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“Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food” – Hippocrates. That is the message from the founding father of modern medicine echoed in the controversial new documentary film Food Matters from Producer-Directors James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch.
With nutritionally-depleted foods, chemical additives and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what’s wrong with our malnourished bodies, it’s no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. Food Matters sets about uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide ’sickness industry’ and gives people some scientifically verifiable solutions for overcoming illness naturally.

“With access to better information people invariably
make better choices for their health…”
In what promises to be the most contentious idea put forward, the filmmakers have interviewed several leading experts in nutrition and natural healing who claim that not only are we harming our bodies with improper nutrition, but that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses as fatal as terminally diagnosed cancer.
The focus of the film is in helping us rethink the belief systems fed to us by our modern medical and health care establishments. The interviewees point out that not every problem requires costly, major medical attention and reveal many alternative therapies that can be more effective, more economical, less harmful and less invasive than conventional medical treatments.
The ‘Food Matters’ duo have independently funded the film from start to finish in order to remain as unbiased as possible, delivering a clear and concise message to the world. Food Matters.

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  • meh

    Pseudoscience at its best.

    Of course it’s healthier to eat the right food. But no matter how good your diet is IT’S NOT GONNA CURE YOUR TERMINAL CANCER.

    • Oh?

      I’m just curious meh, can you provide some evidence for your assertion that diet cannot cure cancer? Or is that speculation, rather than observation.

      See, the problem I have is this, most of the scientific literature around diet, nutrition, and medicine, isn’t properly conducted science. So, as far as I think that these diet advocates are pseudoscientific, I have to admit that the medical establishment is equally pseudoscientific.

      I’d be more open minded to this stuff, a diverse and conscientious diet can’t be terribly bad for you, and there’s not much reason to dismiss this stuff, at least until we start getting more rigorously empirical data on the subject.

      • yay

        I’m just curious meh, can you provide some evidence for your assertion that most of the scientific literature around diet, nutrition, and medicine, isn’t properly conducted science ?

        Naturopathy and alternative medicine in general reject the scientific method and evidence based medicine (EBM). Saying that alternative medicine and EBM are equally pseudo-scientific is by definition completely wrong.

        I think you were talking about practices and ideas rather than scientificity. Diet and nutrition are a new field of medicine. If there are any good practices in traditional medicine, it will eventually be assimilated by EBM. The scientific method allows EBM to constantly test, evolve, and improve.

        I’m not saying that diet has nothing to do with health, but If I’m one day diagnosed with cancer, I’ll go to an oncologist. Not to a naturopath.

        • Really

          Well, you might want to check out this article for an introduction:

          http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/11/lies-damned-lies-and-medical-science/8269/

          I think that you have to take a more nuanced approach to this subject. I mean, you start out by making a generalization, that “naturopathy” and “alternative medicine” are against the scientific method. I Imagine that, just as you assert that “evidence based medicine” will adopt naturopathic treatments if they are proven, that naturopathy adopts the parts of “ebm” that they see fit. You see, it’s practically useless to talk about “Evidence”, it’s more useful to talk about perspective. I’m not even sure that what they are advocating in this film can even be called “naturopathy” or “alternative medicine”. And “evidence based medicine”? The evidence certainly seems to be lacking, I prefer the term “medical establishment”. It’s more accurate.

          There’s some stuff in this film that gave me pause, and that I’m pretty incredulous about much of it, but there’s a lot of stuff in the medical establishment that I find pretty dubious too. In the end, I think it’s most constructive to remain open minded about the subject and not immediately label it “pseudoscience” as if that is is a useful distinction.

          • Max

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      • GuerillaOntology

        What is your opinion of the images that they show of a patient recovering from cancer? That would seem to be proof that the treatment works, unless you know of some refutation of their evidence.

    • Mike

      “It’s not gonna cure you from terminal cancer…” I’m no scientist, but let me tell you, pesticides, fertilisers, additives, preservatives, genetically modified fruits and grain, MSG, fluoride, aspertain, aluminium under-arm sprays, tinned food, etc..will not help you stay cancer free my friend!

      • meh

        @mike

        uh, sorry mate but… what’s your point here ?

        I agree that some of the product you listed may be carcinogens. But what’s the link between not eating these products and being CURED from cancer ?

        It would be like saying : “Smoking can give you lung cancer. So if you have terminal lung cancer, stop smoking and you’ll be cured.”

        I never said the food we eat and our health are not related. It’s just that if you have cancer or any other disease, modern medicine is the only reasonable option.

    • V3rb

      @Meh’s first comment:

      Say that to the thousands of people who have already done it 😛

  • Johson

    wow. what a complete moron. maybe eating bad foods and taking drugs all the time gave you terminal cancer in the first place.

    • common sense

      you are an ignorant prick.

  • boombap

    Interesting doc, but fatally flawed, no counterpoint from the pharma industry or traditional doctors???

    • Human

      they would just feed you twisted information(half truths)anyways. we already know what they would say.

      • sum1

        And the day has come where people who have dedicated their entire lives and a often a good amount of money studying, researching, having their findings evaluated and re-evaluated and re-evaluated again by experts in the field only to be admonished by some conspiracy nuts who put more trust in some nonsense they read and watched online made by people who have no obligation to journalistic integrity. Thank you world wide intraweb.

        • human

          recomend that sum1 watches a doco’ on this website called “intelligence. No intelligence” You may see where us “conspiracy theorist” come from. it will explain why there is good reason to QUESTION the things that we are told.

          its a corrupt world out there my friend. and unfourtunatly most scientists, an people of such positions in the pharma industrys have their price$$$$! there is lots of money to made on sick poeple.

          P.S. i also find it sad that an person like myself with no political, scientific, or business quallifications, nor experience, feels the need to question the integrity so many of todays polititions. Scientists. And Corporate bussiness heads. so i agree with you there.

          Just dont feel im wrong in doing so…..thankyou for for giving me the oppertunity to reply. merry christmas!

          • qwe

            It is a good thing to question what you’re told. However there is a difference between questioning things and blindly believing every paranoid nut that can find crazy connections to relate anything to a government/corporate/alien plot against the world.

            Every conspiracy theory has been debunked. Many times for most of them. Yet the ‘believers’ haven’t changed their minds. No. They keep saying the exact same BS over and over again.

            Why ? because ‘conspiracy theories’ appeal to our deepest emotions. The idea of an unbelievable global plot for world domination or destruction is exciting. And most importantly conspiracy theories are easy to understand. They may look complex but they’re constructed around simple predicates and give simple arguments. It’s not critical thinking. It’s not rational questioning. That would take some actual efforts and knowledge to do. And that’s why people believe in conspiracy theories. Because they’re too lazy to learn, too lazy do the research, too lazy to understand. Conspiracy theories make them feel like they’re thinking for themselves.

            Anyway I have the unpleasant feeling that it’s not gonna stop any time soon (and I’m a bit off-topic there).

        • GuerillaOntology

          First of all, when it comes to medical science, it appears that no one is doing as thorough research as you seem to think. Most of the studies conducted are so badly conducted that the data can’t be used, let alone independently verified. And yes, the economic power of the pharmaceuticals does influence the research, unfortunately science isn’t without bias.

          Second, I don’t think that your views about “conspiracy nuts” are justified. You claim that every conspiracy theorist has been debunked. I would love to see sources on this, such a broad statement seems laughably unspecific to me. They can’t all be entirely wrong, you’ve got to take a more nuanced approach to the subject. What I see, is conspiracy theorists and the conspiracy deniers going back and fourth, debunking each-other’s information. It’s a clash of perspectives, not a clash of truth and untruth. Clearly you’ve picked a side in the argument, and I think that’s a shame, because dialectics would probably be more valuable to your understanding than debate would.

