Eating You Alive
We’re eating ourselves into the grave. ~ Dr. Joel Fuhrman
Eating You Alive is wake-up call about how our American diet—based heavily on animal and processed-foods—is making us chronically ill and causing our early death. What’s worse, as the film points out, is that our medical doctors, hospitals and institutions are not financially incentivized to keep us healthy. Keeping us sick is highly lucrative not only for hospitals and insurance companies, but for the big pharmaceuticals.
Eating You Alive shares the personal stories of people who suffered from cancer, heart disease, chronic illnesses, obesity and auto-immune diseases—by living on an animal-based, processed food, high fat diet. But when each transitioned to a whole foods, plant-based diet—they lost weight, lowered cholesterol, kicked the hypertension, cured the cancer, lost the diabetes, cleared the plaque, and got healthy, happy and became full of life.
The film shares the reasons why a plant-based diet is so important and healthy for us. The film is chock-full of helpful, useful information about how to eat right by the leading experts in plant-based nutrition. With half of all adults in the U.S. struggling with chronic health conditions and obesity, and half of all deaths in the U.S. attributable to cancer and heart disease that are preventable, it’s more important than ever to eat whole foods, plant-based nutrition to take control of our health.
Eating You Alive convincingly proves that we are truly what we eat. Watch it, your health truly depends on it!
Film Length: 113 Minutes
Film Premiered: February 2017
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- Nearly 1,600 people in the U.S. die from cancer every day.
- Each year approximately 30.4 million deaths worldwide are the result of chronic disease (American Institute for Cancer Research).
- In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight, of these over 600 million were obese (WHO).
- 69 percent of American adults are overweight or obese (The State of Obesity).
- Cardiovascular disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined.
- The countries that consume the most dairy, have the weakest bones and the highest rate of osteoporosis.
Quotes From the Film
“We’re eating ourselves into our own grave.”
“We shouldn’t eat anything with a mother or a face.”
“American’s are being poisoned by these animal foods.”
“The healthiest cultures on the planet – are all plant-based.”
“You get out of your health, exactly what you put into it.”
“Cancers will grow because of high levels of protein.”
“The most important decision American’s make every single day is what they elect to put into their mouths.”
“The whole protein thing is such a myth, it’s a mainstream propaganda thing by the dairy and animal companies that throw it out there.”
“How the American government tells Americans what to eat, is by what the government subsidizes (meat, milk, cheese, eggs, sugar and feedcrops for livestock). We give billions of dollars to the livestock industry.”
“The dairy industry uses its money ruthlessly.”
“The whole truth will come out one day, you can’t hold the truth back.”
“We’re the most overweight, obese population in the history of the United States.”
“You don’t get paid if your patients get better.”
“I always worked at the hospital during holidays. And 6-8 hours after the big holiday meals there were always so many strokes and heart attacks coming into the hospital.”
“We’ve never had more pills in human history, and yet we’ve never had this much chronic disease in human history either.”
“The meat, dairy and egg-industries have huge lobbying power and are making enormous amounts of money.”
“No one teaches you anything about nutrition in medical school.”
“Type 2 diabetes is caused by the build-up of fat in cells, the answer is get the fat out of the cells.”
“The average physician gets 20 minutes of nutrition training in medical school.”
“Americans have a broken relationship when it comes to food. We’re a society that is chronically fed, from the time we wake up to the time we go to bed.”
“Probably 95% of America has no idea about what to eat. TV advertising tells them what to eat.”
“Food has enslaved people through this addictive component.”
“Don’t let your culture hold your heart hostage.”
“You can see what the person is eating by looking at the plaque in their arteries.”
“We’ve had the cure for decades, yet hundreds of thousands of people still continue to die from this preventable, treatable, reversible disease.”
“We’ve become addicted to it (meat, dairy and eggs) and the addiction that occurs is the same addiction that happens with nicotine.”
“If people really lived the right way they wouldn’t need these pills.”
“People that are eating the standard American diet don’t understand the scientific implications of that for their body.”
“There has to be a paradigm shift in our medical education about food.”
“The vegetables, the beans, fruits, whole grains, and nuts and seeds – those foods have power that you never imagined, it’s time to put them to work.“
“We’ve had the cure for heart disease for decades.”
“The standard American diet is not working, it’s not good for us.”
“I wasn’t born obese, I was healthy as a kid. But in my mid 20s I got up to 518 pounds.”
“We were told to eat meat, dairy and eggs our whole lives, and it turns out, it’s wrong. We have to break these habits.”
“The reason people get fat is because they eat fat. Every decade after 1950, we’ve been eating more fat, more meat, more sugar and more calories, so it’s not at all surprising that we’re fatter than ever.”
Americans have a sugar-based breakfast, sugar-based lunch and sugar-based dinner. Know that you have inflammation in your body all day.”
“I always say go cold turkey, go vegan, at least for 21 days. Because we can’t do it slowly, we’re addicted. We’re addicted to meat, we’re addicted to cheese, we’re addicted to fats. So go cold turkey.”
“If you need a surgery or need diagnostics—the U.S. is the place to be. But if you want to prevent chronic disease we’re near the bottom of the list.”
“Big Pharma is one of the most profitable industries. They want to create drugs that treat you for the rest of your life, they want you hooked!”
“Dr. Dean Ornish showed in the early 1990s with a plant-based diet you could see the arteries actually opening up and clearing, and curing heart disease on a plant-based diet. We should never have had a heart attack again.”
“Back in 1900 we consumed about 4 pounds of oil per year, now we consume about 80 pounds per year. It’s 100 percent fat. Oil injures endothelial cells. They (oils) are all processed foods.”
“Plant-based nutrition has given me more energy than I have ever had in my life.”
“What’s running the show in the government, it’s a vicious free-for-all, and nobody is interested in getting Americans healthy.”
“Animal protein can turn on cancer …. the largest cancer trigger is dairy.”
“Every time you eat animals you vote for cruelty.”
“Livestock is just a box of inefficiency. Huge amounts of resources for tiny scraps from them, when you could just go directly to the plants yourself.”
“Whole food, plant-based nutrition is the answer to the health crisis in this country.”
“This is correct medicine, this is where medicine should be.”
Directed by – Paul David Kennamer, Jr.
Produced by – Paul David Kennamer, Jr. and Merrilee D. Jacobs
Production Company – Garden Fresh Media
Executive Director – Kelly Fray, Sr.
Advocates for this nutritional approach to wellness include:
- James Cameron
- Suzy Amis Cameron
- Samuel L. Jackson
- Brooke Goldner
- Penn Jilliette
- Andrew W. Saul
- Scott Stoll
- Dr. Dean Ornish, M.D.
- Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D.
- Dr. John McDougall, M.D.
- Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
- Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., M.D.
- Dr. Michael Greger, M.D.
- Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.
- Dr. Ted Crawford, M.D.
- Dr. Dan Rogers, M.D.
- Dr. Amanda McKinney, M.D.
- Dr. Christine Beck, M.D.
- Dr. Kim Williams, M.D.
- Dr. Doug Lisle, PhD
- Dr. Andrew Saul, M.D.
- Dr. Maria Anderson, M.D.
- Dr. Brooke Goldner, M.D.
- Dr. Andrew Freeman, M.D.
- Dr. Michael Hollie, M.D.
- Dr. Robert Ostfeld, M.D.
- Dr. Anil Danivas, M.D.
- Dr. Jason Nelles, M.D.
- Dr. Zeno Charles-Marcel, M.D.