Father-son duo T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., and Thomas Campbell, M.D., co-wrote The China Study, the popular 2005 book that explored the research on the benefits of a plant-based diet. Now, in Dr. Thomas Campbell's new book, The China Study Solution: The Simple Way To Lose Weight and Reverse Illness, Using A Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet, he shares his practical advice for living a plant-based lifestyle. In this excerpt, he explains what you should know about gluten.
Gluten is currently considered a great evil in our pop nutrition world. But based on current evidence, I believe this is an inaccurate exaggeration.
I also am disturbed by the popular proposal that gluten is so dangerous that if we just get rid of it we can eat creamy, cheesy foods and meats galore and find good health. This ignores a far deeper and broader body of evidence that dairy foods specifically and animal foods in general are much more poorly tolerated than gluten. Other foods are far more convincingly linked to chronic disease.