          Besides that, conspiracy theories have nothing to do with this documentary. They aren’t positing a conspiracy, they are, however, pointing out the way the system obviously works. It’s not “theoretical” in any way, that swat teams raid the private residences of people who sell unpasteurized foods, and hold their families at gunpoint.

  • http://jamiesimko.tumblr.com JS

    Excellent doc!!

  • GuerillaOntology

    I wonder if anybody associated with this documentary have stock in a company that produces viatmins.

    • gatzke

      If they did then their product placement techniques need some work. I didn’t see or hear one herbal brand name throughout the entire documentary. What I did see was a harmless and very beneficial message about consuming less chemicals and replacing them with more natural foods.

    • GuerillaOntology

      So, after a little basic research is seems that there is very little research into raw food diets, either for or against. It would seem to be foolish to hold a strong opinion on the subject, one way or the other.

      • V3rb

        With regards to your first point, it is clearly stated in the description that this documentary film was independently funded to avoid bias.

        With regards to your second point, you are assuming it is easy to conduct such research in the first place. Science in theory is not biased, however in practice this is unfortunately not the case. To do a scientific study you need funding, and guess where most of this funding comes from? Vested interests like big pharma and others. All of us would love to see more scientific study of raw food diets. Whether or not it will happen, I seriously doubt, unless someone is determined enough and able to acquire private funding it just isn’t going to happen. Just like a large scale study of Gerston Therapy will never happen. Nobody will pay for it, unless we do it ourselves.

        • GuerillaOntology

          Actually, the food matters website does seem to be promoting a couple of specific brands of vitamin supplements, though gatzke is correct that there is no product placement in the film, clearly there are fingers in pies here.

          In response to your second point, indeed, I agree with everything you point out about the limitations of science, particularly when it comes to medicine and health. I wasn’t using the lack of scientific study as an indication that raw food diets are doubtful, just that it’s an open question.

  • anky

    Wow what a fantastic doc pls continue the good work. Very educative documentary

  • meh (again)

    Done what ? die of terminal cancer ?

    I know. That was easy. But you’re definitely right : “thousands” of people diagnosed of terminal cancer have fully recovered without the help of any medical treatment except a change in their diet…

  • Marcus

    I got put off by the initial talk of digestive leukocytosis. There is no truth in this actually occuring.

  • Alex

    Why dont they mention Dietitians????

  • Vita

    more people need to see this. i moved to live in Belgium, and even ‘near farm’ shops have xl-sized blueberries that are tasteless and white inside, instead of juicy and yummy.. but – some veggies are good, i chose lots by scent: if apple smells like sweet sun warmed apple? no plastic shiny barbie-apples! :) great to know about vitamin c and niacin, regarding how lack of it connects to fatigue and anxiety.. we all notice how well orange juice makes us feel better, but i didn’t know how much important vitamin c is in fact. and chemical background of that. and although as vegan i disagree with fish-eating japanese ‘goodhealth’ sample (they have tons of mercury, eating black marketed dolphins/whales without knowing) .. being vegan, i must admit, i took it too ‘cooked’ .. too ‘processed vegan’ .. it’s cheaper unfortunately – to buy ready foods: pasta/bread/etc, to maintain um, energy. and fill table.. but now, remembering childhood (field/garden fresh food) and heaps of energy then, and ‘too much moody, fast fatigue’ days now, even being vegan.. i will definately put more raw food back in my diet! so, on my next shopping list: more nuts, more veggies, parsley heaps, oranges and peaches, and hopefully i can find organic ‘real’ berries! .. although will keep my hot herb teas and once in a while steamed veggies too.. but now, in healthier proportions! :) and will try that method: to moist rice in water, to eat it raw so more vitamins and minerals stay in. yes, although – more hastle, but it’s for my own good and health. .. and hopefully – more organic and ‘real’ good fresh food in shops. rawww :) although not yet 100% :))) but, definately more of it in my life since watching this film. we are what we eat.

  • Hrm

    Suspicious.

  • napo

    59min..it’s not true.. japan has incidence of colon-rectal cancer more than double respect western countries..

  • tired of lies

    I watched about 17 minutes of this bullcrap before turning it off. One guy is a raw foods propagandist and the other is a know it all that knows jack shit about nutrition. If someone has a cancer, they want to eat a special, and sometimes poor diet because if they get proper nutrition the cancer will grow like a goddamn weed.. fucking idiots. I’ve had some nutritional dietitian training and this documentary pisses me off.

    • Andi

      Some training you say? Your “some” training, intellect and rational is well displayed in your comment.

      • tired of lies

        yeah, well fuck you and your ad hominem remarks. Demeanor has nothing to do with education you piece of shit.

        • Andi

          Degenerated health always includes the mind, easily identified by a lack of composure and rational. Keep telling yourself that lifestyle and nutrition has nothing to do with health.

          • tired of lies

            Now you use a strawman argument. Who the hell said “that lifestyle and nutrition has nothing to do with health” ? Not me.

    • Dglow500

      Obviously you are very immature and cannot debate or explain your case without using vulgarity and using the Lord’s name in vain. I can understand if you strongly disagree with the program and it’s references, but there is a much better way to get your point across and gain respect in doing so. Any mature, intelligent and reasonable adult are able to articulate and communicate their opinion without offending others in the process! I am not sure where your anger stems from, but I do hope you can learn to control it enough as not to offend others. Thanks for sharing, except for the parts that should have been bleeped……………….out. I pray your day gets better.

    • Cdojocar

      most weeds will not grow where there is a good healthy stand of grass weeds come in to make up where the ground nutrients are not present     talk about not knowing jack!!!!!

    • Cdojocar

      most weeds will not grow where there is a good healthy stand of grass weeds come in to make up where the ground nutrients are not present     talk about not knowing jack!!!!!

    • Gladen5

      tired of lies?  

  • ronw.

    Wow, AMAZING movie, changed my life!

    Whether or not you believe that eating different will cure you from cancer, eating good and putting Energy into your health feels AMAZING… Just did their cleanse, equally AMAZING…

    Humans have been on this earth for thousands of YEARS, and they’ve ALREADY LEARNED how foods work in bodies. I am eternally GRATEFUL for this movie, and the thoughts/Energy that makes it possible…

    Thank you ‘Food Matters’.

  • Bri

    I’m not one to write on discussion boards… but a few comments seem baseless.

    @meh stated, “[Modern] medicine is the only reasonable option…”
    Well, perhaps being raised in an industrialized western superpower influences this belief. Chinese medicine employs treatments with acupuncture, natural herbal remedies, and massage therapy with just as much, if not greater, success rates for diseases that are treated with corporation fueled drugs here in the U.S.

    @GuerillaOntology stated,”I wonder if anybody associated with this documentary have stock in a company that produces viatmins.”
    If you watch the ENTIRE documentary, the film is emphasizing the consumption of raw & organic foods and points out the media’s unsupported claims that vitamins are nonsense. So if anything, I imagine this film was associated with third-party organic farming alliances.

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  • yin and yang

    Makes some good points, but overall these people are just as bad as the pharmaceutical industry they are fighting against. OF COURSE eating healthy is going to make you healthy hurr durr. To say modern medicine is the propagating America’s disease’s is ridiculous. A healthy diet is a preventative method. If you are eating a balanced diet with proper nutrition you will be good. I agree that many of the problems today are caused by nutrition deficiencies. Many problems can be cured by fixing your nutrition, but it can only go so far. You are not going to cure a tumor by eating more veggies. Can you prevent it? Yeah obviously. But once you got it you are going to have to use some kind of medicine. It isn’t coincidence that human life expectancy has increased overtime with the evolution of medicine. We know more about the body now more than ever, but we will always be learning.

