Why he deserves it and the difference it could make
(This post was updated on 12-3-18) In the summer of 2016, I got the green light from Dr. Campbell to include a chapter in our new book that promotes his candidacy as a future recipient of the Nobel Prize in the category of Physiology or Medicine for his breakthrough work in cancer research–work that has gone completely unnoticed by the “cancer industry.”
To be sure, he reluctantly gave me his blessing for that chapter in our book because, as a modest man of great substance and integrity, he is uncomfortable with such personal exposure and would never seek such recognition for personal benefit. To read that entire chapter now (about 5,000 words), click on the link below. Otherwise, continue reading.
But Colin understands, as I do, that recognition from the Nobel Committee would put a stake in the ground about the relationship between food and cancer, to the benefit of billions of people around the globe–now and in generations to come. That recognition would also open the pathway to the eventual elimination of all animal-based foods that are so harmful to our health and our ecosystem–even threatening our future as a species.
On 7-18-16, I sent out BSB #16 announcing how we had included a chapter in our new book on this topic. It is a mini version of this blog that appears in my “Bite-Size Blog” series. Click on this image to learn more about these mini blogs.
Criteria for Nobel Selection. From the nobelprize.org website, the criteria for selection in the category of Physiology or Medicine is stated thusly:
The person who shall have made the most important discovery within the domain of physiology or medicine.
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 fifty years trying first verify if those findings were legitimate and secondly, to understand if those lab findings in animals were applicable to humans. By 1983, he had become quite convinced that they were on both counts, telling me two weeks ago:
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
For the past fifty years, he has gone about his quest, getting funding from the NIH and leading many dozens of scientific studies of his own at Virginia Tech and Cornell. Throughout his journey, 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 with cancer growth in humans.”
Why is there such resistance from our top schools of nutrition and from the cancer industry in general? Why are they not thrilled that a possible cure for cancer is within reach?
In a word, yet no one wants to say it out loud, it all boils down to MONEY. If the general public were to learn that cancer growth could be slowed, stopped or reversed–simply by choosing the right foods, the cancer industry would be in big trouble.
To be sure, this $200 billion, profit-oriented business could never condone anything that threatened its revenue stream. That disturbing conclusion prompted me to offer up a new definition for “alternative medicine:”
“Any approach to medicine where an ultimate cure provides little or no revenue for the medical industry.”
J. Morris Hicks
In 2016, I began asking the same question in all of my letters to VP Biden, in my speeches, in my blogs and in our new book.
The question is about why no one in the cancer industry has bothered to conduct the human trials necessary to determine if there really is a simple cure for cancer within reach–and that it’s been right under our noses all along. Here’s that question that no one seems to be able to answer:
“In the thirteen years since The China Study was published in 2005, why hasn’t the NIH (or any other cancer research organization) conducted a single human study aimed at determining if Dr. Campbell’s lab findings were transferable to human cancer patients?”
The Bottom Line. If Colin is correct in his conclusion that cancer growth in humans can be stopped by removing animal protein from the diet, and he is highly confident that it can, when the information finally hits the mainstream news, it will likely mean huge financial set-backs for not only the meat, dairy, and egg industries, but also for the huge global pharmaceutical industry, on pace to hit $1.3 trillion by 2019.
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 our top schools of nutrition and medicine, the Nobel Committee is not beholden to those industries and may be able to start making things right by awarding their prestigious prize to Dr. T. Colin Campbell–before it’s too late. Colin will turn 85 in March of 2019 and the Nobel Prize is not presented posthumously. The oldest recipient ever was 87.
What can you do to help?
To raise the global awareness of T. Colin Campbell and his world-changing research, please share this blog-post with everyone you know. It’s time to take control of our health away from the industries who’re more concerned about their profits than they are the health of their patients.
Watch Dr. Campbell talk about his cancer research in this 2016 video, courtesy of Dr. John McDougall.
For more on this topic, visit: What’s FOOD got to do with cancer?
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