If I’ve spoken with you recently or we’re friends on Facebook or Twitter, you know how passionate I am about the new documentary, “Fed Up” which is co-produced and narrated by Katie Couric, and directed by Stephanie Soechtig.
Fed Up is not an educational sermon about being overweight; it’s a truly frightening wake-up alarm to America. As the film makes alarmingly clear from interviews with dieticians, doctors, and even former President Bill Clinton, exercise alone is far from the cure-all for the obesity epidemic that continues to debilitate our nation due to excessive consumption of white sugar and processed foods.
Since 1980, we’ve doubled our sugar intake; sat by and watched as diagnoses of Type II diabetes quadrupled; and thousands of overweight children are forced to the sidelines of their youth because they are too obese to fully participate.
As of today, you may have to go to New York to see this documentary but it will eventually be available for purchase. Click here to see showtimes at my favorite Manhattan theater, the Angelica. Here’s a New York Times review of the film.
Once you’ve seen Fed Up, let me know what you thought about the film by posting below or sharing on social media.
And, please, bypass the candy counter before the movie.
About Dr. Seun Sowemimo, MD, FACS
“Dr. Seun” is a top NJ bariatric surgeon and the medical director at Prime Surgicare, with offices in Freehold serving Monmouth and Ocean counties. He is board-certified, Columbia and Yale University fellowship-trained advanced laparoscopic, bariatric and general surgeon. He has advanced expertise performing the safest, most advanced laparoscopic and general surgical operations. To learn more, visit his YouTube channel or call Prime Surgicare at (732)-982-2002.