Updated: Jul 18
Dr. T. Colin Campbell will generously share an hour of his time and and share his wisdom with the 6D Community on 23 September 2023 at 11:00am EST/8:00am PST. We will be discussing his revealing work published in Whole and The Future of Nutrition - both books we have recently explored in our 6D Living Book Club.
In order to show our gratitude as a community for this amazing opportunity, proceeds will be donated to The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. 6D Living receives NO proceeds from this event.
Our community is humbled and honored to be able to ask questions directly of Dr. Campbell, making our discussion truly a community experience. We hope you will consider joining the discussion and submit your questions for Dr Campbell about his life-changing work.
Our discussion will center on the entirety of his work with a focus on his books Whole and The Future of Nutrition in order to help us better understand the differences between, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of both a Reductionist Paradigm and a Wholistic Paradigm. Moreover, Dr Campbell will answer our questions about what our futures may hold - both as individuals and as a planet.
"T. Colin Campbell, PhD has been dedicated to the science of human health for more than 60 years. His primary focus is on the association between diet and disease, particularly cancer. Although largely known for the China Study--one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted, and recognized by The New York Times as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology”--Dr. Campbell’s profound impact also includes extensive involvement in education, public policy, and laboratory research.
In order to synthesize the findings of his long and rewarding career, and to give back to the public whose lives are threatened by rampant misinformation and special interests, Dr. Campbell co-wrote The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health, which has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. He is also the author of the The New York Times bestseller Whole, and The Low-Carb Fraud. Several documentary films feature Dr. Campbell and his research, including Forks Over Knives, Eating You Alive, Food Matters, and PlantPure Nation. He continues to share evidence-based information on health and nutrition whenever given the opportunity. He has delivered hundreds of lectures around the world and he is the founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and the online Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate in partnership with eCornell."
"In the early 1980’s, nutritional biochemist T. Colin Campbell, PhD of Cornell University, in partnership with researchers at Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, embarked upon one of the most comprehensive nutritional studies ever undertaken known as the China Project. China at that time presented researchers with a unique opportunity. The Chinese population tended to live in the same area all their lives and to consume the same diets unique to each region. Their diets (low in fat and high in dietary fiber and plant material) also were in stark contrast to the rich diets of the Western countries. The truly plant-based nature of the rural Chinese diet gave researchers a chance to compare plant-based diets with animal-based diets.
In 2005, T. Colin Campbell, PhD and his son Thomas M. Campbell, MD, shared the China Project findings along with additional research with the world in The China Study. Their best selling book examines the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer and the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists. The China Study is hailed as one of the most important books about diet and health ever written."
"Wholism is a lens through which we might view the world differently—a critical concept that emphasizes the interconnectedness of the parts of every whole. It can be applied to our understanding of many different fields: biology, psychology, ecology, and more. Though wholism does not reject the study of parts, it does incorporate what we learn about parts into a greater context. A wholist believes, as Aristotle expressed over two millennia ago, that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
The health of an individual body is a great example of a “whole” that exceeds the sum of its “parts”—the complex, integrated systems within our bodies that support health (all the way down to the cellular level) have been fine-tuned throughout our long evolution as a species, and none of these systems is completely independent of the others. They all work together, rely on each other, and are constantly readjusting to suit the greater cause of maintaining whole balance. To understand health in this way, through the lens of wholism, is to understand the limits of our need to distinguish between parts.
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. Whole is an eye-opening, paradigm-changing journey through cutting-edge thinking on nutrition, a scientific tour de force with powerful implications for our helath and for our world."
"In a 2013 cross-sectional study of Texas Head Start teachers, researchers found that “nutrition-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors” were severely lacking. Despite the fact that the vast majority of the surveyed teachers believed nutrition was important—and despite the fact that health is a major priority of the national Head Start program—not a single one of the study’s participants could answer five elementary questions about nutrition (e.g., which has more calories: protein, carbohydrate, or fat?), and most of them reported that they were confused about nutrition. Moreover (and reflecting trends in the general public), most of the study’s participants were either overweight or obese.
This may only be one example, but it illustrates a much larger problem in our society: we suffer from an undeniable epidemic of nutrition confusion. In fact, this confusion has become a mammoth industry unto itself. The explosive demand for lifestyle books, blogs, magazines, podcasts, and other media indicate an extraordinary demand for guidance, and it’s virtually impossible to avoid the almost constant stream of advertising that preys on our confusion. We are not a healthy, well-informed public.
In The Future of Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell cuts through the noise with an in-depth analysis of our historical relationship to the food we eat, the source of our present information overload, and what our current path means for the future - both for individual health and society as a whole. The Future of Nutrition offers a fascinating deep-dive behind the curtain of the field of nutrition - with implications both for our health and for the practice of science itself."