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"Food Matters is a must see for those looking to take control of their health."
- John Gray, PhD, NY Times Best Selling Author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
- John Robbins, author of Diet for A New America
"Anyone who is serious about their health needs to see this stunning film."
- Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
"Thought provoking, informative, and compelling, this film matters."
- Rory Freedman, Coauthor of #1 NY Times Best Seller Skinny Bitch
“This eye-opening documentary is important to anyone who has ever taken the safety of our nation’s food supply for granted. ‘Food Matters’ is destined to be a classic.”
- Jordan Rubin, NY Times Best Selling Author of The Maker’s Diet
"Food Matters has a very inspirational message to everyone. It will transform your approach to your food and to your life."
- Marie Diamond, Feng Shui Master featured in The Secret, www.MarieDiamond.com
“If you're looking for a way to treat disease naturally, then Food Matters is a great place to start”
- Marci Shimoff, NY Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason and featured teacher in The Secret
"Food Matters is to getting healthy as The Secret is to becoming wealthy."
- Ed Bauman, Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts
“Everyone should see this film!”
- Bruce Fife, ND, author of Coconut Cures
"YES! Food Matters! This riveting, inspiring film is a giant step forward in awakening people’s consciousness about what we are putting into our bodies and how we are nourishing ourselves and our planet."
- Alissa Cohen, Author of Living on Live Food
"What you put into your mouth is more important to your health and well-being than most can possibly realize. Food Matters is a riveting and informative film that will help you understand just how important whole foods really are to your well-being."
- Mike Anderson, author of The Rave Diet & Lifestyle
“An informative look into what’s wrong with the modern food supply and why we must act now to change it.”
- Linda Page, Ph.D., Traditional Naturopath, author of the bestselling book, Healthy Healing 12th Edition: A Guide to Self-Healing For Everyone
"Food Matters makes it very clear that we have to clean up our dirty act!"
- Jeff Nelson, VegSource.com
"IT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know what else to say except it is changing my life""I could not resist. I got it at the post office Saturday and watched it within an hour. IT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know what else to say except it is changing my life. I'm on my second day of 90% raw."
- Name withheld
"I have watched this film three times in the past day and I love it.""Hello! I have watched this film three times in the past day and I love it. I believe what I'm seeing here and I would love for more people to have this information as quickly as possible. So thank you for "regifting" your knowledge, research, experiences and
suggestions. Life altering for me already."
- Shinar M
"Wow! What a bloody fantastic film""Wow! What a bloody fantastic film you have made. I've been promoting this information since 1975, when our family started one of the very first organic farms in Australia."
"This is a MAGNIFICENT film on every possible level.""This is a MAGNIFICENT film on every possible level. I want to help get this out in any way I can. You did an amazing job, the message is so right on and I am completely blown away by this."
"It is really the BEST film I've seen in all those years on health, medicine and nutrition.""Thanks again, I'm so grateful for this! As a matter of fact, I spoke with many people already about the film. It is really the BEST film I've seen in all those years on health, medicine and nutrition."
- Sylvia, The Netherlands
"Food Matters is totally eye-opening.""Food Matters is totally eye-opening. You'll understand why your doctor never told you any of the easy and non-toxic things we can do to avoid chronic illness or to heal illness for good! Our health care system is really a "sick care" system and this excellent film explains why."
"The cinema-theater was full and I think they sold out. What a crowd.""I wish to applaud you for your initiative to reach thousands of people with your message. I watched “Food Matters” yesterday in Toronto, presented by the Orthomolecular Health group. The cinema-theater was full and I think they sold out. What a crowd. My experience was amazing! I purchased a copy of the “Food Matters” DVD and want to share it with my family doctor and my psychiatrist. Thank you for your initiative and I wish you all the success in being able to wide spread the word."
- Name withheld
"I really liked it and I'm telling everyone about it.""I received your DVD and just wanted to thank you for making it. I really liked it and I'm telling everyone about it."
- Mark L.
"I feel Food Matters is essential viewing for anyone interested in health, the environment or simply continued life here on Earth""I am SO grateful that 'Food Matters' is available to watch, sharing this vital information in a way that is easy for people to relate to and take action on. I sense that we are really at a 'crunch' point right now in terms of our relationship with our food sources and this film helps to make sense of this situation. I feel Food Matters is essential viewing for anyone interested in health, the environment or simply continued life here on Earth ;) Thank you for sharing this film.
