Wonderful Husband is all about critical thinking, logic and rationality. So you’d think that the new documentary, What The Health (WTH), based entirely on scientific evidence would interest him. Nope, he still hasn’t watched it.
I don’t want to reveal too much about the film (I can’t do it justice!) but the clue is in the name… It’s all about health. And food. The film begins with a quote
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
WTH talks about foods which are bad for our health and more importantly, it talks about why we eat food that is bad for our health: Advertisements and propaganda. Lies.
WTH goes on to point out the strong monetary links between some charities and pharmacutical companies with the meat and dairy industries. For example, one of the biggest causes of cancer is processed meat, yet the American Cancer Society (ACS) still encourages eating processed turkey and canned meats to sustain a healthy diet. This would seem strange but then we find out that Tyson (the world’s largest processor of meat) had made donations to ACS in previous years.
*Drops mic and walks off stage*
Soon after watching WTH, I posted in a Facebook vegan transitioning group, offering help to those that were transitioning. Lovely Brandy reached out to me. She said that after watching WTH, she had decided to go vegan.
Whilst talking about veganism with Brandy I got to learn about her. I found out that she and her brother suffered with diabetes and both her mum and dad had died from diabetic-related illnesses. She assumed she would have the same fate until WTH showed her that diet could be the problem.
The biggest shock was that up until five days before we spoke, Brandy had reared animals for the purpose of meat and eggs. WTH had made such a profound impression on Brandy that she decided she would no longer use animals for her own gain but instead use the land to grow fruit and vegetables.
This documentary is special.
We live in a world where we have a habit of getting sick, going to the doctor and then paying(!) for medicine which will either cure or maintain our ailment. This is the case from one extreme like the common cold all the way to the other extreme like diabetes or cancer. Sometimes getting sick is inevitable but why don’t we try harder to prevent sickness?
An apple a day keeps the doctor away… So why do very few people eat an apple a day?
As in Brandy’s case, this documentary can be life-changing. So do me a favour please, watch WTH and tell Wonderful Husband how good it is. If that doesn’t convince him then I don’t know what will.
Wonderful Husband and Best Friend Sam watched it with me today (23/07/17). They both found it very interesting and I’ll be updating you further if there are any ‘results’. Thank you to everyone for their support and comments for helping me achieve this goal!! 🙂