Men’s Health - PAUL KITA SEP 16, 2019
Extensive review and critique of the new documentary , “The Game Changers”. Recommend reading the whole review…Ken Billings, editor, FOOD Justice NEWS…
REF: IMDB The Game Changers (2018)
If you were to say the words “plant-based” to someone 15 years ago, they might have stared at you, head tilted slightly, and said, “Huh?”
That’s because 15 years ago the term didn’t really exist. Neither did Forks Over Knives, or Impossible Burgers, or fake chicken at KFC.Now everyone from Mike Tyson to your mother-in-law is eating plant-based, and reporting that they’ve lost weight, dropped their cholesterol levels, and increased the amount of pep in their step at least threefold. And a new documentary called The Game Changers is pushing the “plant-based” lifestyle even further. The film, produced by James Cameron, argues that eating any animal products—including meat, fish, eggs, and dairy—can hinder athletic performance, wreak havoc on your heart, impair sexual function, and lead to an early death. In the film, James Wilks, a former MMA fighter, narrates his personal journey of switching from a diet that included animal products to one that doesn’t.
Throughout the film, Wilks cites scientific research, interviews numerous medical doctors, and features a number of vegan and vegetarian athletes (although those words, “vegan” and “vegetarian” are rarely uttered).
“Veganism and vegetarian are stigmatized,” Wilks said, in an interview with Men’s Health. “We’re not trying to tell people to go vegan. We are presenting the facts and letting people make their own decisions.”
Except that The Game Changers presents only one side of the facts, often via controversial sources, grand extrapolations from small studies, and statements that are flat-out misleading.
Here’s are three things The Game Changers gets wrong and one thing it gets right.