I watched this documentary called “What The Health?” that I thought was very interesting and inspiring for my project because it talks about the importance of vegetables in your diet and how certain foods are not that good for you. This as well as the deception behind advertising and companies that have sponsors. Associations like the american heart association should encourage a better diet and persuade people to eat less meat and more vegetables. When their website was examined, under their recipe section, there were many recipes that included red meat and a few that included vegetables. This because sponsors such has KFC and McDonalds payed this association to promote meat. Therefore, associations that should help prevent disease and guide you on what is best for your general wellbeing are actually encouraging you to eat things that are bad for you just because they have a sponsor. This documentary inspired me to look deeper in nutrition and the positive and negative aspects to it including the properties of the different foods and their effect on our general wellbeing.
From this movie/documentary, I came to know that meat and dairy are actually very bad for your health.
Also, associations (ex. diabetes society, american heart association) that should advise people not to eat meat or eat less of it because of its cancerogenous properties actually promote the consumption of it through recipes with processed meat. This because these associations are actually sponsored by companies that advertise these meats such as McDonald and KFC. This also shows that they use deception while they should help people to eat healthier and avoid these foods because they can not only lead to cancer but also to diabetes and heart problems.
Not only red meat is harmful but so is white meat
- chicken can be sometimes injected with sodium
- Chicken is a carcinogen
- Red meat is a carcinogen
- Processed meat is as carcinogen as cigarettes
- Dioxin exposure is of 93% because of meat consumption
- Cows, other animals are fed drugs – none of these are beneficial for humans.
- There are 450 drugs , these are injected as single or a combination.
- The most common ones are antibiotics, antimicrobials, ractopamines and hormones.
Red meat contains:
- Saturated fat
- Heme iron
Eggs can also be considered carcinogenic
- 1 egg a day = 5 cigarettes
- 1 egg can be compared to a McDonald’s McMuffin
- Eggs are pure fat and cholesterol
Not only meat is carcinogenic but is also a cause of diabetes and so is dairy products
- Dairy can cause osteoporosis
- Drinking milk does not mean u will have stronger bones
- People who drink more milk have a higher risk of osteoporosis
- Consumption of dairy will increase cancer risks
- Caseine protein is the main protein in dairy products -this breaks down during digestion into casomorphins, caseine derived morphine like compounds that go to the brain and attach to the very same receptors that heroin attaches to.
It is not as strong but strong enough that makes you go back and eat more dairy.
Cow milk has 26g of casein while human milk has 2.7g.
Casein plays a role in autism.
Fish can also be considered carcinogenic and can cause PBC, a long-term liver infection
fish also contains:
- Saturated fat
- ALL proteins are made by plants.
- The proteins found in meat are actually recycled plant proteins.
- Protein deficiency is not really common but people don’t eat enough fiber.
- The strongest animals are herbivores.
- Humans are not designed to be carnivores but herbivores.
- A carnivore’s stomach is much shorter allowing meat to be digested in a quicker way.
- A herbivore’s stomach is longer.
- A human’s stomach can be compared to a herbivore’s therefore it is not designed to eat meat at all.
POSITIVE effects of eating a non meat based diet
- Lowers levels of cholesterol.
- Less risks of heart problems.
- No diabetes.
- Improvements in overall body.
- People who were on medications and became vegan, reduced their intake of medications thus this new diet had very beneficial effects on their body.
“What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases – and investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want us to know about it. With heart disease and cancer the leading causes of death in America, and diabetes at an all-time high, the film reveals possibly the largest health cover-up of our time. With the help of medical doctors, researchers, and consumer advocates, What the Health exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.
Join Kip as he tracks down the leading and most trusted American health nonprofits to find out why these groups are staying silent, despite a growing body of evidence. Audiences will be shocked to learn the insidious roles played by pharmaceutical companies, agribusiness, and processed animal food companies in the nation’s health, especially in the most vulnerable communities, and will cheer at the transformation and recovery of those who took their lives into their own hands.
What The Health is a surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation’s health and how big business influences it.”
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Kip Andersen’s awakening as a filmmaker came as a result of An Inconvenient Truth. After seeing the film, he dramatically changed his lifestyle and believed he was doing everything he could to help the planet. But his life took a different direction when he found out animal agriculture is the leading cause of environmental destruction. Together with Keegan Kuhn he co-produced his first film, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, which became an overnight viral success and ignited the environmental movement. Following this success, he was invited to speak in front of the European Parliament and a new cut, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, was exclusively released on Netflix in September 2015.
Andersen is the founder of A.U.M. Films and Media, a 501c3 non-profit focused on creating films and media that promote thrivability, compassion, and harmony for all life. He is also a serial entrepreneur, as well as a certified Jivamukti and Kundalini yoga teacher.
He is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo school of business and has called San Francisco home for more than a decade.
Keegan Kuhn is the award-winning co-director of the highly acclaimed documentary film Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, executive produced for Netflix by Leonardo DiCaprio. Kuhn is the owner and operator of First Spark Media, a digital film production company tailored to creating films for social justice.
Kuhn’s skills as a director, producer, cinematographer, editor, animator and composer have been utilized in film subjects as diverse as modern Alaskan homesteading, gender inequality, animal rescues, Buddhism, endurance sports and environmental destruction. He is motivated by a deep desire to shed light on untold stories of the most downtrodden in our society, and to raise awareness through greater visibility of social justice issues.
Kuhn is the owner of the camera accessory company First Spark Gear and creator of the educational music project True Nature. He lives with his partner Shani in the East Bay of San Francisco, California.”
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