Eating You Alive, a feature-length documentary revealing the truth behind why Americans are so sick, explains that diet correlates highly with health. Of course, that sounds extremely obvious; but nevertheless, the ramifications of which foods you indulge in help determine how healthy one truly is.
The format of “Eating You Alive”, directed and co-produced by Paul David Kennamer Jr. and co-produced by Merrilee Jacobs, elaborates further on the importance of proper nutrition through the personal accounts of notable celebrities (such as James Cameron, Samuel L. Jackson), various doctors, physicians, and individual patients. “Eating You Alive” details that these citizens are – and the film showcases this without fear – condemned by the system of modern pharmaceutical care; perpetuated by the crafty marketing schemes of big food business and tricked into a life of pills and drugs.
“Eating You Alive” espouses that the United States, for all its advances in medical science, has done little in showcasing the impact diet has on health and attacking the underlying causes. Our most prominent killers, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, for example, all originate with the cheeseburger; the hotdog and the wide array of processed goods that many of us profess to indulge in daily. This “food shock” is caused by our cultural affinity for corn syrup and butter; cheese and olive oil. And these potent harbingers of delicious capability could very well spell our end as the real killers behind our various ailments, which kill millions of Americans every year.
“Eating You Alive” asserts that we all take fault for this problem.
We’ve all fallen victim to our need for fatty, congestive treats. The primary cause is our dopamine rush after every successful gorge. The secondary cause (and the factor we should really focus on) is our willpower and how much we’re willing to sacrifice for the better. This is the heart of the film’s philosophy: popping pills can only do so much. What we consume correlates to how we’ll feel later. And although we may occasionally dine on the aforementioned burger or salmon doused with butter, it’s better we remove such influence altogether.
“Eating You Alive” is certainly worth the watch.