This documentary follows filmmaker Michal Siewierski as he explores the impact that food choice has on people's health, the health of our planet and on the lives of other species sharing our world.
It looks at many misconceptions about food and diet, offering a new view on these issues.
It is interesting a lot of people saying this is super biased. I wonder if there is any docu that are not biased in that sense. I recently watched one made in korea that supports high fat diet and they had a group of vegans get medical checkup only to show how they were not healthy opposed to what they'd expected themselves to be. And also some other groups who changed their diet to meat-based and successfully lower their blood pressure etc.. And obviously concluded with some interviews from doctors who argued taking out meat out of your diet can be really dangerous. No one in Korea said that docu was biased rather they were pleased to finally see something that can criticize and mock vegans.
I have tried all sorts of famous diets and ended up choosing plant based diet as I feel better than ever. And I also got convinced by a doctor in Korea who cured diabetics just by forcing them to eat plant based foods. But it seems clear that some people can just live longer and healthier regardless of whatever food they choose to eat.
I hate the fact that this documentary is very biased as if people who eat meat are criminals. It neglects the fact that some people are allergic to legumes and beans. People with g6pd deficiency will not survive if they don't eat meat. Not being able to live on a plant based diet is actually a thing. I cant imagine how i will raise my baby who has g6pd if everything is vegan. Being vegan is good but it can be deadly for some.
Very informative, a must watch documentary.
I'm not a vegan, plant-based eater, or whatever related to it. I actually don't like vegetables, I didn't grow up used to eating it.. But, after watching this documentary I feel disgusted, and guilty for MYSELF.
There are a lot of points in this documentary, if you'll just open your heart and mind for information you'll not get offended. ESPECIALLY, when you watched the WHOLE documentary. But in the end it is stated there to educate yourself and you are still the one making the decision.
In the end, we're all human being that has different belief, culture, and tradition that we have to respect.
I don't defend any side of animal-based neither the plant-based diet. But what I don't understand is the hate, the comments about "this documentary is pure biased". The vegans doesn't receive anything by promoting it but they're promoting what's good for us and for the planet.
Again, if you watched the WHOLE documentary, it is not all about switching from animal-based to plant-based. But it is also about consuming it in the right amount.
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This documentary gives biased information and as a nutritionist I would not recommend my clients to watch this. The problem with the obesity epidemic comes from highly processed products that are full of (plant based) sugar, starches and hydrogenated oil. People can be on a plant based diet and still be unhealthy! Not to mention that Okinawa and Crete diets, that considered as the healthiest ones because of the longevity and good health of these islands dwellers, both incorporate reasonable amounts of fish, eggs and/or dairy. Then, I agree 100% that eating as much meat and dairy as people do in USA and Europe is a disaster for public health, the environment and the poor animals that are being exploited and mistreated. However, I don't believe giving wrong information to people is the right way of making them change their eating habits.
Another BS food documentary. Why is it so hard to find a food documentary that does push its own agenda. This one is obviously sponsored by Vegans. I just want to know about making smart food choices. Meat is not bad for humans stop trying to say it is. It just needs to be rationed, that doesn’t equate with unhealthy.
Eating plants is great, but ... this anti-meat ideology is ridicolous. I have no problems with people who don't eat meat. BUT please use your brain and think about the nutrition before paleolithic revolution 10.000 years ago, as humans were collectors and hunters. Of course they have eaten meat. Chimps do this, too. Meat is healthy (as long it is not full of chemicals) and has lots of vitamines p.e. Meat was eaten for most parts of human evolution, for hundreds thousands of years. Michal Siewierski, think twice before making a film. You are not the guy who should try to redefine the human evolution.
Great documentary and life changing! My curiosity about this topic has taken me to think, that plants are conscious entities, and shifting this shear mass of production to plants, wouldn't it be harmful for the natural growth and live-hood of plants.
This movie is filled with lot's of semi research that's simply not true.
A lot is drawn from The China Study by T. Colin Campbell which deserves to be criticized for a lot of reasons. But one thing I want to bring up right away is the chart at 10:27
This is simply not true.
Thailand eat loads of processed food, and an abundance of pork and poultry. it is even relatively hard to stay vegetarian or vegan here. there is processed meat at every street corner in the form of meatballs, fish-balls, shrimp-balls and sausages. the CP brand sell enormous quantities of processed pork and chicken products at every 7/11 throughout the nation, and there is no shortage of 7/11s here to say the least.
Charcoal grilled pork on a stick, grilled chicken, fried chicken etc. They are all extremely common.
