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What The Health Documentary Suggest A Whole Food And Plant Based Diet

What The Health Documentary Suggest A Whole Food And Plant Based DietWith heart disease and cancer the leading causes of death in America… should we be concerned at all about our food consumption? Well, the “What The Health Documentary” suggest a whole food and plant-based diet.

If you’re a health enthusiast and have not heard of the “What The Health Documentary” you’ve probably been living under a rock! Lol. Seriously though… diabetes is at an all-time high. People all over the country are succumbing to chronic diseases at an alarming rate.

Kip Andersen, the creator of the documentary… who was concerned about his own health uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases during an investigation with the nation’s leading health organizations.

My Story

At the age of 29, I was diagnosed with colon cancer… but with God’s grace, the doctors discovered it early enough to treat. So after surgery and a year’s worth of chemotherapy I’ve been cancer free for over 20 years.

Unfortunately, throughout my journey… I’ve seen friends and family members lose their battle with cancer. I share my story to inspire and give hope to those forgoing treatment because I been there. Having said that, once I was released from the hospital I was told to eat bland foods, exercise, and include more fruits and vegetables in my diet.

When I watched “What The Health”… needless to say, “I was blown away.” It totally made sense to me! For the first time in over 20 years, I finally understood the potential causes of me developing colon cancer.

The documentary highlights the fact that only 5 – 10% of cancer is genetic and that any consumption of animal protein boosts the level of cancer-promoting growth hormone. Which made sense – in part that there was no family history of cancer, nor was I a smoker.

Nonetheless, I was eating a whole lot of meat back then…

Claims Made By The Film

The World Health Organization Report has classified bacon and sausage as carcinogenic to humans. According to Dictionary.com Carcinogenic is a substance or agent that can cause cells to become cancerous by altering their genetic structure so that they multiply continuously and become malignant. What The Health Documentary Suggest A Whole Food And Plant Based Diet

The fact is, there are at least 450 drugs administered to animals to promote growth and suppress the negative effects that heavily-concentrated confinement has on farm animals. Food animal producers regularly use these drugs for reasons that have nothing to do with medical necessity or animal health – but solely to increase profit. And that’s only the beginning…

The other common problem we’re faced with is Genetically Modified Foods (GMO) – which are foods produced from organisms that have had changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering as opposed to traditional crossbreeding.

More Claims

  • In the US 1 out of every 4 deaths is from cancer
  • 2/3 of adults is either overweight or obese
  • Most kids by the age of 10 in the US have fatty streaks in their arteries
  • One serving of processed meat per day increased risk of developing diabetes by 51%
  • Within minutes of eating dead meat bacteria toxins, the body gets a burst of inflammation, stiffening, or paralyzing the arteries
  • 93% of dioxin exposure comes from eating animal products
  • Diabetes is not caused by eating a high carbohydrate diet or sugar
  • Over 17 million people die every year from cardiovascular disease
  • The leading source of sodium in the American diet for adults is chicken
  • The #1 dietary source of cholesterol in America is chicken
  • The #1 source of saturated fat is dairy
  • Commercial animals are largely fed Genetically Modified (GMO) corn and soy
  • Fish have become sponges for mercury
  • Eating organic meat will not help you avoid contaminants
  • Far too more to mention in this article

What Is The Film About?

The film follows filmmaker Kip Andersen around as he uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases – and investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want us to know about it.

With heart disease and cancer the leading causes of death in America, and diabetes at an all-time high, the film reveals possibly the largest health cover-up of our time.

With the help of medical doctors, researchers, and consumer advocates, What the Health exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.

Kip tracks down the leading and most trusted American health nonprofits to find out why these groups are staying silent, despite a growing body of evidence.

You will be shocked to learn the insidious roles played by pharmaceutical companies, agribusiness, and processed animal food companies in the nation’s health, especially in the most vulnerable communities, and will cheer at the transformation and recovery of those who took their lives into their own hands.

