Fat, Sick And Nearly Dead: The Documentary

This film is so inspirational, I just love it! The best part is when the truck driver says he wants to give it a go too and you see the two of them juicing away… this just made me cry… what a story! If you are looking for additional motivation to get on track with your health this is the film for you!

Laurentine ten Bosch
Producer / Director Food Matters and Hungry For Change

100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well — with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind. Fat, Sick And Nearly Dead, is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health.

With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long- term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles, Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.

While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it is at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429lbs, a cheeseburger away from a heart attack. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well.

What emerges is nothing short of amazing – an inspiring tale of healing and human connection. Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, Fat, Sick And Nearly Dead, defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who each realise that the only person who can save them is themselves.

The DVD is available at Food Matters.

Dying To Have Known: The Documentary

DyingToHaveKnownMaster filmmaker Steve Kroschel, intrigued by a stunning statement from his documentary, The Beautiful Truth, sets out to find hard evidence of the effectiveness of The Gerson Therapy. His travels take him across both the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, from up-state New York to San Diego to Alaska, from Japan and Holland to Spain and Mexico. In the end, he presents the testimony of patients, scientists, surgeons and nutritionists who testify to the effectiveness of The Gerson Therapy in curing cancer and other degenerative diseases, and show the hard scientific evidence to back up their claims. The question that remains is: why is this powerful curative therapy still suppressed, more than seventy-five years after it was clearly proven to cure degenerative disease?
In this film, Dying To Have Known, Kroschel interviews: top nutritional and agricultural experts; two surgeons; a Japanese medical school professor who cured himself of liver cancer over 15 years ago; and a a lymphoma patient, who was diagnosed as ‘terminal’ over 50 years ago. Kroschel also interviews noted critics of this world-renowned healing method who dismiss it out of hand as ‘pure quackery’. The viewer is left to decide for himself, which is the truth.

The DVDs The Beautiful Truth, The Gerson Miracle, Dying To Have Known and Charlotte Gerson’s books, are available at The Gerson Institute.

Thanks to Charlotte Gerson: The Gerson Institute.

Doctored: The Documentary

doctoredDVDDoctored exposes the failure of modern medicine. Tackling brain cancer, autism, MS, pain medication addiction, vaccines, lupus, chronic lyme disease and more head on!

Uncovering the power of natural medicine, detoxification and chiropractic care Doctored exposes healing the medical profession can hardly believe.

James Colquhoun
Producer, Food Matters and Hungry For Change

About Doctored

The United States makes up only five percent of the world’s population, yet consumes over 50 percent of all the world’s pharmaceutical drugs!

This sobering statistic and much more is revealed in this eye-opening documentary.

Doctored exposes the far reaching mainstream medical stranglehold on healthcare, a monopoly through which natural approaches, especially chiropractic, are deliberately pushed into the sidelines and ridiculed, often to the detriment of patients. The primary focus of the film is on the chiropractic profession and its long-standing struggle to be recognized as authentic health professionals.

Watching Doctored will force you to ask:

  • How much of allopathic medicine is just about slick marketing and profits?
  • Why do natural therapies frequently get discredited and not recommended over surgery and drugs?
  • Why have so many of us have been told that chiropractors are “quacks” and that nutritional supplements a waste of money?

The answers are almost beyond belief until Doctored takes us into the courtroom with five chiropractors who, having been labelled “an unscientific cult,’ fought back and won a landmark verdict.

The film includes the ground-breaking and historical case of Wilk vs. The American Medical Association (AMA) – a case in which the AMA was ultimately found guilty of an illegal conspiracy to “contain and eliminate the chiropractic profession,” in 1984. Their heroic story forms the backdrop of one of the most personally compelling documentaries ever.

What You Will Discover
  • Learn about the “influencers” – the people from the pharmaceutical industry who you never see, but whose job it is to turn you into a compliant, pill popping, revenue generation unit – at whatever cost.
  • Discover the unseen tactics of these “influencers” in an investigation that leads to the highest levels of the American Medical Association (AMA) and reveals an alarming portrait of deception and criminality.
  • Understand how conventional medicine is both backed and ruled by the pharmaceutical industry and frequently attempts to suppress effective alternative or complementary practices such as chiropractic.

Doctored, features eye-opening interviews with chiropractic and osteopathic doctors, surgeons, MD’s, pharmaceutical sales reps, and high-profile patients as well as regular patients who went looking for a better way to achieve health.

Doctored is an involving, well-crafted, humane look at a topic that stands to affect us all.

LA Times

The DVD is available at Food Matters.

Rethinking Cancer: The Documentary

RetinkingCancerThere’s nothing quite as valuable as seeing the successes of others who have gone before you.

