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A documentary about one man's attempt to turn the food pyramid on its head. Donal O'Neill ditches wheat and sugar in a food plan consisting of 70% fat - under the guidance of legendary South African Sports Scientist Prof. Tim Noakes.


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Cast overview:
Donal O'Neill Donal O'Neill ... Self
Tim Noakes Tim Noakes ... Self (as Prof. Tim Noakes)
John Briffa John Briffa ... Self (as Dr. John Briffa)


The film follows a lean, fit, seemingly healthy 41 year old man on a quest to hack his genes and drop dead healthy by avoiding the heart disease and diabetes that has afflicted his family. Kevin O'Neill, an Irish Gaelic football star from the 1960s, won the first of 2 All Ireland Championships with the Down Senior Football Team in 1960 before the biggest crowd (94,000) ever seen at an Irish sporting event. When Kevin suffered a heart attack later in life, family and friends were shocked. How does a lean, fit and seemingly healthy man - who has sailed through cardiac stress tests - suddenly fall victim to heart disease? Can a controversial diet consisting of 70% fat provide his son with the answers? Written by Donal O'Neill

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Followed by Run on Fat: Cereal Killers 2 (2015) See more »

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Inspiring Game Changer
24 January 2015 | by kazmonlineSee all my reviews

Love this movie/documentary. Shows just how messed up our eating has become, eating whole nutrient dense foods that occur naturally is the key, and not forgetting the fat! Also exercise doesn't need to be chronic and something that takes up all your time. Lifting heavy things, and the odd sprint along with plenty of natural movements could help a lot of people.

I have been eating in a similar way for a few years now, and have never felt better. Looking forward to the new movie 'Run on Fat'. Well done Donal, inspiring!

Karen (Good Clean Chow)

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15 December 2013 (South Africa) See more »

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