The Magic Pill

There is a super informative documentary I once watched on Netflix called “The Magic Pill”. I believe they have since removed it, but you can still find it by searching online. In the documentary, they follow a few people with health issues like autism, diabetes, low thyroid, & asthma for 6 weeks. They taught and encouraged healthy diet and lifestyle changes.

          The makers of the documentary challenged people to eat clean & incorporate exercise. They went through the participants pantry and fridge to read labels and get rid of any items that were unhealthy. They then taught the participants to eat healthy fats with their meals (organic olive oil, avocado oil, unrefined coconut oil, avocados, ....) (Studies have shown that eating avocados can help lower blood sugar.) Basically they proved that healthy fats don’t  make you fat- eating trans fats, processed foods, artificial sugars, and not exercising DOES! At the end of the participants 6 weeks they were all so much healthier, they were able to stop taking their prescription medications under their doctor’s supervision. The asthmatic no longer needed inhaler, the diabetic no longer needed medications to lower blood sugar, the autistic child’s brain was able to respond so much better that she was able to talk again. The American diet is very carb laden, and the documentary proved that increasing  healthy fats into these people’s diets was the exact fuel source their bodies needed. (I’m not against carbs at all, but it’s important to incorporate healthy carbs as a source for energy.)

        I tried for years to get my parents on board with trying clean eating. I recommended this documentary to them and they watched it. They decided to change their lifestyle when my mom came down with an autoimmune disease called CREST Syndrome. My mom was to the point she couldn’t walk without a lot of pain. My dad switched their diets and cleaned out their pantry and guess what?! 6 weeks later my mom was walking without any pain. The inflammation that caused the pain went away with their clean eating. 

        There’s not one magic pill 💊, shake, exercise machine, or diet to help your complete health. There are special health benefits from every organic fruit and vegetable, though. A simple change in perspective with healthy lifestyle changes which include eating 5 servings of organic veggies and 2-3 servings of organic fruits daily, exercise, less sugar, more healthy fats, & clean eating can get you on the right track for a healthier tomorrow.