Help Me Convince Wonderful Husband to Watch `What The Health’

Wonderful Husband is all about critical thinking, logic and rationality. So you’d think that the new documentary, What The Health (WTH), based entirely on scientific evidence would interest him. Nope, he still hasn’t watched it.

I don’t want to reveal too much about the film (I can’t do it justice!) but the clue is in the name… It’s all about health. And food. The film begins with a quote 

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
– Hippocrates

WTH talks about foods which are bad for our health and more importantly, it talks about why we eat food that is bad for our health: Advertisements and propaganda. Lies. 

WTH goes on to point out the strong monetary links between some charities and pharmacutical companies with the meat and dairy industries. For example, one of the biggest causes of cancer is processed meat, yet the American Cancer Society (ACS) still encourages eating processed turkey and canned meats to sustain a healthy diet. This would seem strange but then we find out that Tyson (the world’s largest processor of meat) had made donations to ACS in previous years. 

*Drops mic and walks off stage*

Soon after watching WTH, I posted in a Facebook vegan transitioning group, offering help to those that were transitioning. Lovely Brandy reached out to me. She said that after watching WTH, she had decided to go vegan. 

Whilst talking about veganism with Brandy I got to learn about her. I found out that she and her brother suffered with diabetes and both her mum and dad had died from diabetic-related illnesses. She assumed she would have the same fate until WTH showed her that diet could be the problem.

The biggest shock was that up until five days before we spoke, Brandy had reared animals for the purpose of meat and eggs. WTH had made such a profound impression on Brandy that she decided she would no longer use animals for her own gain but instead use the land to grow fruit and vegetables. 

This documentary is special. 

We live in a world where we have a habit of getting sick, going to the doctor and then paying(!) for medicine which will either cure or maintain our ailment. This is the case from one extreme like the common cold all the way to the other extreme like diabetes or cancer. Sometimes getting sick is inevitable but why don’t we try harder to prevent sickness?

An apple a day keeps the doctor away… So why do very few people eat an apple a day?

As in Brandy’s case, this documentary can be life-changing. So do me a favour please, watch WTH and tell Wonderful Husband how good it is. If that doesn’t convince him then I don’t know what will. 

You can find WTH on Netflix or via their website. Happy watching! 💚

********UPDATE********
Wonderful Husband and Best Friend Sam watched it with me today (23/07/17). They both found it very interesting and I’ll be updating you further if there are any ‘results’. Thank you to everyone for their support and comments for helping me achieve this goal!! 🙂 

 

 

Zoe, can I talk to you frankly about the situation Cliff is in. I want to support him, I think he knows that, I know you do to, but what are your thoughts about the situation?
Zoë
i think that question is super broad sorry
i don’t know how to answer
what are your concerns?
he seems to have a pretty good handle on the situation 🙂
Ann Segrott
I’m so pleased you feel that way
Zoë
we talk nearly every day and discuss how he’s feeling etc. he goes through good days and bad days… but his bad days have been good in comparison to his old bad days 🙂 he’s very much in control of himself at the moment xx
Ann Segrott
In a way I just wish he and Cindy would patch it up, but Cindy has shown herself to be blinkered in what she is expecting of him.
Zoë
yea she is just in a bubble at the moment…nothing dad can do 😞
Ann Segrott
This happens with grief, it can go on until the real world comes back bit by bit. It’s so incredibly hard and I am cross with her attitude but I feel it could pass in time and they could both regret this
Zoë
i absolutely agree. ive said the same thing to dad. he feels differently though and he has to live there… so nothing we can do
promise he is doing well though
Ann Segrott
Thanks for that. He tells me that. He’s so far away. Nip and I offered him the dining room until he sorts himself out, I’m not sure if he missed that or ignored it, or wether it’s a totally bad idea. We are together on this, all we can do is be there.xxx
Zoë
yep absolutely. he’s coming over here in september so looking forward to spending time with him then xx
Ann Segrott
I’m sure he’s looking forward to that. xx Thanks for chatting Zo.xx
Zoë
no problem xx
Ann Segrott
😘

Seen by Ann Segrott at 5:29pm

52 thoughts on “Help Me Convince Wonderful Husband to Watch `What The Health’

  1. Heidi Coon says:

    Sounds like he has a pretty bad case of confirmation bias (which runs rampant in the corpse muncher community).
    His tendency to embrace information that supports his beliefs & showcases his willingness do damn near anything to reject any information that contradicts them.

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      Haha! Something we all suffer from… If I read an article telling me meat is unhealthy then I have no problem believing it, if there’s an article telling me meat is healthy then I’m checking the sources, the sponsors etc. 🙂

      Hence I need lots of people to watch it and tell him that the documentary is a must! Have you watched it yet Heidi? I know you said you were thinking about it 💚

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  2. GrAnnie says:

    Good luck Zoe, I think men are naturally stubborn to their women telling them what to do. From experience, men are more receptive when they hear advice from what they perceive is an unbiased source, i.e. Their friends. x

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      Please do Thomas. It’s for the benefit that everyone watch this documentary. Something so important that will only take 90 minutes to watch surely cannot be missed. Please post about your thoughts if you find the time 💚

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      Please do! If you want to become conscious about your health (even more than you are now) then I couldn’t recommend this documentary more!! Please take a watch and let me know what you thought after 💚

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  3. sassi479 says:

    Well you convinced me…LOL. I’m definitely going to check it out. Although after watching or reading something like this, I never want to eat anything again. It is so eye opening! Thanks for sharing!
    Christine

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  4. Kate says:

    This sounds like a must-watch! But if Wonderful Husband won’t listen to his wife, I’m not sure a bunch of strangers will convince him. What I’ve learned is that if my husband won’t listen to a suggestion I have, talk to his brother or best friend and have THEM make the suggestion to him. For some reason men will listen to other men…but not their wives.