    Overall, nutrition and medicine go hand in hand. Eat healthy and be healthy. But even healthy people can get things like cancer. What would you say we do when a person with spot on nutrition gets cancer? How are you going to cure them with an already spot on diet.

    This documentary is too biased towards their own beliefs and doesn’t properly display the counter arguments. Not too bad of a watch though.

  • yin and yang

    Makes some good points, but overall these people are just as bad as the pharmaceutical industry they are fighting against. OF COURSE eating healthy is going to make you healthy hurr durr. To say modern medicine is the propagating America’s disease’s is ridiculous. A healthy diet is a preventative method. If you are eating a balanced diet with proper nutrition you will be good. I agree that many of the problems today are caused by nutrition deficiencies. Many problems can be cured by fixing your nutrition, but it can only go so far. You are not going to cure a tumor by eating more veggies. Can you prevent it? Yeah obviously. But once you got it you are going to have to use some kind of medicine. It isn’t coincidence that human life expectancy has increased overtime with the evolution of medicine. We know more about the body now more than ever, but we will always be learning.

    Overall, nutrition and medicine go hand in hand. Eat healthy and be healthy. But even healthy people can get things like cancer. What would you say we do when a person with spot on nutrition gets cancer? How are you going to cure them with an already spot on diet.

    This documentary is too biased towards their own beliefs and doesn’t properly display the counter arguments. Not too bad of a watch though.

    • Lasonnambula

      Actually, there have been cases of tumors shrinking and eventually ‘disappearing’ after a diet of fresh juices and veggies.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kapil-Bambardekar/100001723280347 Kapil Bambardekar

        can you please provide any scientific studies supporting that with evidence

    • Lettuce

      You’re missing a big point of this documentary: Nutrition is not the “cure all” to cancer and all the other ailments of the human body, but it is a critical key. As a medical student I can assure you none of my classes really looked into nutrition – the whole basis is on looking up what could be causing this or that disease, then figuring out what medicines won’t kill the patient to fix it. Nutrition almost never comes into the equation, except to warn pregnant mothers about getting enough of this or that. 

      What they are saying is that MORE focus needs to be placed on this facet of health – but instead the cultural focus seems to be on destroying your health through eating a terrible, damaging diet (often not knowing the true consequences OF that diet) and then expecting there to be a pill to fix everything. 

      As the documentary stated, ALL avenues for tackling these diseases need to be explored. And proper nutrition is NOT AT ALL a focus – beyond ONE class ONE semester out of all seven years I’ve been doing this – in the health industry right now. 

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  • Tricia001

    AMAZING documentary.  I am going to send this one to everyone I know that is concerned with diet/health.

  • Frank47

    It’s great to see a documentary that tells the truth in a simple way.  If 30% of Americans saw this documentary, this country would be a far more comfortable and peaceful place to live in.  I am so impressed.  I going to be on my friends and families backs to watch this.  It surpassed even Forks and Knives, which came out  more recently.  I love a food documentary that is inspiring, empowering with a positive message.  So impressed!   One of the best documentaries I have ever seen.

  • Frank47

    It’s great to see a documentary that tells the truth in a simple way.  If 30% of Americans saw this documentary, this country would be a far more comfortable and peaceful place to live in.  I am so impressed.  I going to be on my friends and families backs to watch this.  It surpassed even Forks and Knives, which came out  more recently.  I love a food documentary that is inspiring, empowering with a positive message.  So impressed!   One of the best documentaries I have ever seen.

  • Somebudiesangel2

    This DVD has made a huge difference in my life. I have a chronic and potentially life threatening illness that is leaving my body as a result of implementing a juicing/raw and living foods diet, as well as some good supplements. I had tumors all over my back that i was recommended to treat with methatrexate and prednisone. The first drug is a chemo drug , the second a powerful steroid.
    Knowing that both those drugs are toxic…and would kill the good in my body along with the disease told me i would not go the route being recommended by many docs. And going of the drugs would mean the disease would grow again…just a temporary bandaid affect. To me, Foodmatters has been a god send.  With the changes made because of this film…and no drugs…my back is clear of tumors! I feel healthier than i have in many years. I dont care if the movie promotes supplements…it promotes wellness, and if they advocate and sell products on their site…big deal. The information is still valid, valuable….needs to be heard and seen!      

    • Cheers

      listen…. and listen carefully… you do realize there are idiots who wont go to hospital to treat their life threatening illnesses and listen to raw-food-bullshit-“doctors” and will die because they listened you. you do realize this ? and all i can say, if you think drugs are there to fucking toxin you and keep you sick, you sir are an idiot. there is no conspiracy amongst REAL doctors, and also if you have chronic and life threatening illness and you actually trust nutritionists instead of doctors… stupid thing to do, thats all i got to say.

    • Cheers

      listen…. and listen carefully… you do realize there are idiots who wont go to hospital to treat their life threatening illnesses and listen to raw-food-bullshit-“doctors” and will die because they listened you. you do realize this ? and all i can say, if you think drugs are there to fucking toxin you and keep you sick, you sir are an idiot. there is no conspiracy amongst REAL doctors, and also if you have chronic and life threatening illness and you actually trust nutritionists instead of doctors… stupid thing to do, thats all i got to say.

      • Somebudiesangel2

        All of your posts are very rude. We are all entitled to share our story.
        My success story is meant to guide others to consider the amazing benefits
        Of eating as we all should for optimal health. Everything has it’s place from natural medicine to doctors. And as much as u say chemotherapy isn’t toxic it is. My own doctors told me
        All the negatives as well as the ‘hope’ of what it might do. People are not going to avoid going to their doctors because of posts like mine and if they chose to try what I have done then it’s their right to do that as a personal decision. A year ago I was pretty scared until I started learning what the body could do to help heal itself if given the right tools…healthy organic living foods without all the added preservatives and junk we do not need. That is a good thing to learn…and as much as u like to rant, your opinions are not going to affect my health or journey. I don’t advocate not seeing your family doctor but there is more than one opinion on how to treat chronic illness. Foods that heal are a first line of defense
        .

      • Somebudiesangel2

        All of your posts are very rude. We are all entitled to share our story.
        My success story is meant to guide others to consider the amazing benefits
        Of eating as we all should for optimal health. Everything has it’s place from natural medicine to doctors. And as much as u say chemotherapy isn’t toxic it is. My own doctors told me
        All the negatives as well as the ‘hope’ of what it might do. People are not going to avoid going to their doctors because of posts like mine and if they chose to try what I have done then it’s their right to do that as a personal decision. A year ago I was pretty scared until I started learning what the body could do to help heal itself if given the right tools…healthy organic living foods without all the added preservatives and junk we do not need. That is a good thing to learn…and as much as u like to rant, your opinions are not going to affect my health or journey. I don’t advocate not seeing your family doctor but there is more than one opinion on how to treat chronic illness. Foods that heal are a first line of defense
        .

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CTYTZLAFQCDSEH6MNXFEP32LS4 Shon Baydur

        Maybe this guy with the attitude needs to change his diet. Lol, thx man for showing us all how we can turn out if we stuck with our bad eating habits. Have an orange juice on me fruitcake. You just proved every nutritionists’ point.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CTYTZLAFQCDSEH6MNXFEP32LS4 Shon Baydur

        Maybe this guy with the attitude needs to change his diet. Lol, thx man for showing us all how we can turn out if we stuck with our bad eating habits. Have an orange juice on me fruitcake. You just proved every nutritionists’ point.

