Documentary Review: The Big Fat Fix by Dr. Aseem Malhotra & Donal O’Neill

Documentary Review: The Big Fat Fix by Dr. Aseem Malhotra & Donal O’Neill

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I chatted about this documentary recently in my latest #FridayFindings column. I watched it last week and it was very good.

It starts off with the two main characters (cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra & movie producer Donal O’Neill) visiting Pioppi, Italy, where folks eat the good old way. And they don’t seem to have problems with stress and obesity.

I really liked that they talked more than just nutrition, although they did talk about it a lot. They really emphasized slowing it down. All of it, the cooking, the pace of life and most of the workouts. It’s very aligned with my current regime and the Primal Health Coaching movement.

They seem to go around the world to talk food, workouts, meds and sleep. With some pretty good pointers thrown in. They make a pretty good argument but it seems people don’t think it’s that easy…

The big point of the doc if you ask me is that our nutrition/diet/lifestyle is the biggest culprit when it comes to diseases these days. It could also be the biggest cure if we do it properly. I think for the most part we pay a very high cost for convenience and for our busy schedules and our lives and health are suffering. It’s time to go back to basics people!

It also features a personal favourite, Tim Noakes. If you don’t know about him, Google him. He’s a legend in the worlds of running and sports nutrition. And a very well researched fellow.

Here’s a preview of the film as well as an interview with Dr. Malhotra. It’s produced by the same outfit who gave us Cereal Killers and Run on Fat. I haven’t seen the first one but I really enjoyed the second one. All with similar thread: More fat, less sugar!

I would highly suggest it, especially if you watch it with an open mind. Like most docs, it’s a bit slanted and repetitive but pretty well done.

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