The China Study - Nutritional and reading recommendations
April 30, 2014 10:11 AM Subscribe
The China Study and associated diet was recommended by my physician this morning. I am looking for your advice both nutritionally and educationally, as I'm very open to this after the last few weeks.
posted by glaucon to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
This morning, my physician leaned hard on me regarding the China Study and the associated diet. I was motivated to set this appointment because of some likely gallstone issues the last few weeks, and I'm quite open to ideas and changes. I've also been moving this way somewhat slowly, so I think this is the push I need.
I am looking for help in a few areas:
-What books, websites, articles or communities do you recommend about The China Study and the heavy plant based diet associated with it? My goal is to transition to this diet. I understand it is vegetarian so resources there are welcome, too.
-She recommended a few supplements I need your advice on. The fact that supplements are unregulated (even though I believe the FDA is more reactionary than preventative) concerns me. What brands or trade groups do you recommend for fish oil and B12?
-What vegetable protein powder brands do you use? I'm open to hemp, spirulina and anything else (I know that the whole diet of what I eat is an important part of my protein intake, too, so I'm not looking to go overboard on protein here but I want to hear what brands of protein powder you use).
Also, any advice or personal stories on the transition you made to this diet will be welcomed, too.
(yes, I noticed previous AskMeFi questions related to these topics, but the most important was 8 years old).