Have you seen Forks Over Knives? If not, you should.
It's the movie that highlights the work of Drs. T. Colin Campbell and Caldwell Esselstyn. Two doctors who have spent decades doing work (research and clinical, respectively) that has highlighted the role that a whole-foods, plant-based diet can have in promoting good health.
It's an easy movie to watch, because both Dr. Campbell and Dr. Esselstyn are so likable, and they present their findings in such a clear and impactful way.
I have written about how changing my diet has impacted my health for the better. You can read that here, but seeing how what we eat can play such an important role in health (particularly in connection with cancer, heart disease, and diabetes) was still really startling.
Dr. Campbell worked for years with Chinese researchers on a study about the role of nutrition and cancer in The China Study.
Changing your diet can be hard. Fortunately, there are so many resources out there that can make healthy eating easier. One of these resources is, The China Study Cookbook. The publishers of this cookbook by Dr. Campbell's daughter, Leanne Campbell, sent me a copy to review.
It is full of easy-to-follow recipes that follow The China Study's recommendations of a whole-food, plant-based diet with no added oils. Many of these recipes include whole wheat (gluten), soy or nuts, so they are not all for every food-allergic reader. With over 120 recipes, though, there are easy-to-make options for a lot of cooks who want to try increasing their intake of these kinds of dishes.
Lemon Tahini Quinoa Salad
Coconut Corn Chowder
Tomatilla Tortilla Bake
and Fruit Pudding (all of these are easily made free of the top 8 allergens and gluten-free)
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As always, although I was provided a copy of this book for review, any opinions are all mine.
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