James Colquhoun
Producer Director Food Matters

Rethinking Cancer, tracks the stories of five long-term survivors, whose recoveries range from 15-37 years (and counting), explaining why and how they went a different route with cancer, and, in one case, Lyme disease. Some were led to seek out alternatives after the standard course of treatment failed – literally sent home to die by physicians who said they could do no more for them. Others, after long investigation and soul searching, bravely chose the non-toxic, natural course of action because it seemed a more sensible, logical approach – that healing could be better fostered by nourishing, repairing and detoxifying the body, rather than being subjected to toxic substances that would cause further damage and side effects without addressing the underlying problem.

This film features ordinary people who dared to question the medical model.

The DVD is available at Food Matters.

Fresh: The Documentary

FreshTheMovieThis film is a must-watch! It will help you understand where your food comes from, the dangers of conventional agriculture and shows you how to choose local, healthy and sustainable options.

James Colquhoun
Producer, Food Matters and Hungry For Change

You Will Discover
  • How to eat healthy on a budget
  • How to improve your purchase decisions
  • Strategies for growing your own food on less land and
  • The real cost of producing conventional foods
About Fresh: The Documentary

Fresh: The Documentary is more than a film; it is a reflection of a rising movement of people and communities who are re-inventing our food system. The celebrates the food architects who offer a practical vision of a new food paradigm and consumer access to it. Encouraging individuals to take matters into their own hands, this documentary is a guide that empowers people to take an array of actions as energetic as planting urban gardens and creating warm composts from food waste, and as simple as buying locally-grown products and preserving seasonal produce to eat later in the year.

Throughout the film, we encounter the most inspiring people, ideas, and initiatives happening around the country right now. At the Growing Power urban farm in Milwaukee, Will Allen is turning three acres of industrial wasteland into a mecca of nutrition for his neighbourhood. In Kansas City, we witness David Ball revitalize his community, turning the modern concept of the Supermarket on its head by stocking his stores with produce from a cooperative of local farmers. And, we journey to Joel Salatin’s farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley to witness his methods for closing the nutrient cycle, allowing cows, chickens, pigs and natural grasses to flourish and produce without ever an ounce of chemical fertilizer or industrial animal feed.

The documentary tells the stories of ‘real people’ rediscovering ‘real food’; it represents a powerful way for you to educate yourself and your community on living a healthy, local and sustainable life through food.

We pay three times for our food: at the register, with our health care, and via agricultural subsidies.

Michael Pollan

The DVD is available at Food Matters.

Cut, Poison, Burn: The Cancer Industry Exposed

CutPoisonBurnThis is the new must watch cancer DVD for anyone considering traditional or natural cancer therapy including powerful real life stories of families who have had to make these decisions for themselves.

James Colquhoun
Producer, Food Matters and Hungry For Change

“In the war on cancer, the disease is only half the battle.”

Cut, Poison, Burn is a controversial, eye opening, and confronting documentary that puts the business of cancer treatment under the microscope. The film is a compelling critique of the powerful influence that medical monopolies, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies have in ‘The war On Cancer’. The film also follows the frustrating and heartbreaking journeys of critically ill cancer patients as they navigate the confusing maze of cancer treatment options and encounter challenging obstacles on their journeys to get well.

Cut, Poison, Burn ultimately conveys hope that a new paradigm of prevention and medical freedom is possible if we are to win the ‘War On Cancer’.

Taking over 12 years to complete, and sifting through 150 hours of footage and interviews with top oncologists, researchers, policy-makers, alternative practitioners, and patients, Cut, Poison, Burn ventures where no other film has ever dared to go on the topic of Cancer.

Cut, Poison, Burn is essential viewing for anyone and everyone touched by cancer.

What You Will Learn
  • The origins of America’s ‘War On Cancer’ and how the American Cancer Programme has failed to substantially reduce Cancer deaths
  • An eye-opening look at who really controls the Cancer industry and how profit invariably precedes human lives
  • The influence that pharmaceutical companies and government agencies have over research, legislation and treatment protocols
  • The strangle-hold that the FDA has over a patients personal rights to choose
  • How pharmaceutical companies and government agencies suppress alternative Cancer treatments
  • The horrific and damaging side effects of approved standard treatment protocols
  • Personal stories from cancer patients who who chose natural treatment alternatives and lived to tell their story
  • Dr Vincent DeVita – Professor of Medicine at the Yale Cancer Center, Former Director of the National Cancer Institute
  • Dr Stanislaw Burzynski MD, PH.D. – Burzynski Clinic, Houston
  • Dr Michael Kosty, MD – Medical Director of the Scripps Cancer Center
  • Dr Charles Simone, MD – Simone Protective Cancer Center
  • Dr Filiberto Muñoz, MD – San Diego Clinic, Tijuana, Mexico
  • Dr Julian Whitaker, MD – Founder and President, Whitaker Wellness Institute
  • Dr Leonard Zwelling, MD – Vice President of Research Administration and Professor of Experimental Therapeutics, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Dr Eugenie Kleinerman, MD – Head of Pediatric Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Devra Davis, PhD, MPH – Author Secret History Of The War On Cancer
  • Dr Ralph W. Moss – Author The Cancer Industry

The DVD is available at Food Matters.

