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Read By: Don Hagen Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781624609800

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Longest Chapter Length:

46:16 minutes

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13:13 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

33:28 minutes

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Publisher Description

What happens when you eat an apple? The answer is vastly more complex than you imagine.

Whole, a New York Times bestseller and an eye-opening, paradigm-changing journey through cutting-edge thinking on nutrition, is a scientific tour de force with powerful implications for our health and for our world.

Every apple contains thousands of antioxidants whose names, beyond a few like vitamin C, are unfamiliar to us, and each of these powerful chemicals has the potential to play an important role in supporting our health. They impact thousands upon thousands of metabolic reactions inside the human body. But calculating the specific influence of each of these chemicals isn’t nearly sufficient to explain the effect of the apple as a whole. Because almost every chemical can affect every other chemical, there is an almost infinite number of possible biological consequences—and that’s just from an apple.

Nutritional science, long stuck in a reductionist mindset, is at the cusp of a revolution. The traditional gold standard of nutrition research has been to study one chemical at a time in an attempt to determine its particular impact on the human body. These sorts of studies are helpful to food companies trying to prove there is a chemical in milk or prepackaged dinners that is “good” for us, but they provide little insight into the complexity of what actually happens in our bodies or how those chemicals contribute to our health.

In The China Study, T. Colin Campbell revolutionized the way we think about our food with the evidence that a whole food, plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat. Now, in Whole, he explains the science behind that evidence, the ways our current scientific paradigm ignores the fascinating complexity of the human body, and why, if we have such overwhelming evidence that everything we think we know about nutrition is wrong, our eating habits haven’t changed.

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“Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition picks up where the author’s popular The China Study leaves off. The China Study examined what we should eat and provided scientific support for these considerations: Whole considers the ‘why’ of how a whole-food, plant-based diet provides optimal nutrition. From cellular changes to the entire organism, this provides a scientific basis for a whole-foods diet plan, considering the antioxidants in foods, what happens to the body upon eating foods, and considering how the influences of chemicals affect biology. Many books promote whole foods without backing their contentions with scientific research: this offers explanations of that science and provides readers with a powerful survey of nutrition and its scientific basis. Any health or food collection needs this.”

— California Bookwatch 


  • “Don Hagen is an excellent narrator to deliver this persuasive health audio…With his intelligent phrasing, clear enunciation, and mature-sounding sonority, Hagen’s performance promotes engagement and thoughtful reflection. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    — AudioFile
  • “There are very few material game-changers in life, but this book is truly one of them. The information herein—backed up by extraordinary peer-reviewed science—has the power to halt and reverse disease, give you energy you’ve never known, and put you on a path of transformation in just about every positive way. Read it and get ready to soar.”

    — Kathy Freston, New York Times bestselling author
  • “In this provocative book, T. Colin Campbell, based on his long career in experimental research and health policy making, uncovers how and why there is so much confusion about food and health and what can be done about it. The China Study revealed what we should eat; Whole answers why. Read and enjoy; there’s something here to inspire and offend just about everyone.”

    — Dean Ornish, MD, New York Times bestselling author and founder and president, Preventive Medicine Research Institute
  • “Campbell lays down a challenge to outdated methods and status quo thinking, calling for widespread changes in government policy as well as nutritional research…Whole will touch you at the cellular level and challenge you to rethink what you believe you knew about nutrition…Whole is that rare sequel that lives up to the original. It picks up where The China Study left off and solidifies Campbell’s status as the modern era’s godfather of nutrition…Campbell has changed the field of nutrition…[and now] throws a serious monkey wrench into the evils of the current scientific method.”

    — VegNews magazine
  • “Campbell’s follow-up to his best-selling The China Study is more of the same, in the best way…The entirety of the book is a passionate and convincing case for that ideal diet…His years of scientific study and calm, measured tone are highly convincing, making a firm case that changing one’s diet is the best way to assure good health. Readers will be inclined to put down their processed food snacks once they read what could be a life-changer of a book.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “Whole makes a convincing case that modern nutrition’s focus on single nutrients has led to mass confusion with tragic health consequences. Dr. Campbell’s new paradigm will change the way we think about food and, in doing so, could improve the lives of millions of people and save billions of dollars in health care costs.”

    — Brian Wendel, creator and executive producer of Forks over Knives


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  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About T. Colin Campbell

Dr. T. Colin Campbell, an American biochemist who has been at the forefront of nutrition research for more than forty years, is the New York Times bestselling author of four books, including the blockbuster, million-selling The China Study, described by the New York Times as “the Grand Prix of epidemiology.” He is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. He has been featured in several documentary films, including Forks over Knives and Vegucated. He is the founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.

About Don Hagen

Don Hagen has been behind the microphone since fifth grade. He is a nine-time winner of the Peer Award for narration/voice-over and twice winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award. He has also been heard in radio and television commercials and documentaries. In addition to his freelance voice work, he is a member of the audiobook narration team at the Library of Congress.