One in three Americans is pre-diabetic. A huge percentage of them do not know that they are sick. Adult onset diabetes is no longer an illness for the obese and elderly. Millions of Americans who regularly exercise and eat a diet recommended by the USDA are classified as "skinny-fat". The connection between the standard American diet and numerous metabolic disorders is now an unspoken fact in most medical circles.
The film traces the origins of our beliefs about healthful and unhealthful food. Experts from all over the world talk about the problems, as well as short and long-term solutions. Among the many experts in the film are authors like Gary Taubes, Mark Sisson, and Melanie Warner. Medical doctors, such as David Perlmutter M.D., David L. Katz, and Timothy Noakes share insights that are certain to challenge the status quo.
Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat is a chronicle of the things its writer and director, Lathe Poland, learned after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He sought to find out why he got sick because he didn't fit the classic picture of an adult-onset diabetes sufferer. He quickly learned that much of what he knew about healthy eating was based on myths or fifty-year-old science. In the film, he searches out why America's modern food culture is killing us. There is an upside, and a lot that can be done!
Please be advised that although we feel there are important messages in this film, we also acknowledge that there may be conflicting ideologies that challenge beliefs. We like to encourage our viewers to do their own diligent research to determine which is the right approach for them as we regard nutrition and health as being highly individualized and not a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
David L. Katz