Dirt! The Movie

DirtTheMovieIn this day and age healing our bodies means also that we are nourishing and healing the planet. I truly believe that the symptoms of our modern day technocratic society (Obesity, Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression and even Global Warming) are actually larger symptoms of disconnection.

Disconnection from the foods we consume, disconnection from our family and community and most importantly disconnection from the soil. One of the most important areas we need to look into when considering whole body health and creating a sustainable planet revolves around caring for the soil under our feet. If we truly nourish the soil we can create a sustainable way in which we interact with the planet and in turn produce highly mineralized and nutritious organic foods. It is these key areas of nutrition and food production education that we need so much of at this point in humanity.

We have made it our mission with the Food Matters DVD and this website to help share this important information with you so that you may pass it along to the next generation and to those you love and care for. This is why we are excited to be bringing you Dirt! The Movie.

‘Dirt’ is a fantastic new film fresh on the scene after premiering at ‘Sundance’ in 2009. Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin Of The Earth, this film takes an investigative look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. It is a winner of many film festival awards including ‘Best Green Documentary’ and ‘Best Film for Our Future’ and is high on our list of recommended documentaries.

James Colquhoun
Producer, Food Matters and Hungry For Change

In This Film You Will Witness
  • Children uncovering the secrets of soil fertility and eating from edible schoolyards
  • Farmers and agronomists rediscovering sustainable food production
  • Small villages standing up for the right to feed their families
  • Scientists discovering connections with soil that can help reduce global warming
  • Inmates finding inner peace and job skills in a prison horticulture program
Why Dirt?

Dirt feeds us and gives us shelter. Dirt holds and cleans our water. Dirt heals us and makes us beautiful. Dirt regulates the earth’s climate. Dirt is the ultimate natural resource for all life on earth. Yet most humans ignore, abuse, and destroy our most precious living natural resource. Consider the results of such behaviour: mass starvation, drought, floods, global warming, and wars. If we continue on our current path, Dirt might find another use for humans, as compost for future life forms!

It doesn’t have to be that way. Another world, in which we treat dirt with the respect it deserves, is possible and this DVD will show you how. The film offers a vision of a sustainable relationship between Humans and Dirt through profiles of the global visionaries who are determined to repair the damage we’ve done before it’s too late. There are many ways we can preserve the living skin of the earth for future generations. If you care about your food, water, the air you breathe, your health and happiness… it’s time you see Dirt! The Movie, roll up your sleeves for action.

The DVD is available at Food Matters.

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes In 30 Days

simplyRawNot only is type 2 diabetes completely preventable, but it is virtually curable for anyone who is willing to put in the hard time and work.

Dr Joseph Mercola

It is clear that we are in the midst of a diabetes epidemic. Nearly 20 million people in the US have type 2 diabetes and another 45 million have pre-diabetes. More than 50% are not even aware that they have this disease that can rob them of some of the most enjoyable years of their life.

About Simply Raw

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes In 30 Days is an independent documentary film that chronicles six Americans with diabetes (one with Type 1) who switch to a diet consisting entirely of vegan, organic, uncooked food in order to reverse disease without pharmaceutical medication.

These stories and resources can help you permanently remove the devastating consequences of diabetes. Please understand that these are simple inexpensive lifestyle adjustments that do not require costly medications. You will also see that David Wolfe, who featured in Food Matters, also appears in the film.

Simply Raw covers
  • The basics to reversing Diabetes
  • The benefits of eating organic raw foods for your body and mind
  • How to get off insulin using this type of diet
  • The science behind raw food nutrition

Simply Raw reveals, with startling clarity, that diet can reverse diabetes and change the quality of people’s lives. The film captures the human drama and struggle of these courageous individuals making a quantum leap of faith from a traditional junk food diet to a raw vegan diet and it shows revealing moments of nurturing, compassion, and human spirit.

Contributors Include
  • Morgan Spurlock
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Anthony Robbins
  • Rev Michael Beckwith
  • Dr Fred Bisci
  • Dr Joel Furman
  • Dr Gabriel Cousens

The DVD is available at Food Matters.

Dead Wrong: How Psychiatric Drugs Can Kill Your Child

DeadWrongIf you have a child who has been told they are overactive, anxious or depressed (or if you know of any loved ones with children like this) chances are they may have been recommended medication.

Before you consider any medication I urge you to watch this film, buy it for yourself and your local mom’s group and share the message.

