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Food Matters (2008)

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Food Matter examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on topics organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy.

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Credited cast:
Vicky Blewitt ...
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Ian Brighthope ...
Himself - Professor of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (as Prof. Ian Brighthope)
Jerome Burne ...
Himself - Medical Journalist and Author
Phillip Day ...
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Herself - Founder of The Gerson Institute
Jamie Hunt ...
Himself
Dan Rogers ...
Himself - Medical Doctor and Naturopathic Doctor (as Dr. Dan Rogers)
Andrew W. Saul ...
Himself - Therapeutic Nutrition Specialist and Author (as Andrew Saul)
David Wolfe ...
Himself - World Authority on Raw Foods and Superfoods
Victor Zeines ...
Himself - Holistic Dentist and Nutritionist (as Dr. Victor Zeines)
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"Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine, And Thy Medicine Be Thy Food." - Hippocrates That is the message from the founding father of modern medicine echoed in this brave new documentary film brought to you by Producer-Directors James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch. 'Food Matters' is a hard hitting, fast paced look at our current state of health. Despite the billions of dollars of funding and research into new so-called cures we continue to suffer from a raft of chronic ills and every day maladies. Patching up an over-toxic and over-indulgent population with a host of toxic therapies and nutrient sparse foods is definitely not helping the situation. In a personal quest of discovery James & Laurentine together with a film crew and the editorial and production expertise of Enzo Tedeschi have set out on an independent mission to uncover the wholesome truth. The filmmakers have interviewed several world leaders in nutrition and natural healing who claim that not only are we harming our bodies ... Written by Anonymous

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You are what you eat. Change your lifestyle for a happy healthy life
5 October 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I am inspired. I am motivated. I love watching this documentary, even though it's the fifth time I've seen it. Watching this has been on my to-do list for a long time. And, am I glad I saw it! I showed it to many of my friends and we all wholeheartedly agreed that this is a documentary we want to see a few times a year. It's that good! Every time I see it, I hear something new. And for the stuff I've already heard, it just further ingrains it in my sub consciousness and I feel myself internalizing its details more and more. I walk away feeling strong, smart, and empowered about my lifestyle decisions, albeit a bit frustrated at times because not enough people know this information.

I pretty much hang on every line of Food Matters. I love the discussion of vitamins and the vital role vitamin C can play in helping fight illness at various quantities. It was fascinating to learn about the therapeutic effects of niacin, and its history as a cure for depression with the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. There is so much more that I could write but you should see it for yourself. It's fantastic!


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