We have all been sick this week. Don got a nasty cold last week and then we picked it up. The baby, Cyan, and I have it the worst. Sinus headaches, body aches, ear aches, nose plugged or dripping, etc. It’s just a yucky full body nasty cold. So I have spent some time perusing Netflix for new information about food on the ‘play it now’ section and I found some really interesting documentaries that you may want to check out.
Forks Over Knives. A very interesting, if somewhat dry, fact based movie about the benefits of a ‘whole foods, plant based’ diet. Some of the studies sighted in this movie lasted 40 years and researched entire countries (like China!). It was fascinating! They were talking about the coloration between animal proteins and cancer and had amazing amounts of facts to back it up. A really good movie that doesn’t use sensationalism to get it’s points across, making it more dry than most of these movies because it lets the facts do the talking… and yet, I truly enjoyed it. It wasn’t hard to watch, because they facts they were presenting were absolutely fascinating.
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. Awesome, uplifting movie about an Aussie man’s road to health and recovery from a debilitating autoimmune disease (and about 100lbs) by drinking nothing but plant and veggie juices for 60 days. It was like watching a season of the biggest looser without all the sensationalist that goes into that show. Just the uplifting bits were left behind. It was a really cool movie to watch and the information about micronutrients was presented in a way that even my kids were nodding their heads to. The best of the three for sure.
Food Matters. The driest one yet, but it had a lot of really neat links between cancer and food. The doctors sighted were definitely not actors. They were dry as toast. But the facts they were presenting were the types of things that I have wondered for years… is chemotherapy really as beneficial for cancer as it seems? Why are they not using diet to combat disease? What kind of nutritional education do doctors get in medical school? (I’ll give you that one… almost none.) It reminded me of collage and a good seminar in the science of food.