      • blah

        cheers you are a moron. Doctors get paid by big pharmaceutical companies in order to promote and sell their drugs even though they harm your body. Even something as harmless as advil can affect your liver if you take it regularly. A healthy diet helps enormously, i went from eating junk all my life and being sick at least 3 times a year, to eating a clean diet and working out everyday and not only am i as healthy as one can get, my motivation and energy went up. I was a C student and now im getting all As. Nothing changed in my life besides diet and exercise so maybe you should try it and you will become more optimistic, instead of being an asshole on the internet. i do not trust anyone who makes a huge profit by selling me something thats supposed to be “in my best interest”. Why do you think no one is interested in finding a cure for cancer or aids?its because they want you to keep paying for the toxic “medicine” they pump in your body, for a few years until you die.

        • ScienceChic

          I think the amount of money that goes into cancer and aids research should indicate that a lot of people are interested in find cures for these disseases.  The reason there isn’t one yet is that they are complicated and difficult diseases.  I’m not saying a good diet and healthy lifestyle can’t work wonders for people suffering from these diseases, but there are limits to what they can do.

        • ScienceChic

          I think the amount of money that goes into cancer and aids research should indicate that a lot of people are interested in find cures for these disseases.  The reason there isn’t one yet is that they are complicated and difficult diseases.  I’m not saying a good diet and healthy lifestyle can’t work wonders for people suffering from these diseases, but there are limits to what they can do.

        • Aimee Josephus

          You do know that a lot of foods are toxic as well right? Tomotoes and potatoes are both members of the nightshade family and too much can cause you to become sick. How about carrots? too many carrots can give you beta carotene poisoning, I’d say that was toxic. You shouldn’t assume because it’s “natural” that it is not toxic, there are a lot of vitamins and supplements that can be extremely toxic if taken incorrectly. There is no conspiracy by medical doctors to keep people sick, cancer has been around far longer than medical science has been. People throughout history have had cancer, like during the Renaissance. As far as I know there were no processed foods during the Renaissance.

        • ben

          Except that this medicine, which you surround in quotations isn’t killing people as you seem to believe… Homeopaths (who believe dilution increases potency of a solution, :D), naturopaths (catch-all for various forms of woo) & faith healers had thousands of years head start to modern day “Western Medicine” & the scientific method but yet pale in comparison. In a few centuries, “Western Medicine” has eclipsed all of the forms of healing that came before.

          Few of those reading this will have known the pain & anguish of burrying a young child (<5 yo), yet some decades ago it was something that most families had to endure. A few short decades ago epilepsy, diabetes & asthma where often fatal diseases, and now those afflicted live full, happy lives. TB, rubella, or smallpox & many others have been all but eradicated by vaccine programs; the prognosis for most cancers is FAR better than it was a few decades ago…

          The SSRIs are nothing short of a miracle. Depression & OCD sufferers can finally get relief without the harsh side-effects of earlier generation of drugs. 

          One needn't even look to history for evidence of the enormous positive pharmaceuticals & Western Medicine have provided, there are still plenty of 3rd world nations where the scientific method hasn't penetrated. Places where the people live 'close to nature', without 'big bad evil pharma' — these people's average lifespans are a fraction of ours, they bury their children on a regular basis and die of what are often easily treated/prevented ailments. If you so believe in your convictions that you are being poisoned, why not go back to nature?

          DESPITE SOME PEOPLE'S FEAR MONGERING & DISTRUST, WE ARE LIVING LONGER, HEALTHIER, HAPPIER LIVES. Today's 60 year olds are often vibrant & active. This in itself is a marvel of medicine and our understanding of our bodies/health.

          BTW: RE: Aimee Josephus –
          Potatoes contain Solanine I believe, a poison. Brocolli & Cauliflower contain carinogens; Shittake Mushrooms & Shrimp contain formaldehyde, so too Fresh bread; chocolate, coffee & red wine contain tannins… Apples contain arsenic… And those are foods, if you want proof that all that nature provides isn't necessarily 'good for you', look at cocaine (just a leaf extract), heroin (extract of the Papaver Somniferum seed pod), various toxic molds & fungii, cyanide, mace (from nutmeg), …

      • Gladen5

        What is it with you Cheers?  I too have noticed your negative posts.  Maybe it is time for you find another source of entertainment.

      • Hillarycawrse

        Feel free to email me, hillarycawrse@hotmail:disqus 
        .com. Why speak in swear words and so irrational???

        Cheers,

        Hillary

        • Hillarycawrse

          just research and educated yourself, and make your own decision

        • Hillarycawrse

          just research and educated yourself, and make your own decision

        • Hillarycawrse

          just research and educated yourself, and make your own decision

        • Hillarycawrse

          just research and educated yourself, and make your own decision

      • Hillarycawrse

        Feel free to email me, hillarycawrse@hotmail:disqus 
        .com. Why speak in swear words and so irrational???

        Cheers,

        Hillary

      • Hillarycawrse

        Feel free to email me, hillarycawrse@hotmail:disqus 
        .com. Why speak in swear words and so irrational???

        Cheers,

        Hillary

      • Hillarycawrse

        Feel free to email me, hillarycawrse@hotmail:disqus 
        .com. Why speak in swear words and so irrational???

        Cheers,

        Hillary

  • Somebudiesangel2

    This DVD has made a huge difference in my life. I have a chronic and potentially life threatening illness that is leaving my body as a result of implementing a juicing/raw and living foods diet, as well as some good supplements. I had tumors all over my back that i was recommended to treat with methatrexate and prednisone. The first drug is a chemo drug , the second a powerful steroid.
    Knowing that both those drugs are toxic…and would kill the good in my body along with the disease told me i would not go the route being recommended by many docs. And going of the drugs would mean the disease would grow again…just a temporary bandaid affect. To me, Foodmatters has been a god send.  With the changes made because of this film…and no drugs…my back is clear of tumors! I feel healthier than i have in many years. I dont care if the movie promotes supplements…it promotes wellness, and if they advocate and sell products on their site…big deal. The information is still valid, valuable….needs to be heard and seen!      

  • Cheers

    first of all. these so called raw food-people doesnt have a fucking clue how body works. there is no stupid “toxins” who are there to get ya.. thats just bullshit. but the thing they actually seems to know about, is the importance of Vitamins and nutrititions which yes, rise your mood and cures depression. fixes obesity by using protein rich/fiber rich foods like broccoli, insulin levels going normal in your blood and getting more protein and fiber starts production of glucagon. When liver glycogen stores are exhausted, the body starts utilizing fatty acids instead of glucose. Only bad thing about some fruits is that they really dont fill you up mostly because fructose doesnt do the trick to feel full even tho they are rich on fiber. just add protein and fiber to feel fantastic AND to lose weight without really trying.

    • Shellesbells

      Hell let’s all be pill popping, poison fed sheep follower dependable consumers…HOW COOL…NOT.

    • Lettuce

      Oh gods, I think I just hurt something laughing. 

      Yes, sure, go ahead. There are no toxins in the environment out there that could hurt anyone. They certainly NEVER show up in our food or water. Nope. Not ever. 

      I also find it hilarious how you repeat exactly what they suggest in the documentary: eat raw foods with a wide variety of nutrients and ramp up the fiber. Tsk tsk on you for being such an idiot. Go watch Fox News and relax. 

