Good Health Makes A Lot of Sense: Food Matters

Good Health Makes A Lot of Sense:  Food Matters

Food MattersFood Matters is a must see documentary especially for those of you who want to take control of your health.  You can take control of your health, don’t ever think that you can’t because you can!

You will learn about the current state of health in the United States and just that alone will rock you to the core of your foundation.  The number of deaths related to chronic diseases is startling.  Dr. Andrew Saul, Therapeutic Nutritional Specialist, says, “Good health makes a lot of sense, but it doesn’t make a lot of dollars.”

While I was viewing Food Matters, I thought about the loved ones that I have lost due to cancer, heart disease, and strokes.  In the back of my mind, I couldn’t help but think, if only I had known this information, I could have helped those loved ones and maybe they would be alive today.

In the opening of Food Matters, there are quotes from the father of medicine, Hippocrates and I believe they stand true for today.

Hippocrates believed the human body had the capacity for self-healing.

“Let thy food by thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.”

“First do no harm.”

There is also a quote by Dr. Linus Pauling, the Vitamin C man, “Optimum nutrition is the medicine of tomorrow.”

When I think about these quotes, they make a lot of sense, and I am a firm believer that the answer to what’s ailing you is in your diet.

There are 12 chapters of Food Matters and the title of each chapter gives you a general they type of information you will learn from this documentary.

Food Matters Chapter Selection

1.  Ancient Wisdom
2.  How Old is Your Food
3.  Raw Foods and Superfoods
4.  Supplements & Doctor Training
5.  The Body’s Own Healing Mechanism
6.  Heart Disease
7.  Drug Money
8.  Depression & Mental Illness
9.  Detoxification & Weight loss
10.  Cancer
11.  A Whole New Paradigm
12.  A Better Alternative

4 Take Home Points in Food Matters

1. The body’s own healing mechanism. The body has a healing mechanism, but you must give the body what it needs.  You get sick because your body is lacking a certain nutrient and once that nutrient is added back to your body, you get better.

2. Heart disease. Heart disease is reversible, by simply changing the diet.  There are doctors in this documentary experienced this happening with their patients.

3. Depression and mental illness. Suicidal depression and mental illness was cured in a woman whose family gave her high does of niacin (vitamin B-3).  Once her family stopped (doctors orders) giving her the niacin, the depression and mental illness returned.

4. Cancer. Cancer is cured by administering high doses of vitamin C to the patient.  Even those with large melanomas no longer had the melanomas.  Seeing is believing!

There are a few points in the documentary that I don’t agree with, but I will only share one with you.  Superfoods being encouraged by David Wolfe, though I understand what he’s saying, I don’t agree with him on this matter.  Health is not found in a cacao bean or a gogi berry.  The answer lies in whole vegetables, fruits and juices.  These are the true superfoods.

Food Matters is 80 minutes long.  The best 80 minutes that you will ever spend viewing a movie. The information in this documentary could save your life and possibly the lives your loved ones.

Food Matters is available on Amazon or on the Food Matters Official Website (affiliate links).

“Good health makes a lot of sense, but it doesn’t make a lot of dollars.”


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  1. Jonathan says:

    I am convinced by the various arguments for “Superfoods” – and it seems only common sense to me it should be a good idea to avoid processed foods as much as possible, and I try to cut them out of my diet. But if extra-virgin olive oil turns out not to be good for you after all, I’m in big trouble!

    • Hi Jonathan,

      I totally agree. It is a good idea to avoid processed foods as much as possible.

      Some are saying that evoo is not good for you. Who knows?

      Thanks for chiming in!


  2. Rahii says:

    Very Nice artical, I like it.

  3. Dia says:

    Hi Evelyn,

    Very nice post! Isn’t strange that we can change our health by changing the food we eat? Personally a few years ago for example, I used to eat fruits each once awhile. When I knew the importance of eating fruit, started to eat 3-4 pieces dailly.

    Thanks for sharing

    • Hi Dia,

      Thank you!

      It is so amazing to know that most of our answers can be found in what’s on our table.

      I glad you’ve added more fruit to your diet. Smart move!

      Take care,


  4. Bryan Thompson says:

    Evelyn, I will have to watch the documentary. Just watched Food, Inc. for the firs time the other night. Very eye-opening flick and made me think about where my food comes from. I have to confess, it’s been difficult to train my taste buds to accept more fruits and vegetables. I have been accustomed for so long to such overprocessed fatty food. But once we made the change – particularly cooking more at home, we could tell a huge difference. Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Bryan,

      Welcome to my blog! It is a pleasure to meet you!

      Food Inc., is a good flick too..very eye opening.

      It took me almost 2 years to finally get to where I am with my eating habits.

      Just hang in there and keep implementing changes a little at a time and pretty soon, you’ll be amazed by how your taste buds will change.

      Food Matters is an interesting documentary, one that should be shared with as many of your family and friends as possible.

      Thanks for dropping by and enjoy your day!


  5. Patricia says:

    Hi Evelyn

    I agree with you on the superfoods issue. Just one berry or juice won’t do it for anyone! That is a big marketing myth that many buy into, rather than have a balanced organic healthy eating plan.

    So many people look for a quick fix, rather than change of lifestyle. It has been proved over and over again, that with a change to a healthy lifestyle diseases such as hypertension and diabetes disappear 🙂

    Thanks for yet again an informative packed post Evelyn.

    Patricia Perth Australia

    • Hi Patricia,

      You are so right about people looking for the quick fixes. What people fail to realize is that quick fixes only solve the problem for the short term. It never gets to the root cause.

      Thanks for sharing your insight.

      Take care,


  6. Dandy says:

    Hi Evelyn,
    Thanks so much for passing this on. It looks really facinating and informative. I especially want to know what they have to say about depression and mental illness! Thanks again!

  7. Clearly Composed says:

    Thanks for the heads up on this. It looks like a definite must see! 🙂

  8. TrafficColeman says:

    This is scary Evelyn..really never thought of it this way..I got to see this..

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

  9. Susan says:

    Hey Evelyn,

    I’ve actually read that the body is alkaline by nature and acidic by function. Meaning, all the bodies processes pulls us out of pH homeostasis towards an acidic environment. This acidic environment is prime for disease, especially the big 3: heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. I have also read that eating the right superfoods, which are green and alkalizing for the body, can push our bodies back to an alkalized level where no diseases can grow.

    I haven’t watched Food Matters but it’s on my list! 🙂

    • Hey Susan,

      Thanks for sharing this information, because it is true. We’ve probably read some of the same books on this topic.

      It is amazing how the body will send little signs to let us know it is out of balance.

      I hope you get a chance to view it.

      Thanks for stopping by!


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