Diseases of Affluence


Course Overview

In this course, we begin with an overview of the China Project, the most comprehensive study of diet, lifestyle, and disease ever undertaken. We then take a closer look at of some of the most prominent chronic diseases and conditions (cancer, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes) and how you can improve your health with optimal nutrition. You will become familiar with the scientific research results indicating how diet can reduce the risk of and even reverse the progression of these diseases.

This course includes

  • Three activities
  • Four quizzes
  • Three required discussions
  • One video transcript file
  • Readings

What you’ll Learn

  • The basic design and methodology of the China Project
  • How cancer begins and how it progresses
  • The basic role of nutrition, genetics, and chemicals in the development of cancer
  • The pathology of the heart, how heart disease develops and what factors such as nutrition are key to its treatment
  • Impact of whole food plant-based diets on weight loss and diabetes
Individuals seeking to improve their own personal health, as well as medical, nutritional, and health education professionals who want to enhance their skills and education.