Food Matters Review

Directed by James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch
Guest Contributor
Jan 5, 2011

This documentary film shows the importance of nutrition in preventing and curing illnesses. The modern society demands a pill for every ill, even if the pill does not cure it. For example, if you get flu, we still want antibiotics from a doctor even though both doctors and patients know that antibiotics do not kill virus. After watching this movie, you will understand how good organic food with vitamins and minerals can not only increase your immune system but can also help you recover faster.

Now the question is why we do not know about how organic vegetables and fruit have the power to cure cancer and other illnesses. So it must be too good to be true. This documentary provides several case studies where this is indeed true. Nutritionists in this film argue that the pharmaceutical industry wants to sell more medicines and do not want us to be aware of nutrition. But most of this information used to be common sense hundreds of years ago before the arrival of modern medicine.

Hippocrates said: “Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food”. The film starts with this idea and expands on the importance of holistic organic nutrition. This is educational and does not contain any promotional material. Some doctors and nutritionists may argue about raw food theory or some of the ideas in this film. However, if you do research online about findings from researchers in major US and international universities, you will find their discoveries about the importance of antioxidants and vitamins in reducing risk of heart disease, cancer, and even Alzheimer.

I recommend this movie to anyone who wants to learn about the importance of food we eat every day. You have probably heard of the phrase “garbage in, garbage out”. If we provide our body with plant-based nutrients, then the body can function at its optimum level.

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