Recommended reading for the martial arts. This is my personal library list. I practice Okinawan Te or "Ryukyu Ti." My system is derived from two others, one being the main influence of Shorin-ryu and the second Goju-ryu. The branch under Shorin-ryu is Isshin-ryu as developed by Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei.

I wanted to create a library reference blog where I can provide a listing of the books I have in my library, present and past (past in that some have been lost in transit over the years). I will provide a graphic, if available, a short description, if available, and the bibliography. When possible a link to Amazon will be provided.

"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider..." - Francis Bacon

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

The China Study

Campbell, T. Colin and Campbell, Thomas M. II. "The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-term Health. BenBella Books, inc. Texas. 2006.

Review: This book is important not just for martial artists but for any human being who desires to maximize their potential, both health and martial, through fueling the body and mind with proper foods, etc.

This one was earth shaking for me. I had an incident a few years back and was told to go on medications, etc. and I refused. I already knew there had to be some way around those recommendations and all they would subject to my mind and body as to complications, etc.

I changed my diet but even then it was not enough even when the specialist said diet would not do it. Now, today, I have come to the conclusion that I would refuse both bypass heart surgery and/or angioplasty, etc. along with the drugs and am moving to the diet explained in the China Study. I am almost totally on a plant based diet except for fish. I am going to move away from fish as well and get what I need and what the body truly desires from a plant based whole food diet.

This is something I believe wholeheartedly and the first time I have seen the facts and figures in print that say, this stuff is meant to be how I nourish my body. The stories involved are inspiring and bring me great hope for a long, healthier and happier life way into the hundreds. I want to be a karate-ka who exceeds the hundred ten years mark.

This book is a must read for everyone. You can read some of the stories within the pages and come to understand that this study is earth shaking news and changed my way of seeing my health, fitness and well-being.

ADDENDUM dtd May 18, 2012: I have read this book and find it illuminating yet at the same time I believe that unless you read it with an open mind you will find it ...... it is earth shattering, earth shaking and confirms my growing suspicions about our medical and food industries.  I have changed my diet, I have joined the Dr. McDougall web site and I will live a long and healthy life because I have been presented the information which I CHOOSE to incorporate into my life as my wife will do as well. Thank you Dr's Campbell and Dr. McDougall for going the distance, stepping up to the plate and attempting to do what no one else has the intestinal fortitude to do - create a healthy lifestyle.

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