The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that nearly half the population in the United States of America lives with at least one chronic disease. These diseases are the leading cause of health problems such as autoimmune diseases, high cholesterol, heart disease, obesity, poor mental health, and even death. They are also the most costly and preventable of all health conditions in the country. One step we must take to help mitigate these problems changing our food culture..
'Food As Medicine' follows the growing movement of leveraging better food choices to heal chronic illnesses. From individuals empowering themselves to try a whole foods diet to healthcare groups administering vegetable Rx programs, we can already see the impact food plays on chronic conditions. The health benefits to altering our society’s relationship with food are enormous. Join filmmakers on a journey of food, wellness, and hope!
Please be advised that although we feel there are important messages in this film, we also acknowledge that there may be conflicting ideologies that challenge beliefs. We like to encourage our viewers to do their own diligent research to determine which is the right approach for them as we regard nutrition and health as being highly individualized and not a "one size fits all" approach. Please consult with medical professionals before making any sudden dietary changes.
Featuring: Dr. Terry Wahls, Dr. Kent Thornburg, Diane Capaldi, Dr. Courtney Jackson, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne
Director: Lenore Eklund