Happy sunny weekend all!
A few nights ago the boy and I watched ‘Food Matters’, a legendary documentary about the health care industry and nutrition with some top notch experts from the field like the founder of the Gerson institute. I was also happily surprised to see David Wolfe make a rather big appearance. He’s an authority in the raw foods & superfoods community and travels all over the world to give lectures. Also, he’s my new superhero because according to him, chocolate is the number one superfood. Who can argue with that?!
I loved the documentary going in, lot’s of perspective on the health epidemic and a brief word about the harm in processing and even cooking food. I love how this movie, more so than Food Inc and other food industry documentaries, depicts wonderfully how addicted to drugs we all collectively are. Headache? We pop ibuproven. The sniffles? We pop antihistamines. Upset stomach? We pop gastric acid blockers (or whatever). It’s so true that pills and most medical professionals only cure the symptoms, not the underlying problem nowadays. Yet, the body is magnificent and comes with a built-in recovery system, all we have to do is give it right nutrition and reduce stressors!
What made this documentary good, yet not great in my opinion, is that some of the professionals interviewed talked too much about isolated vitamins and vitamin therapy. Getting an IV with several thousand times the RDI for vitamin xx is, if you ask me, still taking drugs, and still unnatural. I do agree taking high doses of vitamins or a particular vitamin to cure illness is still better than invasive surgery or chemical pills, yet still not the most desirable solution; whole foods! People need to learn to not be depended on super high doses of anything, especially not taken in such an unnatural way (pill,s IV’s) but rather heal the body naturally and sustainably.
All in all still a very valuable contribution to understanding our bodies and the power of natural healing/the woes of modern medicine!
Hope you all enjoy a great weekend, I’m off for some indoor rock-climbing (finally)! And perhaps…
Some more tanning…
Eating more salads…
Dehydrating more stuff..
& drinking homemade almond mylk