- Angela Stokes www.RawReform.com
"We were blown away by the awesome film.""The screening went really well. We were blown away by the awesome film. It's philosophy so lines up with what I teach our patients. We are planning on follow on discussions to help people apply the principles."
- Jeff L.
"My husband has gone from 255 to 185 in under 4 months.""My husband and I changed our lives this January. We stopped eating processed food, joined a local organic produce co-op, planted a garden, fruit trees and began eating high raw. Seldom do we eat cooked things (only Quinoa and sometimes an organic veggie pizza) We no longer consume dairy, no longer eat eggs, and only a few times have we had meat. Both of us have lost weight. My husband has gone from 255 to 185 in under 4 months. He no longer has acid reflux. He is able to sleep through the night. His blood cholesterol is better than normal now. He no longer has brain "fog". He no longer has that severe bloated look on his face. His blood sugar is normal. He longer has uncontrollable eating urges...and splurges! He said he feels balanced all day long. He said he's never felt this good and without Prilosec or pep pills. He drinks organic green smoothies every day, coconut water every day and local organic fresh produce."
- Tanya C.
"A couple of years ago he went totally raw and has NO allergies""I can tell you that my son, now 26, was plagued with serious allergies to almost everything. A couple of years ago he went totally raw and has NO allergies. It was very hard to get him to eat fruits and vegetables when he was young. Now he lectures me on the virtues of raw foods, because I am only about 80% raw, though nearly 100% organic (and have been for about 30 years). The video and all the electronic articles I receive are VERY well used by me and my family, and copies are sent home of select articles with my students. So, your work is getting to about 250 students and their families each year. THANK YOU for doing what all of you do at FoodMatters.tv!"
"In 2005 I spent over $3100 on prescription drugs and this last year 2007 I spent under $400."Your message is very true food does matter. Even more important what ever we put into our "bodies", defines who we are and how we feel. I have changed what I put into my during the past two years. Two years ago I could not walk across the street to get out mail today I can walk and not feel like I am going to fall. In 2005 I spent over $3100 on prescription drugs and this last year 2007 I spent under $400.
"I'm thrilled with the release of your film. Raw foods have changed our lives."Hello. I'm thrilled with the release of your film. Raw foods have changed our lives. My husband and I were not particularly overweight or disease stricken. But we were approaching our mid 40's and with the death of my parents, I was quite depressed and we both were beginning to feel sluggish for the first time in our lives. I was also suffering from insomnia pretty badly. My husband had always been into food preparation so we thought we ate very well. This style of 'eating well' meant home cooked meals that were full of wonderful flavors but also full of chicken, cheese, eggs, and of course... this was hurting us without us knowing it. We never used processed foods and didn't drink sodas. However, we did consume large amounts of organic coffee which wasn't helping us much. One day, my husband stumbled across a book on raw foods in the bookstore. At this time, we were not convinced. So we discussed the idea and went back to the store a few more times to look it over. After about a month, we got the book and after we both read it, we decided to try going 'raw' for 30 days. Well, that was 2.5 years ago. We are both 30 pounds lighter, our skin is radiant, we sleep like babies and all that sluggishness we were feeling and attributed to getting older is GONE! What I used to think was a normal amount of sneezing is also gone. There's all sorts of little things ... like allergies, candida, arthritis... these are all GONE! Of course, the depression and 'fog' I was under lifted and suddenly, I could think clearer than I had in decades. I have more energy than I did in my 20's which is astonishing considering I've been very athletic my whole life. Not only that, but our discovery has helped other people in our lives too. My niece is only 23 and was suffering from recurring kidney stones. In fact, she was suffering to the point that she even lost her job. As a pretty healthy, fit young lady, this was shocking. She remembered me talking about being raw and went out and got her own raw food books. After only a week of being raw, her kidney stone problems were gone and she was off the drugs the doctors were giving her. It's been 4 months for her now and she is kidney stone free. We ARE what we eat. It's so easy and so obvious. I only hope that everyone will change their lifestyle for better health. After all, what else is there?
- Share R.
