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A friend of mine just ended an 18-day water fast at a center in California
and while she was there T. Colin Campbell spoke. Thought some of you might be
interested in her notes of his talk.
Yesterday. T. Colin Campbell, Professor at Cornell and head of the
Cornell-Oxford China Project, the world's largest (and still ongoing)
dietary research project involving 10,000 Chinese families, gave a talk
here. This guy is about as straight, and as humble and self-effacing, as
they come. He's not a raw foodist. He's not a fanatic. His work has
been published in over 350 peer-reviewed journals. He was invited to
testify before the Senate subcommittee on Diet, Nutrition, and Cancer.
He was raised on a dairy farm and milked cows from age 5 to 21. He got a
Ph.D. in nutrition from Cornell way back when, and began his career
designing better animal feed (to grow cows faster). He routinely
speaks before audiences of 800 medical professors and students. He has
concluded after all his years of research that milk really is designed
for one thing: to grow a 65 pound calf into a 400 pound cow in one year.
His research group acquired some transgenic baby rats from the Scripps
Institute in La Jolla -- rats specifically bred to get cancer, and who
did get cancer, 100% of the time. Campbell hypothesized that perhaps
canceris NOT activated unless certain environmental factors are present,
despite the genetic propensity. To test that theory, he modified one
single element in the rats' diets. At Scripps, they were receiving the
standard laboratory rat diet, which contained 20% casein (milk protein).
He gave them a feed with 5% casein content. 87% of the rats did not get
cancer. He brought the casein content down to zero. None of them got
cancer. He experimented with adding casein. For every addition of
casein, cancers developed. For every reduction of casein, cancers
diminished or were entirely eliminated. This in a group of animals
destined, according to conventional wisdom, to get cancer 100% of the
time, bred as a commodity for researchers who count on it for their
You might ask if we can extrapolate from rats to humans. The China
Project findings show that the populations in China eating the lowest
proportion of animal products have the lowest rates of cancer. Campbell
said there is no measurable point at which reducing animal products in
one's diet is not beneficial.
Furthermore, he went so far as to say that he specifically implicates
dairy is the number one carcinogen, more than any other environmental or
dietary toxin. This is both from his own research in many different
domains (which I won't bore you with) and from epidemiological studies.
He sees dairy as the catalyst, the activator of nascent, latent cancers,
and metaphorically attributed that to milk's original function of
promoting growth in the baby calf.
By the way, he also debunked D'Adamo's work (blood typology) quite
humorously. And another person in the audience mentioned that he had met
the man who did the lectin research for D'Adamo at Gabriel Cousen's
place, and the man was horrified at what D'Adamo had done with the
Last thing is a neat phrase that Colin used: we are gatherer-hunters,
not hunter-gatherers. He has concluded this from watching human cells
exposed to animal protein, and the myriad of negative reactions that
break out in complexity therefrom. He mentioned this in a faculty
lecture at Cornell, and a prominent professor of anthropology took issue
with it. Colin showed him his research. The anthropologist took hiim
out to dinner and told him his evidence was irrefutable.
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