I am a pretty health conscious person I would say. However, somehow it has taken me quite some time to watch some excellent and life changing documentaries.
Anyone who knows me knows I like to research pretty much everything. Not only do I like it, but it’s almost a compulsion I have. Which I wish I didn’t have at times. Knowledge IS power….but it can also make a person nuts (see I Might Have to Have a What Now?). At any rate, we started a free trial of Netflix to watch through our Wii and I was finally able to watch Forks Over Knives and Food, Inc….then Fat Sick and Nearly Dead and Food Matters.
With eyes as big as saucers and the wheels spinning in my head, I told my husband he had to watch them as well. Netflix said, “Oh you like those? Here then watch these” So I added about a dozen more to our queue and my husband has watched more of them than I have! So I will be using my free month of Netflix to be an information geek and I’m quite excited.
Let me sum up the four that I watched so far.
Forks Over Knives: Animal protein turns on cancer. Also, I would love to sit and talk to Dr. Campbell and Dr. Essyngton for days and days.
Food, Inc.: I’m not sure how Monsanto, Tyson and Perdue sleep at night. It also brought to my attention that I have become out of sight out of mind about my meat. If I have any meat anymore it has to be from local farm raised free range animals.
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead: It really is time to just get a juicer already. I was also shocked at the life expectancy those people gave themselves. They know what they eat isn’t helping their health but they either can’t stop or can’t afford to stop and it’s really sad.
Food Matters: Whole food plant based diets cure damn near anything. Non-hodgkins lymphoma gone in a matter of weeks?? The facts and numbers shared in this one were jaw-dropping. 6% of medical doctors have any formal training in nutrition. The number of uneccesary deaths from uneccesary surgeries and medications is sickening. Why does the Hippocratic Oath even exist anymore? It should be the Hypocritic Oath.
I watched these while nursing our newborn and listening to my husband with our pole vaulting from the crib two year old, so I would like to watch them again when I can focus 100%. That might not be until 2022 though, so I guess I’m happy that I absorbed what I did.
If you haven’t watched them yet, I implore you to do so ASAP. Remember that you do have a choice about what you eat and about what happens to your health. The power is in YOUR hands.