T. Colin Campbell @ AC2005

Just prior to lunch I’m in a session on diet and nutrition … good
timing.  What I really like about this conference is the
multi-disciplinary sessions … the accelerating future of 

This session is titled T. Colin Campbell, Cornell University.  Changing the World one
Bite at a Time: The China Study

and he is immediately jumping into the “common sense” knowledge. 
I’m sure that he is about to throw out some curves.  He feels that
good nutrition is being forgotten … we just don’t think abou tit, or
the implications, on a daily basis.  Like every time that we
eat.  Oh … and he said that supplements are NOT nutrition in his

One powerful statement was that he believes that nutrition can bring
the responsibility of health back to the individual!  In our age
of exploding health costs, this makes complete sense.  We know
that good nutrition can prevent and cure disease, controls disease
producing genes, and reduces toxicities and facilitates
metabolism.  He expressed his frustration where in specialized
groups – sports as an example – the value of nutrition is so well known
… but not communicated to the average person.

He reviewed his research into high-protein diets … 20%+ … and the
high-incident of cancer that they found.  Up to 10% … no effect
… but above that they saw an increased rate of cancer in
animals.  In addition, they have gathered a lot of data showing
the effects of animal proteins vs. plant proteins … and the impacts
on a long list or diseases.  At the end of his presentation he
pointed to Biosignia as a web site to check out.  Ok … time for lunch!  🙂

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