Comment to win Whole or The China Study Cookbook

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The China Study was a big step in helping many people discover the health effects of food and gave a powerful solution, Eat a diet based on whole, plant-based food, and dramatically reduce your risk of a broad spectrum of diseases, including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer.

I will be picking two winners this Saturday it is only open to residents or addresses in the United States and Canada. To be entered into win simply comment on this post. If you have nothing to say tell me what makes plant-based eating difficult for you or your family.


Whole picks up where The China Study left off. The China Study revealed what we should eat and provided the powerful empirical support for this answer. Whole answers the question of why. Why does a whole-food, plant-based diet provide optimal nutrition? Whole demonstrates how far the scientific reductionism of the nutrition orthodoxy has gotten off-track and reveals the elegant wonders of the true holistic workings of nutrition, from the cellular level to the operation of the entire organism.

 The China Study Cookbook

T. Colin Campbell’s daughter LeAnne Campbell, PhD, has been preparing meals based on a whole-food, plant-based diet for almost 20 years. She has raised two sons—Steven and Nelson, now 18 and 17—on this diet. As a working
mother, she has found ways to prepare quick and easy meals without using animal products or adding fat.

From her Breakfast Home-Fry Hash and Fabulous Sweet Potato Enchiladas to No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars and Cheese(less) Cake

LeAnne’s recipes follow three important principles:

1. Optimal nutrition is based on eating food rather than nutrient supplements

2. The closer that foods are to their native states—prepared with minimal cooking, salting, and processing—the greater the long-term health benefits of eating them

3. It is best to choose locally and organically grown produce whenever possible

Filled with helpful tips on substitutions, keeping foods nutrient-rich, and transitioning to a plant-based diet, The China Study Cookbook shows how to transform individual health and the health of the entire family.

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35 thoughts on “Comment to win Whole or The China Study Cookbook

  1. Vegetarian In Vegas says:

    Both of the books listed would be fantastic reads. Within my family many women suffer with obesity, we also have a hard streak of cancer in our family. Tying to eat well is not always easy. I am working on building healthy habits around vegetarian and plant based meals. The more information one has the easier it is to build upon that information. Getting other people to join the bandwagon is often hard as well. Getting people to see food and what you eat in a new way is not always the easiest job. But like everything else in life it is one step at a time, hopefully forward in the correct direction.

    • I found that making the right choice on food became much easier when I found out what it does to me and the world we live in. Good luck to you and all your endevors.

  2. Rachel Newcomb says:

    I grew up in a large family that harvested most of our food from our garden. We all helped to can and jar what we could use outside of growing season. My mother ground whole wheat and made our bread, she made yogurt, we ate cracked wheat for breakfast. We didn’t drink soda, we didn’t eat school lunches. While this was partially due to financial reasons, an interesting side benefit is that today (40+ years later) none of my 8 brothers and sisters have weight or chronic/serious health problems. None of us even wear glasses. Good genes? Luck? Perhaps, but I firmly believe that good nutrition and health habits are crucial when we’re young and we can reap the benefits throughout our lives. I am a believer.

    • My Mother pretty much fed me the same stuff and I couldn’t figure out why I was still an overweight teenager. When I cut dairy and meat I was still gaining weight it wasn’t until I got rid of the processed food like bread, denatured flours, candy and fast food that I felt in control of my waist line. I believe you are correct in why your family is doing so well, I am happy to be a part of it 🙂

    • You won the book whole if you can please send me an address that it can be sent I will forward it onto the publisher so it can come your way. I hope you get a lot of good use out of it and thanks for stopping by

  3. Crys says:

    I am trying to learn how to eat healthier for my husband and myself. I am obese and need to lose weight for my hearts sake but am having a terrible struggle in that direction. Have spent a lot of hours the past two weeks researching plant based eating…wow! there is soooo much to learn and to comprehend for this lousy cook who does not know how to make tasty meals without dairy. I intend to keep reading and learning and trying. I am making tiny changes slowly…..keep ypur fingers crossed for me please.

