The chart shows obesity statistics from 1978 to 2011 in various countries, with the US displaying the worst results in increasing obesity in terms of larger industrialized nations. There are excellent documentaries that show the reasons why obesity is skyrocketing and what can be done about it. The bottom line is that there is big money in processed foods, in medicine, in MSM media propaganda, and in sugar lobbying, that have together kept valuable information from the public. Because some films offer simple and natural healing concepts, such as Beautiful Truth and Forks over Knives, these tend to draw the and vitriolic ire of the medical establishment.
I'm not offering any promises, claims, or certified health advice by presenting these films, just recommending that anyone interested in living a healthier and happier life should probably learn of the different views, studies and experiments that have been conducted. In my opinion, and my wife and children's opinions as well, these are the best ones we've seen. I'm sure that there are great ones that we haven't even seen yet. We don't agree with everything in each film, but most of it does make sense and seems very helpful. If you've never heard of "The China Study" you should probably watch Forks Over Knives, just to be aware of the largest nutrition and health study in history. As Christians, we are to be good stewards of all that God has given us, including our bodies.
Recommended Documentary Films Available at Public Libraries and Netflix:
Films that Both Adults and Children Would Like:
That Sugar Film (2014): (pretty funny)
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (2010): (adventurous travelogue)
Beautiful Truth (2008): (15-year old boy narrates)
Films Geared Towards Adults:
Fed Up (2014): (American version with Katie Couric)
Forks Over Knives (2011)
Food Matters (2008)
Food, Inc. (2008)
(Chart Credit of Obesity rates from around the world by Mark Kelly, Heartspring.net © 2012).
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