The More than Obvious Answer to Good Health: Food Matters

Don’t scroll down or read another word.  I’ve now trapped you, ha ha ha.  Watch this, I know you’ve got three minutes:

This film lays out the inconvenient truth the food industry doesn’t want you to hear – that nearly all degenerative disease is actually caused by the processed, nutrient-depleted food being consumed in first-world nations around the world.  ‘Food Matters’ dares to reveal how we can stop this cycle of destruction and restore true health to ourselves and our planet.”  ~ Mike Adams

Thank you.  I won’t make you watch the whole documentary, but I was hoping to, at the very least, peak your interest.  (Though I do suggest for the next #moviemonday that you pop this one into the DVD player — if anyone still uses those anymore).

Food Matters features interviews with leading health experts who reveal the best natural healing choices you can make for you and your family’s health.  Who are these “health experts?”  I’m more than happy to introduce a couple of them.

Andrew W. SaulPh.D, Therapeutic Nutrition Specialist and Author
Saul has a Ph.D in Human Ethology and has been a consulting specialist in natural healing for over 30 years.  His is also the Assistant Editor to the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine and has been indoctrinated into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame.

David WolfeWorld Authority on Raw Foods and Superfoods
Wolfe comes from a family of two medical doctors, which influenced his interesting perspective on health and healing that confirms his belief in the immutable universal law, “you are what you eat.”  He coaches Hollywood producers and celebrities, as well as some of he world’s leading business people and entrepreneurs.

Food Matters also gets opinions from Charlotte GersonFounder of the Gerson InstituteIan BrighthopeProfessor, M.D., M.B.B.S., D.Ag.SciVictor ZeinesHolistic Dentist and NutritionistPhillip DayInvestigative JournalistDr. Dan RogersCuring the “Incurable”Jerome BurneMedical Health JournalistPatrick HolfordFounder of the Institute for Optimum NutritionDr. Gert SchuitemakerFounder of the Ortho Europe InstituteArnaud Apoteker, Biologist and organic food specialist.

So, they’re not just quoting stuff from out of nowhere, they actually have a whole team of professionals on board.  So, now that I’ve presented a very well educated team, let me sum up the documentary  in layman’s terms.

Food Matters gives a broad overview of our industrial agricultural system, much like Food Inc., the prevalence of turning to drugs for healing in first world nations, and how nutrition has become more of a pastime then a necessary part of life.

The big message of the film is — Has modern medicine gone down the wrong track?  Was Hippocrates on the right track when he said that healthy eating can help prevent and get rid of disease?  Well, the documentary and it’s expert concur, Yes!  Hippocrates, the father of medicine in 400BC, laid down the foundations for modern medicine with a very different perspective.  He had the understanding that the human body has an innate capacity for self healing, and believed we should “let thy food be thy medicine.”

As we live in corporate America, Andrew Saul’s presumption that, “Good health makes a lot of sense, but it doesn’t make a lot of dollars” resounds well with me.  Myself, personally, I just don’t trust the food industry in America.  I’ve watched too many documentaries and heard to many horror stories to take any of their advice seriously.  Even just from travel, what do you mean other countries label their stuff GMO.  Besides at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s, have you ever seen a GMO sticker in your local grocery store?  Yeah, I didn’t think so.  Why not?  Because it would be on EVERYTHING in America.  Even your meat and fruit.  Yep, I get annoyed pulling those brand stickers off my fruits in general too.

Theses are the most interesting facts that I took away from Food Matters:

  • Everyone should drink 1 liter of water in the morning right when they wake up to flush out their system.
  • Every meal should consist of 51% raw food for the best digestion and enzymes.
  • Two handfuls of cashews have the same effect as a prescription dose of Prozac.
  • It is illegal to subscribe nutrition for cancer patients in most countries.
  • There have been only 10 deaths from vitamins in the past 23 years, compared with the hundreds of thousands of deaths from prescription drugs.
  • The breast cancer rate for women in the U.S. is 13%, compared with 1% in Japan.
  • The best nutritionist in the world is YOU.
  • If you want to live a long life, you should look toward the people who have made it past 100 for inspiration on how to eat and live.
  • At least an 80% raw food diet is vital.
  • Making juices, eating healthy, and getting proper exercises requires responsibility, which is something that intimidates most of us.
  • The film pulled a lot of scenes from the film Quacks and Noastrums (1958), so you should probably check that out too.
  • The main way people lose weight is through their bowels, not from sweating and breathing out toxins.  So, basically, someone rapidly losing weight from a new, clean diet will have lots of bowel movements to shed off that weight.

If I didn’t intrigue you just a little bit there to watch the film, then there is something definitely wrong with you.  The Food Matters health page is also a great resource.

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