In Defense of Food DVD

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In Defense of Food

Join best-selling author Michael Pollan (Food Rules, The Botany of Desire) on a fascinating journey to answer the question: What should I eat to be healthy? Cutting through confusion and busting myths and misconceptions, In Defense of Food shows how common sense and old-fashioned wisdom can help us rediscover the pleasures of eating and avoid ... More
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In Defense of Food

Join best-selling author Michael Pollan (Food Rules, The Botany of Desire) on a fascinating journey to answer the question: What should I eat to be healthy? Cutting through confusion and busting myths and misconceptions, In Defense of Food shows how common sense and old-fashioned wisdom can help us rediscover the pleasures of eating and avoid the chronic diseases so often associated with the modern diet.

Pollan's journey of discovery takes him from the plains of Tanzania, where one of the world's last remaining tribes of hunter-gatherers still eats the way our ancestors did, to Loma Linda, California, where a group of Seventh Day Adventist vegetarians live longer than almost anyone else on earth, and eventually to Paris, where the French diet, rooted in culture and tradition, proves surprisingly healthy. Along the way he shows how a combination of faulty nutrition science and deceptive marketing practices have encouraged us to replace real food with scientifically engineered "food-like substances." And he explains why the solution to our dietary woes is in fact remarkably simple: Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants. .

Producer: Michael Schwarz, Edward Gray
Executive Producer: Kiki Kapany
Production Company: Kikim Media
Production Year: 2014
Copyright Year: 2015
Director: Michael Schwarz
Host: Michael Pollan
Writers: Michael Schwarz
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Joe J.
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5.0 star rating
05/22/22
Should be required viewing for all
Review by Joe J. on 05/22/22 review stating Should be required viewing for all
Excellent excellent excellent, Mr Pollan has put together a fabulous presentation which should be required viewing for all. Take the time and effort and share this documentary with your children and grandchildren.
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Ml
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5.0 star rating
05/22/22
Must See
Review by Ml on 05/22/22 review stating Must See
Everyone including middle high school students should see this show. It will change the way you think about food.
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Romney
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5.0 star rating
05/22/22
Excellent show, filled with lots of useful information.
Review by Romney on 05/22/22 review stating Excellent show, filled with lots of useful information.
This DVD is a must-see. It includes healthy living cooking and dining advice that doesnt make the viewer feel stifled, shamed, or disinterested in making dietary changes. Michael Pollan explains the why and what behind healthy eating.
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Bob
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5.0 star rating
05/22/22
Exceptional video. Im telling all my friends!
Review by Bob on 05/22/22 review stating Exceptional video. Im telling all my friends!
Guidelines to eating healthy are so simple. The video is like a novel I cant put down. Amazing historical look at human eating patterns and what it has turned into in the 20th Century. I highly recommend this video to everyone.
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Iowa J.
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5.0 star rating
05/22/22
In Defense of Food
Review by Iowa J. on 05/22/22 review stating In Defense of Food
My wife and I watched this show and liked it so much that we ordered 2 copies for our children and grandkids to see. The show is an eye opener as to how food selection plays a role in obesity caused illness and good health in America. The objective now is to try to follow the shows guideline to better health and maintain it.
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Nancy K.
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05/22/22
Defense of Food
Review by Nancy K. on 05/22/22 review stating Defense of Food
Very informative without being one sided. So many times with this subject matter the author is trying to push his point of view, not Michael Pollan, he simply gives the facts and states the common sense course of action, eat food, not too much, mostly plants. I will watch this many times.
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Marlene G.
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5.0 star rating
05/22/22
I would recommend this DVD to everyone!
Review by Marlene G. on 05/22/22 review stating I would recommend this DVD to everyone!
We thoroughly enjoyed Michael Pollans In Defense of Food presentation on PBS and was so grateful that there was a DVD for us to purchase to be able to watch again and again...and to share with other like-minded family and friends. Thank you for providing such good programming. Will you have a single DVD of Wheat Belly Grain Brain?
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The P.
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5.0 star rating
05/22/22
Everyone needs to see this film! Excellent.
Review by The P. on 05/22/22 review stating Everyone needs to see this film! Excellent.
This film is the best yet in providing up to date information about the disastrous siituation created by processed foods. Micheal Pollan is a hero!
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Nancy
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5.0 star rating
05/22/22
In defense of food documentary
Review by Nancy on 05/22/22 review stating In defense of food documentary
My son and I participated in this documentary by Mr Pollen. Anthonywas 10 years old when he started and it aired the night before his 13 birthday. What an amazing man Mr Pollen and his team are. So kind and so knowledgeable. His book, research and kind heart is part of the reason my son who was on his road to childhood diabetes Has become a happy healthy success story. I am so greatful to the team of doctors Anthony worked with at Childrens Hospital in Boston. Mr Pollen gives you the facts. Its our job as parents and individuals to make smart choices and know what we are putting into our bodies and most importantly our childrens bodies. This is a great documentary that my family and I are so blessed to have been part of. Nancy
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Lou
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
FANTASTIC SHOW
Review by Lou on 07/17/20 review stating FANTASTIC SHOW
CANT WAIT TO BUY THE DVD...


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