Great Health Documentary & A New Health Food Restaurant in Raleigh

While eating breakfast at Whole Foods yesterday morning, I sat across from a guy who seemed to know everyone who walked by.  Everyone asked him about “Friday morning.”  Curious, I asked him, “What’s happening on Friday?”  It turns out, his name is Matt Whitley, and he and a friend are opening a new juice bar and health food restaurant, happy+hale, on the plaza at the end of Fayetteville Street.  There will be a grand opening early Friday morning at happy+hale that sounds like it’s going to be a blast!

Starting at 6:30 am they’re offering a Sunrise Yoga class.  Then at 7:15 am the party begins.  They’ll have a DJ and dance party, free massage therapy, samples of their fresh pressed juice, smoothies, kombucha, and more.  Plus, there will be an opportunity to meet one of the hyper-local farmers who will be supplying food to the restaurant.

I had a great conversation with Matt, and he is a true believer in the healing power of food.  In our conversation, he turned me on to a new documentary that is out, FED UP.  Here is the trailer:  It’s still in the theater.

I watched the trailer, and I’m thrilled to see some of the most effective health proponents out there are featured — Dr. Mark Hyman, Gary Taubes, and Dr. Robert Lustig to name a few.  Here is a description from the FED UP website:

“Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever. The film opens in theaters across the country on May 9th.”

Before I started on my journey to health, I believed that my discipline and my genes were the cause of my weight and health challenges.  However, I learned that it’s specific foods that cause health/weight problems.  I realized that I was a victim of misinformation and not a gluton or a sloth.  This documentary clearly points out that the media has pushed the message on us,  “It’s your fault you’re fat.”   In fact, it is inaccurate advice that is causing our health problems.  This documentary sets the record straight.

FED UP has the information you need from well-respected experts that will allow you to protect your and your family’s health.  Watch it with the people you love.  It will arm you and your loved ones with the knowledge you need to maintain or transform your health.

I hope to see those of you who live in Raleigh at the happy+hale grand opening on Friday morning!

Let me know your thoughts about FED UP when you watch it.