"If it were left to the medical profession I would now be dead.""I have a strong testimony of life style changes. I nearly died in 1993 of Ulcerated Colitis and still suffer to this very day the ramifications of Prednisone. If it were left to the medical profession I would now be dead. I know how far off base the medical profession is. I watched my own daughter die of Leukemia at Walter Reed Army Medical Center treated by 7 different protocols of chemotherapy. If she had not been locked into the Army and so the Medical system they provide and had been armed with the correct information, the situation may have been very different."
"It's very easy to watch, the pace is perfect and the information easily absorbed.""I'm impressed with the production. It's very easy to watch, the pace is perfect and the information easily absorbed. It's a great introduction to the idea that the food supply may be the source of our health issues."
"I lost over 50 lbs and have never felt better.""I lost over 50 lbs and have never felt better. Combined with a regular exercise program, I made some major changes to my diet. First I started by cutting sodas out of my diet and just drank water. Next I eliminated all fried foods and started eating healthier choices. I had been prescribed Nexium for heart burn, but at 33 years old, I felt I was too young to be put on any medications. I took the pills for two months prior to my lifestyle change, and now that I have lost the weight and am eating healthier foods, I do not get heart burn anymore. In addition to my diet and exercise, I get adjusted by a chiropractor regularly, take some probiotics and EFA's, and drink some incredible products that help promote healthy cell regeneration and nutritional supplementation (aloe for my digestive tract and a greens supplement for extra vitamins and minerals in case I do not get enough in my daily diet). Now I get compliments just about every day on how great I look, and people ask me what I am doing to look so much younger (I feel I have stopped or even turned back my body age) and I tell them that it is mostly about having a positive attitude and making the right choices when choosing your meals - and drink lots of water! I also have not been sick for over 2 years! What is amazing to me is after you cut out the processed foods for a while, especially things with high fructose syrup in them, how easily you notice the processed and unnatural sweet taste in those foods. And what is even more incredible is how much money you save when eating more healthy - especially if you don't go out to eat at restaurants. My suggestion for everyone out there is to think for yourselves, stop watching TV (all the ads are promoting poor eating habits and even poking fun at men that "don't eat like a man"), get active and enjoy the life you have to the fullest - you only get one!"
- Ted R.
"amazing job with the film not only technically but in a very scientific non-preachy way which is key to me""I think the documentary Food Matters is an extremely important step in the way nutrition and health care should be viewed...starting today. Please tell James and Laurentine that they did an amazing job with the film not only technically but in a very scientific non-preachy way which is key to me. I always teach now that organic and natural is not just for hippies anymore. It is for people that want to live well and long. And I can imagine that is everyone. I chose to start with baby food and hope people will stick with it throughout their lives. Again thanks, and I will be passing the film on to others."
- Greg www.chefandfather.com
"They've killed us with their food and medicine but they are yet to get our spirit!""Hi....loved the movie! My life is the living proof of all that your movie portrays. There are many of us parents living here in Sydney using the principles of "food matters" and biomedical intervention to cure our toxic children of ASD. Best wishes to you and continue to spread the word as I will be doing! They've killed us with their food and medicine but they are yet to get our spirit!"
--Lillian A., Australia
"More than 6,000 hours of research has convinced me chronic illness is a modern scourge that can be reversed through healthy eating""A lifetime of athletics failed to keep me healthy. At 30, I became disabled. I was diagnosed with lupus after meeting 7 of 11 diagnostic criteria, and later with chronic viral mono. Bedridden for 4 years, I pursued western and alternative cures in vain. Finally I stumbled on a diet that made 80% of my symptoms vanish. As an MBA who had worked for 10 years in research and strategy at Fortune 500 companies, I was not satisfied with being lucky. I had to know why diet had helped me regain a normal life when most with lupus and chronic mono struggle with symptoms I used to have. More than 6,000 hours of research has convinced me chronic illness is a modern scourge that can be reversed through healthy eating and using prescription meds only as a last resort. Med Nauseum trolls the literature to bring you research and credible hypotheses about inconvenient cures for chronic illness. You just have to be sick enough of being sick to give them a try."
"Nothing preachy, just the facts. Good stuff!""For me, the 'Food Matters' video should be a cornerstone for any health and wellness library. It is essential information for everyone. I would like to see every middle and high school purchase a copy or two of 'Food Matters'. It should be played in every Biology class. 'Food Matters' makes learning about what health is what what is really healthy enjoyable. Nothing preachy, just the facts. Good stuff!"
