Why are so many Americans so unhealthy?
Exactly how did the U.S. government play a role in leading the country down this path?
What food should you eat for good health?
It is impossible to live in America and not think about dieting and health. The mainstream media constantly pummels the American people with new fad diets and advice on what to eat and what not to eat.
This documentary interviews journalists, doctors and nutritionists on the sequence of events in America in the second half of the twentieth century that led the country into its high levels of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Why was some scientific research hidden and swept under the rug while other medical advice was promoted to the entire nation?
The ketogenic diet is essentially a high-fat, low carbohydrate diet that does not subscribe to the idea of counting calories, the food pyramid, or avoiding meats. It has been proven to have significantly positive effects on people suffering from diabetes and also children with epilepsy.
Topics covered in this film include:
- Diet and health myths
- Saturated fat
- Heart disease
- The role of media
- The invention of the Food Pyramid in 1992
- Misleading information on food labels
- The Ketogenic diet
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