  • Cheers

    first of all. these so called raw food-people doesnt have a fucking clue how body works. there is no stupid “toxins” who are there to get ya.. thats just bullshit. but the thing they actually seems to know about, is the importance of Vitamins and nutrititions which yes, rise your mood and cures depression. fixes obesity by using protein rich/fiber rich foods like broccoli, insulin levels going normal in your blood and getting more protein and fiber starts production of glucagon. When liver glycogen stores are exhausted, the body starts utilizing fatty acids instead of glucose. Only bad thing about some fruits is that they really dont fill you up mostly because fructose doesnt do the trick to feel full even tho they are rich on fiber. just add protein and fiber to feel fantastic AND to lose weight without really trying.

  • Cheers

    and also, its very dangerous for these people to claim that if you have cancer, dont go go hospital to get khemo, just eat healthy…tuall doe you realize that theracy are some idiots who will listen to you and die just because you claim without any scientific evidence that your bullshit-diet cures cancer, cures flu, get you a job, a girlfriend, brings moon out of the sky… this is very dangerous what you are doing and it makes me sick.

    • Casualty

      Here’s a well-known fact: chemotheraphy makes you sick. Its side effects range from diarrhea, mouth sores and constipation to anemia (not to mention hair loss). I don’t see why people are so adamant on not changing the way they live. I’ve even asked an old friend of mine, after seeing the garbage he eats on a daily basis, if he’d switch to a plant-based diet if he found he had cancer, if there was even a slight chance that it could work. His response: “I’d rather die happy.” Isn’t “dying happy” a funny oxymoron? You aren’t happy when you die, you’re not sad, you just cease to be, cease to feel ANYTHING. Living isn’t just about the amount of years under your belt, but the quality of those years. And why can’t people be happy being healthy? Our desire to consume and be gluttonous is destroying us. People who make lifestyle choices comprised of healthy habits such as consumption of nourishing, nutritional foods and regular exercise are more vibrant, have more energy, and typically have those choices reverberate into other areas of their life.

      The one thing that really puzzles me is that the research clearly points to our shitty diets as a cause of degenerative diseases, yet it’s ignored while chemotherapy is hailed as the end-all-be-all of cancer treatment. So you find out from your doctor that you have cancer. Why would YOU not, in conjunction with chemotherapy if you decide to go that route, eat a healthier diet? Could it do anything but expedite the process of healing? Again, I don’t see why (other than the obvious reason of being gluttonous) people feel the need to justify their shitty health choices in the name of “lacking evidence” when it’s right in front of your face. Read a book.

      • s42li

         No one is saying that a healthy diet doesn’t help prevent degenerative diseases. But are you seriously a gullible enough idiot to believe eating raw fruits and veggies can completely cure malignant melanoma larger than a tennis ball without SOME sort of modern medicine? Stop being a smart-ass. Maybe instead of telling people to read books you should do some research online. The majority of health professionals online have written that the Gerson
        Treatment method for cancer has no concrete scientific proof of
        working. Many of the patients used as examples were treated with
        conventional cancer treatment therapies (radiation, chemotherapy, etc.)
        alongside the Gerson treatment. Documentaries like this may harm cancer patients by making them avoid chemo and surgery which is necessary ALONGSIDE a healthy diet to be successful.

    • joelski29

      If you get a cut does the body not heal itself?!!! Why would it be any different with diseases or any other illnesses, your body can do some amazing things when its given the right essentials, our bodies weren’t meant to eat foods that have been modified to conveniently make corporations more money, and doctors don’t heal you they test things on you to see if you get better, thats why they call them practices… Don’t be so naive use your brain thats why its there, or do you need a pill or some form of medicine to help you think?
      I hope you didn’t burn your Swanson tv dinner tonight those microwaves are tricky to use..

      CHEERS!

  • Busybuzzy45

    Excellent documentary, but they did not offer a basic program, such as what are these super foods?   what vitamins?

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  • Mlimm

    This is an outstanding video. Takes awhile to watch, but it is motivational.

  • Mlimm

    I read other comments. Actually, Japan has a high rate of stomach cancer due in part to all the briny foods. My husband died of nutritional deficiencies after a total gastrectomy to remove aggressive stomach cancer.  He did live for almost five years and didn’t get the cancer back. Diet is key before and after cancer diagnosis. It doesn’t replace need for oncologist.

  • Mlimm

    I read other comments. Actually, Japan has a high rate of stomach cancer due in part to all the briny foods. My husband died of nutritional deficiencies after a total gastrectomy to remove aggressive stomach cancer.  He did live for almost five years and didn’t get the cancer back. Diet is key before and after cancer diagnosis. It doesn’t replace need for oncologist.

  • s42li

    Personally, I strongly believe that having a healthy diet will be better for your body.
    However, I think people need to realize that documentaries, although informative, are biased.
    All the doctors and nutritionists in this video speak incredibly highly of this “Gerson Method” of cancer treatment. Out of curiosity I did a little research to find a little more information on this
    Gerson cancer cure. The majority of health professionals online have written that the Gerson Treatment method for cancer has no concrete scientific proof of working. Many of the patients used as examples were treated with conventional cancer treatment therapies (radiation, chemotherapy, etc.) alongside the Gerson treatment.

    “Anecdotal evidence collected outside the Gerson Institute suggests that the Therapy is not effective against cancer. When a group of 13 patients sickened by elements of the Gerson Therapy were evaluated in hospitals in San Diego in the early 1980s, all 13 were found to still have active cancer.[11] The Gerson Institute’s claimed “cure rates” have been questioned; an investigation by Quackwatch found that the Institute’s claims of cure were based not on actual documentation of survival, but on “a combination of the doctor’s estimate that the departing patient has a ‘reasonable chance of surviving,’ plus feelings that the Institute staff have about the status of people who call in.”[13] In 1994, a study published in the alternative medical literature described 18 patients treated for cancer with the Gerson Therapy. Their median survival from treatment was 9 months. Five years after receiving the Gerson treatment, 17 of the 18 patients had died of their cancer, while the one surviving patient had active non-Hodgkin lymphoma.[14]”

    “Gerson therapy can lead to several significant health problems.
    Serious illness and death have occurred as a direct result of some
    portions of the treatment, including severe electrolyte imbalances.
    Continued use of enemas may weaken the colon’s normal function, causing
    or worsening constipation and colitis. Other complications have included dehydration, serious infections and severe bleeding. [2]

    The therapy may be especially hazardous to pregnant or breast-feeding women.[2]

    Coffee enemas have contributed to the deaths of at least three people
    in the United States. Coffee enemas “can cause colitis (inflammation of
    the bowel), fluid and electrolyte imbalances, and in some cases
    septicaemia.”[16] The recommended diet may not be nutritionally adequate.[17] The diet has been blamed for the deaths of patients who substituted it for standard medical care.[18] Relying on the therapy alone while avoiding or delaying conventional medical care for cancer has serious health consequences.[2]

  • livelovelaugh

    Cheers, tired of lies and common sense all need help. I feel sorry for the people that have live with you and deal with you on a daily basis, you are their cancer.

  • livelovelaugh

    Cheers, tired of lies and common sense all need help. I feel sorry for the people that have live with you and deal with you on a daily basis, you are their cancer.

  • Forthewolfx89

    Some of this isn’t true at all. Diet is seen as one of the most important things to pay attention to in medical and pharmacy school. This documentary seems to be setting up an “us versus them” mentality, with a touch of conspiracy. 

