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Your group can screen FOOD MATTERS for free

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Hello All Permaculture groups.

We would love to make our film  'Food Matters' available to your group for FREE!

We even happy for you to use it as a fundraiser for your group if you would like.

Some permaculture group have had numerous successful screenings

'Food Matters' is a wonderful documentary that has had huge success in the market and helped turn many many people on to eating well and leaving big pharma behind.  The film's popularity has been very a 'word of mouth' because as soon as people see it they want to make sure their family and friends see it too.

If you are wanting to help your community see the value of growing food properly, eating well and avoiding drugs then this is the film for you.  See below for a list of the teachers featured in the film.

You can watch the trailer here:

please contact me if this appeals to you:

Here are the teachers featured in the documentary:

Andrew W Saul
Ph.D, Therapeutic Nutrition Specialist and Author
David Wolfe
World Authority on Raw Foods & Superfoods
Charlotte Gerson
Founder of the Gerson Institute
Ian Brighthope
Prof., M.D., M.B.B.S., D.Ag.Sci
Victor Zeines
Holistic Dentist & Nutritionist
Phillip Day
Investigative Journalist
Dr Dan Rogers
Curing the "incurable"
Jerome Burne
Medical Health Journalist

Here are some quotes:

"James and Laurentine provide a radiant beacon of hope with steps you can do today to take control of your health and begin healing."
- Dr Joseph Mercola - Author of the world's most popular online Natural Health Newsletter.

"Thought provoking, informative, and compelling, this film matters."

- Rory Freedman, Coauthor of #1 NY Times Best Seller Skinny Bitch

"Food Matters is a must see for those looking to take control of their health."
- John Gray, PhD, NY Times Best Selling Author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

"Anyone who is serious about their health needs to see this stunning film."

- Christiane Northrup, MD, author of the Women’s Wisdom Series

- John Robbins, author of Diet for A New America

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very good. I had my family watch it. found on netflix instant as well.
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thanks Casey!  it is such a great way to introduce family and friends to change.

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A podcast review of the movie is here.

The premise is that many diseases can be resolved by food choices.   And this has been discussed several times at the forums.  A good start is my thread on eliminating medication with polyculture; and the thread about beating cancer

We talk about raw food; local food; the missoula urban demonstration project; composting toilets; outhouse; urine diversion; women peeing outdoors; hugelkultur; rain barrels; greywater; commercial compost; art ludwig; pee powered cars; jean pain technique; poop beasts.
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This is a really good documentary.  I watched it on Netflix as well.  In our household, my husband had been plagued most of his life by ADHD.  Couldn't focus, was on anti-anxiety medication, taking adderall 3 times a day.  We stopped eating gluten and casein, started taking acai berry, omega three's, b-complex and a vegan multivitamin and he is like a different person.  He doesn't even really take the adderall anymore and his anxiety is what I would consider normal.  It took about a week for him to basically detox before life changed for him. 
He had been on adderall for 13 years with no real improvement, in 7 days with a dietary change he now remembers conversations we had, he has greater emotional control.  Modern medicine, as it is practiced, cannot really help us.
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I'm a doctor.

Any doctor worth his/her salt will tell you that drugs are bad for you.  Drugs have side effects.  Their workings are incompletely understood.  Their interaction with other drugs are incompletely understood and combinations of two drugs are often tested for interactions but MANY people are on more than two drugs  - in facts TONS of americans are on more then 10 drugs.  With that many chemicals in your body at one time, all bets are off on what the hell is really going on inside your body.

Your average middle aged patient in a clinic will be one or two drugs for high blood pressure, a drug for high cholesterol, a drug for acid reflux, some allergy medicine, one or two diabetic medicines, possibly a thyroid medication, some antidepressant, and an aspirin.  This is in my mind - lunacy.

We all know that 90+% of all adult medical problems are the result of lifestyle.  Translation - you did it to yourself.  You ate a terrible diet.  You don't exercise.  You smoked.  You drank.  You used drugs.  You had unprotected sex with too many people.  You let yourself become twice or three times the weight your frame was designed for.

These people come to me and they want a quick fix.  They want to know what pill I can offer that will fix what bothers them.  I tell them that what they need is not more meds but less meds.  But the problem is that in order to do that, patients have to be willing to DRAMATICALLY change their lifestyle.  And they have to be willing to wait.  You're not going to undo 50 years of abusing your body in a week of good clean living.  It's going to take a while.

Also, we are genetically wired to want to eat the things that in nature are scarce - sugar, salt, and fat.  Thousands of years ago when calories were scarce, being attracted to these things offered a survival benefit.  But now if you go look at all our processed foods, they are LOADED with salt, sugar, and fat.  Because the food industry knows that this is what tastes good to us.  It's very hard to many people to give up that kind of food.

But I'm glad that people are making films like this and educating people.  Maybe it will motivate some people to change.  If people stopped smoking, drinking, doing drugs, and started eating lots of grains, fruits, and veggies and exercising everyday,  they'd stop being obese, diabetic, asthmatic, hypertensive, hyperlipidemic, vasculopathic, depressed medical disasters.
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