Is there a BETTER way to live? BETTER tries to answer this question by following the doctors leading this revolution and features intimate portraits of everyday Americans as they explore ways to decrease the dependence on medications and shame based diets.
Is there a better way to live without the risk of diabetes and obesity through better ways to eat? From New York Times best-selling author and executive producer Jonathan Bailor comes BETTER, a transformative food documentary that examines a new, empowering and unifying way of eating, thinking and living—without the shame that’s caused by friends, family and the wellness industry itself. Releasing on January 26, 2021, with pre-orders available on January 5, the film has been endorsed by top medical doctors at Harvard. In addition, BETTER has won Best Documentary and Best Storytelling awards and has been featured in programs at film festivals worldwide.
BETTER offers a proven path toward safer, better living through revolutionary methods that lower the body’s weight "setpoint,” using simple, evidence-based solutions that anyone can use to optimize their diet (e.g., keto, vegan, paleo, kosher, halal, etc.) and to protect against today's most common diseases.
The movie tries to ask the critical questions regarding food production and consumption: What if there were a “unified theory” of eating and
living that cures not just diabetes and obesity, but also aims to end the shame and pain caused by the wellness industry?
The movie’s goal is to put an end to all the diet wars, unveiling scientifically backed new ways of eating endorsed by doctors at Harvard, as well as Johns Hopkins and Mayo Clinic; and ending all the confusing and conflicting diet information while curbing diabetes and obesity (diabesity). It also features inspiring success stories along with intimate testimonials by Americans who have struggled with negative body image, vulnerability, feelings of inadequacy and humiliation that bring the movie to life in all too relatable ways.
BETTER tries to tackle these challenges by following the doctors leading this revolution and features intimate portraits of people as they explore ways to decrease the dependence on medications and shame-based diets, while staying safe in an increasingly unhealthy world. BETTER was filmed on-location at Harvard Medical School with Dr. David Ludwig, author of The New York Times best-seller Always Hungry; and with EP and creator Jonathan Bailor, who founded the field of wellness engineering, and is the author of the New York Times best-seller, The Calorie Myth, and The Setpoint Diet. Bailor was inspired to help Americans overcome their overeating addiction after his own grandfather died of diabetes.
On a quest to help find a better way for Americans to eat, think and live, it is Bailor’s hope that the audience will be inspired to reverse their symptoms of diabesity, which is proven to be a top risk factor for COVID complications and death.
Says Bailor, “Now more than ever, everyone is in desperate need of a proven, practical and simple way to protect their mental and physical health. BETTER is not just a food documentary, it is a story of hope, empowerment, protection and betterment by every means necessary.”