Nelson Campbell is the eldest son of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, co-author of The China Study, and author of Whole, and The Low Carb Fraud. (I helped with those last two.) For the past two years, Nelson has been quietly working on a remarkable project with the potential to change everything for the better.
It's a documentary film that explores why, if a plant-based diet is so good for us, aren't we told about it by our doctors, our media, and our government. And it's a strategy for a follow-on grassroots movement that doesn't rely on politicians, billionaires, or media outlets to promote (or even approve of).
The film, PlantPure Nation, is currently in pre-release, which probably means something in Hollywood. It's scheduled for official release on, fittingly enough, July 4, 2015. And Nelson and the crew need our help to spread the word and turn the film into a catalyst for a bottom-up health revolution.
The Kickstarter Campaign ends on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 11:41am. We fast-tracked this interview (posting within a couple hours of recording, which is a workflow that I hope never to repeat) so you would have a chance to contribute (and get some nice swag in the process) and share this opportunity with your social networks, digital and local.
In our conversation, Nelson and I cover:
- why most people have never been told about the profound benefits of plant-based eating
- why now is the time to challenge the trillion-dollar industries who benefit from the status quo
- why top-down change almost never works
- lessons from Nelson's activism in small-town North Carolina communities
- how to get conservatives and liberals to agree (hint: they already do, on the important stuff)
- what it's like to go on a 5-week caravan tour with 81-year-old T. Colin Campbell
- “having no enemies” – how to tell a controversial story without alienating cattle farmers, or anyone else
- how we can each help ensure the success and impact of PlantPure Nation
- and much more…
Enjoy, add your voice to the conversation via the comment box below, and please share – that's how we spread our message and spread our roots.
You CAN Change Other People!
Well, that's what Peter Bregman and I claim in our provocative book of that title.
What we really mean is, you can help the people around you make behavioral changes in their own best interests. If you think you're powerless to help people change, it's because you've been going about it the wrong way.
Discover our straightforward, replicable process here: You Can Change Other People.
Audiobook: Use the Weight to Lose the Weight
Listen to Josh LaJaunie and me narrate our latest audiobook, about how to start moving when you're obese.
It's $10, and Josh and I split it evenly 🙂
This podcast is not underwritten by advertising, so I can experience complete editorial autonomy without worrying about pissing off the person paying the bills. Instead, I pay the bills, with your help. It's free for those who can't afford to pay, and supported by those who can. You can contribute to the growth and improvement of the podcast by clicking the “Support on Patreon” or “Donate” buttons on the right to help out.
The Plant Yourself Podcast theme music, “Dance of Peace (Sabali Don),” is generously provided by Will Ridenour, a kora player from North Carolina who has trained with top Senegalese musicians.
It can be found on his first CD, titled Will Ridenour.
You can learn about Will, listen to more tracks, and buy music on his website, WillRidenour.com.
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