In my house we are we have been talking the eating approach thing to death. My wife has Diabetes and has been controlling her blood sugar with a low carb diet. My Daughter said that she had lost weight on a Vegetarian diet but veggies are not her favorite food. Her son is ADHD and Protein has been really helping him concentrate. I eat anything. I’m the only one in the house that loves veggies. Of course, I would eat a leather shoe if you put hot BBQ sauce on it. Just to complicate things my wife got a book on how to control her Diabetes with a Vegan diet. I read the book and did more digging. Then my wife saw a documentary, “Forks over Knives? on Netflix that aggressively endorsed a Vegan diet. We three adults sat down together, watched it, and then talked about it. If you don’t have Netflix on your TV the film is available on Hulu, for free, (my favorite price) so you can watch it on the computer. www.hulu.com/watch/27973
It’s approximately 1 hr. and 40 mins. long.
I’ll withhold any comment about this and let you draw your own conclusion. Oh, sorry folks, I’m gonna have to complicate this and really get you to thinking. In reading reviews of “Forks over Knives?” I ran across the name of another documentary.
Documentary two takes an entirely different approach to the what to eat controversy. It’s not near as slickly produced as the first but it is more entertaining and I found it full of information and it really gets you to thinking about the big question. What kind of eating is healthy? The second one is called “Fathead” , is also available on Netflix, and is available on Hulu at my favorite price. www.hulu.com/watch/19687
This is also about 1 hr. and 40 mins long.
We watched “Fathead” the day after we saw “Forks over Knives” so they were both fresh in our minds. Then we discussed them and came to the conclusion that my wife needs to continue her low carb eating habits. My daughter and I need to improve our veggie intake and follow the Sparkpeople program. Grandson stays on a high protein diet and we’ll sneak veggies into food we prepare. His weight is normal, he’s healthy, and he’s on the 4th grade honor roll. It's working for him.
I am not a Doctor, Scientist, or government official. What I am is a guy with a dedication to honesty and a very high regard for personal freedom. I am very suspicious of activist groups that push laws that take away my freedoms. I abhor big government and people that believe that I can’t make good decisions for myself so they will make them for me. I, also, am not a zealot but remain open to ideas that are counter to mine. How else will we learn?
That said, I’ve put this out there and if you have the time to watch both I think you will find it to be a good investment of almost 4 hours of your time. Make your own decision. Please share your thoughts on the subject.