Diet is a critical part of health care that is neglected. Doctors are not fully trained in nutrition. When was the last time you went to your doctor and was asked about your diet or lifestyle? Some of the largest corporations in the world are food, pharmaceutical and health care companies so access to correct information is difficult.
Our health must be one of our most valuable assets. Prevention should be the primary focus of medicine with treatment a secondary consideration.
Dr Colin Campbell was Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University in New York. He was the director of one of the largest health study ever (The China-Cornell-Oxford Project) – and his conclusions:
We all need to eat and we wish to be healthy. So the food and health industries are very powerful and influential. People are very passionate about what they believe to be healthy food choices. It can be very difficult to get high quality health and dietary information.
Richard is a lecturer in Nutrition at Newcastle, Australia at WEA Hunter. Newcastle is Australia’s largest regional city. WEA Hunter offers Degree and Diploma courses in Health Sciences.
Richard’s qualifications include:
- Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition – e Cornell University
- Certificate IV in Food Coaching
- BSc – Chemistry, Mathematics (Pure & Applied), Information Technology (Sydney University)
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
He has worked in the pathology and information technology industries before turning to preventative medicine – prevention should be the prime focus of our health care.
Other interests include Rural Fire Service, Karate, Outdoor activities (Canyoning, Cycling), Music (plays piano), photography.
Richard lives with his wife Ruth in the Hunter Valley of NSW. They have a big vegetable garden, keep geese and chickens and have planted hundreds of trees in what was an empty paddock.