Watch This: “Food Matters”

Need another incentive to eat local, raw and organic? Check out Food Matters, a documentary about the neglected science of treating health through nutrition.

The movie looks at the prevalence of chemical additives in our food supply and the relationship between America’s diet and our rising health care costs. Few doctors are formerly trained in nutrition, the film points out, so Americans are treated through medications and prescription drugs that don’t address the underlying problem of what we’re putting in our bodies that’s contributing to our condition.

The result: adverse reactions to pharmaceuticals has become one of the leading causes of death in the United States, claiming more than 106,000 lives annually.

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