Hundreds of medical doctors learning plant-based nutrition

Since the T. Colin Campbell Foundation teamed up with eCornell in 2009, there have now been over 2,000 people who have earned their certificates in plant-based nutrition. And that group includes some 500 medical doctors, who receive continuing medical education credits for taking the course.

As you may know—in our book, and in several blogs—I have often written about the sad saga of what has happened to academic freedom in the United States—at least as it pertains to the study of nutritional science. Dr. Campbell now refers to it as “academic unfreedom,” a phenomenon why this same plant-based nutrition course is no longer available for credit toward graduation from Cornell University. Why is that?

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The short reason is that all schools of nutritional science in the United States are controlled by the food industry—just as our medical schools are controlled by the pharmaceutical industry.

It’s a truly sad state of affairs but one that is gradually beginning to change. What’s driving the change? The “big picture” truth about nutrition that has been told in The China Study and is now being taught to hundreds of medical doctors each year.

In the following video, Dr. Campbell talks about his second book which will be released in the spring of 2013. He’s not quite ready to go public with the title, but did share some insights in this 3-minute video. In his new book, he will focus on three key words: nutrition, medicine and health.

Scientific Integrity. The tagline of the Dr. Campbell’s foundations tells the story: Scientific integrity for optimal nutrition. We should all be thankful for this great man and his courage to stand up against the corruption that has spread throughout the mega system that controls what we eat and how we treat disease in this country. Here are a few of my recent posts on this new category “academic freedom” on this website.

With industry now controlling our schools of nutrition, is academic freedom dead?

Academic “Unfreedom” at Cornell—T. Colin Campbell.  That was the headline in the Cornell Progressive on March 8, 2012 We may no longer have academic freedom at Cornell or ANY of our schools of nutrition, but the first amendment is alive and well. And it was recently exercised by … Continue reading → or choose one of my earlier blogposts below:

But even without academic freedom, we all still have the freedom to choose what we wish to eat and how we wish to take care of our own health. For more information about the foundation’s plant-based nutrition course, scroll to the link at the bottom of this post.

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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