Watch The Magic Pill on Netflix

Could the ‘magic pill’ to the chronic disease epidemic be… food?

What if most of our modern diseases are really just symptoms of the same problem? The Magic Pill follows doctors, patients, scientists, chefs, farmers and journalists from around the globe who are combating illness through a paradigm shift in eating. And this simple change – embracing fat as our main fuel – is showing profound promise in improving the health of people, animals and the planet.

The great new movie The Magic Pill, featuring plenty of familiar low-carb faces (including me), is now available on Netflix in the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand. You can watch the trailer above.

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13 comments

  1. Don
    I took the “pill” about 18 months ago. Reversed all the markers of metabolic syndrome and lost 50 lbs of fat and maintaining by eating unprocessed food and low carbohydrate way of eating.
  2. Lori
    130 lbs. weight loss does not lie. Truth.
  3. Andrew
    I can't help but wonder what Big-Pharma & Big-Agriculture are planning as counter responses to LCHF eating. I'm sure they will have some negative messages ready to roll out as they stand to lose billions and billions if the world suddenly adopts this better way of eating. I've been doing the keto diet for 7-weeks and I've gone from 84kg to 78kg, and at 63 years old I feel great!!!

    Thanks to the film makers and participants for producing and sharing the information through this film.

  4. Louise
    I watched this documentary last night and felt incredibly emotional.

    I became ketogenic in May 2016 and it is absolutely the best thing I could have done for myself. I didn't realise how food obsessed I was until my sugar addiction was gone. I didn't realise just how much of a negative impact my "healthy" high carb diet was having on me until the carb cloud lifted.

    I lost so much weight but fell off the wagon at the end of last year when I was moving house and gained some back. I am happily back on the wagon for over 3 months now and feeling wonderful again.

    Besides the weight loss the biggest plus for me is the huge improvement in my mental health. I am so much happier, much more calm and my anxiety is entirely managed.

    The dedication to the cause of the people/scientists/doctors who fight so hard to highlight the incorrect information we have been told about diet for decades have changed my life. I am eternally grateful, thank you for saving me.

  5. Karen
    This needs to hurry up and come to the Netherlands! I look forward to watching it.
  6. Cindy HARRIS
    My husband and I went Keto in January of 2017 after I found the Diet Doctor website. The best thing we have ever done. We have lost 145lbs between the two of us. We are happy, healthy and enjoying the outdoors for the first time in a long time. I was so food obsessed I couldn't wait until the next meal and ate snacks in between. If I missed a meal, I got a mean headache and couldn't stand it. Coming off of carbs/sugar has made life so much more enjoyable. No more metabolic syndrome, no borderline diabetes, IBSD symptoms are gone. I'm not tired all the time I sleep like a log and my husband quit snoring!! Pharmaceutical companies will not be happy because they are losing customers like me. No more blood pressure, cholesterol, triglyceride meds! Keto on my friends!
  7. Heather
    In 13 days I went from a fasting blood glucose of 19.4 down to 5.6.
    I was also dealing with a horrible amount of early dementia symptoms even though I am only 48. They are almost all gone now.
    The increase in energy feels amazing, my hunger is "normal" for the first time in my life and I am losing weight already.
    Keto is most certainly the way to go.
  8. Kristin
    Previously I had lost 40kg over 3 years while I explored removing sugar, whole foods and low carb high fat with some intermittent fasting, it was slow but effective. But then I started going through stresses and my weightloss started stalling and then experienced disaster and tragedy and it was too hard trying to eat healthy while trying to be fit in with family through those times so I stopped, to the point where I didn't want to do anything, I even stopped cooking and over 2 years I gained 53kg. In December 2016 I restarted cooking but didn't quite make it back to whole foods or keto, and then last August I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnoea, even lifting my feet was difficult. In September I was diagnosed with fatty liver and my GP told me to go back to diet doctor and I finally made the switch. Since October 2017 I've lost 30 kg, I stick to strict keto but feel balanced. For months I've combined this with OMAD fasting most days of the week and I feel free, energetic and healthy.
    I can talk to people about keto til the cows come home without making a difference. People look at me and congratulate me but say it's too hard and not for them even though for me it feels easy. Documentaries like Magic Pill explains and shows results that my words cannot convey. So while for me, it mostly reinforced what I already knew, I'm excited that I can tell others about it. A work colleague has already told me it's a game changer after watching it, whether she now acts on it is up to her.
  9. Tusi
    Would it be possible to get Magic Pill here? Because it isn't available in European Netflix.
  10. James
    I have lost 33 kg (73 lb), in a few months. I have dispensed with three medications, and my blood pressure, kidney function and liver function are all normal. Last month I went back to a weight conscious ''balanced diet" and have put back 3kg. Today I have decided I need to stay on the high protein very low carb diet.

    I'm sure vegetarians and vegans can find ways to achieve the same dietary input with tofu and so on. It is just harder. This isn't an antibiotic vegetarian or vegan diet, it is just accepting the diet we evolved with.

    the animal kingdom is split into carnivores, omnivores and herbivores. The latter are almost all prey for the first two. Humans are naturally omnivores. But today we can free range our meat and instead of Hunt them down and kill them with spear and clubs, we can process them pretty humanely. Provided we demand free range, humanely killed meat, then we should have no moral qualms about eating meat. The animals we eat were always part of the food chain.

  11. Bill Robinson
    It's funny how often people think LCHF stands for
    Low Carb High Protein...
  12. Natalie Joel
    I really really want to watch this!! When will we in South Africa be able to see this?
  13. Brian K Trimble
    Weighed in at 220 4 years ago, dropped down to 210 after a year on a doctor prescribed diet; then 2 years ago tried this method, recommended by my 23 year old son and his significant other who are still together, and dropped down to 172 (30lbs) over a 12 month span. I am in year 2 of eating healthy, call it what you will but there is something to this "magic pill". No meds required any more, physicals are no longer a "what will they find this time" experience; I look forward to them. My weight fluctuates between 175 - 185 depending on what I eat; when I do not eat like this, the weight comes like a bad dream. I just buckle up an get back to it and the weight goes away. I sleep better and my dry eye issue is still here but less drastic than it was. I use half the eye drops I used to these days. No magical cures, still an older man but I sure as heck feel better mentally and physically. I share the feelings stated by others about how watching this movie made me a bit emotional. It was fun to watch and good to the feel the emotion; I think some of that emotion comes from thinking about why our system of agriculture has led us down this path - time to change. I do not miss the processed food at all - kinda surprised that I now live without wheat products, dairy products and processed sugar. Going to the Farmer's Market is now a favorite activity.

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