Overfed and Undernourished - Documentary Review
I watched this earlier this evening with such an interest. The title itself sums up the state of the current population. We're eating more. But we're nourishing less. We're choosing the wrong foods, by choice, and also because of a lack of access to better foods. We try and counteract this by chemical drugs, pills, potions and quick fixes, without correcting the underlying issue. The food we eat and what we drink on a daily basis.
The movie, which you can watch online for $6.99 or purchase for $19.99 (download) or $29.99 (hard copy), outlines a young boy's journey to better health through diet and exercise. It really broke my heart to see what he went through initially and how through no real fault of his own, was heading down the path of poor health. It makes me even more sad to think that there are so many children who are in Liam's initial position.
Around 74% of adult Australians are overweight or obese, 1 in 4 children are too. We are at a point in history where our children will have a shorter life than us. Thats really scary.
The movie was informative, and really easy to connect with as its based in Australia, featuring Aussie families, and had some really great speakers who made concepts very easy to understand.
Some documentaries use scare tactics, marketing words, and a bunch of lingo that can confuse and worry without really connecting with us as an everyday Aussie. They can be really informative but I am always a little cautious of if they're trying to sell us something. This food and health documentary is the best one I have seen in a very long time! Everyone should watch this if they want to improve their health and enhance their knowledge about the food supply and the power of a healthy lifestyle.
Some key points from the movie:
- We're fed by white cloaks and treated by white cloaks, unless we choose otherwise
- Our sedentary lifestyle - averaging 8 hours a day on electrical devices is slowly contributing to the demise of our health
- Immediate gratification is ruling our choices
- We are shopping to fill a budget, not for our health
I highly recommend watching it. Find out more by reading below. Click the links in the trailer if you'd like to watch it.
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“We live in a world with increasing levels of Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes and Obesity. Over 70% of foods we consume on a daily basis are processed, and according to the World Health Organization, if current trends continue one billion people will be obese by 2030.
With our fast paced lives, we have become reliant and connected to devices, TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones and disconnected with the natural world, and the people around us.
“Overfed & Undernourished” examines modern lifestyles and a global epidemic through one boy’s inspiring story to regain his health from the inside out. After heartache, Liam, weighing in at over 80kgs (176lbs) turns to his Aunty & Uncle for help, and embarks on a journey where we witness the highs and lows, a family unite for a common cause, and the promise of transforming his life forever.
This ground breaking documentary is interspersed with interviews and advice from leading health and wellbeing experts from around the globe and provides us with simple solutions to improve the quality of our diet, lifestyle, and personal bonds, ultimately asking us the fundamental question – are we really nourishing ourselves?
Featuring: Joe Cross (Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead), Dr. John Demartini (The Secret), Dr. Anthony Gollé, Dr. Arne Rubinstein and Don Tolman."
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