Jul 21, 2022

The Gut Movie (2018)

The Gut Movie is a 2018 Australian documentary film written and directed by Kale Brock. It features expert commentary by leading gastroenterologist Professor Thomas Borody, molecular geneticist Dr. Margie Smith, immunology researcher and expert Professor Mimi Tang, naturopath and chiropractor Dr. Damian Kristof and more.

The Gut Movie - A story about poo & the future of medicine. In The Gut Movie, we follow the journey of researcher Kale Brock in the quest to discover whether the 'optimal microbiome' does indeed exist.
Freddy and Krasnaya Movie Review

F: Hello peeps! Last week I discovered that I'm intolerant to gluten... I've been poisoning myself for 35 years and now I know why I'm feeling like an 80-year-old man and have a swollen liver. Wheat and barley were at the top of my food pyramid. Two days without them were enough to bring a huge frickin' difference to the way I feel. I can even write better reviews now! All of this is to tell you that coming up at Cine It is going to be a series of documentaries focused on food and health. I hope to achieve the same degree of expertise as a doctor "specializing on gluten" by watching multiple documentaries on the issue, and then start advising everyone around me... just kidding. So, Krasnaya, what did you learn from this documentary?

K: Hello friends! Thanks to Freddie's discoveries, we will spend the next few days watching documentaries. I didn't learn anything new from The Gut Movie. The fact that the intestinal microflora is our everything, I have known for many years. That's why I so actively told Freddie that his diet is not so healthy. I introduced him to kefir, which is a real bomb with a gigantic amount of beneficial microbes. Now Freddie is left to love sauerkraut.

I was very attentive to the words of the Russian doctor, Natasha Campbell-McBride, who says that there is a direct dependence between the gut and some psychological syndromes. I was terrified by the statistics on the number of kids with autism in our time. To be honest, I did not associate this disease with the microbiome of our body. Her words once again made me remember that no one but me cares about my daughter's health. If this topic is close to you, do not pass by this doctor's books. And Freddy tells us how you feel about the procedure when healthy poo goes into the gut, which microbiome is far away from the perfect one?

Namibia Desert GIF
Is this scenery real?
F: Poo transplants, is that what this documentary is ultimately selling us? You know how I felt about that, you heard my retching! The images they showed are very graphic to me. I don't deal too well with images of your insides being sprayed with foreign sh*t.

There's a lot of specialists associating the cause of Autism to different kinds of things. Remember vaccines? No one has the answer yet. But I will intuitively say yes, the food and your environment are creating this. Dr. Natasha Campbell-Mcbride moved to the UK after practising for five years in Russia as a Neurologist and three years as a Neurosurgeon. She had a son who was diagnosed with autism and, since then, she has done an intensive study into causes and treatments of autism. She completed a second Postgraduate Degree in Human Nutrition at Sheffield University in the UK. It was during this time that she developed her theories on the relationship between neurological disorders and nutrition. Since then, she's been working in the UK as a nutritionist and not as a medical doctor. She seems like a nice lady and she even recorded a very beautiful Christmas song for you to listen to. She can sing, so I trust her even more!  Listen here.

You know what I've discovered? That you can sell your poo! From the Washington Post- "Thanks to a nonprofit organization called OpenBiome, you can cash in to the tune of $13,000 a year -- and save lives while you're at it." Seeing how healthy your gut is, would you be interested in this?

K: If I can be counted among the owners of a healthy gut, then I would agree to help people improve their microbiome with my donation. Poop, after I became a mother, I no longer feel disgusted... So, the GAPS (Gut And Psychology Syndrome) diet limits all grains, commercial dairy products (except hard cheeses), starchy vegetables, processed carbohydrates, and refined sugars. These nutritionally empty foods are replaced with easily digestible and nutrient-rich foods that give the intestinal lining cells and bacterial layer a chance to heal and regenerate. These foods include homemade meat and bone broths, organic meats including chicken, beef, pork, turkey, venison and duck, non-predatory fish, fresh shellfish, organic fruits and vegetables, probiotic foods, nuts and seeds. Seems a bit challenging for people living in megalopolises. What do you think, Freddy?  

So guys, I recommend this documentary to start diving deeper into this gut theme. It is presented in an enjoyable way (except the poop transplant part) and made me revise my diet style. So I definitely recommend watching it.

F: Are you working for Dr. Natasha? This documentary is not about the GAPS diet! 😂 A term invented by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, who also designed the diet plan. In relation to the diet being possible in a big city, sure it's possible, but it's not going to be cheap. Possible, but not for everyone. Me, I'm just happy to get rid of gluten right now, I don't need some crazy diet.

Laboratoy Shit GIF
That's not chocolate mousse.
F: This documentary is less than 1 hour and could cut the crap a little and give us some more infographics instead of the reality-show stuff. OK, Kale Broccoli wanted to keep us entertained, but he was not very good at it. And I hate those generic product commercial songs that he used. I feel stupid when I hear those kinds of tunes and all of this ultimately leads me to think, " OK, this guy just wants to sell me poop transplants and probably his father runs a clinic for it", or maybe, "Ok, this guy just wanted an exotic vacation in Namibia and came up with the silly excuse of a documentary to make money to pay off his trip".

Why go to Namibia anyway? Don't fool me by saying that the San people don't touch "modern" food. They have an English translator and they suck at hunting, as the documentary has shown us. 😂 Couldn't he just go to Japan where people eat healthily and live a long life? Leave the San people alone, white boy... He did get some really nice photographs but his documentary gave us little factual information.

The San Hunting GIF
Nice try old man.
Freddy's Score: 42/100
Krasnaya's Score: 55/100





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