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What the Health (2017)

An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kip Andersen Kip Andersen
Larry Baldwin Larry Baldwin ... Himself
Neal Barnard ... Himself
Tia Blanco Tia Blanco ... Herself
David Carter David Carter ... Himself
Jake Conroy Jake Conroy ... Himself
Garth Davis Garth Davis ... Himself
Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. ... Himself
Mike Ewall Mike Ewall ... Himself
Alan Goldhamer Alan Goldhamer ... Himself
Michael Greger Michael Greger ... Himself
Mu Jin Han Mu Jin Han ... Himself
Jaydee Hanson Jaydee Hanson ... Himself
Joel Kahn Joel Kahn ... Himself
Mark Kennedy Mark Kennedy ... Himself
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What the Health is a ground breaking feature length documentary from the award-winning filmmakers of Cowspiracy, that follows the exciting journey of intrepid filmmaker, Kip Andersen, as he uncovers the impacts of highly processed industrial animal foods on our personal health and greater community, and explores why leading health organizations continue to promote the industry despite countless medical studies and research showing deleterious effects of these products on our health.

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English

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2018 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Mit jelent az egészség? See more »

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$273,428 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,187
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2.35 : 1
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A lot of meat lovers here in denial
3 July 2017 | by FriendlyBananaSee all my reviews

Whenever these topics come up online, meat lovers defiantly shout down anything that dares to expose the health risks of eating meat and dairy. Just look at all the bottom ratings here from the "muh bacon" reviewers crying about this documentary. Whether you agree with the content, this documentary is well done and engaging. It may not be a 10 but it's nowhere near a 1 or a 2.

This documentary is made by the same people that produced Cowspiracy and is a continuation of the same theme. While this was engaging and dropped many truth bombs, it fell just a little short of the "wow" effect Cowspiracy had. What The Health is still a great documentary and should be watched by all.


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