    • Well this website is meant for you it doesn’t need to be difficult at all. I have been coaching two obese clients and they have lost about 20 lbs each in under 2 months. All u need to know is if it isn’t in it’s natural state, do not purchase it and when making a recipe u don’t need much ingredients keep it very simple. The more complicated the recipe the less likely it is good for you. Only drink water absolutely nothing else. Get a full nights sleep and exercise a minimum of 10 minutes a day. Enjoy the journey and do not try to be perfect it takes time to learn.

  4. Sue Boyles says:

    I am currently reading The China Study after hearing Dr. Campbell speak on Dr. Radio. I have thought about living a plant based lifestyle for some time now, but this book has pushed me over the top. Now I have started experimenting with new grains and recipes.

    My husband isn’t completely on board yet, so I have been grilling him some meat to go along with the dishes I’m creating a couple of days a week. That is my temporary solution until I can get more creative with my cooking.

    I am extremely excited to learn about how to respond to the questions I’m getting from him and a few friends on “how can you survive without calcium from milk?”, and “you HAVE to have animal protein to survive”.

    I love discovering the communities out there that support my choices like this one and am looking forward to diving deeper into this lifestyle.

    • Here is one for you. Calcium from dairy inhibits your bodies ability to absorb iron. The places in the world with the least amount of osteoperosis are the places with the least amount of dairy consumption. Get your calcium from plants and your body can use it and doesn’t get hurt in the process.

  5. I find it hard to use less meat and still feel full after a meal is done. I love learning about plants and things I’ve never thought of to use in cooking. I have a 1 year old that I am trying to instill good eating habits and try at least twice a week to have plant based meals.

    • My friends have been feeding their kid plantbased as soon as he was done nursiing he is healthy and functioning at peak levels. I have never, ever not been full and wanted meat unless I didn’t eat enough. This is a lifestyle change and not a diet regime. the greatest thing about eating a whole food plant-based diet is that you can eat as much as you like.

  6. Joe Yetter says:

    What makes going vegan tough for us? We raise cattle and poultry! Our beef is grass-fed, our chickens are free-range, and the eggs have pumpkin-orange yolks, and we convince ourselves that these–in moderation–are good for us; they certainly are delicious. We have tons of fresh veggies and fruits from our gardens and orchard, and I eat more than a USDA week’s supply of greens every day.

    • That does sound nice. I love what eggs can do to recipes but there are so many alternatives. celery munching hippie meatless people were the butt of the majority of my jokes as a youth into adulthood. The thing that changed my mind was health. I love animals I have raised chickens and hand milked cows for senior farmers. However my love for animals does not overpower my common sense. People need to eat and will eat whatever they want and when you have a business that supports your family you got to stick with it. Plant based is a principle that we eat all meals focused on plants instead of meat. My in laws are farmers and they suffer from all sorts of issues due to what they consume. I know it is tuff and might seem backwards at times but you might ust need a wake up call. I did I started to have mini heart attacks while training for a marathon. It made no sense to me I looked great but internally I was a mess. Good luck to you and your farm and I hope this website helps your family implement more plants into every meal.

  7. The China Study changed my view of nutrition and erased my fears of embracing a vegan diet. No longer do I allow those around me to perpetrate the myths that the media and our culture use to oppose a nutritious healthy diet.

    When I became a vegetarian 15 years ago, I experienced the same resistance to my views on animal welfare as I am with nutrition being a “new” vegan. It’s sad to know how little things have changed. However, I only need to look back on my experience to know that only I can incorporate a vegan lifestyle by being persistent, thoughtful and conscious of my choices.

    I’m hopeful that studies like the China Study and books like Whole can inspire others to make these changes in their lives. I’d love to read Whole and share the China Study cookbook with others interested in transforming their diet and their health.

    • Things are changing it just takes time. Eventually people will not be able to deny the positive results as the people around them become healthier eating plant-based.

