Think of a woman who is driven by her passion to help others achieve great health, assist in amending social injustice, and educate to bring about a sustainable culture — all while advocating the end of animal cruelty and exploitation.
Think of a woman who has established a program that allows others to experience the benefits of a whole-foods plant-based diet firsthand, empowers them to take control over their lives, and learn about the different ways veganism can enhance their own lives as well as the lives of others.
Think of a woman who is working to establish an educational center that will advocate for veganism in South America.
Think of a woman who has not only successfully raised two healthy vegan sons, but has assisted others in doing so as well, through her lectures and her cookbook.
This woman is Dr. LeAnne Campbell, our Vegan Activist of the Month!
Below you will find:
- Further information about LeAnne and her extraordinary projects
- My video interview with LeAnne
- And …. Make sure you scroll all the way down so you don’t miss our GIVEAWAY of LeAnne’s bestselling book, “The China Study Cookbook”
A unique and inspirational family: Gathering around Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s message
As mentioned before, LeAnne is the daughter of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a pioneer researcher in the field of nutrition, co-author of “The China Study”, and the man behind eCornell’s Plant-Based Nutrition Certification program. But one of the most interesting and unique facts you might not have known about Dr. T. Colin Campbell is the extraordinary way in which his family has not only come together to support his work, but has actually taken a very active part in it.
While the whole Campbell family follows a plant-based diet, LeAnne also went on to write “The China Study Cookbook” and establish Global Roots (details below). Her brother Thomas has co-written “The China Study” with his father and has followed by co-funding the University of Rochester’s Program for Nutrition Medicine. Another brother, Nelson, has just released the documentary “PlantPure Nation”, which documents the politics and lobbying behind keeping the public unaware of the benefits of a whole-foods, plant-based diet.
The Vegan Woman’s exclusive interview with Dr. LeAnne Campbell
In the video interview bellow, LeAnne and I discuss the reasons that led her family to come together in such a unique way; her veganism-promoting projects; the difference between eating vegan and eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet; and her tips for dealing with challenges as a vegan parent.
Global Roots and GIVEAWAY of “The China Study Cookbook”
One of LeAnne’s most impressive projects is Global Roots, a vegan health retreat program based in the Dominican Republic, in which LeAnne has experienced living, working, and teaching — on and off — for more than 25 years.
The Global Roots program is built to empower individuals who are interested in improving their health and assist them in jumpstarting a new lifestyle while they experience a vacation, take vegan cooking classes, listen to lectures, and enjoy the perks the Caribbean resort has to offer.
According to the Global Roots team, participants in the one-week retreat “can expect to lose three to four pounds, lower serum cholesterol by an average of 30 points, significantly reduce blood pressure, and have fun. [Participants] will leave understanding the science behind [their] food and how a WFPB diet can reverse and prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and several forms of cancer.”
Are you ready to try some delicious whole-food, plant-based meals yourself? Enter our GIVEAWAY of “The China Study Cookbook”, courtesy of BenBella Books, for your chance to win LeAnne’s bestselling book!
To enter the giveaway, simply LIKE, COMMENT, and SHARE this article via The Vegan Woman’s Facebook page. The two lucky winners will be announced on September 2nd, 2015 (shipping in the United States and Canada only).
Thank you, LeAnne, for all the wonderful work you do to promote veganism. We are happy and honored to have you as our Vegan Activist of the Month!
Cover image: courtesy of Dr. LeAnne Campbell. Modification: TVW.