T. Colin Campbell, M.D. – Our Historic Journey into the Contemporary Dark Ages of Medicine View larger

T. Colin Campbell, M.D. – Our Historic Journey into the Contemporary Dark Ages of Medicine

T. Colin Campbell, M.D. – Our Historic Journey into the Contemporary Dark Ages of Medicine

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Much of the contemporary diet and health information has led us to an unhealthy diet lifestyle. It is a lifestyle that is laden with serious chronic degenerative disease like the cardiovascular diseases, the neoplastic diseases (cancers), auto-immune diseases (e.g., multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, etc.), as well as low-mortality ailments like flu, migraine headaches, acne, etc. The question that arises is how did we go down this path? Aside from the effects of socio-cultural factors and practices, there also are some very significant scientific trends that account for these effects. Two are (1) our long-time reverence for consuming adequate protein, especially high quality protein and (2) our fixation on the alleged health benefits of single chemicals (e.g., nutrient supplements and pharmaceuticals).