The statistics are terrifying.Two hundred million Americans are overweight and 100 million are obese. More than 75 million Americans have high blood pressure. 24 million people are diabetic. Heart disease remains the No. 1 cause of death for men and women, followed by stroke and obesity-related cancers. Obesity is about to overtake tobacco as the No. 1 cause of preventable deaths in the United States.60% of bankruptcies are caused by what has become known as “medical debt.”Fast food, fast medicine, fast news and fast lives have turned many Americans into a sick, uninformed, indebted, “processed” people.Processed People features insightful interviews from nine preeminent health and environmental experts/advocates. They discuss how and why Americans got into this mess, and what we can do to break the “processed people” cycle.
About the Film
Everyone is talking, talking, talking about the issues raised in Processed People. Is anyone actually doing anything about them? Does anyone realistically know what to do?Processed People features in-depth discussions with leading health experts detailing why so many of us are sick, and offers solutions to our current devastating health crisis. Tragically, many Americans are victims of a “health care” system and way of life which are devastating to our overall well-being. To those running our system, the bottom line on the dollars we’re able to spend is more important than the bottom line on our health. We’re caught in a perpetual grinding machine, unable to escape.It’s nearly impossible to be liberated when there’s so much confusing, conflicting information, and when the “authorities” giving you advice –be they the government or industry-controlled organizations like the American Dietetic Association — don’t necessarily have your best interests at heart.
Processed People examines these topics:
- Why are we so fat?
- What is health?
- Health care or sick care?
- Are we what we eat?
- Do we need to eat animal products?
- What’s the role of exercise?
- What’s a processed person?
- Can you “de-process” yourself?
- What happens if we don’t change?
Who needs to see this Film?
Basically everyone. It’s for people who want to help themselves, as well as for those who want to introduce their own friends and loved ones to a healthy lifestyle.In the Bonus Features section, you’ll also have the chance to learn more about the health icons featured in the film.