This is a film about how the consequences of our choices aren’t limited only to us. Since we all share this planet we are all affected by the decisions others make.
It was Hippocrates who said: “let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food”. He was right. The traditional Western diet is directly linked to the development of many serious diseases and conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and obesity.
Most experts agree that the cause of this epidemic is a lifestyle, which includes a strong dependence on animal protein. It seems like despite all the knowledge and warnings for some people a day cannot go by without eating meat. This happens because it’s a habit. Also meat products are relatively cheap, and they taste good. We can no longer blame disease on our genetics, age or bad luck because there is enough evidence that even a small consumption of meat products can negatively impact our health.
Every time certain foods go into our mouths, we endanger our cells. Scientists know that when it comes to cardiovascular diseases endothelial cells are endangered through unhealthy eating habits. These cells line our blood vessels and produce protective nitric oxide. They protect the body from developing blockages or plaques. The progressive damage of these cells produces heart disease and it’s caused by the regular consumption of animal foods. A low fat plant-based diet can prevent the progression of heart disease and even reverse its effect— making heart surgery unnecessary in many cases.
It has been estimated that nearly 75% of the world’s population is lactose intolerant. Dairy products contain no complex carbohydrates or roughage and very few vitamins. What it does contain is saturated fat, cholesterol, and animal protein. For years people believed that they needed to eat dairy products in order to prevent osteoporosis, but there are many documented cases of people who consume no milk or dairy products and have no osteoporosis.
On the other hand, plant based foods contain substances that the body requires for proper functioning but that are not available in meat, like phytochemicals and dietary fibers
Many men and women have chosen to give up meat and switch to a plant based diet. As a result they’ve improved their health, reversed degenerative diseases, and prolonged their lives. No industry stands to benefit from healthy people.