Dr. Campbell created the term ‘whole food, plant-based’ to distinguish it from vegetarian diets that include processed, high fat foods & often supplements.
T. Colin Campbell, PhD
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.
There is a business benefit to a population of confused consumers who want ‘magic bullet’ fixes for our diet and health problems.
T. Colin Campbell’s response to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines Report.
The New York Times didn’t want to print this: low-carb diets & ‘personalized nutrition’ survive because we like to believe good things about our bad habits.