You will also discover that a low fat, plant-based diet is more than twice as powerful at controlling and/or reversing diabetes, than the American Diabetes Association (ADA) diet recommending meat and dairy.

Why Is The Documentary Under Fire?

Since the film made its debut on Netflix… there has been a lot of controversy surrounding “What The Health”. Some health professionals have since come forth to say that some of the claims made by the film are simply not true and exaggerated… using scare tactics to force consumers into stop eating meat and suggest a whole food and plant-based diet instead.

For example, the documentary claims that eating one egg a day is equivalent to smoking 5 cigarettes a day, due to artery plaque buildup from high cholesterol content in eggs.

Health professionals claim that most food documentaries are bad because nutrition science isn’t definitive. Furthermore, it is extremely difficult to study the health impact of individual foods (which makes relying on the best available research and reporting it in context all the more important).

Conclusion

I have to admit… after watching the film for the first time I too was in shock! As much as I enjoyed eating meat, poultry, and fish I did not want to believe what I was hearing.

The content in the documentary was so compelling that it behooved me to eliminate meat and at least try a whole food and plant-based diet. Despite what the critics say… I’ve been off meat for almost 3 months now and haven’t felt this healthy and vibrant in years.

For years I suffered from acid reflux and heartburn… however, since I eliminated meat from my diet I’ve had no symptoms of heartburn at all. I can’t speak for everyone… but for me, it makes absolutely no sense to eat meat. Furthermore, if I could decrease my chances of colon cancer reoccurring than I’m all in.

Most people I’ve talked to that have seen the film “What The Health” have in some way made adjustments to their diet and deviated from certain animal products.  I think you owe it to yourself to take about a 1hr and 30 minutes out of your schedule and at least see the film to decide for yourself if a whole food and plant-based diet is right for you and your family.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the film if you saw it… more importantly, what do think about a whole food and plant-based diet?

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6 Comments

  1. Hi Deejay,
    I saw that movie too, a couple of weeks ago. I was already making changes in my food choices, but I was flabbergasted after watching this movie. So many things made sense.

    I’m a nurse, and always wondered why we give such bad food like milk, yogurt, cheese and meat to our patients when they have cancer or other inflammatory diseases. Once I watched the movie, and when he talked about the sponsors of the very industries that are killing us, it all clicked.

    We have to step up for our own health. No government will, not many doctors will in fact, since they’re closely tied to the pharmaceutical industry.

    So this movie was an eye opener for both you and I. I hope it was for a lot more people!

    P.S. glad to know you won your battle with cancer. If you need it, google Chris Wark, he seems to share similar points in your story!

    1. I couldn’t agree with you more RN Didi… the pharmaceutical and food industry is big business! And like they always say, “the money is in the treatment – not the cure.” Thanks for your comment, I’ll check out Chris also.

  2. This sounds like an interesting documentary. I’ll have to make sure I watch it. I do know that some of the common knowledge that we are supposed to believe about what’s good and bad for us is totally upside down. If the government/food industry police had it all figured out, we’d all be so much healthier. But I do not see a bunch of health around me. I see people constantly fighting cancer, IBS, anxiety, depression, diabetes, heart conditions, and more. It’s up to us to find out what’s true and what’s in our food so we can make wise choices.

    1. I totally agree with your comments Jen… It’s imperative that we continue to educate ourselves about what’s healthy and not leave it up to the FDA and other government officials to decide for us. 

  3. My wife and I recently watched the documentary called, “What The Health” on Netfix and our lives have never been the same since. We have transformed our diet as a result.
    It is horrifying what is being done to our food by food manufacturers and corporations … and most of the public have no idea what is going on. It is no wonder cancer is epidemic in our country.
    I like your website. It is packed with important information that we all need to have. Thanks.

    1. Thanks for the comment… glad you found value here. Like you, after watching the documentary my diet has totally transformed to whole foods and a plant base diet. I’m trying to encourage all my friends and family to at least watch the the documentary to get educated on what their consuming on daily bases.

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