What The Health Film

What the Health Documentary Review

Yesterday, Amelia and I watched “What the Health” from the creators of “Cowspiracy.” Much like Cowspiracy and the other documentaries we’ve watched, it was infuriating.

The level of corruption between the food industry, the government, hospitals, doctors, health associations and pharmaceutical companies is truly mind boggling. They’re unapologetically working together to keep us just sick enough to extract every penny we have to cover healthcare costs, but not too sick that we die before we’re completely bankrupt.

What the Health

However, thanks to people like Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, the creators of What the Health, as well as doctors like Dr. Michael Gregor, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and many others, we don’t have to remain victims of their corruption anymore.

Netflix, YouTube and social media have leveled the playing field for information dissemination. We’re no longer limited to the information (or propaganda) produced by our government and corporations. We can finally learn the truth about a variety of subjects from sources other than those that generate billions of dollars in profits by keeping us sick, ignorant and obedient.

What the Health exposes how deep the corruption goes by interviewing (or attempting to interview) leaders in several health organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the USDA and others.

We have been brainwashed to believe that these types of organizations are trying to help us. Every year, they collect millions of dollars in donations from hard-working people to “race for the cure.” Meanwhile, they’re also accepting millions of dollars in donations and sponsorships from corporations that are causing our most harmful diseases in the first place.

Susan G. Komen Foundation

Did you know dairy consumption may increase a woman’s chance of getting breast cancer as well as dying from it?

According to several studies, whole milk is the worst culprit [source], followed by milk from cows who are pregnant at the time of milking [source]. However, in studies that compare the dairy consumption of different countries around the world, it appears there is a correlation between increased dairy consumption and both breast and prostate cancer [source]. This is most likely due to the high amount of hormones and a potentially carcinogenic protein called casein that’s in milk and it’s derivative products like cheese and yogurt [source].

Some of these studies are a couple years old, but others are over a decade old. Why, then, do we see pink ribbons on dairy products? Shouldn’t an organization committed to finding a cure, also be committed to preventing the disease? Could the millions of dollars given to the Susan G. Komen Foundation by dairy product corporations be clouding their judgement? If they prevent the disease or find a cure, wouldn’t they all be out of a job?

The American Diabetes Association

We’ve known since the 1930’s that a high complex-carb, low fat diet is the best treatment and prevention for diabetes. In fact, animal products and fat are the primary cause of Type 2 diabetes, despite what we’ve been told by countless marketing messages and ill-informed doctors for decades.

Sugar makes the condition worse, but only if the conditional is already present. Think of it like this: Animal products and fat cause the fire while eating sugar is like throwing gasoline on the fire. Without fire, gasoline doesn’t do much. Without diabetes, sugar doesn’t do much.

With a growing mountain of evidence showing the link between diabetes and animal products, why does the American Diabetes Association list meat, even processed carcinogenic meats like bacon, as part of a healthy diet for diabetics? Shouldn’t this organization be equally interested in preventing this growing epidemic instead of just treating it? Could the millions of dollars given to the association by meat product corporations be clouding their judgment? If they prevent the disease or find a cure, wouldn’t they all be out of a job?

The USDA

We all know that greasy fast food like stuffed crust pizzas and hamburgers are bad for us, right? In fact, they’re more than bad for us, they’re killing us. Fried foods dripping with cheese are loaded with carcinogens and saturated fats that lead to cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases [source].

To get a better idea of just how bad fast food is for our bodies, we recommend watching Super Size Me. Don’t try this at home, though. The guy almost died after eating it for 30 days straight.

If the harmful effect of eating fast food is common sense, why does the USDA spend millions of dollars a year promoting it through the Federal Commodity Checkoff Program using your tax dollars? Why did they fund the creation of Pizza Hut cheese stuffed pizza crusts, McDonald’s angus cheeseburgers, Starbucks smoothies, Taco Bell quesadillas and countless others? [source] [source] Could it be the revolving door between the USDA and the animal agriculture industry? Or the millions of dollars in lobbying the animal ag industry spends each year to pass public policy? If our elected officials or USDA employees go against the powerful animal ag lobby, would they be out of a job?

These stories are repeated in every interview shown in What the Health. The corruption isn’t limited to these three organizations; it’s pervasive throughout our entire food and health system.

Now, It’s Your Choice

Ignorance isn’t bliss; it’s killing people. But you don’t have to accept it anymore. Educate yourself by watching documentaries like What the Health, Cowspiracy and others. Read books like How Not To Die by Dr. Michael Greger, The Starch Solution by Dr. John McDougall and others.

It’s entirely your choice to consume these unhealthy products and to support these organizations. The best, most effective and easiest way to change this corrupt, dystopian system is by how you spend your money. If you don’t buy it, they won’t make it. If you don’t donate to it, they’ll change their mission. A cure is great, but prevention is better.

Protest the corruption every…single…day by eating a healthy diet with mostly whole-food plant-based ingredients. Cook at home more. Eat at restaurants with delicious plant-based dishes, not just boring salads. Totally skip the unhealthy fast food…FOREVER!

Checkout our Vegan Recipes for inspiration or signup for our Vegan Meal Plan Service and let us do the hard work for you. We want you to live a long, healthy and happy life. It won’t make us rich, but it’ll unimaginably enrich our lives.

And remember to go watch What the Health. Then channel your anger into making positive changes in your diet and your life.

Please share this to help educate your friends and family so they live a long and healthy life with you.

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  1. Dan Moskaluk
    Dan Moskaluk says:

    Hi LottaVeg, have you also watched and reviewed the WFPB feature length doc film “Eating you Alive” which we released earlier this year. It’s definitely another must see film starring all of the WFPB “Rock Stars”, regular physicians who have adopted WFPB, Samuel L Jackson, James Cameron and his wife Suzi Amis Cameron, Penn Jillette and a handful of amazing personal health success stories attributed to WFPB. eatingyoualive.com EYA cast members Dan & Sheanne Moskaluk (Stage IV kidney cancer survivor) aka Indian Rock Vegans Keep up the great work

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