And yes, cancer here is also extremely common, colon cancer, stomach cancer, tumors in throat etc. And on top of that a lot of the street food is fried in reused oil, drenched in sugar-rich oyster sauce and then more palm sugar on top of that.
Don't get me wrong, I love the food here, but this statistic is completely of the chart and I'd love to know where he got his data from, cause that surely ain't Thailand or Laos in the 21st century, and most likely not in the the 20th century as well.
I'm not advocating we should eat more meat or that the main idea that eating a diet based on whole vegetables isn't the best, I surely believe it is. But the so called empirical data used here is as skewed as and biased as in the movie What the Health where someone compare an egg to 5 cigarettes... It's just not true. And I can say with absolute certainty that unrefined plant food is not more common here in Thailand than in Sweden in this day and age...
Couldn't watch this for more than 25 minutes. So unbalanced and contradicting in so many ways. What scientific backgrounds do the film makers, wellness advocates, chefs, and (possibly) athletes have to make scientific statements?? At the very beginning the Biochemistry Professor says 'There is a confusion about the professions. Medical doctors are not trained in this area (nutrition)' .... So i'm assuming that people with non-scientific backgrounds (chefs and filmakers, etc) that are actually making scientific statements (not even opinion) have more credibility?!! PLUS at the very start of the movie they tell you 'don't change your dietary habits before consulting your doctor' (????) You should have really incorporated more Nutritionists and Dieticians at least to the first 25 minutes of this documentary.
Japan also eats quite a decent amount of protein. Unless ur poor, ive never heard or seen someone using a small piece of meat to season a meal for 8. Firstly, people eat a decent amount of meat, its just they eat a lot more vegetables, fish, and all that healthy stuff, u know what i mean. They don't "cut" back on meat. Yes the portions are smaller compared to european countries but since when where they the standard of measurement of.normal amounts of stuff.
Bullshit biased documentary. ALL of these people, every single one of them, make money off the bullshit they're spouting. They're never going to change their own mind no matter what scientific proof comes up, because that means they'll LOSE M O N E Y.
you can bake all the vegan carbstuffed cookies and still get fat and ill
if you start replacing by substituting flour with applesauce, you reduce the calories and carbs
if you stop adding sugar, you reduce the calories and carbs
all that is left is low fat low carb stuff and suddenly it makes you not gain weight... OH BLIMEY WONDER WHY
LOL THIS VEGAN BIAS BS DOCUMENTARY
"poultry meat, fish meat, are equally bad as red meat, because they have same high fat, high protein, high cholesterol" -Dr. John A. Mcdougall, MD. UM NO, simply not true.
"fish are higher up in the up in food chain so they contain mercury and other pollutants, also some fish has higher fat content than chicken and pork" -Dr. Pamela A. Popper, PHD, ND
Do you know how much and how consistently you need to eat fish to get mercury poisoning? lol.... high fat content in salmon? um yes important fats that our body needs...lol she even goes on saying lowering LDL and HDL has no affect on humans, so increasing it doesn't have any affect on humans too?
I'll stop here, but the list goes on with whats wrong with this ill-concrete documentary
This is biased documentary that contradict with my experience and knowledge or at least did not highlight where is the fault in the plant based diet and rather focused on the non plant based sources. I feel that I have wasted my time watching this nonsense.
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Another vegan documentary masquerading as science.
"Milk is a cocktail of growth hormones....". LOL. Nope. Not even close.
"The casein they use to bind the cheese is full of chemicals....". Typical vegan shit where the wording of it makes you think it's some kind of added chemical. Nope. The casein is name of family of proteins found in milk.
This is just so full of stupidity that I had to stop watching after that.
- Not every food works and feels the same in every person. For instance, check out the lactose intolerance map of the world.
- Plants, etc. dad we usually find at the supermarket have plenty of pesticides that are really unhealthy.
- Healthly rised herbivore animals provide us with many nutrients that they take from plants.
- Animal protein consumption is related to height growth and muscle mass gains. They say it's also the reason for Homo sapiens brain's growth.
- The key is to eat quality food, either animals or plants (healthy enviroment, no antibiotics, no pesticides, etc.).
- Have a varied and equilibrated diet. To completely avoid something seems extremist, and extremes are rarely an intelligent option.
Honestly when I first started my journey as a vegetarian everyone around me was constantly asking what I eat in a day and now that I am a vegan people really don't think that I eat lol . They were constantly asking if I was drinking milk or eating fish anf if not then what the f did I eat xD . When I made the decision to change my diet I wasn't looking into vegetarianism as a long term thing , I thought I would do it for a week and then I'd go back but I feel in love with it which is what led me to start my vegan journey. If you ever try it don't be scared you'll eventually love it .