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      Oh I hope you do get round to watching it Kate – it’s incredibly interesting. The more people watch it, the more I get to talk about it… I’m full to the brim with wanting to talk about this documentary lol.

      I’m surprisingly lucky with my husband, a lot of time he isn’t the most stubborn one in the relationship. I’m genuinely surprised how many people have commented about men being stubborn which wasn’t what I was trying to get at considering women can be incredibly stubborn too haha! But I totally take your point, a whole lot of strangers telling him to might not do it… But I’m still going to give it a try 🙂 💚

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  5. rika9 says:

    I’m not a vegan (and not a good candidate for conversion- sorry!) but I do think my diet tends to be more fruit and vegetable heavy than the “average”. I don’t know about preventing major disease, I guess we’ll see over the course of my life, but I do think I feel better day in and day out when I eat better. If I travel and don’t have as easy access to fresh vegetables I definitely start to feel the desperate need to get them. I have read quite a bit about the dairy industry and how that’s contributed to the idea that we all “need” to drink milk, which is really interesting.. but I also researched that out of self serving-ness, because I hate milk.

    As for your husband.. I think you can’t show anybody anything until they are ready for it, as much as we might like to. You can only lead the proverbial horse to water I suppose.

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      Your comment is super thoughtful, thank you. Also you have nothing to fear, I don’t try and help anyone transition until they ask me to haha 🙂

      You’re incredibly honest. I think you’d love the documentary considering what you commented – it’s basically what you said about veg being better for our system and also all the stuff about dairy/meat propaganda (contraversy and all that jazz). Everything normally begins off self-serving but we have to start somewhere.

      Again, I really appreciate your super balanced comment. If you do get round to watching it then let me know (even if you think it’s crap) 💚

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  6. stephanie says:

    I haven’t watched the film, but I’m sure it’s edifying. I’m already a firm believer in avoiding packaged and processed meats. I rarely eat meat in general, there are so many great alternatives now and I always feel better when I eat ingredients that come out of the ground. Good luck convincing your husband!

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      Ah thanks for your mega comment Stephanie! You’re so right about the vast range of alternatives out there and it sounds like you’re already super healthy but you might find the documentary interesting too. Also thank you for the luck with regards to my husband… He seems to slowly be taking an interest in the film so the day may come sooner than we think!

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  7. Emily Lauren says:

    Woah! I totally need to check out this documentary. The thought that a big association that is supposed to push for healthier lifestyles may be influenced with money is scary to me. Sad that it is most likely the case however.

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      I feel exactly the same Emily… All of these charities and corporations that would trust because we are told to from a young age, but it’s all about money.

      Let us know what you think of the documentary after you’ve watched it… I would love to hear your thoughts! 💚

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  8. gingylove says:

    I have watched this and I really have been slowly switching over to being vegetarian and eventually vegan. I have been researching a ton! My biggest drawback is that I’m allergic to nuts so I have to find a substitute for that which isn’t always that simple. I have a heart murmur and diabetes runs in my family so I want to on top of my health game.

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      Ah so happy you watched it! Good to hear you’re changing over considering your genetics… Incredibly wise. Some things we can’t control (genetics) but we can absolutely make the best choices for ourselves otherwise.

      The nut thing can be tough but there is such a huge array of products out there to suit both vegetarian and vegan needs – I’m sure you’re going to do great! Feel free to contact me if you need any help with the transition 💚

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      1. gingylove says:

        I will! I have really been pushing myself to make the change and it was going great until my husband decided to go grocery shopping with me.

        I have found some alternatives already but I am open to any other suggestions. Email me if you have any more for me I would love to know more or maybe we can collaborate on a post together!

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      2. The Crumby Vegan says:

        Of course, I would love to!

        I have a protest in the next few hours (there is a bull run on my street that a few of us don’t approve of) but tomorrow I’ll check out some more alternatives and send you an email.

        Lovely to meet you! 💚

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  9. Citrus & Sun says:

    Wow this sounds like a great documentary! I cannot believe what you said about Tyson! Yikes!! Thanks for doing this research and being so informative! I will be looking into this!

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  10. Mishelle says:

    This documentary sounds very interesting. I have lost of problems with osteoarthritis and have been reading up a lot on foods that can help, rather than giving in and taking all these ‘medicines’ that come with ridiculous side effects.

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      Mishelle you are so brave to look for a very natural way to help your body. There is so much media telling us that we must buy medicine (and take it for life!) or we are doomed! But that is definitely not the truth and I would love you to take a look at ‘What The Health’ as it might provide you with some of the answers. Let us know what you thought if you do get round to watching it 💚

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      You’re almost vegan!! You’re practically there then haha 🙂

      I have a ton of alternatives for using eggs in baking (I bake quite a lot). I’ll send you an email now with an attachment that shows all of the appropriate measurements to be equivalent to one egg. Bananas are the best in my opinion 💚

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  11. theoilyanalyst says:

    I’ve never seen this documentary! I’ll have to check it out! I’ve already cut out some things, like processed meats… well the heavily processed ones. I’m not sure if basic raw chicken and steaks count as “processed”? I don’t know if I could ever become a vegan, because I don’t like too many veggies :(, but I can definitely improve many areas of my diet! Thanks for the information!

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      I’d really love to know what you thought of the documentary after you’ve watched it 🙂

      It’s great that you’re cutting out processed foods, the documentary helps us understand the other foods that could be risking our health too 💚

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  12. SC says:

    This documentary sounds fascinating. I feel like I need to watch it because there’s a lot I can learn. Our food and health go hand in hand too.
    Cheers, Sarah Camille // SCsScoop.com

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