  8. Jackie says:

    I would love to win these books, I tired a vegan diet a few months ago, and after 3 months of the diet I fell back into my old habits. I would love these books to assist me in eating a plant based diet again!

    • For some people it takes a year or two before they feel comfortable eating plantbased. Do not be to hard on yourself anything you have done so far is only adding to your ability to gain more health. Do better today by adding more veggies. Thebest part of eating better is that you will feel better.

  9. Stacey says:

    My challenge eating plant based is my husband. When I make a healthy delicious plant based recipe, he comments: where’s the meat? It can be frustrating!

    • I use to be that husband. Do not get frustrated he will start to envy what you are eating they always do. the first year i started transitioning everyone made fun of me and called me the rabbit but when it came to meal time or snack time it was the jokers that were always envious of what I was eating. You are also just going to keep getting sexier eating this way he will not be able to ignore eventually. Keep up the good work.

  10. Helen says:

    I have been trying to lose weight. I also was finding that my blood pressure was creeping up. I have been a vegetarian for 35 plus years. I read The China Study and decided to go a step further to a whole food plant based diet. My blood pressure came down and I am gradually losing weight. I feel so much better and know that this is the correct course for me to follow. I do not miss the cheese and eggs that I cut from my diet. I also read Whole. My only regret is that I have not been able to identify a primary care physician who supports this lifestyle in my city that is supposed to have one of the top hospitals in the country.

    • There is no money in people eating fruits and vegetables, there is no money being made when you don’t need to see a doctor or buy his medicine. A physician may or may not ever come out of the woodwork but you also do not need to disclose all that you are eating, only that you are eating well balanced meals.

  11. Tammy says:

    I would love to win either of these books (though I think I missed the drawing). I’m relatively new to vegan eating. It’s been five months now. I have a twenty-one year old son and a five year old. The oldest has started to go vegetarian for the majority of his meals. It’s harder with the five year old, but I’m making little changes, and have mostly eliminated dairy from his diet. Anyway, my husband is the tough convert. I do “Meatless Monday” and he’s admittedly liked everything I’ve made over these past few months, but he still holding fast to his meat and cheese the rest of the time. Baby steps, right?

  12. I am so excited, I have ordered Whole a couple of weeks ago. I was informed that I will hopefully get it in 4 weeks’ time (it takes a while to get the books to South Africa). I was not aware of the cook book at the time, so I will have to add it to my wish list for a future date.

    I have read the China study, and did the certificate in plant based nutrition after that. I love the idea that the lifestyle is kind, compassionate and also the healthiest option available. I am sure the winner of these fantastic books can really benefit from it and hopefully also influence many people around them.

    I like that we are not victims but can take a lot of responsibility for our own health.

  13. Dina Thachet says:

    Over 19 years ago, I was diagnosed with Stage IV Lupus Nephritis where my kidneys were only functionning at about 10%. I intially had to go through aggressive chemotherapy to manage the inflammation, was fine for a few years, but had to go through it once again. At that point is when I made a commitment to using my already vegetarian diet to help prevent issues and manage my health versus having to rely on chemotherapy or other toxic drugs. Over time, I have grown towards a vegan diet and I have been stable ever since, and fortunately in relatively good health, considering. I would love to win any of the books–The China Study, the cookbook or Whole, but if i have to choose one, I would love The China Study to add to my arsenal of books that have literally helped me save my life. Thank you in advance for your commitment to helping people make better choices!!

  14. Carol Hill says:

    This cookbook is amazing!
    I am a single mother with two daughters diagnosed with brain tumours in the same place. This is a very rare condition. My daughter read the book and decided to try the cookbook. She has now convinced her sister to only eat the foods mentioned in the as she is now under going radiation and chemotherapy together to try and stop the tumour growing. My other daughter has not had surgery yet so she is hoping by eating differently she will prevent it. We have one book between us and would very much appreciate a another.

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