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Sugar Coated

Thu & Fri, Oct 1 & 2 / 7 pm
Sat, Oct 3 / 9 pm
Sun, Oct 4 / 3 pm
Directed by Michèle Hozer
2015, Canada, 90 min

This compelling investigative doc exposes the US sugar industry’s systematic hijacking of scientific study to bury evidence that sugar is, in fact, toxic. For 40 years, Big Sugar deflected threats to its multibillion dollar empire through creative PR and tactics strikingly similar to the way the tobacco industry disguised the fact that its products are addictive and cause fatal illnesses. As obesity rates skyrocket and doctors treat the first generation of children suffering from fatty liver disease, the sugar industry has come under increasing scrutiny from emerging scientific and medical studies.
-Lynne Fernie, Hot Docs

Discussion to follow the Sunday, Oct 4th screening with the following guests:

Phyllis Reid-Jarvis is the Director of Ultimate Potentials, an innovative training and coaching firm. Phyllis has a Bachelor’s Degree in Foods & Nutrition from the University of Manitoba and a Diploma in Dietetics from the Health Sciences Centre. She is a member of the College of Dietitians of Manitoba, Dietitians of Canada, International Coaching Federation, and the Consulting Dietitians Network.

Dr. Suzanne Buffie is a chiropractor and mom to 3 active children. She and her husband, Dr. Jared Buffie, practice family wellness chiropractic at Provencher Family Chiropractic Centre. Together they are passionate about leading families down a healthier path. They have seen first hand the amazing transformations in their patient’s health when they eliminate sugar and processed foods from their diets.

 

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