5 Things You Need to Know about the What The Health Documentary w/ Toni Okamoto from Plant Based on a Budget. The recent What the Health Netflix Documentary put out some interesting information, and we decided to take a deeper dive on the subject.
Toni Okamato from Plant Based on a Budget was featured in What The Health. She joins me today as we discuss 5 Things You Need to Know about “What The Health”.
THE ROLE FOOD PLAYS IN OUR HEALTH
Pay attention to what you are eating and the role food plays in your overall health. The power of fruits and veggies to reverse some illnesses, help lose weight, lower your blood sugar. We all heard as kids eat your fruits and veggies and nobody else said stop eating all those healthy foods.
EDUCATION AND PREVENTION
Would like to see more attention on the prevention of illnesses. We know we can’t prevent everything out there, but investing more dollars in prevention and educating people about the cause will go a long way. Medications can help manage illnesses, but may not make it go away.
PROGRESS OVER PERFECTION
It’s up to the person watching the documentary to make not only changes, but changes that are sustainable. Don’t worry about being perfect, but learning as you go and making progress. Rethink how we eat and opt for healthier options. I’m Italian, so people often ask don’t you miss cheese, pasta, pizza. My response is that I still have enjoy all those things. Delicious cheese made out of cashews that I can make at home, pasta with a tomatoes and veggies or even meatballs made out of quinoa. Even pizza without the cheese but lots of veggies. You’ll find that health buds change over time and you crave more of these healthier foods as you start transitioning away from the meats and cheeses.
PLACES YOU CAN GO FOR INFORMATION
The connection between large corporations and the agencies that many people go for health and the possible conflict of interest that may be present. They talk about companies such a McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, KFC that are sponsoring these agencies to help people live healthier. That is important to be aware of. With so much information out there online, where can people go for accurate information.
STUDIES AND EDUCATING YOURSELF
I would like to see even more studies done to support the information presented in the video. It”s also up to each person to educate themselves and make an investment in their own health.