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  1. Laurie Floyd
    July 28, 2017 @ 5:43 pm

    It’s funny that I just saw someone post a comment about this movie on Facebook. To read the comments that people posted back were quite interesting and some people, of course, were very, very critical of the movie. Many thought it was a movie about becoming a vegan. I really love fruits and vegetables and I do believe that these are the foods God intended for us to eat the most of. I do enjoy small amounts of meat like chicken and occasionally beef and I don’t think I would be willing to give them up. It’s all a personal choice. Now sugar…..that is the enemy!

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  2. Jennifer @ Fit Nana
    July 28, 2017 @ 7:31 pm

    I kept going back to the “increased dairy causes osteoporosis and increases risk of hip fractures” comment. That’s the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Haha! I’d heard that the documentary relied on some scare tactics and pulled from various studies that suited its purpose but that’s just crazy. I’m also very careful with what I purchase and I know where my meat is coming from as I buy from local farmers. I know I need to eat more vegetables and I’m trying to be more diverse with my selection but I do enjoy my animal protein and I’m not likely to stop any time soon. I’m glad you did this review and I’m glad you presented it in this way. Thank you for that!!

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  3. Alicia Taylor
    July 28, 2017 @ 7:57 pm

    I was a vegetarian for 10 years. I had high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and was obese. 2 years ago, I switched to pescatarian (I eat seafood 2x a week – veg rest of the time). I cut out junk food (Oreos are vegan), started exercising. I lost 60 pounds. I’ve gained 10 of it back, but honestly, I lost too much at first. My cholesterol is lower. My BP is still high, but I think that’s genetic. I think a healthy lifestyle – including diet – is more important than being vegetarian. Vegetarian isn’t necessarily a healthier lifestyle – it’s part of the whole picture.

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    • staysnatched
      July 28, 2017 @ 10:23 pm

      Your story is so inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing. I totally agree vegetarian or vegan does not equal healthier lifestyle. There are so many factors to consider.

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  4. Carrie Chance
    July 28, 2017 @ 8:22 pm

    I am not vegan however I did consider it at one time after watching a different documentary(Forks over Knives, I think) I ended up being vegetarian for a year before giving up due to anemia

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  5. Shelley R Zurek
    July 28, 2017 @ 11:21 pm

    I am not a vegan. At this point, I don’t think I will become one. I feel are days on this earth are numbered. While I don’t abuse my body, I intend to eat meat for the time being. Thanks for your analysis and opinion on this program.

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  6. Kristin
    July 29, 2017 @ 12:50 am

    I have been hearing about this a lot. Im not vegan but I do my best to eat clean, cook our own meals and stay away from everything processed. It’s a challenge!

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  7. Alicia
    July 29, 2017 @ 1:41 am

    I’ve never heard about this but it sounds interesting. I’ll have to check it out. I’m not a vegan but I have several friends who are!

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  8. Louise
    July 29, 2017 @ 1:44 am

    I’m not vegan, but a lot of people I know are! I hear a lot of people being negative towards their choices, and I think it’s such a shame.

    Louise x

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  9. Heather
    July 29, 2017 @ 3:37 am

    I think there is some truth to this. I think eating various things in moderation is the key!

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  10. Heather Johnson
    July 29, 2017 @ 3:42 am

    While I am all for eating healthy, I would never go vegan. I would also be annoyed by all the stats in this documentary because stats are so easily taken out of context and east to manipulate.

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  11. Lisa
    July 29, 2017 @ 4:41 am

    Wow! That’s alot of information! Very informative!

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  12. Gideon
    July 29, 2017 @ 5:23 am

    Very informative post that sites on the need to eat healthy. I have noticed from recent research that majority of people that die untimely is because what they consume so this post is well on point.

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  13. Shevoneese McFarlane
    July 29, 2017 @ 1:46 pm

    I haven’t gotten a chance to watch this documentary yet but I hear it’s very good. Being healthy and living healthy is important and I’m glad filmmakers are dedicating time to educate the public on the necessity of doing so. I don’t think many persons fully understand the repercussions of a bad diet.

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  14. Marlene Wetch
    July 29, 2017 @ 8:24 pm

    As often as I am on Netflix, you’d think that I would have seen this by now. I don’t know if I could stomach the part about the hogs in North Carolina. That really saddens me. Thanks for sharing this weird documentary.

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  15. Christiana
    July 29, 2017 @ 11:47 pm

    In the end eating healthy, doing lots of exercises and being happy does the most . Vegan or vegetarian the same rules apply.

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  16. Kristen from The Road to Domestication
    August 1, 2017 @ 1:02 am

    Sounds like I might need to watch that one. I’m not vegan, but I’m gluten-free due to Celiac disease. I find all the diet “trends” (because that’s what they seem like to me) these days interesting…

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  17. Amber Bennett
    August 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

    Great article! I passively watched the documentary (while folding laundry and doing other things around the house), so the article did a great job at refreshing me on the facts. So my answer to the question is twofold. First, yes, I would consider trying out a vegan or plant based diet, but it has nothing to do with the documentary. I’ve been a pescatarian for a few years, that started with giving up meat for Lent and not really finding a good enough reason to go back. Unlike you, I never really cared for the taste of meat. Even as a kid I only wanted seafood or ate cheese pizza instead of the coveted meat lovers the other kids loved. So it wasn’t hard at all for me to not eat it. I’d consider trying out a vegan lifestyle to see if I liked it or to see if (at all) it made my body feel differently. I’m curious to see if it’s as great as they say it is, but at this point I’m not sold. I personally feel like there are sooooo many individualized things that can go into a “diet” and how something impacts one person may impact another person differently. You also have to consider the actual lifestyle and whether it’s even worth it to someone.

    Now to the documentary – I completely agree with your analysis. I was so offput by the presentation of “facts” and how biased the film was. There were a few interesting parts I hadn’t considered before, such as the funding sources, but that came at no surprise to me. I feel like the film was way too one sided for me to even take it seriously. I also noticed soooooo many people on social media “going vegan” after watching the film. That was interesting to see, because the film didn’t move me at all. It was on my suggested shows one day, I watched it, and left it at that. I didn’t even realize how much of a wave it was until seeing it repeatedly posted online. I see no difference in someone creating a documentary just as slanted about how amazing meat is and how the plant based world spent billions of dollars trying to “brainwash” people to switch to that lifestyle and industry.

    Now there may have been a lot of truths in the film. I don’t really know. They were missed by the extremely biased and off putting presentation.

    *please excuse any typos. This was sent from my iPhone.

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  18. Kay
    August 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am

    Wow this post should come with a spoiler alert – you didn’t miss anything out from the film. I didn’t like the style of the documentary either, especially the ‘cold calling’ of organisations it was rather ridiculous. I am a vegan, there is plenty of vegan crap one can eat so Yh it’s about making healthy choices. Nevertheless, I appreciate the health facts that were stated by the doctors in the piece, these factors I research before becoming vegan and helped to encourage my move. Furthermore, I agree with you this film was a bit stats heavy but largely due to Kip’s voice overs summing it up i.e. ‘Dumming down’ a pretty simple concept; what you eat affects your health.

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  19. Carrol Alameida
    October 23, 2017 @ 5:15 pm

    You made some decent points there. I looked on the internet for the issue and found most individuals will go along with with your website.

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