FoodMatters: Let thy Food be thy Medicine – Review and Giveaway

I am reviewing a special DVD this week called FoodMatters : Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine.  By James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch.  “Welcome to ‘Food Matters’. We are thrilled you have joined us on a journey to a healthier life. Think of us as your nutritional consultants where we are committed to helping you help yourself. We believe that your body is worthy of good care and that no one is more suitably qualified to care for it than yourself.”  James & Laurentine

About the DVD

James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch are nutritionists and film makers who were personally motivated to explore and uncover the real facts concerning the trillion-dollar worldwide “Sickness Industry”.  “FoodMatters features compelling interviews with leading  medical experts from around the world who discuss natural approaches to preventing and reversing Cancer, Obesity, Heart Disease, Depression, Mental illness and many other chronic conditions”

This educational and informative DVD features health care practitioners and nutritionists such as Andrew Saul, Ph.D, a Therapeutic Nutrition Specialist, Charlotte Gerson, Founder of the Gerson Institute in California, Dr. Dan Rogers, a trained Naturopath and Medical Doctor at the Gerson Institute, David Wolfe, a leading authority on nutrition and super foods, Professor Ian Brighthope, expert in micronutrient supplementation from Australia, Jerome Burne, Britan’s leading medical health journalist, Phillip Day, an award-winning international health authority and investigative journalist and Dr. Victor Zeines, Holistic Dentist and Nutritionist.  All experts seeking the truth behind medicine.

My Thoughts

This film angered, educated and inspired me.  Angered me at the thought of the many myths out there.  Compelled me to seek out on my own, the truth, and inspired me to share it with as many people as I could, the value of watching this film.

I first saw this documentary film when it was released in 2008 at a showing at the Rainbow Cinema in the then known as The Galleria Mall, in downtown London Ontario.  I was entertained and educated at the same time.  I enjoyed listening to Charlotte Gerson who is an extremely knowledgable woman.  David Wolfe had some compelling information about diet and nutrition that I found extremely invaluable.  The investigative information and facts given by Andrew Saul was a wealth of information.  The information I received that night has carried forth in my life and for quite some time now.  I was able to take into practice some of the suggestions offered for me and my family.  I purchased the DVD FoodMatters : Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine and showed it to all of my family members and friends and anyone would listen, who all took away a gem of information for themselves.  I became more and more aware of the nutritional value of what we are consuming, of raw foods, of why I take my vitamins, why I choose to live the way I do.  I became a follower of David “Avocado” Wolfe, and followed him on Facebook even. I found eating the gogi berries and the cacao nibs a bit difficult at first, but I did try it, and I continue to eat raw cocoa and supply my family with various supplements, vitamins and nutrition.  Spirulina was added to my shakes until I discovered my juicer, and as well I now get “plenty-o-greens” from my organic boxes of produce each week.

This is a way of life; not a lesson on life.  I have learned many things from this DVD, and have been compelled myself to pass on the information to as many people as I can through my informal teaching and educating, one person at a time, through my blog and my organic CSA program I started here in London.  If everyone who watches this DVD learns one thing, it is money well spent.

Contest Details

Having the opportunity to review this DVD and to have the luxury of giving one away to one of my dear friends and someone who shares the same Ideas as I, is truly rewarding.  I thank the people from Food Matters for sending me the DVD for you to win this week.

Please leave me a comment about how changing your lifestyle and eating organic has changed your lives and you could win your own copy of FoodMatters: Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine.

You may purchase your own copy to share with others or join up for an informative newsletter with health tips, nutrition and information about natural healing at : #mce_temp_url#

Congratulations Mer who won this amazing documentary film.  Please enjoy it , and share it with all of those that you can.

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4 Responses to FoodMatters: Let thy Food be thy Medicine – Review and Giveaway

  1. Amanda says:

    Simply put, we are what we eat. I find it so interesting to read/watch/learn about the functional effect and healing properties of proper nutrition. Our greatest experiment is within our own bodies. Pay attention to what foods (and combinations) make you feel energized. More importantly pay attention to what foods drain energy (hello, too many carbs for lunch! = afternoon nap on desk). I have noticed drastic differences in my energy levels by eating mostly vegetarian, and in my skin by avoiding dairy. I feel better mentally and physically when I avoid breads made with yeast. And most importantly that chocolate paired with red wine is good for my soul! (speaking of which, where is our supply of organic chocolate??) These choices are not necessarily the right choice for everyone, but the point is, listen to what your body is telling you.

    I have a magnet on my fridge that says ‘Eat Organic Food…Or what your grandparents called Food’. Getting back to the roots of our nutrition, closer to the source….can only bring good things to our bodies.



  2. Sindy says:

    Although we are just getting started on our organic journey, we have already found that it makes a difference in how we feel. We have also been very impressed at the shelf life of our organics…things seem to last so much longer than what we used to purchase from the grocery store!
    We’re looking forward to continuing our journey down the organics path, and the continued health benefits that will improve our lives.


  3. Mer says:

    To put things simply: I love food. I adore making food and sharing it with family and friends as an expression of caring/love, I enjoy the social experience of eating with others, I am grateful for the joy that a perfect summer tomato brings, I read cookbooks cover-to-cover like novels, and I’m always on the lookout for new foods or new ways to prepare familiar foods. As a vegan and social justice advocate, food is inseparable from the day-to-day choices I make, actions I take, and way that I live. Changing to a vegan lifestyle that includes organic foods has allowed me to meet incredible people; it has inspired me to challenge myself and develop my creativity as a cook; and – most importantly – it has encouraged me to be mindful of where my food comes from, who grows it, what the environmental/social/ethical impacts of food production are, and how food is critical to self-care and maintaining good health (personally, I swear by kale – it keeps me cold and flu-free!) . I have not had to see a doctor for a medical concern in at least 16 years and I credit this, in large part, to the food that I eat. Eating organically is good for my health, good for the planet, good for farmers, and good for communities; if we are truly what we eat, then I believe that eating whole, organic, local, and fair trade foods makes us the best that we can be. Food Matters has been on my ‘to view’ list for some time – it sounds like an amazing learning opportunity and one that I imagine sharing with friends and family alongside a meal of tasty organic and locally-grown foods.


  4. Becky Ellis says:

    This film sounds great. I have been moving towards a whole foods vegan diet for the last few years and have found it to be very rewarding. I have been vegetarian for years but more of a “junk food” vegetarian for some of that time. Not only am I healthier as a result of my whole foods diet but I lost a lot of weight (66 pounds). I also believe that the way I am eating will keep away some of the illnesses that run in my family, in particualr diabetes. Eating this way also helps me feel more connected to my food: I grow it myself or buy it from people I know who live in my community. I also make most of my food from scratch.

    The idea that food is medicine that can dramatically affect ones health is something I really believe. I hope that the way I feed my children will help them grow into strong and healthy adults!


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