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Don't watch documentaries about food!

Monday, May 20, 2019

My son (23 yrs old diagnosed with MS @ 20) made us watch a Netflix documentary called "What the Health" this weekend. If you have never seen this, please do not watch it. It has graphic images that are VERY difficult to remove from memory, it will be quite a while before I can eat meat again.

Long story short it describes how people with chronic disease (like MS) can prevent or reverse their disease with a plant-based diet that removes meat and dairy (vegan?). Needless to say after seeing that no one in the house wanted to eat meat and now everyone is trying to avoid dairy as well. Yesterday my son was cooking his own food and had a breakdown when I said the only broth in the house was chicken broth. We have managed to slowly remove many bad things from our diet, we have been drinking almond milk for almost 2 years now in place of regular milk but there are still other dairy products in the house: cheese, yogurt, etc.

I can't help but feel that the "science" behind this movie is biased to promote veganism, however there are many disturbing facts about our food and medication industries that are highlighted in this film. Gonna be a rough few weeks at our house!
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    I agree... documentaries aren't always 100% truth, but a heightened truth. I also don't believe that diets can reverse diseases. Control it maybe... but not reverse. MIAMI_LILLY is a vegan (new to it since January) you could ask her how she transitioned, I'm sure she'd be willing to share.
    154 days ago
    I had seen that video when I was a vegan, and found it to be a bit much.
    I was vegan/vegetarian for 17 years.
    I would suggest watching The Magic Pill, also on Netflix.
    I am no longer a vegan, my health is much improved.
    Good luck to your son, I know how those videos affected me when I was in the vegan movement.
    They still haunt my thoughts. emoticon
    154 days ago
    I have watched that documentary, although I follow a vegan diet I really felt that the film was less than well presented, more shock and awe than evidence based information. If there is one positive gained is that it has led your family to make some diet changes and hopefully continue to seek information that will be helpful. Of all the food documentaries I think for most people Michael Pollan's "In Defence of Food" is the best.
    Step back and aim for eating as much healthy food as you can. emoticon
    155 days ago
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