Dr. Campbell is a board-certified family physician. Thomas is executive director of a nonprofit organization in Ithaca, NY partnering with eCornell (Cornell University’s online education organization) to promote optimal nutrition through science-based education, advocacy, and research. A graduate of Cornell University, Thomas, with his father T. Colin Campbell, PhD, co-authored “The China Study, The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and The Startling Implications for Diet, Weight-Loss, and Long-Term Health.” The book has been a worldwide bestseller. Dr. Campbell continues to have a particularly strong interest in nutrition and lifestyle counseling. With strong evidence that many of the most common chronic diseases can be prevented and treated with lifestyle changes, Dr. Campbell strives to partner with patients to support them in helping them improve their health.
In this course, we are introduced to the China Project, the most comprehensive study of diet, lifestyle, and disease ever undertaken. We take a closer look at how diet is a major contributor to some of the leading causes of chronic disease and death worldwide including coronary heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer. Lastly, we examine the scientific research indicating how a whole food, plant-based lifestyle can reduce the risk of and even reverse these chronic diseases. This course includes:
- One activity
- Four quizzes
- Three required discussions
- Downloadable transcripts
- Basic design and methodology of the China Project
- How cancer begins and progresses
- Basic role of nutrition, genetics, and chemicals in the development of cancer
- Pathology of the heart, how heart disease develops, and how nutrition is key to its treatment Impact of whole food, plant-based diet on weight loss and diabetes
How It Works
For more than forty years, Dr. T. Colin Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Project, is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. He has more than seventy grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding and authored more than 300 research papers. In addition, he is coauthor with Thomas Campbell, MD, of the bestselling book, The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health and wrote the New York Times Bestseller Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition with Howard Jacobson, PhD.
Who Should Enroll
- Medical, nutritional, and other health professionals
- Anyone seeking to improve their personal health