I started reading Colin Campbell’s “The Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition”. I previously read and was mesmerized by his, “The China Study”, it was great. I recommend both. I know “The China Study” is a Bad name for a book, but the content is fantastic.
With regard to “The Whole”, in the first section he emphasizes that he is very upset with the system and wants the truth to be known. He is upset because he says money interests have silenced the words of science and the strong and valid findings showing nutrition is more powerful than any other method to promote health and treat disease. He says nutrition is being silenced because it does not support our established way of understanding how things work or our current paradigm. He makes it clear that nutrition findings are being challenged because it may do harm to how many make money today.
An example of the influence of money on research was published on October 6, 2019 in the New York Times, “Scientist Who Discredited Meat Guidelines Didn’t Report Past Food Industry Ties” by Tara Parker-Pope and Anahad O’Connor. These scientists are using the same techniques described in Do Not Let Deniers Doubt Dissuade post by supporting doubt. Doubt is instilled through misdirection or taking attention away from facts just as magician misdirects a persons attention away so people thinks the trick is magic. This analogy is used in Naomi Oreskes’ excellent film, “Merchants of Doubt“.
To support his post, I am sharing a powerful part of the beginning. He explains that if Whole Food Plant Based (WFPB) nutrition were a pill, what he says could be could be called “Eunutria”, its label would have this powerful list of scientifically proven effects:
- Prevents 95% of all cancers including those caused by environmental toxins
- Prevents nearly all heart attacks and strokes
- Reverses even severe heart disease
- Prevents and reverses type 2 diabetes so quickly and profoundly that after 3 days it is dangerous to keep using insulin
- Gets you to your ideal weight in a healthy sustainable way
- Eliminates most migraines, acne, colds and flue, chronic pain and intestinal distress
- Improves energy
- Cures Erectile dysfunction
- Slows and possibly reverses global warming
- Reduces groundwater contamination
- Ends the need for deforestation
- Shuts down factory farms
- Reduces malnutrition and dislocation among worlds poorest
It is results and information like this that has encouraged and motivated me to do my best to adopt a Whole Food Plant Based eating plan. By eating this way I can feel good about my choices because it is a way to use selfish, selfless, synergy to practice paneugenesis which means I contribute to comprehensive improvements by creating interactions so everyone and everything benefits.
Not only do I help everyone and everything benefit, it provides me with a good feeling for doing something good, gives me energy and vitality and also helps prevent things I want to avoid. Why would I want to make any other choice with regard to food? What do you think? Let me know how you help everyone and everything benefit.
Craig Becker, PhD
4 thoughts on “Updated: “The Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition””