People around the globe are combating illness through a paradigm shift in eating. And this simple change -- embracing fat as our main fuel -- is showing profound promise in improving the health of people, animals and the planet.
What if most of our modern diseases are really just symptoms of the same problem? The Magic Pill is a character-driven documentary that follows doctors, patients, scientists, chefs, farmers and journalists from around the globe who are combating illness through a paradigm shift in eating. And this simple change -- embracing fat as our main fuel -- is showing profound promise in improving the health of people, animals and the planet.
This movie is trying to convince you to stop eating carbohydrate. It's part of the ongoing controversy about the modern world's entrenched idea that fat causes disease. This idea is indeed very dodgy scientifically, but also has huge vested interests: just imagine what Coca Cola must think of this movie!
But reviews are not votes on truth. This is a well-made and interesting movie about an idea worth investigating. The stories are compelling and well presented. It's a movie worth watching for anyone interested in the sugar/fat controversy, or who is experimenting with low carb diets. For that reason I give it 7/10 *as a movie*.
With the exception of a few segments, the movie fails to present scientific data. The movie itself says that obtaining scientific funding for research against the prevailing paradigm is hard. But I advise anyone to *think* about what they're being shown and *research* anything they're doing to themselves. Always. This movie is no exception.
Nobody should be voting this movie 1/10 or 10/10 because they do or do not believe its claims. It's a fairly well-made movie and good for the debate.
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