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The Health Science Podcast | Episode 032. | June 15, 2023
032: Plant-Based is About Progress Not Perfection with Kim Campbell
032: Plant-Based is About Progress Not Perfection with Kim Campbell

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Anyone involved in the plant-based lifestyle knows about the Campbell legacy, including Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Nelson Campbell, founder of PlantPure Nation, and our guest for this episode of the Health Science Podcast, Kim Campbell.

Kim Campbell, the spouse of Nelson and daughter-in-law of T. Colin, is a renowned plant-based chef. She is passionate about making healthy, easy-to-prepare foods accessible to all. She stresses the importance of using easily obtainable ingredients, such as those found at her local Super Walmart. Kim also shares insights on essential kitchen tools and gadgets, highlighting the value of a well-equipped kitchen for an enjoyable cooking experience.

Kim’s interest in nutrition and health predates her connection with the Campbells. Her love for cooking and desire to be involved in the medical field led her to explore nutrition programs and be inspired by T. Colin Campbell’s research documented in The China Study. She embraced a plant-based lifestyle even before meeting her husband, Dr. Nelson Campbell.

During the conversation, Kim discusses her involvement in PlantPure Nation, a grassroots movement focused on spreading awareness about plant-based nutrition. As the Director of Culinary Education, she shared about the challenges in passing legislation to promote plant-based eating.

Kim emphasizes the role of food in health and how PlantPure Nation aims to educate communities through immersion programs and local projects.

Additionally, Kim shares her involvement in managing social media accounts for PlantPure Chef, PlantPure Nation, and PlantPure Communities. Through these channels, she shares plant-based recipes, tips, and updates about PlantPure initiatives.

During the interview, Kim introduces a new product called PlantPure Pack, consisting of various sauce mixes accompanied by a recipe book. These packs provide convenience and versatility in creating flavorful plant-based meals. She expresses her enthusiasm for future endeavors, including immersive programs and cooking schools promoting plant-based cooking and health.

Kim encourages listeners and viewers to explore her cookbook, engage with the PlantPure community, and embrace plant-based cooking with a forgiving mindset. She emphasizes the importance of connection, learning from mistakes, and continuously improving in the kitchen.

Episode Highlights

[01:30]             The elephant in the room with the Campbell family

[04:30]             PlantPure Nation’s grassroots jumpstarts

[06:30]             Hidden in plain sight

[13:30]             Vegan comfort foods

[18:00]             The truth about cost and accessibility

[27:00]             The future of PlantPure Nation

[30:00]             The connection of mind, body, spirit  

[31:30]             Get your children in the kitchen to influence their health

About Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell is a highly accomplished individual in the field of plant-based nutrition and culinary arts. She is the author of three cookbooks: the PlantPure Comfort Food Cookbook, the PlantPure Nation Cookbook, and the PlantPure Kitchen Cookbook. These books showcase her expertise in creating delicious whole food plant-based recipes that are free from processed oils.

As the Director of Culinary Education at PlantPure Nation, Kim has made significant contributions to the organization. She has developed an extensive collection of recipes that promote the consumption of wholesome plant-based foods. Furthermore, Kim has played a crucial role in leading the development of one of the largest plant-based frozen entrée lines available in the market.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Service Studies with a concentration in Nutrition and Child Development from Cornell University. Her lifelong passion has revolved around nutrition education for individuals of all ages, including children, families, and adults.

Being the daughter-in-law of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a respected figure often regarded as the “father” of the rapidly growing plant-based nutrition movement, Kim Campbell has been fueled by her passion for promoting the benefits of plant-based nutrition. Through her innovative recipes, food lines, and cookbooks, she has successfully influenced people’s perspectives on the food they consume and encouraged healthier eating habits.

For more information about PlantPure Nation and its mission, visit

About Dr. Frank Sabatino

As a recognized authority on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, Dr. Frank Sabatino has cared for and inspired thousands of people for over 40 years. Dr. Sabatino has a PhD in cell biology and neuroendocrinology and has done extensive landmark research on calorie restriction, stress, and aging. He currently is on staff at the TrueNorth Health Foundation in Santa Rosa, CA, and serves as the Director of Health Education at the NHA.

Dr. Sabatino’s passion and life’s work include raising awareness about the benefits of whole-food, plant-exclusive nutrition (without added salt, oil, or sugar), health rejuvenation, stress

About NHA

The National Health Association (NHA), founded in 1948, is a nonprofit organization that promotes the benefits of a plant-based diet. The Association provides educational materials, educational events, and services to thousands of people around the world.

The mission of the National Health Association is to educate and empower individuals to understand that health results from healthful living. The NHA recognizes the integration of all aspects of health: personal, environmental, and social.

The NHA also provides travel experiences around the globe through the NHA Plant-Based Travel and cruise division.

More information:

Conference (75th Annual)

A one-of-a-kind experience, the annual NHA Conference features top leaders in the plant-based movement. Attendees of the in-person event enjoy 100% no SOS plant-exclusive meals.

To learn more and reserve your spot, visit


A unique benefit of the NHA Conference is the selection of two medical students who receive a full scholarship to the conference.

Contact Wanda Huberman for more information on how to apply for the scholarship.  [email protected]

NHA membership

For a very nominal investment, you can enjoy incredible benefits of the NHA membership.

Members of the NHA enjoy a subscription to the award-winning quarterly health journal, Health Science, access to the “Members Only” section of the NHA Website (which contains all 43 years of back issues of the magazine),  the ability to download for free many classic out of print eBooks on the history of the Natural Hygiene Movement, including Fasting Can Save Your Life and The Greatest Health Discovery, discounts on books, and early notice of the NHA events.

Only $35 a year for basic membership within the United States.

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