- Dr. Steve Monkiewicz ND, PhD, CBT, EFT-Adv. Bio-Balance
"Once I learned about this video I have been telling friends and family about it. Thanks to people like you for getting the message out."
"I suffered from debilitating migraines. I had to try and plan my life around them as I would spend entire days in bed suffering. When I didn't have migraines I would sometimes have headaches that would go on for days. My PMS was terrible and I also have severe osteoarthritis and was experiencing pain which would wake me up at night. Then a year ago a nutritionist in my hometown hosted the first TPED (Save Your Life) meeting in Georgetown Ontario and I am so glad I attended. I began reading and researching the world of nutrition. I invested in a high powered blender, the best quality juicer and dehydrator and started eating healthier and using products such as Spirulina. I am happy to report that my pain has diminished greatly and not only are my migraines gone, but I don't even get headaches anymore and my PMS symptoms are much much better, practically gone. The bonus was I also lost some weight. I have an overall feeling of wellbeing, not just physically but mentally and also have so much more energy. My husband has incorporated some of these habits as well and now can't go a day without my morning smoothie concoctions as it gives him the energy he hasn't had for many years.Thank goodness for alternative medicine and nutrition. I became so inspired that I began school part time as a holistic nutritionist in hopes of helping others as well. Once I learned about this video I have been telling friends and family about it. Thanks to people like you for getting the message out."
--Eve F. Canada
"Great DVD... Now is the perfect time with the country making major changes.""I loved it! This is how I beat AIDS years ago along with getting off of almost all of medications now. I'm just on a sleep medication that will take awhile to detox from my system along with my RAW diet, meditation, exercise, living space and the power of the mind. Anyway, I'd love to own the DVD after watching it online Thanks, and again, great DVD. We need to have this information on TV, and in the movie theaters to educate others "consistently" and to get the RAW organic movement moving along even faster than it already is. Now is the perfect time with the country making major changes."
"I will help in any way I can to promote this powerful and important film.""You have done such a great job articulating these issues. Your film is so clear and direct. Who can fail to understand and allow their thinking to shift. So bravo to you all. Thank you. I will help in any way I can to promote this powerful and important film."
- Name withheld
"Thank you for your time and dedication in exposing so many food related issues.""I love the work you are doing and I wanted to express my appreciation to you. I have a son whom I have recovered from what society calls "autism" and I like to call vaccine injured children. I was hoping you would touch on this subject to help spread the knowledge so we can stop this generation of children from being harmed. I have many links that I can send you if you are interested in learning about the GI impairment and neurological injuries that they are calling "autism". From what I have learned with my son is that through diet this condition can save so many innocent children if they get the help they need before the age of 3. Thank you for your time and dedication in exposing so many food related issues."
- Kellie M
"I encourage anyone involved in this industry to get on board, join the revolution, and help to spread the word!""As an individual that is passionate about nutrition and the benefits of eating well I was delighted to hear of the production of the movie Food Matters. As a business operator in the field of nutrition and health I was overwhelmed at the opportunity the movie provided for me to educate my customers and the public to the benefits of good nutrition, as well as the problems associated with traditional medicine and the medical industry. To date we have been playing the movie trailer on a loop in our two stores for approximately 8 weeks. We have had a phenomenal response from our customers, who are captivated by what they see on the plasma screen, and many hundreds of them have purchased the movie as a result. This to me is the best result as many of these people take and send this movie to friends and family in an effort to spread the word and assist others to have a happier and healthier life through good food. I applaud James and Laurentine for their commitment to getting this message out, and I encourage anyone involved in this industry to get on board, join the revolution, and help to spread the word!"
