This week I began my last course to complete a certificate in plant-based nutrition through eCornell . This three-course certificate program was designed to introduce the general public, and medical professionals, to the vastly underestimated ability of properly executed nutrition to maintain health and prevent disease.
The first course in the series, Nutrition Fundamentals, identifies the true causes of degenerative disease – poor dietary practices – and offers scientifically based solutions to reduce disease risk. The second course, Diseases of Affluence, presents solutions to the crisis facing America’s health care system and a dietary solution for your own optimal health. The final course, Principles in Practice, demonstrates practical applications of plant-based nutrition in a variety of contexts illustrating the powerful effects of a whole food, plant-based diet on our society and the positive impact its acceptance could have on our future.
Together, these courses present a powerful science-based approach to nutrition that can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity and improve your quality of life.
The certification was created by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D , who for more than 40 years, has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Study , is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Could Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University and Project Director of the China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and Health Project. The study was the culmination of a 20-year partnership of Cornell University, Oxford University , and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine.
I have already completed the first two courses in previous months. The third course is described as the most enjoyable because students witness the previously taught principles displayed in real life. So far I would agree! More to come on each of the following lectures provided by well known guest speakers: