Bite-Size Blog #16

T. Colin Campbell & the Nobel Prize

There are a great many people in the world who would be thrilled to see T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell, be awarded the Nobel Prize in the category of  "Physiology or Medicine." As one of those people in Colin's corner, I am trying to do my part to help raise the global public awareness of his world changing work--particularly in  the  field of cancer.

For example, there will be a chapter dedicated to this effort in the new book that I am co-authoring with John Kelly, MD, the author of "Stop Feeding Your Cancer." The working title of our new book is: 

Downsizing the Cancer Industry
By Publicly Sharing the Science 
Behind Cancer's Favorite Food

Colin's "prize-worthy" work in a nutshell. Since 1968, when he first learned of a scientific study (in India) strongly suggesting an association between animal protein in the diet and cancer growth, he has spent the better part of the next 48 years trying to understand if those lab findings in animals were applicable to humans. By 1983, he had become quite convinced that they were, telling me recently:

The evidence for me was abundantly convincing in 1983 that animal protein plays a major role in the growth of cancer in animals, and most-likely in humans . --T. Colin Campbell, PhD

Since 1968, as he has gone about his quest--getting funding from NIH and leading many dozens of scientific studies of his own at Virginia Tech and Cornell, he has been met with stiff resistance from the "meat & dairy controlled" schools of nutrition who have no interest in hearing that eating animal-based foods could "very likely be associated wit h cancer growth in humans." He writes extensively about all of this in his 2005 book he co-authored with son, Tom, an MD.

The Bottom Line. If Colin is correct, and he is highly confident that he is, when the news finally leaks out, it will likely mean huge financial set-backs for not only the meat, dairy, and egg industries, but also for the gigantic pharmaceutical industry, on pace to hit $1.3 trillion by 2018.

Naturally, those huge industries are not real keen on a cure for cancer that might be as simple as choosing broccoli, beans and apples over burgers, omelets and cheese. But, unlike schools of nutrition and medicine, the Nobel Committee is not beholden to those industries and may be able to begin to make things right by awarding their prestigious prize to Dr. T. Colin Campbell--before it's too late. The Nobel Prize is not  presented posthumously. For a longer version of this blog, click here.  

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Watch Dr. Campbell talk about his cancer studies
in this 2016,  9-minute video , courtesy of Dr. John McDougall.  

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