dr. Campbell explains modern nutrition's focus on single parts, pulling them out of the Whole (reductionist paradigm) and giving people the false idea that the sum of the parts is as great as the Whole. For example, apples have hundreds if not thousands of chemicals, each of which may affect thousands of reactions and metabolic systems. The reductionist mind wants to extract some chemical from the apple and figure out how much of that chemical we need on a daily basis. If it is profitable, extract it, advertise and sell it to the public. With money being so often the motivation, it is hard to know who to believe, or what to buy when it comes to our health and welfare. Even though millions of people have read The China Study, most people still don't know that the key to their health is as easy as eating a whole foods, plant-based diet. This is why Dr. Campbell felt a new book was necessary.  WHOLE focuses on why it's been so hard to bring that evidence to light and what still needs to happen for a real change to take place. He includes many examples of just how much money there is to be made by suppressing wholistic nutrition in favor of reductionist health solutions, and just how far industry will go in pursuit of a larger share of that profit. 


WHOLE has IV Parts and under each part several chapters. I am listing this information below to give you an idea of what this book is about. 

PART I:      ENSLAVED BY THE SYSTEM
Chapter 1    The Modern Health-Care Myth
Chapter 2    The Whole Truth
Chapter 3    My Heretical Path

PART II:     PARADIGM AS A PRISON
Chapter 1    The Triumph of Reductionism
Chapter 5    Reductionism Invades Nutrition
Chapter 6    Reductionist Research
Chapter 7    Reductionist Biology
Chapter 8    Genetics versus Nutrition, Part One
Chapter 9    Genetics versus Nutrition, Part Two
Chapter 10   Reductionist Medicine
Chapter 11   Reductionist Social Policy

PART III:    SUBTLE POWER AND ITS WIELDERS
Chapter 13   Understanding the System
Chapter 14   Industry Exploitation and Control
Chapter 15   Research and Profit
Chapter 16   Media Matters
Chapter 17   Government Misinformation
Chapter 18   Blinded by the Light Bringers

PART IV:    FINAL THOUGHTS
Chapter 19   Making Ourselves Whole     

 GIVEAWAY INSTRUCTIONS 

(You can do both of the items below to be entered into the drawing two times.  Make sure to create a new comment for each item you do.
DEADLINE:  Giveaway will end Monday, August 12, 2013  at midnight, eastern standard time.  The winner will be drawn using a random number generator and will be announced at the bottom of this post shortly after. Good luck!!
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The winner of this book will be available at the bottom of this post next Tuesday, August 12, 2013. Thank you to BenBella books for providing this giveaway. 

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Congratulations Morgan!
Thank you to everyone that added a comment. I wish I could send each one of you a book. 
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12 comments:

  1. What an awesome review of the book!! I want to win!!

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  2. I am subbed to the community page also!!

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  3. It sounds like a great book with lots of good information!

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  4. Would love to have this addition to their book The China Study. Thanks Debra for all you do!

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  5. Would love to have this addition to their other book, The China Study. Thanks Debra for all you do!

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  6. I've had my eye on this book, thanks for doing a giveaway!

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