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Celebrate 10 Years since the publication of Whole as we explore part 2 of Genetics v Nutrition

Registrations are still open to join us - we have nine more weeks of explorations of Whole and you are very welcome to join our online, international community book club - REGISTRATIONS OPEN THROUGH 31 MAY, 2023!

"This year, we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of Dr T. Colin Campbell's Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition. A follow-up to The China Study, Whole explores the shortcomings of the prevailing scientific paradigm of reductionism, which ignores the complexity of nutrition and the human body and, in doing so, distracts the public from learning the nutritional truth on how to obtain optimal health—through a whole food, plant-based diet! Whole was an instant NY Times bestseller, and it continues to positively influence the health and lives of hundreds of thousands of people. As Dr Campbell recently stated:

'From my perspective, this information is more necessary than ever. The reductionist mental prison is the main thing keeping us from doing grand things for ourselves, each other, and the rest of sentient life on earth. We must look for the natural networks that connect many seemingly disconnected events and activities. Only through doing so can we finally find the answers that elude us—the answers to global warming, the solution to world hunger, or the compassionate healing of our societies' most fearful health problems.' - Dr Campbell" - courtesy of CNS

Chapter Nine in Whole is part two of our deep dive into the world of Genetics versus Nutrition. We continue to be informed and challenged as we learn about how much power we actually have over our health and wellness. Genetics or Hereditary? The difference can be thought of as Knowledge versus Wisdom - knowing versus applying.\=

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster

than society gathers wisdom." - Isaac Asimov

We would like to share with you here various excerpts from chapter nine this week from Dr Campbell's work. We hope you find it thought provoking and perhaps give you pause to reclaim the power you have within you to create a life of wellness.

Excerpts from Whole by Dr T Colin Campbell

"All disease starts with genes and gene combinations; what we call diseases are the end stages of interactions between our genes and elements from our environment, through the medium of our bodies" (page 126)

"During my laboratory work with AF, one line of research showed that even when we had genetically predisposed a mouse or rat to develop liver cancer by intentionally damaging its genes through exposure to hepatitis B or to a high dose of AF, the cancer would develop only in the presence of a high-animal-protein diet. In other words, nutrition trumped environment, even when the environment was particularly nasty." (page 129)

"As we've seen before, reductionist research tends to create its own rabbit hole, into which researchers can plunge ever deeper as they move further and further away from usefulness and applicability" (page 135)

"If nutrition imbalance is more important to causing cancer than chemical carcinogens - if our diets can turn cancer on and off - then cancer something for which individuals possess some responsibility ... responsibility means empowerment. It means we have the power to control our health, through the simple act of choosing what we eat, rather than submit ourselves to random circumstance." (page 137)

Dr Campbell's final thought in the chapter (page 138)

"Yes, you need seeds to grow a lawn, just as you need genetic mutations to start growing precancerous lesions. But as anyone who has ever tilled a field can tell you, if you leave it alone for long enough the birds and the wind will happily seed it for you. Likewise, we live in a world where carcinogenic mutations abound, many of them from natural sources like the the sun, viruses, and molds. Unless you want to live in a hazmat bubble ... you can't avoid these carcinogens or the mutations they produce. The more effective method of prevention is to address what determines whether or not those mutations progress into cancer: nutrition."

We thank Dr Campbell for all he has done and continues to do for us all in this world trying to live a plant-centric lifestyle, searching for optimal health and wellness and for always sharing his own authentic self.

If you are interested in joining our explorations of Whole with our 6D Book Club, where we dig deep into these ideas each week on zoom and learn how they impact our own lives, you are welcome to join us - simply click here to register today!

Registrations close on 31 May 2023.


Whole by T. Colin Campbell, PhD is an eye-opening, paradigm-changing journey through cutting-edge thinking on nutrition, a scientific tour de force with powerful implications for our health and for our world.

"The first problem for all us , men and women, is not learn but to unlearn."

- Gloria Steinem

"In the China Study, T. Colin Campbell revolutionized the way we think about our food with the evidence that a shole 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."


Be well


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