In this talk, Dr. Campbell will discuss the optimal diet for athletes: a whole-foods plant-based diet. He will present research that demonstrates the benefits of a plant-based diet. He will also show how this diet can maximize an athlete's nutritional and energy needs. After Dr. Campbell's discussion, Seba will recount her experiences as an vegan olympian. Our session will wrap up with a Q and A that will allow audience members to engage with the speakers.
T. Colin Campbell, PhD has been dedicated to the science of human health for more than 60 years. His primary focus is on the association between diet and disease, particularly cancer. Although largely known for the China Study–one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted, and recognized by The New York Times as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology”–Dr. Campbell’s profound impact also includes extensive involvement in education, public policy, and laboratory research.
Seba Johnson became the first black woman and youngest Alpine racer to ski at the Olympics when she competed for the U.S. Virgin Islands at age 14 in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. Seba is also a lifelong vegan and animal rights activist.