29 Apr What The Health
What The Health Movie
What the Health is the title of a groundbreaking film, created by the same individuals who created the award-winning film documentary, Cowspiracy. What the Health exposes the corruption and collusion in big business and government that is ultimately causing American trillions in healthcare while keeping them sick.
The movie is an investigative documentary which is in some instances surprising, and at other times rib cracking. The producers believe it is an eye-opener to anyone who takes interest in their health and the health of the entire nation.
The film was co-directed by Keegan Kuhnand Kip Andersen and co-produced by Joaquin Phoenix.
What The Health Synopsis
The film is advertised as a health film that health organization would not want anyone to see. It follows Kip Andersen as he interviews experts in nutrition, physicians and other individuals on matters pertaining health and diet. In the film, you also get to see Anderson making various attempts to reach out to representatives of various health organizations who either turn him away or give dissatisfying responses.
Through the various interviews Kip Andersen conducted, he examines the purported connection between pharmaceutical, dairy and meat industries as well as particular health organisations. The synopsis is that consumption of dairy products and meats is responsible for some of the serious health problems existing today and that conspiracies exist to cover this up.
What The Health movie was funded through an Indiegogo campaign, which raised over $235,000. The film documentary was released worldwide on Vimeo in March of 2017 and the screenings were licensed through Tugg Inc.
The Film’s Reception
This is one of the films that has received a lot of mixed criticism with some feeling that it exposed a conspiracy that has gone on for far too long and others feeling that it was an exaggeration to push personal agenda.
Some dieticians, medical doctors, and investigative journalists described the film as having presented confusing connection with correlation as well as cherry picking scientific studies from biased sources so as to manipulate findings. Some also felt that the film failed to present any scientific data to support its claims.
A few examples of some expert reviews include a review by Zubin Damania the founder of Turntable Health and medical doctor who agreed that the documentary’s assertion that consuming heavily processed foods had negative effects on one’s health was correct. He also agreed with the film that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has in some instances offered unsound nutrition recommendations adding that you cannot have solutions that are uniform to everyone.
Martijn Katan, an emeritus professor from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, on the other hand, termed the film as propaganda. He claims that the movie inflates the health risks associated with the consumption of eggs, meat, and dairy without providing scientific data to support the claims. In his opinion, the film was slanted to push the veganism agenda by misguiding audiences to believe that veganism can prevent and even heal most illnesses.
The only way to make an objective observation is by watching the movie. Either way, the decision to be vegan or not shouldn’t be merely based on the movie. It takes way more than that.