A Delicate Balance


A broad view of how the typical Western diet affects our health and the health of the planet.

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Year Produced: 2008
Running time: 84 minutes
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The first independent film to be made by an Australian which highlights how the food we eat affects personal health and the environment. Documented by some of the most prominent and respected studies undertaken by some of the most eminent experts on nutrition in the world, the state of health within our world and of our earth is at a point of desperation. The programme debunks the myths about affluent diseases and climate change and provides the tools that could help improve the quality of life for ourselves and for the environment. .

In 34 chapters: 1. Introduction 2. Opening titles 3. The Human Body 4. Selling Sickness 5. Facts 6. Protein 7. Harvard 8. The China Study 9. Carcinogens 10. Cancer 11. Dairy 12. Do We Have a Cure of Cancer? 13. Cholesterol 14. Vitamin D Connection 15. Cancer increase 16. John McDougall MB 17. Heart Disease 18. Impotence 19. Auto-immune Diseases 20. Osteoporosis 21. Michael Gregor MD 22. Calcium supplements 23. Fish 24. Agriculture/Environment 25. Deforestation 26. Methane 27. Meat Consumption 28. Water 29. Fossil Fuels 30. Oceans 31. Robots vs Humans 32. Addiction 33. There is Hope 34.

My unprompted reaction was that this is a real wake-up call and I admit to some changes in dietary practices as a direct response to the film. – John Stanley, Adjunct Professor, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney, Anyone interested in health should see this. Now more than ever, we need to better understand the inherent link between the health of our environment, and the health of ourselves and our communities. – Sarah Hanson-Young , Green Senator for South Australia. After working on Aarons website and watching A Delicate Balance which I found disturbingly powerful – I decided to become a vegan. This is perhaps the single most selfless thing I can do for the planet. I had been selfish and unthinking for too long, many have, its time to change. Jan Summers.
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