Jason G., Australia
"On the morning of the second day, I got up off the floor by myself."In 2004, I was disabled to the point of being unable to put on my own socks and underwear. My 4- and 8-year-old sons had to help me get dressed every day. For three months, my wife had to help me get off the floor in the morning, because I was unable to lie down in our bed. I couldn’t drive, fly in a plane, or even sit in a chair. I had lost the ability to function normally. My condition was diagnosed as sciatica, which in my case was the result of a bulging disc in my lower back pressing on nearby nerves. This pressure inflamed the nerves. As a result, I experienced debilitating pain in my lower back, legs and feet. Bluntly speaking, I was disabled. During this time, two of the Cleveland area’s finest neurologists performed a ‘walletectomy’ to the tune of $4,000, not counting money paid by my insurance company. They had hooked me to electrodes; they tapped, poked and prodded; they bathed me in X-rays and the magnetic fields of an MRI. They tried drugging me with Bextra, but two doses of that now-withdrawn COX-2 inhibitor made me violently ill. All this was nearly as expensive as it was painful. I faced the very real possibility of losing my career, my life savings and even the family home. “When these two doctors met with me for the last time, the taller of the two stood next to me, put his arm around my shoulder, and said, ‘You’re just going to have to learn to live with this condition.' So, that was it. The best minds in medicine decided I was hopeless, and I was just supposed to support a wife and two kids on whatever I could make standing up. By the time I hobbled to my wife’s car and crawled across the back seat, I was genuinely angry. I left that clinic determined that there had to be a better way to regain my health than trust it to overpaid pill-pushers. Determined to find a way to heal, I searched the web for anything related to inflammation and how to cure it naturally. Quite by accident, I stumbled across www.doctoryourself.com, and began my education as a student of orthomolecular medicine. I learned how nutrition could be used to treat and cure an amazing array of diseases that make up the cash cows of modern medicine. Well, it all looked simple enough: drown the inflammation in vitamin C, and I might start to feel better. To be fair, I’ve never been the type of person to go into a program half-heartedly. I crawled back into the car and my wife took me to the health food store. For about $8, I bought an 8 ounce jar of ascorbic acid powder. We drove home, and using the Klenner protocol for vitamin C, I started on a regimen of 3 grams (just under 1 tsp) in a glass of water . . . 10 times a day, for a total of 30,000 mg daily. By the end of the first day, nothing had changed. On the morning of the second day, I got up off the floor by myself. It was difficult, but I did it. My back and legs still felt like there were ropes of pain burning inside my legs. On the morning of the third day, I dressed myself, socks and underwear included, and that night I slept in my own bed for the first time in months. The pain in my legs and back was still there, but not a constant irritant as before. On the morning of the fourth day, I was in a state of health. I dressed myself for outdoor work, grabbed the chain saw, and set to the task of cutting up a load of slab wood that I’d neglected for the last three months. When she heard the chain saw fire up, my wife came running out of the house. ‘WHAT ARE YOU DOING?’ she shouted above the rumbling saw in my hands. Shutting off the saw, I assured her that I was completely cured, had no pain, and couldn’t wait to get back to work. Over the next two weeks, I continued the regimen, astonished at the amount of C that my body seemed willing to absorb. Eventually, I reached bowel tolerance, cut the regimen by 50% and continued to add other forms of supplementation to my diet. Exactly four years later, I find myself amazed at the difference in my life using the information on the Doctor Yourself website. I’ve helped myself, and I’ve been able to assist friends, relatives and my own family in ways I never thought possible. One special example of this is my own mother. In 2006, we lost Dad to lung cancer and a staph infection. On the same day as my father’s passing, we were told that Mom had stage 3A colon cancer that would require surgery. After the operation, Mom was moved to a rehab facility where she was told she would have to stay for 6-10 weeks. By using supplementation from the very first day in rehab, Mom was home in 18 days, and driving her own car within another month. We now believe in the value of orthomolecular medicine because we live it. Standing on the shoulders of giants, we have seen the way to health.”
"Thank you for such a powerful film!"I just finished watching "Food Matters" and felt compelled to write and share my story with you which can be found here: http://www.rawliberation.com/. Thank you for such a powerful film! I am always looking for tools to use for inspiration to members and to use as a tool in my outreach program where I am invited to speak to employees of various corporations. Thank you!
"I have been off all medication for a year and 6 months with no seizures or complications""My father died in his early 50s from complications due to long term medication use. He had been on anti-convulsants since he was a boy. I was also diagnosed with epilepsy in my teens and given the same medication as my father. When he died I decided I didn't want to suffer his same fate, so I started researching on the internet alternative treatments. I came across Dr. Saul's website and that lead me to the conclusion that I didn't have to be on meds for the rest of my life like I was lead to believe. There are alternatives. I saw a Naturopathic Doctor and she supplemented my diet with Magnesium as well as an amino acid she orders from the States. I have been off all medication for a year and 6 months with no seizures or complications. This journey has also lead me to eliminate all chemicals and toxins from my home and eat an organic diet. Since doing this, for the first time in 19 years I have gone through 3 months migraine-free. The days I have had a migraine have been far milder than ever before. I am so thankful I have become pro-active with my health, I wish for everyone to do the same. Thank you Dr. Saul for leading me on the path to 'Doctor Myself'."
