Fat: The Documentary – official trailer

“People say believe half of what you see, son, and none of what you hear.” Marvin Gaye, I Heard it Through the Grapevine

I love that song lyric. Even though it is rather pessimistic of what we can believe from others, it has always stuck with me. This quote rings true when it comes to filtering all the information from books and documentaries about food, our health and the environment. What speaks louder to you – a book or a movie? In today’s society, it seems like movies carry much more weight. We can debate how that signals the decline of civilization, but I’m not writing about that today!

Over the past few years, we have seen a series of vegan-based documentaries garner quite a bit of attention. While they usually have a segment of truth (factory farming can be cruel and a tremendous pollutant), they also frequently promote blatant mistruths (eating an egg is the same as smoking seven cigarettes). It is hard to separate decent science from biased propaganda. How is the general public supposed to know the difference?

That is a complicated question. Fortunately we are on the verge of seeing a series of documentaries from a different perspective. Diana Rodgers is working on “Kale vs. Cow” to highlight how meat is an important component for our health and how raising cattle properly can benefit our environment. Brian Sanders is working on “Food Lies” to help uncover the many mistruths we have been told about food, our health and the environment.

And now we have the release of the trailer for Vinnie Tortorich’s “Fat: The Documentary.” I got chills watching it. Not just because I was fortunate enough to be included, but because it shows the power of a Hollywood level production aimed at telling the truth. There have been numerous books written about the misinformation surrounding fat, but I feel none will be as powerful as a well-produced, truthful documentary film.

I look forward to the film’s release with great anticipation. I have hope that we can turn the tide of overly biased and blatantly false documentaries meant to scare us into a certain way of living. Instead, I welcome the coming series of films that should present a clearer picture of how food impacts our health and our environment.

We all have our biases. That is human nature. But that shouldn’t keep us from producing and continually searching for objective and helpful information sources.

I’d say pass the popcorn, but you know, it’s popcorn.

Thanks for reading,
Bret Scher, MD FACC

Fat: The Documentary is planned to be released in 2019.


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  1. Francoise
    This is exciting! When is the release date? And where or on what platform can we view it?
  2. Francoise
    Duh, release date is 2019. Sorry!
  3. Thomasina
    I would be glad to donate some money but I can’t find any place to do that
  4. DebraGail
    I am so looking forward to seeing the movie and forwarding it on to my coworkers, family and friends. Finally we are getting the word out about making the right choices and shutting out the lies some of the extreme activists....starts with “v”...are spreading.
  5. Jayne
    Do we know when the release date is?
    Reply: #7
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Do we know when the release date is?

    You can find their updates on their Indiegogo page.

  7. Lisa
    Looking forward to seeing this.

    As a side note my mother at 77 has reversed her T2D. She had been diagnosed about ~5 years for before that. Her blood glucose as an all time high was 20 and is now 5.7. Her specialist has taken her off five meds. At the high point he wanted her on insulin and she said no. It took a while but I finally got through to her about carbohydrates.

    My brother was diagnosed ~6 years ago when he had a hemmorrhagic stroke. He also untreated high blood pressure. According to his blood work he has also reversed his T2D with a keto lifestyle. He unfortunately had to be put on insulin but is now free of it.

    Me; I'm good but I've been eating this way for more than a decade. After seeing what happened with my mother and especially my brother I am eating to beat diabetes although I started eating LCHF to shed a few plus I have celiac disease so this is a perfect fit for me.

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