    Just look at their issues with adverse drug reactions. Yes, that number is quite large, but they’re not looking at the number of people those very same drugs SAVED. I’ve read a couple of the comments about shunning traditional therapy in favour of these “doctors” who advocate “natural health products (NHPs)”. Notice they don’t go into details about just how many people have DIED from doing just that. And people have. Real doctors prescribe based on evidence-based medicine. If you choose to leave that proven treatment, you’re doing yourself a disservice. I’ve seen many of these NHP studies, and there was nothing wrong with their methodology, but they still showed ambiguous results. That’s why as a pharmacist, there are many NHPs that I cannot recommend, simply because the evidence isn’t strong enough. 

    So here’s a bit of advice from a qualified healthcare professional: 

    Eat well. Vitamins and minerals are very important. Exercise often. Meditate, or take up a hobby to reduce stress levels. This will definitely help, especially in those people with heart disease. A drastic lifestyle change can have a greater effect on treating hypertension than the leading antihypertensive drugs out there. 

    BUT. If you feel sick, go to the doctor, and take your medications (in addition to a health lifestyle). The number of deaths that occur due to non-compliance far exceeds the number of deaths due to adverse drug reactions. Not only that, but the number of hospitalizations due to non-compliance with medications costs the healthcare system billions of dollars a year. And that is all grievance and money that could have been SAVED. Just to drive home the point further, modern medicine is the reason why the human average life span has doubled since Medieval times.  

    PS. To the person who had cancer and cured it with food, good for you. You are not the rule, you are the exception. Chemotherapy is toxic by definition. That’s the point, or it wouldn’t work. That being said, chemotherapy has saved so many more lives than “good food”. To anyone reading this who may have cancer, don’t be stupid. Take the treatment. 

    PPS. To the idiot who thinks doctors take money from pharmaceutical companies, you’re blatantly wrong. Yes, doctors and pharmacists see drug reps, and yes they have an influence, but to think that a healthcare professional has anything other than the patient’s best interests at heart is ridiculous. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=846190584 Ron Klatt

      See, rational and reasonable. Logical argument presented which is oft overlooked by those that believe that just because we are shown something that promises a miracle by going against “the establishment” that is has any real basis in fact. We are not ruled by reptilians and the NWO is not trying to keep us sick as a form of control. Its called science and science doesnt take sides, its impartial by nature and its ultimate goal is the truth. To many sheople have turned away from mainstream media due to the negative connection to supposed Government propaganda (and I can admit, CNN is scary somedays) yet turn to even less credible sources without so much as looking into the potential agenda of the writer of said garbage. Use your skills in critical thinking. If something seems to good to be true it probably is!

    • http://twitter.com/mscleverclocks Anastasiya

      See, if you actually looked at the world around you, you wouldn’t rely on toxic chemicals and powders and needles for healing. The Earth in its natural form already has everything that humans could possible need or want to heal themselves. There are herbs, roots, energy, and so much more. The problem is humans have gotten lazy and instead of finding these (along with destroying the planet) they’ve chose to mix chemicals and weird bacteria to “heal”. Just look at any medication bottle. The side effects are often worse than the actual disease. Who wants to be cured of cancer, but then die from a heart attack? Or stop sneezing and get diarrhea instead? That is ridiculous and makes no sense

    • http://profiles.google.com/midtra52 keith dontmatter

      I’m not sure what medical schools you’re thinking pay attention to diet because even Harvard, the supposed best of the best, only spends 9 hours total on diet all throughout medical school!! 9 hours!! That’s it.  They take two courses in pharmacology, 2 courses in behavioral medicine where they are essentially told to dole out antidepressants and antipsychotics like candy.  Medical schools are about sales and their curriculum reflects that.

      As far as lives saved by pharma drugs that’s another crock.  Merck’s own CEO said privately that 90% of drugs are no more effective than a placebo.  Chemotherapy only provides a 2% increased chance of survival beyond 5 years!  That’s it!  If we’re talking about antibiotics then sure they are one class of drugs that are very successful at what they do, but other than that we’re looking at an industry of fraud.

    • AJ

      To call your profession “traditional therapy” is frankly insulting to anyone’s intelligence. Humankind has been treating and healing itself for many hundreds of millenia with NHPs and your profession as it now stands has only emerged in the last 100 years.

      Further, modern medicine IS NOT the reason the human lifespan has doubled. That is simply a lie. The reasons for improved lifespan are better understanding of what makes us sick, better understanding of nutrition and better hygiene practices. While some medicines may cure illnesses and other may slow disease, NO medicine has had anything to do with improving lifespan.

  • Forthewolfx89

    Some of this isn’t true at all. Diet is seen as one of the most important things to pay attention to in medical and pharmacy school. This documentary seems to be setting up an “us versus them” mentality, with a touch of conspiracy. 

    Just look at their issues with adverse drug reactions. Yes, that number is quite large, but they’re not looking at the number of people those very same drugs SAVED. I’ve read a couple of the comments about shunning traditional therapy in favour of these “doctors” who advocate “natural health products (NHPs)”. Notice they don’t go into details about just how many people have DIED from doing just that. And people have. Real doctors prescribe based on evidence-based medicine. If you choose to leave that proven treatment, you’re doing yourself a disservice. I’ve seen many of these NHP studies, and there was nothing wrong with their methodology, but they still showed ambiguous results. That’s why as a pharmacist, there are many NHPs that I cannot recommend, simply because the evidence isn’t strong enough. 

    So here’s a bit of advice from a qualified healthcare professional: 

    Eat well. Vitamins and minerals are very important. Exercise often. Meditate, or take up a hobby to reduce stress levels. This will definitely help, especially in those people with heart disease. A drastic lifestyle change can have a greater effect on treating hypertension than the leading antihypertensive drugs out there. 

    BUT. If you feel sick, go to the doctor, and take your medications (in addition to a health lifestyle). The number of deaths that occur due to non-compliance far exceeds the number of deaths due to adverse drug reactions. Not only that, but the number of hospitalizations due to non-compliance with medications costs the healthcare system billions of dollars a year. And that is all grievance and money that could have been SAVED. Just to drive home the point further, modern medicine is the reason why the human average life span has doubled since Medieval times.  

    PS. To the person who had cancer and cured it with food, good for you. You are not the rule, you are the exception. Chemotherapy is toxic by definition. That’s the point, or it wouldn’t work. That being said, chemotherapy has saved so many more lives than “good food”. To anyone reading this who may have cancer, don’t be stupid. Take the treatment. 

    PPS. To the idiot who thinks doctors take money from pharmaceutical companies, you’re blatantly wrong. Yes, doctors and pharmacists see drug reps, and yes they have an influence, but to think that a healthcare professional has anything other than the patient’s best interests at heart is ridiculous. 

  • Miggymiester

    I very much enjoyed this documentary, and whether biased or not, I’d much rather swollow down the information these guys are conveying before following a western medical approach of ‘a pill for every ill’. One point of concern however is the quality of vitamins you take, especially since I’d almost guarantee that anything you’d find on the shelves of a mainstream supermarket, are not the quality of vitamins this documentary is proposing. Just be sure it’s a very clean source, with no unnecessary fillers, binders, chemicals, etc. I use Mountain Peak Nutritionals (no I don’t work for them), but there are plenty of clean suppliers to choose from, just do your homework.

  • Anonymous

    It’s funny when you don’t even have to watch the video to know what it’s going to be about. All you have to do is take a quick glance at the comments and the prevailing arguments.

