What The Health – the buzz documentary of the year that further examines the diet and disease correlation. I just finished watching this mesmerizing docu, and have been sharing it with all my friends. Here’s the trailer; just to give you a glimpse. The entire movie is 1 hour 37 minutes long, and it’s now streaming on Netflix. If you’re at all curious, give it a watch.
I didn’t expect to find anything new, but it was an eye opener for me, for sure. The biggest aha was from all the non-profit health organizations – Diabetes, Heart and Stroke etc. that are partially funded by the big agra (chemical, fur, feather and fin) and pharmaceutical corporations. I KNOW the medical schools are, but just hadn’t made the leap to the others.
A change of mission statement for me – I had always thought the Diabetes and Heart and Stroke Associations were involved in prevention – apparently that isn’t true. Since you can’t bite the hand that feeds (or funds) you, these organizations are really about treating and managing these diseases after you already have them. They’re not even interested in disease reversal! Well, how silly of me. Of course they’re not.
Really, give it a watch. I’d love you to come back here to comment and let me know what you thought.