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Overfed & Undernourished (2014)

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Overfed & Undernourished examines a global epidemic and our modern lifestyles through one boy’s inspiring and personal journey to regain his health from the inside out. Eleven-year-old Liam Gollé, weighing in at more than 176 lbs., turns to his aunt and uncle for help, as he embarks on a journey that promises to transform his life forever. An inspiring and moving story.

Joe Cross, Dr. John Demartini, Dr. Anthony Gollé DC, Dr. Arne Rubinstein, Don Tolman
Troy Jones

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Clare74, posted on September 16, 2016

Yes this was very hard to watch as poor Liam was isolated and on his own. There was really no support the ego Uncle, the father that brought the crappy food. I think that doing this as a family would have been healthy mentally and spiritally. As a mother this was distressing to watch, I am a nutritionist and this is not the way to go about things and could damage this poor boys future life and create a negative relationship with food.

Treadmill for a teenage, even I find these boring. I was concerned with the hill running on his heart, start slow walking, support the mind as then the body will follow. I have to say this movie seemed cruel. I am disappointed a Jo for being part of this movie, I liked what Jo was saying and liked his way of explaining the body as not fat but energy reserves where as the Uncle seemed to continue on about fat, truely sad :( .

delia_murphy, posted on September 10, 2016

The message about proper nutrition, adequate water consumption, physical activity, getting an adequate amount of sleep, all aspects of health are important. I personally resonate with this message.

I think that the Healthy Conscious Family did not take into account outside influence, and the adolescent need to belong to the group. We all want to belong regardless of age. When anyone, regardless of age, is surrounded by negative factors it is hard to remain firm in your beliefs. A young person is growing, and learning and the need to be part of the group can outweigh the Healthy Choice.

I have this very same battle of healthy foods, over the easy sugary/salty junk food choice with my son. I have always raised my son to be physically active, drink water, eat healthy foods. When he was a Little he ate what I gave him, no questions asked. I think about 9/10 years old he started recognizing what he ate is not what everybody else ate. My son is now 16 and is starting to make that Healthy Choice for himself. It is easier now when he is away from home, because it is not just “Mom Said”. He knows it in his head but he can see, feel, and recognize the detriments of junk food consumption. He is also growing more confident in personal choices, where he can be part of a group but still have individuality. But we had to go though numerous “squirty/feel like poo” weekends from him trying to be like everyone else and consuming junk foods with his friends. Many weekends having that repeat discussion of “That is why we do not eat like that”. Those are life lessons, pushing boundaries, breaking house rules, learning responsibility for choices we make.

Many Health Conscious Families have lived this battle of personal health convictions in the home colliding with general public patterns. This program beautifully high-lighted how difficult it is for kids to maintain Health Conscious convictions once they are in school, away from home. It also high-lighted how difficult it can be as a Health Conscious parent/guardian.

The message is important, and Liam made an amazing transformation. It was awesome to see that he stuck it out, and he should be proud of all he did. That is a huge accomplishment that many adults cannot contemplate undertaking. THAT KID IS AWESOME!

However, the message might be lost because of the approach. It is solid good information, but if you are trying to get that message out I think the only people you motivated are fellow Healthy Conscious People/Families. The program lets you know you are not alone in this battle. The people adding sugar to their sports drinks, or dipping their cheese stuffed pizza crust into ranch dressing might turn it off half-way through.

terripe123, posted on September 9, 2016

I just finished watching the show, I am so proud of Liam. I know it was so hard in the beginning for him. He stuck with it and didn't give up. He should be super proud of himself. It's really a shame that it cost so little to eat so unhealthy, and so expensive to eat healthy. Something is really wrong with that picture. Good going Liam! Keep up the good work! Much Love!

terripe123, posted on September 9, 2016

It's a worry that all of that hard work in the beginning may cause him to have a heart attack. I know he's young but still. Wondering if he should have started out a bit slower.

jenton7, posted on September 15, 2016

Yes, I wondered why they did not address the issue of the father buying and preparing unhealthy food. I would not be surprised if Liam gained weight upon his return home.

davedennis58, posted on September 10, 2016

Its here too. Look for "fat-sick-and-nearly-dead"

davedennis58, posted on September 10, 2016

Its here too. Look for "fat-sick-and-nearly-dead"

lesleybrucesharp, posted on September 9, 2016

I felt for Liam. What's one of the most annoying things you can do to a kid? That thing where you ruffle their hair up! And that condescending uncle fella kept on doing it to him! I congratulate the lad on losing weight in spite of his self-righteous relatives. But what about the guy who went to America to go on a 60-day fast? I wanted to see more about his trip!

lesleybrucesharp, posted on September 10, 2016

I know, right? There seemed to be hardly any fun built in to the lad's exercise regime. It wasn't really him that needed that avalanche of lecturing... it was his father, the guy setting the bad examples by buying all the crap food. Kept making excuses about being on a budget. Hmmm. Seems to me like he was the one that needed three months in his sister-in-law's kitchen.

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