The Magic Pill
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What if most of our modern illnesses are really just symptoms of the same problem? Maybe you've heard of the documentary called The Magic Pill. The film was originally released in May 2017, but has recently been released on Netflix.
The documentary follows the lives of families of autistic children, an indigenous tribe of Aborigines in Australia, and individuals with health problems as well as obesity. They learn how to make drastic changes to their diets by adopting a new way of eating. Drastic changes in their health for the better are being reported, as well as, weight reduction (for those who were overweight) and reduction or elimination of the use of medication. The film also follows doctors, researchers, chefs, farmers, and journalists from around the world who fight disease through a paradigm shift in the diet and who share their perspectives on the influences in the food industry. They allow you to think harder about the health consequences of the food you eat, as well as the environmental impact of what you put on your plate.
Professor Timothy Noakes is one of the few researchers who have an A1 ranking. Charges were leveled against Dr. Noakes after he advised a mother on Twitter to gradually turn her child into a low-carb diet. The most serious charge a doctor can be charged with was made by the Association of Dietetics in South Africa, and the case was brought before the court. We were excited to follow the trial along with the other stories in the film.
Director Pete Evans says: « There is a lot of evidence to suggest that health benefits come from combining a diet high in healthy fats and anti-inflammatory foods, low on carbohydrates,in combination with intermittent fasting. These dietary and lifestyle changes can affect everything from the gut to your emotional health. »
In the documentary, a two-week institution was arranged for a group of Aborigines with diabetes. The stay was based on the dietary principles that these indigenous Australian people had lived on for thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans. After two weeks on the diet, all of the eleven participants who were dependent on insulin could recover from it. Half of them also regained normal blood sugar levels. Later in the film, something similar was shown from the USA, where we followed a woman named Pati. After adjusting her diet to a low-carb diet, she also managed to get rid of insulin.
We also got to follow a young autistic girl with parents who saw great improvements in her communication skills and her concentration. She also had a decrease in the number of seizures she had after changing her diet, which was exciting to witness.
Pete Evans continues: « While it was gratifying to see these improvements, I was honestly not surprised since over the last seven years I have read thousands upon thousands of personal success stories that people have shared with me. These are people from all walks of life, who adopted simple dietary and lifestyle changes, and achieved remarkable results. Many of these people are now pain free for the first time in their lives, and are able to do things that they could only dream of doing before. These success stories are what excite me the most, and that keep me motivated for my work. As humans, we are capable of so much. When people are able to function without pain, and then receive self-love and self-care; magic happens. It's the magic pill! »
With that in mind, the good news is that you too can begin to put these simple principles gradually into place in your own life. Many people start by removing common anti-inflammatory foods from their diets, such as grains or dairy. Others need inspiration and buy a ready-made diet plan, for example, the Keto Watcher's e-book with a 6-week meal plan that tells you exactly what you should eat.
No matter how you do it, let's celebrate the most nutritious foods on the planet when it comes to changing your diet! This includes a colorful selection of fresh vegetables, well-stocked meats, eggs and seafood.
We would like to thank Pete Evans for directing the film The Magic Pill, which gives more attention to the ketogenic community. The film can inspire millions of viewers to look at the importance of what they eat, and perhaps get them to do something on their own. The film will probably reach people who had never heard of the ketogenic diet and its many health benefits.