Project Description

Cover for the film, Food Matters.

Food Matters

2008 · Unrated · 1h 20m


Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food Hippocrates. That is the message from the founding father of modern medicine echoed in the controversial new documentary film Food Matters from Producer-Directors James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch.

With nutritionally-depleted foods, chemical additives and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what’s wrong with our malnourished bodies, it’s no wonder that modern society is getting sicker.

Food Matters sets about uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide sickness industry and gives people some scientifically verifiable solutions for curing disease naturally.

In what promises to be the most contentious idea put forward, the filmmakers have interviewed several world leaders in nutrition and natural healing who claim that not only are we harming our bodies with improper nutrition, but that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses as fatal as terminally diagnosed cancer.

The focus of the film is in helping us rethink the belief systems fed to us by our modern medical and health care establishments. The interviewees point out that not every problem requires costly, major medical attention and reveal many alternative therapies that can be more effective, more economical, less harmful and less invasive than conventional medical treatments.

About the Filmmakers

Food Matters was produced by Passion River Films and directed by James Colquhoun, Laurentine ten Bosch. Find out more about the film at


Food Matters is a must see for those looking to take control of their health.” – John Gray, PhD, NY Times Best Selling Author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

“Outstanding” – John Robbins, author of Diet for A New America

“Thought provoking, informative, and compelling, this film matters.” – Rory Freedman, Co-author of  Skinny Bitch

“I am inspired. I am motivated. I am feeling high after watching this documentary, even though it’s the fifth time I’ve seen it. Watching this has been on my to-do list for a long time. And, man, am I glad I saw it! I showed it to both my mom and husband and we all wholeheartedly agreed that this is a documentary we want to see a few times a year. It’s that good! Every time I see it, I hear something new. And for the stuff I’ve already heard, it just further ingrains it in my subconsciousness and I feel myself internalizing its details more and more. I walk away feeling strong, smart, and empowered about my lifestyle decisions, albeit a bit frustrated at times because not enough people know this information. I pretty much hang on every line of Food Matters. I love the discussion of vitamins and the vital role they can play in helping fight illness at various quantities. It was fascinating to learn about therapeutic effects of niacin, and its history as a cure for depression with the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. There is so more that I could write but you should see it for yourself. It’s fantastic!” – Kristen Suzanne, Amazon

“I bought this movie because I was interested in getting some information about the food we are eating. I used the reviews to make my decision and I wasn’t disappointed. This movie seriously changed my life. I recently lost a loved one to Cancer. It just doesn’t make sense and maybe this movie has a point that more people should be listening to. The statistic that less than 5% of doctors are taught about nutrition tells me that doctors are paid based on people getting sick and not people getting well. It would be interesting to see if the government stopped subsidizing corn and instead subsidized organic meats, fruits and veggies how many health issues would be eliminated. How about that for a healthcare plan! To yourself a favor and buy this movie. I have already bought another copy and sent it to a friend as a gift.” Brandon, Amazon


Cover for the film, Food Matters.

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