7.1/10
1,556
46 user 1 critic

The Magic Pill (2017)

Trailer
2:26 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

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.

Director:

Robert Tate
Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The film traces the origins of our beliefs about healthful and unhealthful food. Experts from all over the world talk about the problems as well as short and long term solutions. Among the ... See full summary »

Director: Lathe Poland
Stars: Lathe Poland, Eric Carlsen, Daniel Damiano
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn
Stars: Kip Andersen, Larry Baldwin, Neal Barnard
In Defense of Food (TV Movie 2015)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In Defense of Food tackles a question more and more people around the world have been asking: What should I eat to be healthy? Based on award-winning journalist Michael Pollan's ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schwarz
Stars: Michael Pollan, Stephen Ritz
Heal I (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A documentary film that takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one's perceptions, the human body can heal itself from any dis-ease.

Director: Kelly Noonan
Stars: Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, Joseph Dispenza
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Every era gets the drug it deserves. In America today, where competition is ceaseless from school to the workforce and everyone wants a performance edge, Adderall and other prescription stimulants are the defining drugs of this generation.

Director: Alison Klayman
Stars: Eben Britton, Dr. Wendy Brown, Anjan Chatterjee
Fat Head (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A comedian replies to the "Super Size Me" crowd by losing weight on a fast-food diet while demonstrating that almost everything you think you know about the obesity "epidemic" and healthy eating is wrong.

Director: Tom Naughton
Stars: Peter Paddon, Tom Naughton, Chareva Naughton
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Journalist C.J.Hunt's global quest for a solution to the obesity epidemic and diet-related disease. It explores modern dietary science, previous historical findings, ancestral native diets and the emerging field of human dietary evolution.

Director: C.J. Hunt
Stars: C.J. Hunt, Leslie Aiello, Susan Loraine Anderson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

How might your life be better with less?

Director: Matt D'Avella
Stars: Dan Harris, Ryan Nicodemus, Rick Hanson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries don't want you to know about deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out ... See full summary »

Directors: James Colquhoun, Laurentine Ten Bosch, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Mike Adams, Nick Bolton, James Caitlin
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Director: Lee Fulkerson
Stars: Lee Fulkerson, Matthew Lederman, Alona Pulde
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Damon Gameau embarks on an experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body.

Director: Damon Gameau
Stars: Damon Gameau, Hugh Jackman, Milla Bakaitis
Stink! (2015)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

"Stink!" opens with a foul smell and a pair of kids pajamas. And a single father trying to find out what that smell could possibly be. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon... See full summary »

Director: Jon J. Whelan
Stars: Arlene Blum, Jack Corley, Richard Denison
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Pete Evans Pete Evans ... Himself
Nora Gedgaudas Nora Gedgaudas ... Herself
Lierre Keith Lierre Keith ... Herself
Robert Tate Robert Tate ... Himself (as Rob Tate)
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

animal | health | food | vegetarian | vegan | See All (9) »

Taglines:

Humans. Animals. Planet See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

trailer

Country:

USA | Australia | South Africa | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2017 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Magiczna pigułka See more »

Filming Locations:

Elcho Island, Australia See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Incomplete
7 April 2019 | by chex13See all my reviews

Little reference to actual data, the real take away is to eat unprocessed whole foods. They didn't demonstrate that a ketogenic whole food diet is better than any other balanced whole food diet.

A bit biased towards animal products (I don't care either way but I smelled an agenda), again with no data to explain why animal sourced fats or proteins are better than other sources. Some dubious claims that our ancestors are mostly meat - hunter gatherers get most nutrition from veg and fruit because hunts are only occasionally successful.

Shame that a doco based around the fact that we have a lot of incorrect dietary information from government also tries to push a slight agenda which doesn't have supporting data.


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 46 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed