Film review – Food Matters

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Food Matters is a documentary film about nutrition. The film presents the thesis that a selective diet can play a key role in treating a range of health conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and depression, often substituting for medical treatment. Furthermore, it tends to label the medical industry as a ‘sickness industry’, which profits more from treating the symptoms of illness than curing the illness.

In what promises to be the most contentious idea put forward, 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.

The focus of the film is in helping us rethink the belief systems fed to us by our modern medical and health care establishments. The interviewees point out that not every problem requires costly, major medical attention, and they reveal many alternative therapies that can be more effective, more economical, less harmful and less invasive than conventional medical treatments.

This is a great movie that everybody in the industrialised world should watch. It’s probably not going to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat since it’s mostly interviews with various people. However, the information contained within is priceless. If you read lots of health books, it’ll probably help reinforce what you already know, and if you don’t it will probably inspire you to start.

Rating: 4/5

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