To Your Health is an in-depth study of whole food, plant-based nutrition, debunking the most common myths associated with modern nutrition. Exploring your need for protein, calcium, supplements, metabolism, and other issues, To Your Health provides answers to your biggest questions. Follow Julieanna Hever (a.k.a The Plant-Based Dietitian) as she travels the country to interview the biggest names in the Plant-Based world including Dr. T. Colin Campbell (The China Study), Dr. Joel Fuhrman (Eat to Live), Dr. John McDougall (The McDougall Program), Dr. Neal Barnard (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) and many more. Julieanna s travels take her from Cornell University and the countryside of New Jersey to the San Francisco Bay and the far reaches of Central California. She visits the benevolent haven that is Farm Sanctuary along with incredible restaurants like Millennium and the Veggie Grill. This fun and entertaining journey is full of life-changing information and hope for a future of better health for all. A Hillrose Street, Julieanna Hever production. Directed by Jesse Pomeroy. Written and Produced by Julieanna Hever M.S., R.D. and Jesse Pomeroy. DVD features Chapter Stops at each relevant topic for easy reference.
Those who harbor an image of vegans as sickly, pasty-faced creatures who are protein deficient need only look at Julieanna Hever who has written books on nutrition, maintained a household with two small children, and is the poster person for a healthy lifestyle. Hever, who calls herself The Plant-Based Dietitian has used her boundless energy to partner with filmmaker Jesse Pomeroy to create To Your Health, a 53-minute film espousing the benefits of a whole-food, low-fat, plant-based diet. The ultimate goal of this film is to introduce an audience that may be unaware that the best medicine they can take is that which ends up on the end of their forks. Medical procedures, pills and treatments may cure symptoms but they do nothing to address what causes disease and less to prevent the onset of what, through a whole food, plant-based diet, can readily be avoided. Hever, not content in relying only on her knowledge gained working on her Master of Science Degree in Nutrition from California State University, Northridge, embarked on a 3000-mile journey across America to elicit the views of some of the leading proponents of plant-based nutrition in the preparation of this film. Her co-stars in the film are 10 individuals, seven of whom are doctors, who agreed to be interviewed. All the interviewees are strong advocates of a plant-based lifestyle to promote good health. The doctors present convincing arguments to demolish the common myths surrounding protein, calcium requirements, and the need for supplements. The film also looks to the future emphasizing that businesses like Veggie Grill, a restaurant chain, are helping to make a plant-based diet more popular. Amazing to the viewer is that Hever and Pomeroy have told this big plant-based story in less than an hour. They have introduced some of the prominent new wave of doctors who feel the best medicine is in our food. Pomeroy manages to capture Hever's enthusiasm and personality to make the film engaging. --Vegetarians in Paradise