Kristi Whitley

Healthy Living

Whole by T. Colin Campbell

Author of The China Study

Just finished Dr. T. Colin Campbell's book Whole. You may recognize Dr. Campbell's name from his famous book The China Study. He is professor emeritus from Cornell University. Anyway, Whole is the best elucidation on the American diet, food supply, and health care system I've read to date. Dr. Campbell takes the reader behind the scenes in the field of research, medicine, business, government and charity as it relates to diet and disease in America. I wish every person in America would read it then read The China Study and every other book and author they can find on plant-based diets.

Diet and Modern Medicine

Dr. Campbell's book is too important to reduce to a couple of paragraphs, but suffice to say if you are depending on an M.D. and prescription drugs to make you healthy or keep you healthy, you are totally screwed. Likewise for health information you get from the government, TV, magazines, or 90% of other media.

Tips from Whole by T. C. Campbell:

  • Go back to the garden and eat your food whole.
  • Get your nutrients from eating whole foods instead of taking extracts from foods in the form of vitamin supplements.
  • Shop 90% of your food from the produce section.
  • Stop eating meat, milk, cheese, ice cream, fish, chicken, eggs, processed sugars and flours.
  • Eat a baked potato instead of bread.
  • Eat veggie sticks instead of chips.
  • Eat a salad EVERY day and a green, non-starchy vegetable with every meal that isn't a salad.
  • Eat as big a variety of vegetables as you can find.
  • Buy a new one you've never eaten every week and go home and find a recipe on the internet that will teach you how to eat it. It can be a green like parsley or kale, a different color potato, or a different type of lettuce than you usually buy. The possibilities are endless as is your health potential. 

I am helping my friend Claire this week with nutritional intervention. She had convinced herself that her aches and pains, overweight, and list of health problems were her lot in life and part of getting old. She knows differently now and will be telling everyone she knows that there is a different way to live and grow old. It is with a plant-based diet. 

I sincerely urge you to read one or both of Dr. Campbell's books. They will open your eyes to the lies we have all been sold about health and medicine. 

Meanwhile, here is the updated version of my Vegan Ranch recipe. I AM SO SORRY about the previous one. I made it today following the recipe I sent to you and it was terrible! I hope you will try it again. 

Vegan “Ranch” Salad Dressing
1 cup Vegenaise
1/4 cup vinegar (more if needed to thin the dressing)
1 tablespoon of Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb seasoning
1 teaspoon dried dill
salt and pepper to taste
hot sauce, just a dash or two
stevia (tiny bit)
Mix all ingredients in a jar. It will last about 5 days in the fridge. 
For “Spicy” Ranch add jarred salsa to taste, about ¼ cup to the above measurements. Also, add a teaspoon each of cumin and chili powder. 
Try Vegan Ranch on this:

Pasta Salad My Way
1 box Quinoa Pasta Rotini, or brown rice pasta
1 can garbanzo or cannilini beans, drained, and rinsed (optional)
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
¼ cup chopped red onion or one bunch of green onions chopped
1 small zucchini, chopped
1 small can sliced black olives, drained
1 can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
¼ cup red wine vinegar
¼ cup evoo
1/3 cup chopped parsley or 1 tbsp dried
¼ cup chopped basil or 1 tbsp dried
2 t dried oregano
Tabasco to taste
½ t garlic salt
½ cup veganaise (optional)
Chop all the veggies and put into a large bowl. Add canned goods and warm freshly cooked pasta and toss with dressing. Make as far as a day in advance to allow the flavors to mingle.
Proverbs 19:20-21

Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.