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The film traces the origins of our beliefs about healthful and unhealthful food. Experts from all over the world talk about the problems as well as short and long term solutions. Among the many experts in the film are authors like Gary Taubes, Mark Sisson, and Melanie Warner. Medical doctors such as David Perlmutter M.D., David L. Katz, and Timothy Noakes share insights that are certain to challenge the status quo.
Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat is a chronicle of the things its writer and director Lathe Poland learned after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He sought to find out why he got sick, because he didn’t fit the classic picture of an adult onset diabetes sufferer. He quickly learned that much of what he knew about healthy eating was based on myths or fifty year old science. In the film he searches out why Americas modern food culture is killing us. The upside? There is a lot that can be done!
About Dr. Demasi
Maryanne is a former medical scientist completing her PhD in Medicine at the University of Adelaide where her research focused on the pathology of rheumatoid arthritis and potential therapies. Her innovative research has appeared in several internationally published medical journals. Maryanne was headhunted by ABC ‘s Catalyst program in 2006. Where she has since gained a reputation for reporting on relevant and sometimes controversial medical stories. She has won numerous accolades for her work. Recently she was awarded the 2011 National Press Club of Australia’s prize for her excellence in health journalism.