    @ Forthewolfx89

    Words from a dietitian and holistic medicine practitioner

    VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

    >***Some of this isn’t true at all. Diet is seen as one of the most important things to pay attention to in medical and pharmacy school. ***

    Learning basic nutrition from an outdated USDA food pyramid and touching on the topic of stress doesn’t quite cut it anymore doc. I would be willing to bet over three quarters of the general practitioner population know very little about nutrition. Pharmacy school ‘nutrition’ if you will, is based around food-drug interactions with the premise of protecting MD’s against lawsuits. Don’t even get me started on pharmacists…

    >***This documentary seems to be setting up an “us versus them” mentality, with a touch of conspiracy.***

    Here we go again… you’re not helping by insisting that there is some sort of division, snobbery, spitefulness, jealousy or otherwise among the so called sides. Did you not get involved in the area of health care with the goal of helping people? If so then we are both on common ground. You’re fighting the wrong enemy. Understand this, its not a personal attack on you. This is against the system which you have chosen to represent and more importantly the corrupt system you were forced to learn through. The system which chooses only to equip MD’s and GP’s with the knowledge to tackle medical conditions through the use of pharmacology with only one goal in mind, PROFIT!
     I have firsthand seen the effects of doctor’s ignorance to nutrition on hardworking honest people who place their lives in the hands of a doctor’s knowledge. The problem lies in this division among sides which is causing patients to lean more towards doctors for advice due to all the propaganda surrounding news coverage of idiots rubbing raw cabbage leaves on someone’s head in an attempt to cure alzheimer’s or what have you.

    As a result people go to their local doctors for advice on common issues relating to CVD/Diabetes/Cancers/Hypertension/Alzheimer’s and the doctor just hit’s “CTRL+P” and prints out a list of drugs to try.

    Now if you told that same person that any of the above could be benefited through nutritional means, all you will hear is “If XYZ were so good my doctor would already know about it, if this were so good it would be on television, if this were so good then it would be thought in medical school.
     And that’s another one of those assumptions that once again screws the everyday people. As a result of the corrupt system you are a part of weather you want to acknowledge it or not.
    Just think for a second you’re telling everyone here that a profession which is heavily funded by pharmaceutical companies would be interested in a system that forces them go out of there way to waste their time and more importantly money, on finding and proving different nutritional alternatives to be as effective if not more effective than the drugs they are pushing. If drug companies could patient vitamins and minerals they would be doing a lot more research on them.
     If you ask me you’re the one with a large square of cardboard held up to your face with only a small hole to look out and see the truth, and you then come here and give your little speech “I’m here to help people, I only want what’s best for the people”. I think you need a good long think about what you represent.

    >***Just look at their issues with adverse drug reactions. Yes, that number is quite large, but they’re not looking at the number of people those very same drugs SAVED. I’ve read a couple of the comments about shunning traditional therapy in favor of these “doctors” who advocate “natural health products (NHPs)”. Notice they don’t go into details about just how many people have DIED from doing just that. And people have. Real doctors prescribe based on evidence-based medicine. If you choose to leave that proven treatment, you’re doing yourself a disservice. I’ve seen many of these NHP studies, and there was nothing wrong with their methodology, but they still showed ambiguous results. That’s why as a pharmacist, there are many NHPs that I cannot recommend, simply because the evidence isn’t strong enough. ***

    Look your concern is valid here, but stereotyping anyone who has knowledge on nutrition to be some sort of hippie who advocates LSD for burn victims is ridiculous. Of course with homoeopathy many treatments may seem to work great when in reality it is only a combination of the placebo effect and a chance remission in the disease.  I have firsthand experienced a lot of these idiot alternative therapists who have air for brains that I wanted to take a brick to. But we’re not all like that.

    My nutrition is based around science and not pseudoscience, I would never advice a client to come off any prescribed medication they are taking. Working alongside medication with non-contraindicating nutrition can result in next month’s blood work often looking very good which can allow the patient to reduce the dependence of drugs with permission of the doctor.
    You have understand that just because something hasn’t appeared all over the news or in 10+ double blind placebo controlled clinical studies doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. You have to be able to dive deep enough into the chemical pathways and pathology of these food stuffs, if only you doctors put as much effort into learning the pharmacotherapy of drugs as you do with what nature has given us.
    There is a huge difference between a doctor and a homeopath,  two completely opposite ends of the scale. An ideal health care professional is interested in preventive medicine through the use of lifestyle management, nutrition and mental health. He should also be fully versed in the pathophysiology of medical disease.

    Yeah.. lightly story…..

  • Melody

    Forthewolfx89 – I work for a natural health practitioner. In her 30 plus years ofpractice no one has EVER died from the products she has recommended them.
    She has seen people cured of cancers from a special program she puts them 
    on.  She wrote a book on cancer that explains that traditional cancer therapies are
    not actually scientific. 
    She has people go to her that have not no success from tradition methods
    of medicine and in fact have gotten sicker from those. She implements NHPs
    and lifestyle change.    
    She hasn’t taken a single prescription drug in over 30 years and she is honestly
    the healthiest person I have ever known (and I have known a ton of health nuts)
    I would challenge you to find someone even remotely healthier. 

  • Melody

    p.s When I get sick I make a home-made tea of Pau D’arco, Ginger and Echinacea. I drink 4-6 a day and am usually all better in a few days. When I get medication from the doctor I am still sick for at least a week! 

    And also when you talk about doctors are you thinking about the many DOCTORS that advocate NHPs? Just because someone has a PhD that doesn’t mean it in the ‘traditional medical field’.

  • Kermitgaard

    How can anyone be so stupid to think that a pharmaceutical company wich only job is to make money for the shareholders would cure a desease they make money from selling the drugs for… if they cured deseases they would put themselves out og business… would you invest in that company?Have a friend that was cured by terminal cancer in mexico allthough chemo and radiation almost killed him and was left with 3-5 months left to live, this is 2½ years ago… how, by food therapy. I know it doesn’t work because you say so… but I think he doesn’t care. :)Wake up world! 

  • Lisa Carpenito

    I have to say that diet does make a difference in health and illness. I was diagnosed with HEP C in 2003. After being diagnosed I immediately went to see a very dear friend who handed me a book printed in 1932. In this book it wrote about the use of vitamins and diet to heal many illnesses. She had me read about Hep C and the treatment. Today, 2012 I no longer have HEP C. I treated myself with High doses of vitamin C, calcium, milk thistle and dandelion root, and I changed my diet. When I went to the doctor for a Genotype and to discuss a treatment plan, my doctor was surprised that I had passed the virus through my body and my liver had healed itself. I am one in 10,000 that was able to do this my doctor had told me (that was in 2007) and today I still am undetectable. Our bodies are amazing machines (as I like to say) and if fueled correctly we can heal within and live healthy lives. Don’t get me wrong eastern medicine has its place, but so does food, and food can heal many illnesses and should be a major part of living. I am just an average person with no medical training other than having the desire to not be pumped up with a bunch of pills. Why can’t cancer be treated with diet? Why can’t a cold be treated in the same manner? Why can’t ADHD be treated without processed food? And what made me so speical that I was able to pass the HEP C virus from my body? I believe in what healed me and that my friends is what is most important. We must consider all the possibilities in healing our bodies. Why not give food the opportunity to help us heal? It is March 18th 2012 and I still don’t have HEP C.
    Lisa in Portland, Oregon

  • average dude

    You guys know NOTHING about cancer. Cancer is a mutation of a cell that starts to eat away at dead cells and i’m not a doc but I was reading about how oxidation comes from what we eat, as well as carcinogens, and it damages healthy cells MAKING THEM CANCER FOOD. do you think domino’s pizza is going to help make you feel good? NO. the bread, (carbs) are going to essentially give a “high” feeling. The body digests carbs like sugars and we are turning into a carb-friendly/protein-only nation. So shut up if you think eating veggies will help. There are 20 isles in a grocery store and only 1 has veggies and 1 meat. CHECK OUT WHAT’S IN BETWEEN. this doc really wanted to let us know how much garbage is on the shelves, that might taste great, but does nothing but provide CHEAP carbs and sugars. Our bodies need enzymes (from plant and fruit matter) to digest and heal and absorb vitamins, or we damage the lining of the stomach and colon. seeds (grapefruit and pumpkin) also help with digestion and often are very good for cleansing which our body does naturally through urination, sweating, and defecating. look up all of my claims. they’re truth. japan eats a ton of junk and after working in the culinary field, i’m SURE it’s because they’ve adopted western customs as well as their own. it’s definitely why they have so much more colon cancer. some people really have balls to act like this doc was trying to say veggies cure all cancer. some people have no chance, some can be cured in days. it depends on your genes. i’m 20 years old and already know this. I’m going to enjoy my life. Hope I dont get cancer from eating like an ignorant pig for the past decade.

