Change is the Name of the Game
Personally, since coming upon these findings, my family and I have managed to change our diets substantially. I know what it's like to eat meat.
I was raised on a dairy farm and I milked cows from the time I was 5 until I was 21. |
When I went away to school, I eventually got my Ph.D. in animal nutrition at Cornell, where I worked on a project to produce animal protein more efficiently. So both my personal life and my professional life were entirely on the other end of the research findings that we've been getting.
Blood cholesterol levels can be reduced by reducing dietary animal protein and exchanging it for dietary plant protein. Some of the plant proteins, particularly soy, have an impressive ability to reduce blood cholesterol.
We started changing our diet when our children came along, and we have been changing ever since. In the short run, people who are accustomed to a high-salt, high-fat diet are not going to like healthier foods at first.
But if you have a little patience, you will find that after two or three months, perhaps longer, you will pick up new tastes. Tastes do change. You will then discover that you are happier and more fit than ever before.
T. Colin Campbell, who was trained at Cornell (M.S., Ph.D.) and MIT (Research Associate) in nutrition, biochemistry and toxicology, presently holds the endowed chair of Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry at the Division of Nutritional Sciences Cornell University. In addition he is co-chair of the World Cancer Research Fund.|
T.C. Campbell's principal scientific interests since the late 1950's, has been on the effects of nutritional status on long term health, particularly on the causation of cancer.
He has conducted original research both in laboratory experiments and in large-scale human studies; in addition, he has participated in multiple deliberations on state, national and international policy matters, has lectured extensively, and has authored over 300 research papers.