The Magic Pill Explores Why Food Is Medicine


The Nutrition Coalition has partnered with the film distributors Fan-Force to bring The Magic Pill to movie theaters around the country. The Magic Pill is an amazing documentary by filmmakers Rob Tate and Pete Evans who explore the relationships among food, nutrition, and disease. It highlights the role good nutrition can play in preventing, improving, and reversing diseases like obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and possibly even cancer.

The film features many experts —such as Drs. David Perlmutter, Jason Fung, Loren Cordain — who have raised awareness about the fact that our official dietary guidance is not based in sound science and therefore has failed to promote good health. Additionally, with such experts as Joel Saletin and Alan Savory, the film explores the environmental questions related to raising livestock.

Also interviewed in the film is Nina Teicholz, Executive Director of The Nutrition Coalition and author of The Big Fat Surprise, who tells the story of how nutrition science and policy took a wrong turn in America. The surprise is that good nutrition isn’t what we’ve all been led to believe for the last 60 years.

The documentary gives voice to the stories of many real people whose health has dramatically improved upon adoption of a diet free from sugar, grains, and artificial foods.

If you’re interested in hosting a screening of The Magic Pill in your town or city, we want to help. Send us a message here.