Food Matters – A Documentary

“Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food.” — Hippocrates

For some time now I had seen and read about this documentary around the web and finally got to my {unused} Netflix account {yes I should really think about those 20$/month and how I could be spending them in something I actually use} and finally was able to just sit, relax and watch this documentary.

The information in this film is really not rocket science, or no big conspiracy theory expose. Just some basic nutritional information and real {scary} facts… “New news are just old news to new people”

Everyone should really watch this film.  For someone like me, who has already been on a wellness journey for some years now, it was just a reminder of the “Toxicity” and “Nutrition Lacking” problems we face now days; and a HUGE re-affirmation of the importance of cleansing and nutritional supplementation.

Per their description:

the filmmakers have interviewed several leading experts in nutrition and natural healing who claim that not only are we harming our bodies with improper nutrition, but that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses as fatal as terminally diagnosed cancer

Nobody is trying to reinvent the wheel here, our body is a perfect functioning machine but it needs to be provided with the right fuels to optimally perform… “You are what you eat”.

We tend to think of food so much as to the ‘material’ thing we put in our mouths or that which provides satisfaction to the taste buds and/or fill up our bellies; not really thinking about what they are really feeding their bodies and the importance of nutrition.

Their investigations about natural ways of treating critical and deadly diseases with nutrition was very interesting. The fact that there is all this proof out there of nutritional remedies working and that they are so blatantly ignore really ticks me off and is a rude awakening of how a money-making industry is given priority rather than to people’s health.  I believe that drugs and modern medicine have its place in this world, but to see the way they are abused and misused now days is really scary. Doctors are treating symptoms {with huge risks of getting you other symptoms through drugs’ side effects} rather than root causes, and the worst part is they are being trained to do so… Fact: Less than 6% graduating physicians in the USA receive any formal training in nutrition.

In a society were nutritional consciousness is almost non existent, nutrient-dense supplements and superfoods have become a necessity, and everyone who strives for a healthier lifestyle should immediately incorporate as such in their daily diets.  I started nutritional supplementation about 5 months ago and would not never go back; the amazing way a nutritionally balanced body makes you feel will make anyone understand.  So take your vitamins people!

I am always trying to share the importance of mindful eating and a good balanced nutrition, concentrated mostly on vegetables and legumes, rather than meats and carbohydrates; recommending this film will definitely help with spreading the message.

So this weekend I cancelled my Netflix account {I still have until the 26th to watch “Fork over Knives”} and bought Food Matters on Amazon.  I will be passing this DVD around, and the ones I know with cardiovascular problems are first on the list.  Heck, with the money I’ll be saving from Netflix I might just keep buying copies and give them away!

Have you seen this documentary? Did you like it as much as I did? Do you take nutritional supplements? Which ones?


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