- Cindy B., Canada
"THANK YOU for making this!""My husband and I have watched the documentary and the scope of information it covers is wonderful. We love it! It brings up many points that I have thought of for a while now...it is nice to not feel so alone on my beliefs. It is right on! Tell the producers THANK YOU for making this! We are sharing it with other people to try and get them educated on the issues."
- Rita T.
"May God bless your efforts in trying to show people the TRUTH!!""I knew a lot of what you were saying was true and it inspired me to start back on the eating that I knew was best!! Thank you for your inspiration, I sure hope people listen to what you have to say.....May God bless your efforts in trying to show people the TRUTH!!"
- LaVonne, USA
"First, I want to say THANK YOU for creating this film! It confirms everything I've learned in the last decade and what I've been preaching to family and friends but no one will hear. I was diagnosed with skin cancer about 10 years ago...""First, I want to say THANK YOU for creating this film! It confirms everything I've learned in the last decade and what I've been preaching to family and friends but no one will hear. I was diagnosed with skin cancer about 10 years ago on my right thigh in three different spots. I refused "modern" medical treatment and decided to take the matter into my own hands. Being a registered nurse for many years, I'd come to see that "modern" medicine kills more than it saves and I was NOT going to let them add me to that "Oh, sorry, but we did everything we could" list. I knew from what I'd learned that my body could and would heal itself if I'd put in the right state to do so... and I did just that. I poured myself into books, research online, you name it. Then I changed the way I ate, shopped, exercised, and lived. I did use one supplement that I also think helped, but I think my body may have healed on its own if I'd just continued with the dietary and lifestyle changes for a bit longer. Regardless, after only 2 months, the lesions were completely gone and have never returned. I also had fibrocystic breast tissue that was healed completely as a result. I have continued to modify my diet and lifestyle over the years which now includes being vegan and 90% organic. It's difficult to maintain this lifestyle in a country that doesn't support it, but I try as hard as I can to keep it up. I hope that others will begin the journey to healing, gain wisdom, and stop eating everything that is put in front of them just because someone with "authority" says it's safe. As a nurse, I can stand as an eyewitness to the fact that doctors WANT people to be sick. They lose money if they don't. I've heard many of them say it with my own ears. Why don't people realize that this is why give out prescriptions to begin with? They require a patient to come in for a "follow up" visit to get a refill on their prescriptions! Why? That's how they get you hooked and keep your money coming in! There is NO other reason unless the patient is experiencing new symptoms. Oh and here's an added bonus for the doctor, the prescriptions will make you sicker with new symptoms so you'll have to see them for that too! I've been an RN for 12 years, but have not been practicing for the past 2 years because I no longer want to be a part of a system that is so money hungry and shows such lack of concern for the poor souls who trust them. I don't see doctors anymore. I know this is extreme for many, but I just don't think they have our best interests at heart. I won't let them make me sick. If I need a doctor (which is rare), I see a naturalist and we figure it out the best course together. I trust medicine that has been around and worked for centuries, not a few decades. I know that if I continue to eat and live the way that I do that I will be healthy for as long as I live and that is likely to be at least 100! I hope others will wake up and start taking their health into their own hands finally."
"I cannot begin to thank you enough for the impact this film has had on me so far... I recently lost a close family member to cancer""I cannot begin to thank you enough for the impact this film has had on me so far (and it has only been a week since I saw it!). I recently lost a close family member to cancer and so seeing this film hit quite a few raw nerves. I am more convinced than ever that the time has come for this message to make it's mark and to change lives, giving people the knowledge required to take more control over their health. I am in the process of telling family and friends about this and how passionate I am about it, especially when I see many of them battling age old conditions with traditional medicine whilst doing nothing about their food or diet. I purchased my first juicer today and cannot describe how good it felt to be making a practical step in the right direction! Aside from those close to me however, I would like to learn more about the ways I can help to spread the word in my local area."
