SALT LAKE CITY, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Why are Americans so sick? Who's responsible for feeding us information about what we eat, is it accurate, and is it possible that by making one key lifestyle change we can heal ourselves…and our world?
Tackling these questions and more is "Eating You Alive," a new documentary screening in Salt Lake City March 19-23 at Megaplex Theatres – The Gateway. The event takes place in advance of the film's theatrical release this spring.
Featuring leading medical experts and researchers, "Eating You Alive" takes a compelling look at our nation's health woes and reveals the truth behind why more Americans are dying from chronic conditions than ever before, and especially how one specific lifestyle change – choosing whole, plant-based foods over animal products – could be the solution. Dozens of well-known physicians are interviewed, along with everyday folks and celebrities, including Academy Award-winning filmmaker and deep sea explorer James Cameron, environmental advocate and actress Suzy Amis Cameron, magician Penn Jillette, and the "hardest working actor in Hollywood," Samuel L. Jackson.
A live audience Q&A with the film's director/producer Paul David Kennamer Jr. and co-producer Merrilee Jacobs follows each screening and may also include physicians and/or cast members from the film. Food samples will be available, courtesy of local vendors.
According to Kennamer, "The film shows how one profound lifestyle choice can radically combat chronic disease and soaring healthcare costs, and also have major global impact."
A growing body of medical research points to adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet as a particularly powerful way to regain our health.
A whole-food, plant-based diet consists of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds and avoids added oils, refined flours and sugar along with all animal-derived products. In addition to its documented health benefits, a plant-based, or vegan, diet is least harmful to the environment, and reduces the largely inhumane slaughtering of 22,000 animals per minute in the U.S. alone.
"This film inspires people to take control of their own health, and provides tools and tips for doing that," adds Kennamer.
"Eating You Alive" showtimes at Megaplex Theatres – The Gateway are 3 pm (matinee) and 6:30 pm on Sunday, March 19; followed by a 6:30 pm daily screening Monday, March 20 through Thursday, March 23. Tickets can be purchased at www.eatingyoualive.com/screenings. The theater is located at 165 S. Rio Grande St. in Salt Lake City.
A Garden Fresh Media production, "Eating You Alive" is distributed in association with Film Festival Consortium by DigiNext, a joint venture between Carmike Cinemas, the nation's fourth largest theatrical exhibitor, and Nehst Out LLC, a global feature film and documentary distributor.
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SOURCE Garden Fresh Media