  • average dude

    also. you have so much trust in doctors, who themselves often die of cancer and other western disease. there’s so many people on medication, hooked til death! there are very little cures for ailments, just hormonal balancers that sometimes even help produce cancer! (celexa, welbutrin) honestly, quit lying to yourselves… the people so sick that they’re stuck on pills paying for them through insurance probably wish they saw this doc when they were guzzling bottles of coca colas in the 50’s and 60’s. my grandmother told me about how the coke truck gave her family a refrigerator and they had a free lifetime supply of glass bottled coke! under the caps you could win real prizes and when the truck would come back, it would have the prices in back… you guys are crazy to think we can eat whatever and we’ll be fine. like cancer is fate? look at the rest of the world. open your eyes… mal nutrition is the #1 cause of all preventable diseases. seriously… fuck all you people that just want to eat mcdonalds and spaghetti and crap. even the fine dining isn’t good for you! everything being cooked in fat, or made tasty with fat and salt. we’re dried out on the inside on a cellular level, thanks to our enormous unnatural sodium intake, and our addiction to sugary drinks like soda and coffee, which are now culturally accepted to be drank every morning and during meals too… Americans and other countries with our same problems just don’t understand moderation. that’s key to good health. sleep well, exercise at least for 45 mins daily, eat well. eat exactly we would have eaten if we could have, 200 years ago. BEFORE EVERYTHING BECAME REFINED, EXTRACTED, UNNATURAL, INORGANIC. OUR BODIES CANT HANDLE THE COMBINATION OF INGREDIENTS NO MATTER HOW TASTY THEY ARE YOU WILL DEVELOP ISSUES. GROW UP. Google Duck Confit and let me know how healthy that is. you fools -culinary dropout with a nutritional focus. currently dealing with crohn’s disease. thanks to all the fucking carbs (and 0 vegetables)my fat ass italian dad got me on. mom was a vegetarian, and all I know is balance is the key to health. you need to moderate your intake and do your research. whole grains rupture your colon and can cause bleeding and irritations to ulcers or other swelling. look it up.

  • Marcus

    @ meh
    Are you really that silly ?
    Go tell your naive and mis informed comments to the ones that have achieved it, For e.g go tell the massive amounts of people the Gerson Institute have cured! I know Naturopath’s personally who have cured loads of people of severe cancers and the medical field hate them! one naturopath went on live radio and ripped apart a few medical and big pharma people and destroyed them so much the medical people refuse to go on live radio with him again, go figure!!
    WHY WOULD THE MEDICAL FIELD ENDORSE ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE ? OF COURSE $$BIG PHARMA$$ WILL NEVER ENDORSE THIS!$!$! you are a product they wanto create, profit of your disease when you are sick, they dont wanto cure you, wake up you silly person! Its all about “NUTRIENT THERAPY” NOT “DRUG THERAPY” was our bodies designed to take drugs or take nutrients ?
    Also why has cancer and degenerative disease grown each decade with billions and billions of more $$ going into “so called” research. Mate there will NEVER be a cure from the medical field, there’s too much profit and stake…how do you feel being a product of EXACTLY what big pharma and the medical field want you to be ? a believer in them and their lies! wake up and think for yourself. Perhaps you just dont wanto take responsibility for yourself!

  • Jerry M.

    As a lifelong healthcare professional myself I see firsthand everyday what our so called modern medical system does to people. And people in my profession if their truly honest realize that a lot of it is a scam. The doctors who say the nutritional approach doesn’t work just simply haven’t seen a fully comprehensive and good nutritional approach or just refuse to believe cause it would be against their financial business interests. It’s really just that simple. It WILL change!!!! It has to cause to many are suffering and people will eventually get it. So the the makers of this documentary, I say keep up the good work, and hopefully others all over the world will help spread the word and teach REAL wellness. Remember the best antidote for bad information. Is BETTER information. So it’s up to all of us who REALLY get it to help change the world. Don’t get mad, get MOVING.

  • Kili Kalani Kane

    I saw “Comment” I didn’t see “Discussion”
    Save your opinion of my comment as I left it, as in “Left” I’m gone.
    I truly enjoyed Food Matters and will encourage everyone to read it.
    I didn’t agree 100% with everything but felt enlightened at having watched it.
    Skeptics please continue eating crap as the world is overpopulating.
    We
    are what we eat and as a 52 yr old without health care/insurance that
    has never seen a doctor except from car accidents and 2 flu shots, I
    must protect and heal myself with nutrition. I have cheated with OTC
    pain killer when I had to (I’m only human) but as soon as I got a handle
    on it, it was natural healthy food. I drink coffee, eat bacon, love
    bread, chocolate, and drink alcohol lightly, but I avoid chips, fries,
    packaged or fast food.
    Why buy anything with preservatives when you can go home and make it fresh (or buy it fresh)?
    For
    20 yrs I have been 50, 70, then 100lbs overweight. I switched beer for
    water, ate healthier and lost 70lbs. While losing weight, all those
    toxins in my melting fat created gout and other side effects I struggle
    through as I get back to a healthier body. I got a lot of encouragement
    and reminders from Food Matters, I think that’s the message; do what you
    want with it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hotdealsforyou Carmen Santana

    Dr. Burzinsky .. struggled with this as well with his non side effect developed meds.. what is needed is a board with $$$ more than what is invested already in the multibillion..probably zillion dollars by now in current cancer therapies.

    • http://www.facebook.com/hotdealsforyou Carmen Santana

      over 20 years he fought.. hope some vip and doctors and people with $$$ form an association or board to come before the fda and pharmaceutical companies and end this epidemic .. with the non nutrional or low nutritional foods and methods of treatments causing diseases to go viral.

  • Val

    I chose to watch “Food Matters” on Netflix one night instead of watching a zombie movie, and I’m glad I’ve made that choice. This film made a great difference in my life. I already had the knowledge of such things, however, this film influenced me even more. I do believe that medicines are greatly needed in this world, however, I also believe that with great diets, less medication is needed which also means less side effects, and so on. While the medical field is based mostly on profits, it is also greatly needed. However, as this film points out… If people would visit nutritionists instead of medical doctors, or simply research and study the proper nutritional diet, we’d get a more natural prescription on how to cure ourselves. I am guilty of taking medicine (pill after pill) for headaches, colds, digestion, and so on. I’m still trying to get out of that habit, but I’m working on it. I’ve decided to grow me a garden, which I just started on. I’m taking 500mg of Vitamin C everyday (which gives me great energy), I’ve toned down on drinking sodas, and I’m trying to change my eating habits. I still got more changes to make, but I love the fact that I’m trying – that’s different from what I was doing before watching this film. Therefore, my conclusion is: A film that makes you want to ‘change for the better’ is a great film. You can’t talk negative against such a fine message.

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