The combination of diet and nutrition is more than the food and drink that fuel our bodies—the way we consume food shapes our physical health outcomes and contributes to emotional and mental health. Diet is not just about weight—it is about health, ensuring the food we eat gives us the full vibrancy of life, inside our bodies and out. Choosing a plan for eating is highly personal and should always be considered in consultation with a healthcare professional.
For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes.
The film traces the origins of our beliefs about healthful and unhealthful food. Experts from all over the world talk about the problems as well as short and long term solutions. Among the many experts in the film are authors like Gary Taubes, Mark Sisson, and Melanie Warner.
For many Americans, eating healthier will be a top New Year’s resolution. One expert says we should start by eliminating gluten. Dr. David Perlmutter claims eating foods high in carbohydrates causes brain inflammation and can trigger neurological disorders like anxiety, depression, and ADHD.
Did you know that blueberries can help you cope with the aftereffects of trauma? That salami can cause depression, or that boosting Vitamin D intake can help treat anxiety? When it comes to diet, most people's concerns involve weight loss, fitness, cardiac health, and longevity.
The information offered here is not a substitute for professional advice. Please proceed with care and caution.
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