Last week, the highly anticipated documentary The Game Changers was released into cinemas around the world.
In a line-up of elite athletes, the film also features interviews with over fifteen renowned medical doctors, including two Doctors For Nutrition Advisory Council team members. Dr Kim Williams MD (2017 President of the American College of Cardiology) and Dr Scott Stoll MD (Team Physician for the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation) and their colleagues present the compelling scientific evidence behind why a diet based on plants can help optimise athletic performance, recovery and overall health.
Dr Kim Williams (left) and Dr Scott Stoll (right)
The Game Changers follows martial arts athlete James Wilks on a quest to uncover the ideal diet for human performance. Through meeting with top-tier athletes (such as Australia's own Olympic sprint champion, Morgan Mitchell), special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons and everyday heroes, James discovers that fuelling the body with plants is the secret to achieving and maintaining physical prowess.
Executive produced by some of the sports world's biggest names – think Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lewis Hamilton, Jackie Chan and Novak Djokovic – does the film live up to the hype?
The Doctors For Nutrition team attended the premiere screenings across Australia and New Zealand this week. Here's a sample of what they had to say:
Dr Andrew Little MD (Ambassadoc for Queensland)
“Do yourself a favour and watch this documentary. It’s absolutely amazing. It presents the facts of a plant-based diet in a really nice, logical order and hits on everything the public needs to know about. It features high profile athletes… thriving on plant-based diets. Check it out, it is seriously a big eye-opener.”
Emma Strutt APD (Lead Dietitian for Queensland)
“The Game Changers does a fantastic job at presenting the latest science (bonus points for the on-screen references) while completely obliterating the ridiculously out-of-date stereotype that ‘real men’ need to eat meat for strength, size and speed. Anyone who cares about their health and wellbeing, their athletic performance or the environment will take something of value away from this entertaining documentary.”
Dr Malcolm Mackay MD (GP Resources Advisor)
“It blends nutrition science with the stories of some of the strongest, fastest and toughest athletes on the planet. The health science segments are well-researched and the information is presented at a pace and depth that is easy to understand.”
Jenny Cameron Grad Cert Hum Nut (Lead Research Advisor)
“Anyone who is an athlete needs to see this film. Anyone who works with athletes needs to see this film. Anyone worried about getting enough protein needs to see this film. We are confident this movie has what it takes to have a powerful impact across the world.”
As you can see, the Doctors For Nutrition team gives The Game Changers two big plant-powered thumbs up. Interested to discover what the fitness fuss is all about? From October 1, 2019 you will be able to view this fantastic film in the comfort of your own home. Head to gamechangersmovie.com to find out more.
Watch the trailer here:
Credit: A version of this article first appeared on Plant Based News