113 Documentary Review: What the Health

Today we review the latest vegan health-related documentary, What the Health, by the makers of Cowspiracy!

In This Episode

We were honored to be invited to prescreen What the Health, the latest hard-hitting documentary by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, the creators of Cowspiracy. While disappointed by a few things in the film, mostly the continuation of fat-shaming and promoting veganism as a magical cure-all, we found the documentary incredibly effective, engaging and entertaining. We highly, highly recommend it. Even as two people who came into veganism through health, we were stunned by the amount of information that was new to us.

Be aware that there is a lot of footage of dead animals being processed, and there’s some really disgusting footage of pus that has rendered Nichole unable to eat ever again.

What the Health will be available online from March 16-20 only, you can pre-order or arrange a screening on their website here: http://www.whatthehealthfilm.com/

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  • Great discussion. Just wanted to point out about the Medicare thing, is that Medicare is the program that everyone is entitled to when they turn 65. Medicaid is the program for lower economic people under 65. So they were probably talking about the presence of diabetes in the elderly.

  • Loved this episode! Can’t wait to watch this film. I couldn’t agree more that we need to stop “selling” veganism as the magic pill for insert here: -automatic weight loss/ never getting cancer/ world peace- We have such a black and white way of thinking as humans, we think that if it isn’t perfect in every way it’s not worth it, when in fact a single person or action can create change, and even small changes help and add up. Thanks as always for your amazing work ladies!

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