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The Perfect Human Diet

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C.J. Hunt

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About the Movie

The Perfect Human Diet is the unprecedented global exploration for a solution to our epidemic of overweight, obesity and diet-related diseases - the #1 killer in America. This film, by broadcast journalist C.J. Hunt, bypasses current dietary group-think by exploring modern dietary science, previous historical findings, ancestral native diets and the emerging field of human dietary evolution - revealing for the first time, the authentic human diet. Film audiences finally can see what our species truly needs for optimal health and are given a practical template based on scientific facts.

Customer Reviews

Too presumptuous and leading...

Even though there is some good general advice about eating habits (avoiding processed foods), much of the advice is not backed up by any research or statistics, at least none that the filmmaker thought to include in this film. Apart from some interesting information on human evolution, it mostly views like a commercial for meat. I found many of the questions to the "experts" (the archaeologist at the end giving vague nutritional advice? come on...) to be leading, and many of the answers to be highly presumptuous without giving backing evidence.

There was an implicit dig at "The China Study" near the beginning of the film, asserting that thousands of years of human evolution trump decades of recent scientific study. This makes no sense - BOTH sources of information would seem to be very important in any serious treatment of the subject. While our ancestors may have eaten one way and been relatively healthy, that doesn't complete the nutritional picture because it ignores the fact that ancient humans lived much shorter lives than us. They never had the lifespan in the first place to get and then deal with things like heart disease and diabetes. Which is to say, they are providing no evidence to say a Paleo diet is healthy in humans older than, say 30 or so... It is highly suspect that they completely ignore recent nutritional information that is actually correlated to various human ailments and lifestyles.

At best, this film is a small piece of a very important conversation.


I was open-minded throughout the first half of the film, but when they started basing their science on presuppositions, I had to call them on it. Come on… if you're going to use the word "perfect" in the title, you better have "perfect" science.

It's About Time

It's about time this information made it into this format. The production values are low in this film but there's some great researchers and science journalists like Gary Taubs who make appearences with great information. If you're looking for a way to improve your health and nutrition understanding, this is a great place to start.

The Perfect Human Diet
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2012

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