"Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food" - Hippocrates.
That's the message from the founding father of modern medicine echoed in the controversial documentary film Food Matters from Producer-Directors James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch, who also directed the 2012 documentary Hungry for Change along with Carlo Ledesma.
With nutritionally depleted foods, chemical additives, and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what's wrong with our malnourished bodies, it's no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. Food Matters uncovers the trillion-dollar worldwide "sickness industry" that involves the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and food industries. Explore scientifically verifiable solutions for overcoming illness via non-GMO organic foods or "raw foods."
In what promises to be the most contentious idea put forward, the filmmakers have interviewed several leading nutritionists and natural healing experts who claim that not only are we harming our bodies with poor food choices, but that the right kind of healthy foods and detox supplements can be used to treat chronic illnesses.
The focus of the film is on helping us rethink the belief systems fed to us by our modern medical and health care establishments. The interviewees point out that not every problem requires costly, major medical attention and reveal many alternative therapies that can be more effective and economical, less harmful and invasive than conventional medical treatments. Discover what whole foods to eat to have a better quality of life, from weight loss to overall wellness.