Food MattersClosed Captioning
James Colquhoun & Carlo Ledesma
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About the Movie
'Food Matters' is a hard hitting, fast paced look at our current state of health. Despite the billions of dollars of funding and research into new so-called cures we continue to suffer from a raft of chronic ills and every day maladies. The film sets about uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide ‘Sickness Industry’ and exposes a growing body of scientific evidence proving that nutritional therapy can be more effective, more economical, less harmful and less invasive than most conventional medical treatments. 'Food Matters' features interviews with leading medical experts from around the world who discuss natural approaches to preventing and reversing Cancer, Obesity, Heart Disease, Depression, Mental Illness and many other chronic conditions. Find out what works, what doesn’t and what’s killing you. Becoming informed about the choices you have for you and your family’s health could save your life. Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food" - Hippocrates.
Good premise but poorly executed
This documentary certainly has some great information and is very thought provoking. Some of the speakers appear very knowledgeable and it has certainly made me think about nutrients and food.
However, as a documentary it really wasn't very well made. It was mostly talking heads interspersed with some shots of people pretending to take pills or feeling depressed, etc. There was very little supporting data, and only a few references to specific studies. This topic could have been handled much more comprehensively but I think that this lacks substance and is easily open to challenge to those who might wish to dismiss these ideas.
I still recommend watching it for a little inspiration, but don't expect much in the way of specific information.
I watched this movie twice, it was so compelling. It is absolutely fascinating and makes SO much sense! Makes you really think about what we put into our bodies and how we attempt to heal ourselves with Western medicine. A must-see.
An interesting premise but no evidence provided in support
This film consists of a series of interviews with various proponents of the 'you are what you eat' and 'you can cure what ails you through diet' hypotheses. I am sympathetic to these views but I was disappointed that the film consists virtually entirely of interviews with proponents without one scrap of independent empirical evidence in support of their views. As it stands it's 77 minutes of plausible, but unsubstantiated, opinion. I was a little disappointed more wasn't made of the opportunity to present these views. I wonder where Prof. Ian Brighthope teaches - I couldn't find out with a quick search on the internet.