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Food Matters (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary
Food Matters examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on such topics as organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy.
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Credited cast:
Vicky Blewitt Vicky Blewitt ... Self
Ian Brighthope ... Self - Professor of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (as Prof. Ian Brighthope)
Jerome Burne ... Self - Medical Journalist and Author
Phillip Day ... Self - Investigative Journalist and Author
Matthew Foster ... Stressed Man
Charlotte Gerson ... Self - Founder of The Gerson Institute
Jamie Hunt Jamie Hunt ... Self
Dan Rogers ... Self - Medical Doctor and Naturopathic Doctor (as Dr. Dan Rogers)
Andrew W. Saul ... Self - Therapeutic Nutrition Specialist and Author (as Andrew Saul)
David Wolfe ... Self - World Authority on Raw Foods and Superfoods
Victor Zeines ... Self - 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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Don't Throw Out the Baby with the Bath Water
13 December 2016 | by charlesmdodsonSee all my reviews

I give this 7 and not a 10 because I don't know about some of the claims made within the program (healing properties, miracles claims). I'm really unconcerned with the smaller details and examples presented in the film, because the message is spot-on. This country is sick. Just look around. MOST Americans are fat. Yes, most. Most are unhealthy at best. The greatest thing one can do for health is to consume a vegetable-based, whole foods diet. This is not even a question. This is common knowledge. Construct a diet plan that focuses on real, raw vegetable matter, followed by fats (yeah, you need plenty of 'real' fats too) and proteins (appropriate meats. yes, you were also born to eat some meat. there are processes at work within YOUR body that are solely present within carnivores). This is obviously how we were born to eat, but people have gotten so far away from this for convenience sake, etc. At the end of the day, setting aside some of the film's details, the core message is absolutely correct: eat correctly in order to live longer and healthier. Common sense.


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