Janice Stanger, PhD

Janice Stanger, PhD

Posted September 13, 2014

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The Whole Truth Is the First Step

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Howard Jacobson Shares What It's Like to Work With Dr. Campbell and What the Next Step Might Be

Whole, Dr. T Colin Campbell's ground breaking book, tells why we need to totally rethink the science of what we eat. This subject could be confusing, unapproachable, or dull for most people. It's none of these things, in large part thanks to Howard Jacobson, PhD, who is a contributing author of this compelling paradigm changer.

Every time I read Whole, quote after quote leaps out to tell the story with powerful language and images not afraid to tell the truth. Here are a few examples:

"We "race for the cure" by pouring billions of dollars into dangerous and ineffective treatments. We seek new genes, asHoward Jacobson-headshot-usable size.jpg if the ones we've evolved over millions of years are insufficient for our needs. We medicate ourselves with toxic concoctions, a small number of which treat the disease, while the rest treat the harmful side effects of the primary drugs."

"Evolution has thankfully programmed us to seek out and enjoy foods that promote our health. All we have to do is get back to our dietary roots - nothing radical or miserable required."

"Just eat lots of different plant foods; your body will do the math for you!"

This last quote is one of my favorites, and I use it in almost all my presentations. Ever since reading Whole, I've wanted to learn more about the process of writing it, and was delighted to have a chance to talk with Howard Jacobson. He shared what it was like to work with Dr. Campbell, how he got the opportunity, and what's next for him.

Click here to read more about the writing of Whole and Howard Jacobson's thoughts on reconnecting with nature