"I wish this documentary can be seen by all the world""I lost 3 men while I was doing counseling for a nonprofit with cancer survivors I try to raise awareness related to food habits, but first they would feel so tired due to chemo to go to the farmers market or to one of the many health food stores in San Francisco, only if you have had chemo, you know how weak you can feel, how depressed and with lack of interest in life. The pharmaceutical corporation, the "prodigal daughter of the petrochemical industry” has done all the unthinkable to stop any effort to come out with a new profile of non-invasive, non-aggressive treatments for the most common chronic illness, but at the bottom line, is always food, so I wish this documentary can be seen by all the world, is time for mankind to have a better opportunity and better chances to deal with health issues and find new treatments that don't "kill" the patient in order to save it... Thank you again for your courage and powerful action!"
- Juan I.
"I can't say enough that it is absolutely true that Food Matters and in a very dramatic and dynamic way.""In February 1999 I was diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer. I did not do the surgery, chemotherapy or radiation that my doctor suggested. Instead I adopted a natural healing program including organic raw and living foods. In six months I was cancer free. I realized through facing my own health issues, that my destiny in the life was to teach others how to heal. In June 1999 I opened the Living Foods Institute in Atlanta, Ga. and began teaching people who continue to come from all over the world. I was always amazed at how people half way around the world from me could have possibly found out about my amazing story, but when a message needs to get out, the Divine makes sure it does. In the beginning most of the people who came to the center were looking to heal cancer and they did, every single one of them and of course, they told others who came and healed too. Soon people with MS, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Depression, AIDS, and numerous other diseases including viral, bacterial, emotional and mental diseases were coming and hoping the program would help them. One by one these people healed in miraculous ways no matter what the disease was or how serious it appeared to be. Over the years as I have continued to teach people about raw and living foods, cleansing, detoxification and mental and emotional healing, I have come to realize that there is no disease too difficult for the body to heal when it is given what it needs to do the healing. It is miraculous what a change in diet and lifestyle can produce, but for absolute healing we must help a person in all areas. Putting good food on top of a bad situation won't give you the same results as cleansing and detoxifying the bad stuff out along with the good nutrition. Food was a key part of my healing protocol and not just any food, but specifically organic raw and living (sprouted) foods and it still is a key component in our healing protocol, but it is not the only necessary component. To achieve true healing and to stay healed a person must change their mental thinking, heal the emotional stuff buried inside, clean out the toxins from deep within the tissues and cells, build up the body from nutritional deficiency and cleanse the colon of waste, worms and parasites. When a person is willing to heal in all of these areas, the entire physical body heals because disease cannot reside in a high vibrational environment and organic raw and living foods, herbs and essential healing oils raise the vibrational frequency of the body thus creating perfect health. I am so grateful to have searched for and found the natural healing I was looking for and this is the reason that I have dedicated my life to helping others. I want to give back in a big way for the gift I have received from this lifestyle which is total and perfect health in every way. The side bonus is that this lifestyle reverses aging too, so it is delightful to watch yourself become younger right before your own eyes. When new students begin our 10 and 12 day programs I ask all of them to really look at each other and pay attention to how everyone looks on Day 1. Then on the final day I ask them to look again and everyone is always amazed at how years have melted off the face, lines and wrinkles are diminished, skin has smoothed out and lifted, and there is a glow about each person. Students say time and again that they feel like their feet are not touching the ground. I can't say enough that it is absolutely true that Food Matters and in a very dramatic and dynamic way."
- Brenda Cobb Founder Living Foods Institute Author of "The Living Foods Lifestyle®" www.livingfoodsinstitute.com
"I am excited to see this put together and hope that the message is received out and clear across the world""I was diagnosed with uterine cancer, stage 3A, at the young age of 31. I was informed chemo was called for. Through extensive research and better awareness of what the causes were, I began to change my lifestyle forever. Through alternative medicine and organic foods I spent 6 months detoxing. The term vitamins that I once associated with "gym-rats" now became my everyday pleasure. I learned about the various vitamins, teas and more importantly the foods I needed to eat. This transformation not only saved my life, cured my illness but gave me the awareness I needed not only to enjoy eating at a whole new level but living life with new perspective. The strange thing about my experience is that after going through this process, upon my return to my doctor, I was informed that all the tests they ran, all the blood work done, all the culture and biopsy's performed.....they must have been misdiagnosed. At that moment I realized, there is no profit in cures only treatments. I now know the truth. I share my story with everyone that is willing to hear. I fear they will make the mistake in choosing what society has deemed acceptable rather than what is right. An article was released not too long ago taking a poll on Doctors. It was asked if they were diagnosed with cancer would they go through chemo. Would you believe that a shocking 80% said no. If our own doctors won’t go through it... then why on earth should we?...That has to raise more questions there. Society spends too much on following what is popular and "in" rather than what is right and good. I am excited to see this put together and hope that the message is received out and clear across the world."
