Food matters, Saturday

Press release

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Tue, November 9, 2010


On Saturday, November 13, 2010, The Visionary Edge will present a nourishing and empowering evening dedicated to taking charge of our health.  The evening will start with a catered raw food dinner at 6:00, an interview with the filmmakers at 7:30, followed by a screening of Food Matters: You Are What You Eat, and will wrap up the evening with a talk and Q&A session by Naturapathic Doctor, Sarah Rothman of Pacifica Naturopathic Medicine.  All will take place at Community United Methodist Church in Half Moon Bay.

Saturday November 13th, 2010 at Community United Methodist Church, 777 Miramontes Street (at Johnston), Half Moon Bay. Dinner reservations and payment must be received no later than Wednesday November 10th. Suggested donation for the film portion of the evening is $12 advance, $16 door. No one turned away for lack of funds. Call 650-207-3440 for information and tickets. Babysitting will be provided for the film with a 24 hour advance reservation. Call 650-207-3440.

The provocative new documentary called Food Matters aims to jolt the trillion dollar worldwide so-called ‘sickness industry’ by declaring a range of scientifically verifiable solutions for curing disease naturally.

Nutritionists turned filmmakers James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch, have produced a bold film based on a challenging and potentially startling message; that with the right kind of foods, supplements, and detoxification processes, we can prevent, arrest, and even reverse chronic illness.

“This film will shatter the belief fed to us by modern medicine that there is ‘a pill for every ill’,” said Colquhoun. “We’re not suggesting that pharmaceutical drugs don’t have their place, we’re saying that our overburdened health care practitioners perhaps do not have the time to educate people about alternative treatments and healthy living.”

“There are simple lifestyle changes that we as individuals can make to start reversing the increasing levels of serious illness,” said ten Bosch.

At a time when our struggling health system is under review and global healthcare reform is urgent, Food Matters brings together the world’s leaders in nutrition and natural healing to present astonishing new claims about ways to treat depression, obesity, alcoholism, heart disease, cancer, dementia, and a host of other debilitating conditions, without the need for drugs or surgery.

Can high doses of vitamin C really cure cancer? Can two handfuls of cashews provide the therapeutic equivalent of a prescription dose of Prozac? According to one of the film’s contributors, author and therapeutic nutrition specialist with over 30 years experience in natural healing, Andrew W. Saul, these claims are entirely viable.

Saul says that our health care systems are in fact disease care systems, and that there is no money to be made in reducing levels of sickness and disease. He states: “Good health makes a lot of sense, but it doesn’t make a lot of dollars.”

Aiming to step in where Michael Moore’s attack on the American healthcare system with the film Sicko stopped short, Colquhoun and ten Bosch hope Food Matters will educate people about ways to prevent sickness, rather than encourage them to rely on a system already in crisis to treat symptoms once sickness takes hold.
"If we can help people become more aware of the choices available to them, they can start to reduce their reliance on the ‘sickness industry’,” explained Colquhoun. “It’s about education, not just medica- tion. With access to solid information, people invariably make good choices for their health."
The Food Matters directors have independently funded the film from start to finish in order to remain as unbiased as possible, delivering a clear, concise and hard-hitting message to the world. Food Matters.
DVDs of Food Matters will be available for sale at the screening or by calling 650-207-3440.  The Food Matters event is presented by The Visionary Edge. Sponsors include The UPS Store, Arrowhead Framing, New Leaf Community Markets, San Mateo Coast Properties, and Community United Methodist Church, 

Babysitting will be provided for the film with a 24 hour advance reservation. Call 650-207-3440.
Saturday November 13th, 2010 at Community United Methodist Church, 777 Miramontes Street (at Johnston), Half Moon Bay. Dinner reservations and payment must be received no later than Wednesday November 10th. Suggested donation for the film portion of the evening is $12 advance, $16 door. No one turned away for lack of funds. Call 650-207-3440 for information and tickets.

Located in Half Moon Bay, The Visionary Edge produces events to inform, inspire, and empower us all to create a wiser, sustainable and more compassionate world.