We need to keep our children off dangerous psychiatric medications, which are holding them back from reaching their true potential and very likely harming them and in some cases causing suicide.

Please watch this film and for the sake of our future generations help keep our kids drug free.

James Colquhoun – Producer Director, Food Matters

One Mother’s Story

The truth about psychiatric drugs is getting out. This film is the story of one mother’s quest to find out why her happy, outgoing son committed suicide shortly after being placed on psychiatric drugs. What she discovered was that suicidal and homicidal impulses are well-known side effects of these drugs.

She says:

Had we been told the truth about the dangerous effects of the psychiatric drug our son was given, he would be alive today.

Psychiatrists claim their drugs are safe for children but once you hear what eight brave mothers, health experts, drug counsellors, and doctors have to say, you will conclude that these psychiatrists are dead wrong.

About Dead Wrong

From the makers of the award-winning documentary, The Marketing of Madness, comes this searing new documentary, exposing how devastating, and deadly, psychiatric drugs can be for children and families.

Behind the grim statistics of deaths, suicides, birth defects and serious adverse reactions is the human face of this global drugging epidemic revealing the personal stories of loss and courage of those who paid the real price.

The DVD is available at Food Matters.

Healing The Gerson Way By Charlotte Gerson

Written by Charlotte Gerson, founder of The Gerson Institute and daughter of Max Gerson, MD, and Beata Bishop, a recovered Gerson Melanoma patient, this is a complete guide to the theory and practice of the Gerson Therapy developed over eighty years ago by Dr Max Gerson, MD (1881-1959). It shows that an increasingly denatured, nutritionally empty, toxic modern diet is the main cause of today’s worsening health crisis. The book offers the solution in the form of a brilliant, precision-built nutritional program that eliminates the underlying causes of disease, leading to lasting cures.

It is a crying shame that a loved one with cancer has to face chemotherapy, radiation, or even surgery without ever knowing there is a proven alternative therapy out there that has a sixty-five year record of success with thousands of fully recovered patients. Learn what these people discovered. Read success story after success story of people just like you seeking information about alternative cancer treatments and found the Gerson Therapy. All the vital information – when the therapy was discovered, how the therapy works, why your body starts the recovery process so quickly, why liver detoxification is the missing link, success stories, patient testimonials, and much more – has been brought together in this single volume.

The Gerson Therapy has over eighty years of proven success with heart disease, emphysema, drug addiction, alcoholism, psoriasis, arthritis and many more chronic and degenerative diseases and over 60 years of successful cancer treatment. Doctors and the medical establishment have been telling us for years that these often life-threatening diseases are ‘incurable.’ The only way to treat them is with harmful drugs, radiation, or invasive surgery – methods that so often only serve to make the patient’s condition worse – or at the very least have serious side effects with consequences as severe as the disease they are designed to treat. No cure for cancer? Then why have thousands of patients on the Gerson Therapy passed the 5-year mark for a ‘cure?’ How is it possible many are still alive and well after receiving treatment more than 50 years ago?

Now you can have all the benefits of this therapy in your own home. With Healing The Gerson Way – Defeating Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases, you will have at your fingertips all of the life-saving methods used in Gerson clinics around the world for more than 40 years.

This book will show you:

  • How to conquer cancer by changing your body chemistry;
  • How to strengthen your immune system and at the same time vastly improve your cardiovascular health;
  • How to detoxify your liver (note: this is the missing link to recovery and perfect health);
  • How to eliminate fatigue and weakness;
  • How to prepare delicious, super-healthy, Gerson-approved recipes (over 70 pages of recipes included in this book);
  • Juicing techniques to get the maximum benefit from organic fruits and vegetables;
  • How to slim down naturally, without cravings or hunger pangs;
  • And much, much more.

BeautifulTruthDVDWhen I discovered the Gerson Therapy, it became the most stunning, life-changing event of my life. I wouldn’t trade this knowledge for all the gold in Alaska.

Stephen Kroschel – Producer of The Beautiful Truth.

There is a split right down the middle of modern medicine. One half, boosted by dazzling high technology, shows brilliant results in handling acute diseases and emergencies. The other half, dealing with chronic degenerative conditions, is lagging behind, unable to offer more than symptomatic treatment for the most widespread distressing conditions ranging from cancer, heart disease and hypertension to diabetes, arthritis and morbid obesity. It is assumed that these and other ‘diseases of modern civilization’ are both inevitable and incurable. The Gerson Therapy is best known for its success in curing many types of cancer, but it also has an excellent record of accomplishment with a large number of other degenerative conditions.

Healing The Gerson Way (available in several languages) and The Beautiful Truth and The Gerson Miracle (DVD) are all available at The Gerson Institute.

Thanks to Charlotte Gerson.