Processed People

Last week I asked my readers on my Facebook Page what kind of content they wanted to see.

Book and movie reviews was one topic, so I thought I’d share with you today the movie that started the ball rolling for me.

My very first exposure to Dr John McDougall was in this 2009 documentary called Processed People.  This was back when the Plant Based Diet movement was just getting into full swing.

Written by Veg Source’s Jeff Nelson, it takes a hard look at the profit driven processed food industry with facts, figures, and interviews with many of todays top plant-based advocates.

Dr John McDougall
Dr Joel Fuhrman
Dr Caldwell Esselstyn
John Robbins
Jeff Novick
Pam Popper

The statistics are terrifying.

Two hundred million Americans are overweight and 100 million are obese. More than 75 million Americans have high blood pressure. 24 million people are diabetic. Heart disease remains the No. 1 cause of death for men and women, followed by stroke and obesity-related cancers. Obesity is about to overtake tobacco as the No. 1 cause of preventable deaths in the United States.

60% of bankruptcies are caused by what has become known as “medical debt.”

Fast food, fast medicine, fast news and fast lives have turned many Americans into a sick, uninformed, indebted, “processed” people.


The movie clip you see below is an excerpt from an interview with Dr McDougall, which is one thing I really liked about the movie…..the extended interview section you could access on the DVD.

I personally think this is a ‘must have’ for anyone’s food-related movie collection, and it is still available on Amazon so I will include a link at the bottom in case you’d like to purchase it.  I have searched Netflix many times but have never seen it offered, so unless you want to watch a fuzzy YouTube version – the DVD is the way to go.

Of course the link will be an Affiliate Link – meaning if you do buy the movie from this page I will make a few pennies.  Trust me – it’s not much – but it all helps pay for and support this site – so thanks.

Enjoy the clip, and enjoy the movie.








Documentary Processed People – by Jeff Nelson.

With interviews from Dr John McDougall, Dr Caldwell Esselstyn, Jeff Novick, and John Robbins.

Available here on Amazon.





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