I’m reading one of the most important or famous or best-selling or controversial book about nutrition: The China Study. In brief, this book “examines the relationship between the consumption of animal products (including dairy) and chronic illnesses”.
The book has been aim of several criticisms around the world (I’ve read some of them in Italian), even the Italian AIRC, the non-profit association that raises funds for cancer research, wrote an article on its website to make some point against the book and against the vegan diet (“È vero che, sulla base del China Study, ci sono prove scientifiche a sostegno di una dieta vegana per ridurre il rischio di cancro?“).
Meanwhile, I read Umberto Veronesi‘s book “Verso la scelta vegetariana” (To The Vegetarian Choose). Veronesi is “an Italian oncologist and politician, internationally known for his contributions on prevention and treatment of breast cancer throughout a career spanning over fifty years”. Veronesi agrees that a vegetarian diet is important to fight cancer.
I’m not vegetarian, but I’ve always been a fan of the vegetarian diet, not only for ethical reasons, but for my health. Although, I strongly think that organic and raw food are the best for our body and mind, I’m not integralist about it: .
Here are some books or movies about this topic:
- Sugar Blues
- The China Study
- Verso la scelta vegetariana (in Italian)
- Cowspiracy (The film explores the impact of animal agriculture on the environment, and investigates the policies of environmental organizations on this issue)
- Super Size Me (Spurlock’s film follows a 30-day period from February 1 to March 2, 2003, during which he ate only McDonald’s food).