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, you will hone your critical thinking skills then apply them to evaluate the state of health in your community and to navigate messages about health and nutrition.
You will also examine evidence-based principles on the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet and consider nutrition from an expanded perspective — that is, nutrition as a "symphony" of complex interactions rather than the result of individual nutrients and mechanisms — as you differentiate between reductionist and "wholistic" perspectives in nutrition.
Additionally, you will analyze how diet and the environment might affect gut health through the modification of the microbiota. You will then examine the effect of industry and government on public policy and individual food choices.
Featured experts are:
- Samara Sterling, PhD
- Michelle Loy, MD, FAAP, DipABLM, DipABOIM, DABMA
- James Marin, RD, EN
- Dahlia Marin, RDN, LN
- Michele Simon, JD, MPH
This course includes:
- Six quizzes
- Two required discussions
- One optional discussion
- Several activities
- Downloadable transcripts
Key Course Takeaways
- Hone your critical thinking skills and apply them to examine health and nutrition
- Apply Dr. T. Colin Campbell's 8 principles of food and health
- Enhance your understanding of nutrition, including various micro- and macronutrients
- Analyze nutrition and the gut microbiome, and how diet and nutrition may affect them
- Evaluate food policy and politics as well as their effects on diet and health choices
How It Works
For more than 40 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 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding and authored more than 300 research papers. In addition, he is co-author with Thomas Campbell, M.D., 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, Ph.D.
Who Should Enroll
- Anyone seeking to improve their personal health
- Medical and health professionals
- Chefs or food managers
- Athletes and personal trainers