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Nelson Huber-Disla is a staff writer for the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. He lives in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, where he writes for non-profits, local government, and—always—his own pleasure. Additionally, he is the founder and owner of Pasquotank Pen, a content and copywriting studio that consults with businesses across the country.

How Common is Protein Deficiency?
How Common is Protein Deficiency?

We are a people preoccupied with protein. We have been ever since we discovered the nutrient in the mid-19th century. You might have heard that protein comes from the Greek proteios, meaning “of prime importance.”[1] And it is important—we cannot live without it. But judging by the level of attention granted to protein—in the mind … Continued


Why Are We Living Shorter Lives?
Why Are We Living Shorter Lives?

Changes in life expectancy can help us assess our collective health history. And there are a few lessons we can glean from the long-term trends.


Can Plant-Based Nutrition Help You Sleep Better?
Can Plant-Based Nutrition Help You Sleep Better?

Poor sleep (either insufficient duration of sleep or low-quality sleep) is associated with a weakened immune system, Alzheimer’s, disrupted blood sugar levels, cardiovascular disease, psychiatric conditions, and more.


Colorectal Cancer Trends & The Role of Nutrition
Colorectal Cancer Trends & The Role of Nutrition

In the greater context of the “war on cancer,” colorectal cancer seems a clear success. Compared to other cancer sites, incidence and mortality rates for colorectal cancer have improved tremendously. And there’s a chance that we would know much less about this disease, including how to prevent and treat it, if not for the concerted efforts of recent decades.


What Can We Learn From Cancer Trends, 1975–2020?
What Can We Learn From Cancer Trends, 1975–2020?

In a previous article, “Is it Time to Quit the ‘War on Cancer’?” we introduced the background for that so-called war, reviewed the policy changes that resulted from the 1971 legislation,[1] and analyzed why it may be time to put the war metaphor aside. We also saw that the fundamental question—are we winning the war?—is … Continued


Which Came First: The Chicken, the Egg, or the Dystopian Nightmare?
Which Came First: The Chicken, the Egg, or the Dystopian Nightmare?

The animal agriculture industry does not want you to know how the sausage gets made. Whenever possible, they attempt to hide their operations from the public. Some of those attempts are surprisingly brazen, their claims so obviously dubious. It’s as if they don’t expect us to do the most basic research.


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