I just read The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell, probably the most highly credentialed researcher who has ever studied the correlation between animal protein and the diseases of affluent societies: Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and many others. This man has worked from MIT, Virginia Tech, and at the top of our government health agencies. What he has to say about animal protein and breast cancer is going to make a vegan out of me.
A vegan? Oh no! Have I gone out of my mind? I’m the one who has downed two gallons of skim milk a week for almost my entire adult life! I have given up most meat in the last year, but I replaced it with dairy. Bad move, says Dr. Campbell. His book has convinced me that the amount of meat and dairy a country consumes correlates shockingly with the amount of breast and other cancers suffered by that population.
I am so impressed that I am going to try to go vegan (no animal protein), at least at home. Sigh. No more cheese? No more milk? I don’t know how I’ll do it, but what a no animal protein diet promises is worth a try. I am going to start January 1st, and my New Year’s Resolution for 2008 is to eat a vegan diet at home for three months. If I find I just can’t do it, I’ll quit or modify it.
I plan to continue my breast cancer blog this year, journaling my successes, failures, and frustrations with a vegan diet, and any other related struggles. Please tune in! You can respond (no public response is available on my website yet) by going to the Contact page on this website.
Dr. Campbell sells no products other than this book. He has nothing to gain, no programs to buy, no diet books to reap millions from.
Why has no doctor given me this book? Why isn’t it making headlines around the world? Could it be $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$? Whoever you are, whatever your present health, please read this book and then decide for yourself. The life you save might be your own.