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Outstanding Response to Kiwi Plant-Based Doco

Research shows that 80% of heart attacks and a third of cancers would be prevented if New Zealanders took up a whole foods, plant based lifestyle. This film calls for a radical change in government health policy, to state that heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and many diseases and cancers can be prevented or reversed by adopting a whole foods, plant based lifestyle.

This documentary looks at convincing evidence that type 1 diabetes is caused by A1 milk, - a fact that Fonterra has known for over 20 years. Also the film reveals that milk gives no benefits to bones (despite Fonterra claims) rather more calcium causes increased damage to the heart and internal organs. As well research shows that cow’s milk pasteurisation doesn’t kill some bugs that maybe infecting humans.

In the film stories are told of people being cured of ulcerative colitis, heart disease and type 2 diabetes by a simple change in what they eat. As well obese people lose huge weight on a plant based diet without needing to exercise or restrict food quantity.

A surgeon tells of New Zealand’s world highest bowel cancer rates and directly relates these to our consumption of red meat, processed foods and fat. The film also scrutinizes the fat content of sausages and mince. Once water is removed, frankfurters contain a huge 62% fat and common mince fat could be as high as 75%!

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Meanwhile over the last decade New Zealand meat consumption has dropped 15%. Of this beef has dropped by more than a third and sheep meat consumption by a huge 83%!

Later in the film experts show how to successfully change one's diet and enjoy this new way of living. Others tell of how animal based food industries have manipulated government policies, while cynically reducing food quality to increase profits. Meanwhile kiwis who are kept ignorant and needlessly suffer heart disease and cancers, and prematurely die at comparitively young ages.

Grant narrates this story and tells his own journey from heart attack and multiple stents, to full health and active lifestyle today. Along the way he seeks comment from; the Heart Foundation, Cancer Society, Fonterra and Beef+Lamb, - and finally confronts health officials asking; “Why wasn’t I told that my heart attack could have been avoided?”

In the course of his journey Grant interviews seven professors, nine doctors and numerous health specialists.

One plant-based doctor puts it this way; “How can we have studies on heart disease, that don’t recognise the fact that we already have a cure for heart disease?”

To view the film’s trailer and for film reviews click here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thebigfatlie.

Premiere Screenings:

The Big FAT Lie’ regional premiere locations and booking information can be found here: www.facebook.com/pg/plantstrongnz/events and here:

Grant Dixon Bio:

Grant is an independent film and television documentary maker. He researches, produces, writes, and directs broadcast quality documentaries that pick up on issues of public interest and social concern.

Previously Grant made films and documentaries for the New Zealand National Film Unit, TVNZ and TV3, that include the 1996 TV3 'Earthquakes' documentary that predicted the destructive outcomes of the 22nd February 2011 Christchurch quake. A recut has received more than 130,000 YouTube views.

Since 2015 Grant has produced four documentaries, three of which have been successfully shown on broadcast television. As well they all were officially accepted into international film festivals and have won numerous awards including 'Best Documentary' and 'Best Editing'.

Grant’s latest feature length documenatry ‘The Big FAT Lie’ has so far been accepted into four international film festivals, - one as a semi-finalist. This film is currently being road-showed around New Zealand and screened in cities and towns that include: Auckland, Christchurch, Whangarei, Alexandra, Dunedin, Hastings, Waipukurau, Palmeston North, Hamilton, Gisborne, Nelson and Wellington.

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