Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Food Matters

Last night I watched the documentary "Food Matters".

The information was interesting. A lot of what they talked about nearly everyone already knows, "you are what you eat". The experts in the film claim that eating well not only is a preventative measure, but also a healing measure for existing conditions. Some of the claims I take with a grain of salt, such as using intravenous vitamin C as a cancer treatment.

They do advocate for vegetarian diets; but they don't condemn eating some meat (real meat, not hotdogs and cold cuts). It is true that most people do need to eat far more vegetables, but I also believe meat (real meat from pastured livestock or hunted game) is part of a healthy diet.

The film also touched on how ingrained drugs are into modern medicine. They were sure to state that they weren't against drugs for immediate life-saving intervention or for pain relief; but they urged the use of dietary changes and vitamins for chronic diseases. The reason being, which makes sense, is that drugs treat the symptoms and not the root cause.

As far as entertainment and attention-getting value, I think they could have presented the information in a less repetitive manner. Pretty much the entire film was going back and forth between several different people that provided commentary and experiences on the subject of diet and natural healing.

Overall, I'd rate this documentary 3½ / 5 stars. It's worth watching.

"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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