Monday, July 27, 2009

Talk by Dr T. Colin Campbell

The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
We had often heard of going veg for animal rights, environment protection and health. This event brought the link between health and going veg.

Last week, I attended a talk by Dr T. Colin Campbell - author of the China study. He showed and explained some of the results of his many years of research on a powerpoint slide, and I felt like I have been teleported back to the days where I sat in a lecture theatre in school listening to my professors speak. However, Campbell's lecture was much easier to understand with many of his slides showing correlation between different aspects to prove his point e.g. protein intake vs foci response.

The main conclusion is that we should eat whole, plant-based foods and I was surprised to learn that vitamins supplements and the like may instead bring you more harm instead of health. However, he did clarify that vegans should take B12. In his book he also advises minimizing refined carbohydrates, added vegetable oils, fish, and to avoid meat, poultry, dairy, and eggs.

We also had 112 year old vegetarian - Teresa Tsu who came for a Q and A. She mentioned she lives largely on raw foods. Usually you hear people say "50 years ago, I such and such..." and you think is was really long ago. But wait till you hear the way Teresa Hsu said "90 years ago, I such and such..." it was simply amazing and amusing at the same time that everyone laughed. Teresa also went to the poolside party by vss last year.

We also had a movie screening, the conclusion was - cut back and avoid animal products.

What's a vss event with no food? Here in the picture you see the crowds queueing (or maybe not) for the food. People who bought the tickets were given $5 food vouchers to spend at the booth.


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Dawei said...

I have a vegetarian recipe blog, and I try to get home made recipe from every one I can, so today I asked an Italian friend of mine, the answer she gave me was" You know Dawei, In Italy we have so types of veg, and they are cheap, so I eat only raw vegetables and olive oil". I wouldn't surprise me if she could live over 100 years old

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