I'm from Belgium and it's amazing how people like John MCDougall, Colin Campbell and Michael Greger are seen as some vegan promoting nobodies. These people have 40+ years of experience (Except MD Greger I think but he's got a terrific book "How not to die" with I believe 2500 reference to back up his claims) in nutrition and indeed practiced health by nutrition and saw their patients get better. This is simple prove by result. Most people are simply to lazy to take care for their own body and they also have that right but don't complain if you get serious health issues at a certain time. It makes me a little angry to see the reaction of misinformed and none informed people. Ready the sience and look at the results and than you see that this doc is head on!
Vegan propaganda?? Are you kidding me? All of you are acting like third graders. When you hear actual facts you say: "uhh it's full of logic holes" "it's propaganda", but when you see a mcdonald's ad, you take everything for real. You are questioning the wrong side here... Seriously, think about it like a grown up. Use your intelligence, that was given to you as a human being.
Thank you for the documentary. The very best I've ever seen about food! I was vegi for 1-2 years and then lost it completely. Your movie make me give it another chance. This time it will be different. Promise! God bless you
The way I see things is that everything that is extreme is bad for us. I think that the answer is to find some well-balanced ways in every aspect of our life. And when we talk about food it is so much more than vegetables vs. meat. When I was little, I was told that I have to eat everything (no part of the plant or the animal should be wasted). 80% of what we ate was home grown or bought from local producers. Everything we ate was сeasonal. We ate meat during the winter and fruits and vegetables during the summer. Bread was the most important part of every meal. Physical activities were not something you do in the gym and nature was where we spend most of our time. Now I live in a big city, work behind a desk and when I go to the supermarket, I have products from all over the world- meat from Australia, fish from China, milk from Greece, etc. But my choice is actually between meat with hormones, antibiotics and conservation supplements that tastes like dog food and fruits and vegetables with pesticide and nitrate which have no taste at all and have definitely not grow on a tree or stem. I get tired getting on an escalator and when we go to the mountain we call it a vacation. And do not get me wrong, I am not overweighed, with high cholesterol, sugar of blood pressure but I feel that on a daily basis I am not leaving a healthy life. And I just think that the additional “stress” that excessive dieting (totally excluding meat, dairy products, gluten, eggs, sweets, etc.), puts on people is the last think that will make me healthier. I think that the part with the overweight vegans just proves my point. The problem is a lot more complex than just excluding meat. It is related with almost every aspect of our life and how drastically it has changed, especially in the last decades. I am not saying that progress is something bad and we should go back and live in the woods but denying everything that has made us who we are will not help us prevent the side effects of our modern lifestyle.
Im tired of these kind of documentaries, no direct point, repeat a lot non sense no proof ideas. They want ppl eat healthy or want to protect the environment?
Meat is not healthy, vegetables and fruits are full of chemical, processed foods cause bad health too
I dont see what should i eat after the video
Some of these doctors are full of shit . When my nutrition was 60% animal protein like grilled pork , chicken meat , even with fat on , greens and some fruit , I've lost fat mass , gained muscle mass and felt stronger than ever . Whenever my nutrition was mostly carbohydrates and greens , I've seen my self get fatter and lose strength.
you can't just let your foot being stuck in the mud and let it in that state , if you know what I mean , for every path you choose there is a difficulty and all you have to do is fight and embrace your fate but you must not be alone , support is needed
A vegetarian diet can be better than the standard diet, basically because the switch is most time followed by abandon processed food. It doesn't mean it is good. It misses a lot of essential micro nutrition's. Not only vitamins, but also minerals and amino acids. What this "experts" tell is total bullshit. They are ideologist. The "China study" is multiple time disproofen. Just 1 example: people who do not eat at least 3 times a week red meat suffer 4 times more often on depression. No surprise for people with knowledge.
This is dangerously biased...not a documentary, but a one-sided speech about veganism that doesn't even bother to get a tiny bit close to a point of view any different from the one it desperately wants to make from the very beginning. Telling people they shouldn't eat oils, that there's no evidence that omega 3 is necessary, and that doctors know very little or nothing about nutrition, among other things, is ignorant and highly irresponsible. If you're mentioning studies, you have to say who conducted each study, where, for how long, where it was published, how extensive was the group studied, age, culture, geography, etc, etc. Whatever you want to prove with a "study" you can, so saying that "studies showed whatever" without giving details of the so called studies, is horse shit. There's no point in making a documentary if you guide it to the exact conclusion you want to achieve from the beginning. This doesn't investigate, doesn't discover anything, it didn't clearify anything...all it does, is trying to convince people about going vegan. Sad.
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