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Runtime: 74m 40s | Release date: 2014

This film features: Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Marion Nestle.

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.

Adele Hite
Andrea DiMauro
Andreas Eenfeldt
Ann Cooper
Brian Wansink
Christine Straley
David L. Katz
David Perlmutter
Eric Carlsen
Gary Taubes
Jeffery Gerber
Jen Phelps
Jimmy Moore
Jonathan Bailor
Jonny Bowden
Lathe Poland
Marion Nestle
Mark Sisson
Marlene Schwartz
Melanie Warner
Meredith Loring
Rick Lindquist
Ronald Tamler
Sami Inkinen
Stephan Guyenet
Timothy Noakes
Wendy Scinta
Yoni Freedhoff


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krystal kouvaras | 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Just eat real food. It's that simple. Its taken me nearly two years but my family is now 100% sugar free, 100% grain free and 100% dairy free except for grass fed butter which we have in ample amounts. Eighty percent of our diet is organic veges and just a little pasteured organic animal protein. A lot of our calories come from good fats like avocado, grass fed butter, olive oil and nuts. And we feel great.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Well done, Krystal! All the best to you and your family as you continue your journey to better health :) ~ Iris
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M. Bailey | 4 months ago
The part about the hormone leptin was very interesting and something I didn't know, plus it's encouraging to me to keep up with my healthy diet, because It just takes more time to turn things around. Also, learning that it's 80% food, and only 20% exercise was interesting to learn. All around, one of the better movies on this subject.
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 4 months ago
Great to know you like the movie M, thank you for sharing your thoughts :)
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 4 months ago
Great to know you like the movie M, thank you for sharing your thoughts :)
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Esther Snuif | 4 months ago
Good movie, but the background music made it noisy and it annoyed me. I don't understand the reason for it.
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Karelle | FMTV | 4 months ago
Hello Esther. Thank you for watching. We value your feedback and I will pass this on to the team. :) Feel free to explore more films inside FMTV.
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Tania Baxter | 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Well-intentioned and enjoyed the cute animations, but I'm giving this one star because there is almost no evidence presented here.
If you have diabetes, hypertension or heart disease then sure, if you are currently eating the SAD then going paleo (the diet promoted here) will most likely see your health improve.
But if you want to know about the ONLY diet proven to reverse heart disease, as well as prevent a long list of diseases, and there is an enormous amount of evidence to back this up, then watch Forks over Knives. Or look at what Dr Michael Greger has to say.
I went down the paleo / low carb / fat isn't the bad guy / track for a while but ultimately came to the conclusion that there is too much evidence that saturated fat causes a host of problems.
Also Google Dr Caldwell Esselstyn, Colin T Campbell, Dr Neal Barnard and Dr Dean Ornish. These guys are the real deal - and science is on their side!
I wanted to type this out not to be negative per se, but because I hope it helps someone.
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi Tania! Thank you for voicing your opinion, you have raised some interesting points and we value and respect that everyone has a different opinion and viewpoint. We hope you continue enjoying all of other great content we have. Wishing you wellness, Jasmin
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krystal kouvaras | 3 months, 2 weeks ago
How can you possibly say that saturated fat causes problems. There is a mountain of scientific evidence that saturated fat in the form of grass fed butter, coconut oil, macadamia nuts and so forth is about the healthiest food you can eat. Unbelieveable. Of course we should be eating raw food and heaps of vegetables. But saturated fat gets the tick from me.