Food Matters TV: Optimize Your Health
The “Netflix of health and wellness” is changing
how people learn, eat and heal themselves
Almost 2,500 years ago Hippocrates said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” But today, countless people suffer illness and live shorter lives largely because of their food and lifestyle choices.
Food Matters TV is becoming known as the “Netflix of health and wellness” for its revolutionary platform designed to help people take control of their health. It’s the creation of James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch, a pair of nutritional consultants turned filmmakers.
James and Laurentine founded Food Matters® after the release of their first film of the same name, as a one-stop shop for people to educate themselves on their health. The site offers health news and tips, healthy recipes, plus now with Food Matters TV, documentaries and guided programs by renowned experts through a state-of-the art multimedia platform.
FMTV is a global platform for the best and most carefully curated information on nutrition and health. The online subscription service offers guided programs on topics including detoxing and stress relief, yoga and exercise, how to get better sleep, prepare for the birth of a child, and fight cancer and other diseases – all through healthy eating and lifestyle choices. Documentaries, recipes, and interviews with top global experts are one click away.
FMTV is designed to “seriously revolutionize the way people consume healthcare in the 21st century,” Laurentine says. “We're allowing people to take their health in their own hands and to start finding answers and solutions from the comfort of their own homes.”
James and Laurentine created Food Matters® after seeing the life-changing power of good nutrition in their own family. In 2008 James’ dad Roy became chronically ill while leading the high-stress life typical of many middle-aged professionals. Suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, depression and anxiety, he tried the mainstream medical path and ended up on six different medications.
“We were freaking out as a family. What do we do?,” James recalls. “I started studying nutrition via correspondence and had this huge awakening. But we were really struggling to get through to him, so we decided to make a documentary.”
James and Laurentine quit their jobs working on a luxury yacht and dove into the project. “Food Matters” (2008), their internationally acclaimed—and wildly popular—documentary about the medical and healthcare industries, changed not only their lives but also Roy’s.
“We showed him the footage. And within three months, literally, he was off all his medications, lost 50 pounds and was back to normal. We had our dad back. We had our family back. And then we went and relayed the film to the world, and it just took the world by storm.”
Food Matters® has become a leading resource in the natural health world with over 3.7 million visitors since 2008. Their latest documentary, “Hungry For Change” (2012), reveals how the diet and processed food industries are the enemies of permanent weight loss, vibrant health and natural living. Since its premiere in March 2012, the film has been viewed by more than 1 million people around the world.
Subscribers to Food Matters TV and visitors to Food Matters® will find a robust community where people exchange ideas and information to improve their health and wellness.
“It's a really beautiful channel with this thriving community and people are loving and the testimonials and feedback are just amazing,” James says.
That dynamic has prompted plans to convert Food Matters® into a free nutrition helpline this fall. People will be able to chat live with a Food Matters® coach or “angel” who can provide information on nutritional and holistic healing choices.
“Our customer service team has been specializing in this for a couple of years now, so we're really perfecting this,” Laurentine says. “We thought, let's put it on our actual homepage so people can really start to interact.”
James and Laurentine both studied nutrition at the Global College of Natural Health in Santa Cruz, California. They are excited about plans for Food Matters® to begin offering online coaching later this year. It’s all part of their quest to revolutionize the way people consume healthcare. The goal is to shift the focus from expensive drugs and medical interventions to health and disease prevention through access to better education, nutrition support, and holistic healing methods.
“Our mission in this world is to educate people on the power of good nutrition, natural healing and open people's minds to view their health from a holistic perspective,” James says. “Education is the healthcare of the future, and that's what we're here to do.”
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PRESS RELEASE (August 19, 2017): Food Matters TV: The “Netflix of Health and Wellness”
To learn more, visit www.FoodMatters.com and www.FMTV.com.