Change Your Food Change Your Life
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If you are a vegitarian that is ready to go to the "next level", or if you are a meat eater that has thought about veganism, this DVD is for you. If you have health issues, especially those that could be related to meat consumption, (heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis) then this DVD is for you. You will learn about the benefits of a meat-free, vegan diet in terms of solid facts and statistics. Jill will take you shopping to explore the many choices that are available with such a diet. She also details several recipes that are favorites of hers and instructs viewers how they can go about eating in their favorite dining establishments while still adhering to their food preferences.
Give this DVD a chance--it will, as the title suggests, change your life!
The first part of the DVD is a speech she gave regarding the problems of the SAD (Standard American Diet) and why vegan is better. She essentially rattles off statistics and flashes charts on an overhead projector. There could be much improvement here and the content seems too alarmist, which tends to scare people off. I actually felt sorry for the people in the audience and was often embarrassed for her.
The second portion of the DVD is video of her shopping at a local grocery store and natural food store. She walks around picking up processed food products and indicates which ones she likes. I would have preferred more focus on whole grains and vegetables, especially some of the ones most people don't know about or are afraid to try.
The third portion of the DVD is video of her ordering food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at local restaurants. There was good content here and lots of ideas to share. I do think she should have mentioned how some seemingly vegan foods can have animal products. Did she ask the Italian restaurant if there pasta has eggs in it? Or if the oatmeal at the breakfast place is made with milk? These types of questions would have been helpful.
The final portion of the video is recipes. This was the best part of the DVD -- she give practical advice and easy preparation. This portion of the video should have been expanded.
I'm somewhat glad I watched the video, but overall I was disappointed. Jill is a charismatic woman with lots of vegan experience and great advice to share. I just think a more thought out, professionally produced video would have been worth the cost and effort.
I learned more from this DVD than I did from dozens of doctors I've been and books I've read to over the years.
What I especially like about this video is the second half which not only goes to a health store supermarket and tells us *brand name* products we can but, but then also the narrator of the DVD takes us out for breakfast, lunch and dinner and shows us how easy it is to order a vegan meal at any *regular* restaurant.
I watched this DVD at about the same time I was reading Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn's wonderful book "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease" -- [...]
As a result of my vegan diet and my increased exercise, I cut my cholesterol from 184 to 150 and my triglycerides from 221 to 169 IN SIX WEEKS, BABY! Six weeks!!!!!!
I am now faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and, soon, will be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
Seriously, this DVD shows how much you owe it to yourself to get a.) off the junk food, b.) stop listening to mainstream doctors who know *nothing* about nutrition and c.) start listening to people who have your best interests at heart.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A lot of misinformation. Poorly produced. Luckily I borrowed this from the library. Try watching Jeff Novicks videos.Published 8 days ago by Michelle
I only lasted about 5 minutes into this video. As soon as she said she wasn't a doctor or dietician I became a bit concerned. Read morePublished on August 14, 2013 by Michael
IF you are trying to improve your health, this is a great DVD to refer to. The "Vegan" gal is straight forward, informative and gets you motivated.Published on September 24, 2011 by Lynne
I am always looking to learn about nutrition and came across this DVD. She talks about how many animals an individual eats a year and stated if we were meant to eat meat we should... Read morePublished on May 18, 2011 by scrambled Eggs
Well, for one, during her presentation she spelled "Atkins" wrong. Then, when she took viewers vegan shopping, she pushed a lot of processed soy products, talking about how great... Read morePublished on April 30, 2011 by jkchiklet
This is a pretty good DVD on Veganism. But I was a little disappointed to see the use of non organic food during her cooking segment . Read morePublished on April 17, 2011 by Nofretari
perfect: nothing 'hollywood' about this video. i felt like i was watching a good friend happily sharing valuable and fun information, presented professionally.Published on September 9, 2010 by Debbie M Nelson
I think this video is very informative and I love the way that Jill put it together. She is funny, she knows what she is talking about and she makes you feel like you are watching... Read morePublished on April 2, 2010 by Dog Lover