Kip Anderson’s Message In What The Health Documentary

Kip Anderson’s documentary, “What the health”, investigates the reasons why the country’s top health organizations recommend food that can lead to health problems like cancer. Kip Anderson wonders what the organizations are hiding when they refuse to answer his questions about why these groups recommend foods which can lead to health problems.

Kip Anderson tells his audience that sugar is not the cause of diabetes, but rather the fats in our diets. In the documentary Dr. Neal Barnard is one of Kip’s interviews with doctors and researchers. He states, “Diabetes was never caused by sugar or a diet high in carbohydrates.” It is a high-fat diet that causes diabetes. In reality, sugar isn’t harmful. In class we talked about how sugar is healthy. Sugar is not fat, but glycogen. Dr Neal continues, “You can see tiny fat particles in the muscle cells, which are causing insulin resistance. The sugar in the food you eat can’t enter your cells. It builds up and is called diabetes. The fat blocks sugar absorption and energy use. Sugar will stay in the bloodstream if the fats block it. This will lead to diabetes. Diabetes can be chronic, as we have discussed in class. Excessive sugar levels in the body can lead to diabetes. The documentary explains that people often misunderstand diabetes’ true cause and blame it on their diet.

Kip also says that eating processed meat may cause cancer. He is curious as to why no one has brought this up. They claim to provide people with useful information that will help them improve their health. They offer “healthy” diet recipes. The World Health Organization says otherwise. They claim that eating meat could be equivalent to smoking cigarettes. They classify the processed meats as Group 1 carcinogens, putting them in the group with cigarettes, plutonium, and asbestos. In the documentary they mention that processed meat is classified as a Group 1 carcinogen, which is the same as smoking, asbestos and plutonium.

My opinion is that the organization should not spread false information. A group that is meant to be helping and providing information for those with cancer or heart disease should not be doing this. Kip noted in the documentary that big health organizations cared only about money, and that they took money from bad food brands such as fast-food restaurants. Money came from dairy and meat companies which are known to be the cause of many diseases. Anybody can be influenced and it should not be so for organizations with lives on their hands. Money shouldn’t even be a concern for organizations. Money shouldn’t be their main concern. As an institution, they are responsible for educating people to help them lead a healthier life.

Kip concludes his argument that health organizations don’t always tell the truth. The truth is that they give false information due to the influence of money.


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