Sunday, January 17, 2010

T. Colin Campbell Review

Friday was a busy day. In the morning I was able to attend a lecture given by T. Colin Campbell, author of "The China Study." The event was sponsored by Activz, and included a speech given by dietician Michelle Bacarella in addition to Dr. Campbell.

Dr. Campbell largely spoke about his China Study findings, however, he made some distinct points during the course of his speech. He made the claim that our body is constantly trying to create health, than followed this statement by asking where nutrition fit into this. His answer? It doesn't. He made the claims that nutrition is largely misunderstood by the general public. He also claimed that research funding in regards to nutrition hardly exists, and doctors are rarely if ever trained in nutrition. He also stated that national policy and standards are corrupted by the food and drug industries.

He made the recommendation that medical schools should focus more on nutrition and train future doctors in this.

He also redefined the word nutrition by stating that nutrition:

1. Involves integrated effects of countless food consitituents
2. Involves infinitely complex mechanisms to produce comprehensive health
3. Nutrition supported by excellence, water, sunshine is greater than the sum of it's parts' it is a biological symphony.

Dr. Campbell also spoke about a 2nd book he was writing that explored the definition of nutrition and where it fit into our society. He and Michelle also took questions publicly at the end of the lecture, and were available after the lecture to meet and greet those in attendance.

DVD's of the lecture will be available in the future. If interested in receiving a copy when available, please send an email to

At the end of the lecture, the group announced that they will be holding a second meeting this coming Tuesday night at 7:00pm at the Provo Marriott to explain more about their product and to also hear from author Mary Roberts Smith of "Looking Younger and Living Longer." For more detailed information, email

1 comment:

  1. I love the China Study! Where was he speaking? I'm so sad I missed it.