The below is an excerpt by T Colin Campbell, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus, Cornell University. He is the author of The China Study. He is featured in the book and dvd, ‘Forks Over Knives’. The path to vibrant health is clear. Which road will you take?
When I examine the various proposals made in recent years to reform this system, I see all as having one remarkably consistent omission. It is our neglect of the remarkable ability of nutrition to promote health and decrease illness. I particularly refer to the emerging evidence on the exceptional health benefits provided by a whole food plant-based (WFPB) diet—or should I say, re-emerging evidence. Re-emergence because the idea of the healing power of food has been around at least since the time of ancient Greece. Hippocrates said it best when he exclaimed, “Let food be thy medicine.”