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Watch 'What the Health' On Netflix And Find Out The Disturbing Truth Behind What Is Really Killing Us

Learning the connection between food and health could literally save your life.

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I came across this documentary on Netflix and I was intrigued because I have had a lot of health problems and I always try and eat as healthy as I can. After watching this, I don't think I can ever go back to eating the way I did.

Not only are some of these foods bad for the animals involved, but it causes massive damaged to the environment and to our bodies. What's even more messed up are the doctors and leaders we look up to are the ones putting money over our well-being.

Kip Andersen, the writer, director, editor and producer of What the Health, goes on a mission to find out the connection between what we eat and the illnesses and pain that so many people suffer from. He finds thousands of studies that prove what we eat can cause or prevent diabetes, dementia, and cancer just to name a few.

So he goes to organizations such as American Diabetes Associations and the American Cancer Society, and it was disturbing what happened. Once he brought up what diets people should be eating to cure or prevent diabetes or cancer, they would get angry and basically throw him out.

It was eye-opening to hear that these organizations that we all think want to help people get better, actually don't want that at all. Because if people were getting better than they wouldn't get all the money every year from the sick people needing help.

"These chronic diseases are the cash cows of the pharmaceutical industry." – Dr. Michael Greger, M.D. It is suspicious that the pharmaceutical industry controls what doctors know and are allowed to say to their patients.

On these organization's website they actually have suggested meal plans for people with diabetes, for example, and in every recipe, they say to eat processed meat, which is one of the biggest causes of diabetes.

Kip decided to look up the sponsors of these kinds of organizations and then it all made sense. American Diabetes Associations is sponsored by Dannon, Kraft, and Bumble Bee Foods Inc. These are all companies that sell dairy and processed meat.

So it's like a lung cancer organization being sponsored by a cigarette manufacturer. How can we trust these organizations if they only care about money?

American Cancer Society and American Heart Association also are all sponsored by companies that sell the very things that cause cancer and poor heart health.

And they all refused to talk about the one thing that can cure any illness. Food.

"The changes we make with our diet are probably the single most powerful thing we can do to determine our destiny. It trumps our genetics." – Dr. Michelle McMacken, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine.

They say that the only way to prevent health problems and to be at optimal health is to eat a plant-based diet; vegan.

The worst foods a person can eat are dairy and processed meat. It's just not natural for humans to eat meat or to drink milk from a cow, and the amounts of drugs and diseases animals have in them by the time we eat them is unbelievable.

These foods cause an inflammatory response in the body every time they are consumed and bring the immune system down, along with many other problems.

Most people think that you need to eat meat to get protein but that is not true. "All Protein is made by plants." – Dr. Milton Mills, M.D., Critical Care Physician.

All the protein we get from meat is from what the animal ate. The biggest and strongest animals out there are all herbivores, like buffaloes and rhinos.

You can't be strong if you are dying on the inside.

It's impossible to fit all of the information from What the Health into one article. I just hope that this gave you enough curiosity to watch it and find out the rest.

These are the things no one wants to talk about but it is time because it is life or death.

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