It’s hard to believe that it has been over five years in the making and it’s finally arrived: CJ Hunt’s compelling diet documentary “In Search Of The Perfect Human Diet™” is NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on DVD!
I first started telling my readers about this incredible film about the history of the world’s diet way back in 2007 when broadcast journalist CJ Hunt was looking for financial support to help make it happen. He had this idea to look back through history at how humans ate to catch a glimpse of how we should be eating today for optimal health. It’s the basis of the low-carb Paleo message and one that unfortunately has been lost in the shuffle of dietary dogma like “artery-clogging saturated fat” and “healthy whole grains” ruling the roost amongst the so-called diet and health “experts” these days.
When my good buddy and fellow low-carb blogger Tom Naughton released his own hit documentary film on the state of current nutrition called FAT HEAD in 2007, it was exciting to see that there were two different diet documentaries with one unified low-carb message being made available to the public as a creative means for educating them about the strong historical message of healthy low-carb living. There was hope that CJ’s film would release shortly after Tom’s did, but he ran into some difficulty in getting it completed that would take a few more years to come about.
In 2010, I asked CJ to come on my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast in Episode 376 to give us a status update on how the film is progressing along and how my listeners could help him financially to finish the much-needed post-production work to bring this film to fruition. With the over-hyped release of the pro-vegan, anti-meat film Forks Over Knives in 2011, the time for CJ’s film was needed NOW more than ever before as he shared his ambitious plans for bringing “In Search Of The Perfect Human Diet™” to the masses.
These things unfortunately take lots of time and money–the latter being something CJ has fought for years to raise enough of to make this film the right way without cutting corners on any essential elements of the storyline he envisioned when he first embarked on this project many years ago. Thanks to many of YOU who have invested in this worthy project (and your name is credited at the end of the film as a show of gratitude for playing a part in making this happen), it’s now happening. We caught our first glimpse of the movie last year in this first trailer for the movie, but CJ is now ready to reveal a highly-professional, full-length trailer that will give you a feel for what this movie about the dietary madness we find ourselves in is all about.
Christine and I were given the great privilege and honor of being the first non-production team viewers of this film on Saturday night and you guys are gonna be THRILLED when you see this. As I watched the 90-minute documentary on my television through my iPad, I couldn’t stop beaming from ear to ear with a great big smile on my face because this is what we have been needing to help people understand the message of livin’ la vida low-carb. Watch the trailer for yourself and see what I mean!
Now if that doesn’t get your blood pumping in excitement for “In Search Of The Perfect Human Diet™” then I don’t know what will! The visual effects of this documentary are unlike anything I’ve ever seen before in an investigative journalism film like this. It has the “cool” factor for any teenagers and kids who might be watching while maintaining the integrity of the message that humans weren’t intended to be consuming grains, sugar, processed food, and fast food. There are several key moments in the movie when my eyebrows raised at the points being made, including when Dr. Loren Cordain (who saw a LOT of face time in this film) was standing on a football field with CJ discussing the history of the world’s diet and that the past 10,000 years since we introduced agriculture into our diets represents a microscopic space just before the goal line. And a graphic that showed the enormity of the damage caused by inferior nutrition equivalent to the death toll impact of the victims of 9/11 happening EVERY THREE DAYS! It’s these kind of images and statistics that hammer home the points very well throughout the film.
CJ literally traveled around the world interviewing archeologists, scientists, medical doctors, and researchers trying to find out what humans were historically meant to be eating for optimal health. Not surprisingly, it’s not found in plant-based foods but rather in meat consumption which helped our brains develop and thrive throughout human history. It’s only since we introduced grains and other health-destroying carbohydrates into our diet that our brains have begun to shrink and health began to decline. “In Search Of The Perfect Human Diet™” reminds you that low-carb Paleo is how we should be eating and that it would almost immediately reverse the trend towards obesity and chronic disease that seems to be running rampant in modern times.
You’ll recognize many of the people interviewed and featured in the film (many of whom have also been on my podcast previously) such as Cordain, Gary Taubes, Dr. Mike Eades, Robb Wolf, Dr. Barry Sears, Dr. Jay Wortman, Dr. Andrew Weil, Boyd Eaton, David Getoff and many more! The only glaring absence from the documentary was any mention of Dr. Atkins or the Atkins diet. I presume CJ was intending to try to break free from any stigmatism that might be associated with references to the late great Dr. Robert C. Atkins. Interestingly, though, he included a segment on the father of modern dieting who introduced low-carb nutrition to the world in the 1800s named William Banting. Paleo seemed to get a lot of attention throughout this documentary with a decidedly low-carb point of view coming across loud and clear. Members of the Paleo, primal, ancestral and low-carb communities should love and embrace “In Search Of The Perfect Human Diet™” as a new tool for telling others about what this way of eating and living is all about. It’s a new old way of life!
There’s so much more to say about this documentary but I highly encourage you to check it out for yourself by placing your DVD order at PerfectHumanDiet.com. They are currently being manufactured and will begin shipping at the end of the month. Here’s our chance to rally behind a documentary that tells the truth about what an ideal diet for humans looks like. And I hate to break it to veganites like Joel Fuhrman, T. Colin Campbell, Dean Ornish and Neal Barnard–it ain’t veganism! GET YOUR COPY TODAY!