The documentary Forks Over Knives changed how we eat forever. In short, it discussed how a plant-based diet can cure all kinds of ailments and how dairy and meat are shown to have a strong correlation to cancer. After watching that documentary, we started eating a LOT less meat and switched from regular milk to almond milk.
Last night, we watched Food Matters on Netflix, and it also is changing forever how we eat in a big way. The documentary is less than an hour and a half and will change your life and health. If you're reading this, I highly recommend watching it -- get the documentary from your library or buy it from Amazon or watch it on the Food Matters site.
Like Forks Over Knives, Food Matters touts the benefits of eating a plant-based, RAW vegetable diet but also provides research support about the huge benefits of taking vitamins -- and how people with chronic diseases and even cancer have self-healed by changing their diet and taking vitamins. What's crazy is that when I was in high school, I remember my Anatomy & Physiology teacher telling me that her friend's cancer disappeared after taking high doses of vitamin C. This documentary has all the research and support for that.
Here is more about the documentary: Food Matters
My biggest takeaways:
- We need to eat 51% (raw) vegetables during each meal for better wellness and health. It's definitely going to be hard for us to eat raw vegetables during each meal, but I think if we can get to a mix of 51%+ raw and cooked veggies.
- Your body is powerful and is made to self-heal, but it can only self-heal if it is nourished with all the vitamins it needs to fight off disease.
- Nutrition therapy works but the government has suppressed it and the research findings (just like they did with the sugar industry -- watch the documentary Sugar Coated) because of powerful pharmaceutical lobbyists. You will get mad at the government and the pharma companies after watching the documentary.
- You really are what you eat.