A tortured understanding of nutrition and cancer has created a money-making medical machine that will break our bank, ruin the environment and leave many without adequate healthcare.
T. Colin Campbell, PhD
T. Colin Campbell, PhD reflects on George Eisman, a gentle soul who inspired him to teach a vegetarian nutrition course at Cornell University in the early ‘90s.
Dr. Giles Yeo interviewed me for the BBC. It is now abundantly clear that Yeo and the BBC intended to disparage the notion that food matters for our health.
Dr. Campbell created the term ‘whole food, plant-based’ to distinguish it from vegetarian diets that include processed, high fat foods & often supplements.
The new PMI is very similar to the experimental design of Dr. Campbell’s 1980’s NIH proposal. Unlike PMI, its emphasis was on nutrition not on pharmaceuticals.
Discussing and debating the underlying science of food can be as personal, contentious and flagrantly irrational as politics or religion.
Eating too much of any rich food, even plants in whole form, may not be a good idea for people with heart disease. However, science shows if eaten in moderation, may provide health benefits.
The conversation surrounding saturated fat continues, when we should be discussing animal protein. By the way, isolated plant oils are not healthy either.
Myth-buster Hyman’s claim that fat is good, not bad, is the principal basis for this entire book.