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, we focus on personal behavior and the tools that support positive lifestyle change. We analyze several popular diets and compare them to a whole food, plant-based diet. We then discuss the practical application of this lifestyle, including its role in raising a healthy family, improving athletic performance, and ensuring a lasting change. Much of this application includes dispelling popular myths—that children require dairy, that athletes require supplementation, etc. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and confidence to take control of your health and help others do the same.
The following course is required to be completed before taking this course:
- Nutrition and Society
- Diseases of Affluence
- Pros and cons of different diet plans
- Importance of optimal nutrition for maternal, child and adolescent health
- How diet can improve athletic performance
- Practical skills to help you assess your kitchen, shop for groceries, dine out and prepare healthy, plant-based meals
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