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Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat

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Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat (2015)

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The film traces the origins of our beliefs about healthful and unhealthful food. Experts from all over the world talk about the problems as well as short- and long-term solutions. They share insights that are certain to challenge the status quo.

Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat is a chronicle of the things its writer and director Lathe Poland learned after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He sought to find out why he got sick, because he didn't fit the classic picture of an adult onset diabetes sufferer. He quickly learned that much of what he knew about healthy eating was based on myths or fifty-year-old science. In the film he searches out why America’s modern food culture is killing us. The upside? There is a lot that can be done!

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bereshbp, posted on September 10, 2016

Little discussion about heat hydrogenating your fats. Not just about frying - any heating of any sort, including microwaved. The quantity of saturated naturally occurring fat, matters. This had been hinted to in discussion of portion sizes. This is complicated and not just about going low carb for health ...

Great mention of the grain lobby, which exists not just in the U.S., leading to those grain farm subsidies and the cheap and plentiful availability of fructose and other processed simple and complex carbs.

As far as the expense of going low-carb, the only thing that comes to mind is the adage, "Pay your grocer now, or your doctor later" ... this goes even with a heavily-subsidized health plan, for discomfort and agony are costly, too; and cause problems with your quality of life ...

nik_woolford, posted on August 17, 2016

common ....... sense.... how do you teach your taste buds and mind this.... what a great movie... very inspired... but.. I am converted.. how do we help people stuck in the "cycle" .... advertising. choices... people helping people... doctors... ... mmm "FOOD' for thought...
thank YOU!! :-) ... Food for THOUGHT.. THANK - you

aarcudaman, posted on July 30, 2016

They want to cull the public , we are learning this now. We have listened to the so called experts that have bad information to give us . Wheat is probably the worst thing it is in almost everything . It is deliberate .

janepinter, posted on June 13, 2016

After I stopped eating at fast food restaurants, I maintained a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, a little meat, sunflower oil and margarine, later only butter, whole grain cereal with almond beverage in the morning or bread and or sandwich at lunch. Had wine once a week and restricted coffee and tea. Now that was a good diet, everyone said so! But, I was losing memory, I's gain weight if I went off my diet. Then I started to get the itchies all over my body. Nothing to see so much other than hives maybe. It was driving me crazy. I switched my oils to olive and hemp seed oil. That was okay but still itchy. Do I have to give up butter--? might as well give up bread and wheat. So I did. The itchies went away, post nasal drip went away and so did extra weight. I was hungry beyond belief the first three weeks and really craved bread. Then I gave up red wine and my memory seems better. I tried giving up meat..about 3 oz. per day but couldn't. Saw in a health show that type O blood people need meat. Being pernicious anemic I finally stopped baulking about eating a little meat. I can have organic corn and quinoa, potatoes, rice etc. but not wheat. Now I'm in danger of outliving my kids.

happy_idea, posted on June 7, 2016

Only in the Western World its their Big Pharma Business treating and making zombies..Get out f the cities!!!!

Grace001, posted on June 6, 2016

Love this film, but they would ALL look healthier if they ate less meat and more fruit. It's so ironic to see these carnivores demonize the fructose in fruit right along with the donuts, when their big "beef" is that "healthy fats" were demonized along with trans fats.....

nik_woolford, posted on August 17, 2016

I think the point it "whole Foods" .... If we listen to our bodies and have Balance... we will eat the right amount of fruit and meats... fast foods vs.... slow food... if you eat 10 apples a day - your body would probably first reject this... but maybe not 10 glasses of fruit juice...

pfp_pepe1, posted on June 5, 2016

This sound great! But for me I don't cook.I don't like preparing food. It is the mess afterwards. I guess I am just lazy!! So I'm going enjoy getting from restaurants and such. Enjoy my life as I have it. I don't want to waste my time thinking about eating the right foods. I tried that and felt miserable! Well, that is me!

nik_woolford, posted on August 17, 2016

Don't be lazy and find ways to get better at how you prepare your food.... unless you are wealthy and you can pay someone to do this for you.!

chandira2012, posted on June 5, 2016

This beautifully made documentary should be watched by EVERYONE that cares about long lasting health.
Thank you for this film!

nik_woolford, posted on August 17, 2016

meant for previous post - sorry

jahee63, posted on June 4, 2016

Excellent video with an important message. Very enlightening as to the role of excessive carbs in our diet and their negative effects. The interviews with experts were inspirational and the information was presented in ways that were very engaging, including animation and humor. Very well done!

staceyvermaak1684, posted on June 3, 2016

For anyone eating food this is a must watch. It covers the general knowledge about eating wholefood, how bad processed food is for you. It does not focus as much on what we are feeding the food we eat though. It's very well put together though. Scary [projections for how things will look by 2050 if nothing changes. Good revelations about cholesterol, and type 3 diabetes for me anyway.

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