As an elite athlete, I’ve always known it is important to fuel your body properly. When the body does not receive the nutrients it needs, the effects on the body are felt tremendously and therefore performance is compromised! I’ve more recently been informed that proper nutrition is not only important for elite athletes but it is also very important to the everyday ordinary person!
I recently watched a documentary called “Food Matters” (which I strongly recommend watching). The message of the movie comes from Hippocrates quote “let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” The effects of food on health is an issue that keeps arising over and over in my daily life. We live in a society that feeds on nutritionally-depleted foods with chemical additives and we have a tendency to rely on pharmaceutical drugs to cure our illnesses. The focus of the film helps us rethink what we have been taught about modern medicine and health care. In this movie, several leading experts in nutrition and natural healing express their thoughts on the how we are harming our bodies with improper nutrition. They claim with the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification, we can treat chronic illness as serious as terminally diagnosed cancer!
As my biology teacher always said “you are what you eat!” I encourage you to watch the film. It can be found on instant netflix or at any movie store. I guarantee you, it will make you rethink what you eat and the effects is has on your health.