"...another friend getting off of anti-depressants has been following the vitamin regime and seems to be doing well on his withdrawal from the prescription world""I really liked your film. I have to say that I have started taking vitamins regularly since watching it and actually grew up with my dad taking large amounts of Vit C and he never got sick. At some point he did have other problems from that and stopped, but I think if he had been more moderate in his intake, wouldn’t have needed to go to the other extreme. Also another friend getting off of anti-depressants has been following the vitamin regime and seems to be doing well on his withdrawal from the prescription world. He’s still just off a month, so we’ll see how it goes, but I think you guys are onto something and will inspire people. I liked the film and thought it was a good length and right amount of info – a really good balance."
- Holly M.
"I was very sick and now I'm feeling so much more alive! I'm living proof that if you take care of your body by eating healthy foods and take supplements that your body can begin to heal itself...drugs make it worse.""Hi, I am a big believer of "we are what we eat"... I was very sick after having my first and "only" child, she's now 16 years of age. I couldn't get off the couch and was completely "Toxic". I was sore to the touch and my joints throbbed. I felt this terrible tiredness and couldn't do much but sleep, more so during the day. I won't mention the doctors names that did treat me but as I've done more and more research into natural healing with vitamins, minerals and good nutrition, I realize that doctors do not have the training in natural health to inform their patients. I was told I was depressed and that I had Fibromyalgia as I went through a separation and was looking after a young child on my own, I figured that made sense and the doctors must be right. I took antidepressants which made me feel good for a while but did nothing for the tiredness nor the pain. I started to feel "out of sorts" and later wasn't able to feel much of "anything" emotionally. I weaned myself off and this went on several times as several doctors prescribed the same SRI's but with a different name. My diet was terrible and I had ballooned to close to 200 lbs. I was usually around the 130 lb mark. I went back to work for a while but couldn't focus and my emotions were out of control. I know now all about hormones and how they were so out of whack...I had so much inflammation that it was effecting my eye sight and started to wear reading glasses. I was completely depressed with lots of pain. My diet was terrible, with pizza and comfort foods...my condition progressed. In and around the year 2000 I finally had it with doctors, so I opened up the natural healer directory and found a lady who taught me NLP, Time Line Therapy and hypnosis which did take the depression away and I was able to focus. I was still very overweight and still had much pain if I wasn't meditating. Shortly after, I met a women who's daughter went to school with mine and we became friends...when I told her about my ailments she referred me to a fellow who was very well versed about health and vitamins and apparently was a reseller of a certain brand. We later met and he gave me a box of these vitamins which had not only vitamins, but all essential minerals and power foods which i found out were "antioxidants" ...what did I have to lose? I began taking them and about a week later I remember how much energy I had...I was cleaning my house and afterwards didn't have to lay down to nap...I had energy!!! I also changed my diet and have to say that the vitamins and healthier lifestyle changed my life. I'm currently very successful, working full time, and I offer the vitamins and advice to help as many people as I can with autoimmune deficiency's and Cancer. I was very sick and now I'm feeling so much more alive! I'm living proof that if you take care of your body by eating healthy foods and take supplements that your body can begin to heal itself...drugs make it worse. It is true that if the doctors were educated in this area we would be too. It just hasn't worked that way, they really don't get the formal training in nutrition they need. I've talked to many doctors and I get the same feedback...although some are interested in finding out, they just don't know. I'm glad I now have this video to show to my friends and family...my mother currently has breast Cancer and the drugs she's taking have completely bogged her memory. She's 83 now and the drugs as far as I can see have sped up the aging process for her. She's not listening to me yet and I have faith that she will watch the video and I pray that she'll start taking the vitamins I'm trying to give her...This video really says it all! I can't thank you enough for this film!"
- Linda G