This is the second edition of Michael Anderson’s documentary on American eating habits, and how they are killing the people they are supposed to be sustaining. It is marked ‘plus’ and therefore I think it must have extra material compared to the normal version.
With the help of medical experts Joseph Crowe, M.D., Dr Neal Pinckney, Dr. Ruth Heidrich and Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D., Michael explains not only the health risks involved with a meat-based diet, but also how the diseases and other effects of meat-eating can be totally reversed by switching to a plant-based diet.
They are not talking from a set of ideas, for all the experts consulted are living witnesses to the effectiveness of the treatment they prescribe, as they all managed to reverse serious diseases like cancer and heart disease. They therefore speak from personal experience as well as from a clinical perspective.
Over and above the evidence that a meat based diet causes chronic health problems, the documentary also looks at the environmental impact, the pollution and the sheer cruelty involved in raising meat for eating. The evidence for all of these is getting more obvious everyday, and especially now in a time of global warming and resource depletion.
The animal food lobby in the States is a huge industry which persuades Government and people alike that eating meat and other animal products is a good thing, when it is the largest killer in America today. Although the documentary is concerned mainly with America, as the American diet spreads, what is said here applies worldwide also.
As he was not satisfied with the terms vegetarian or vegan Michael developed what is known as the RAVE diet:
- No Refined Foods
- No Animal Foods
- No Vegetable Oils
- No Exceptions
this film is not available at present