Notable Quotes

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"You don't just get disease, you earn it meal after meal." - Unknown

"Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels." - Unknown

"Cancer is a nutritional disease, not a genetic disease." - Dr. T. Colin Campbell

"People love to hear good things about their bad habits." - Dr. John McDougall

"The fat you eat, is the fat you wear." - Dr. John McDougall

"Disease runs in families, just like diets run in families." - Unknown

"Heart disease is a foodborne illness." - Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

"Having the USDA design your food pyramid is like having Al Capone do your taxes." - Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

"High protein diets make you sick in the long and short term. Expect kidney disease, heart disease and more strokes and cancer. Plus the weight loss is temporary because you can't stay sick for long. Look at the creators of these diets - many are fat themselves." - Dr. John McDougall

"People feel poorly because they are nourished by foods you wouldn't feed to your dog and cat. The rich western diet is full of fat, sugar, cholesterol, salt, animal protein - all the wrong foods for people." - Dr. John McDougall

"“I have heard one doctor call high-protein, high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets “make-yourself-sick” diets, and I think that’s an appropriate moniker. You can also lose weight by undergoing chemotherapy or starting a heroin addiction, but I wouldn’t recommend those, either." - Dr. T. Colin Campbell

“What you eat every day is a far more powerful determinant of your health than your DNA or most of the nasty chemicals lurking in your environment.” - Dr. T. Colin Campbell

"Collectively the media; the meat, oil, and dairy industries; most prominent chefs and cookbook authors; and our own government are not presenting accurate advice about the healthiest way to eat." - Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

"“We’ve discovered that cow’s milk protein at reasonable levels of intake markedly promotes experimental cancer growth, which is outside of the nutrition paradigm. We’ve discovered that experimental cancer growth can be turned on and off by altering practical levels of nutrient intake, and can be treated by nutritional means, which is outside of the cancer treatment paradigm.” - Dr. T. Colin Campbell

"“First, nutrition is the master key to human health. Second, what most of us think of as proper nutrition—isn’t.” - Dr. T. Colin Campbell

“Western culture is hell-bent on ignoring, disbelieving, and, in some cases, actively twisting the truth about what we should be eating—so much so that it can be hard for us to believe that we’ve been lied to all these years.” - Dr. T. Colin Campbell

"As a physician, I am embarrassed by my profession's lack of interest in healthier lifestyles. We need to change the way we approach chronic disease." - Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

“Side effects of those very same prescription drugs are the third leading cause of death, behind heart disease and cancer. That’s right! Prescription drugs kill more people than traffic accidents. According to Dr. Barbara Starfield, writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2000, “adverse effects of medications” (from drugs that were correctly prescribed and taken) kill 106,000 people per year.5 And that doesn’t include accidental overdoses.” - Dr. T. Colin Campbell

“Perhaps it is a testament to the power of modern marketing savvy that an obese man with heart disease and high blood pressure became one of the richest snake oil salesmen ever to live, selling a diet that promises to help you lose weight, to keep your heart healthy and to normalize your blood pressure.” - Dr. T. Colin Campbell

“How did we forget these lessons from the past? How did we go from knowing that the best athletes in the ancient Greek Olympics must consume a plant-based diet to fearing that vegetarians don’t get enough protein? How did we get to a place where the healers of our society, our doctors, know little, if anything, about nutrition; where our medical institutions denigrate the subject; where using prescription drugs and going to hospitals is the third leading cause of death? How did we get to a place where advocating a plant-based diet can jeopardize a professional career, where scientists spend more time mastering nature than respecting it? How did we get to a place where the companies that profit from our sickness are the ones telling us how to be healthy; where the companies that profit from our food choices are the ones telling us what to eat; where the public’s hard-earned money is being spent by the government to boost the drug industry’s profits; and where there is more distrust than trust of our government’s policies on foods, drugs and health? How did we get to a place where Americans are so confused about what is healthy that they no longer care?" - Dr. T. Colin Campbell

"Disease in not hereditary, habits are hereditary." - unknown