What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases – and investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want us to know about it. With heart disease and cancer the leading causes of death in America, and diabetes at an all-time high, the film reveals possibly the largest health cover-up of our time. With the help of medical doctors, researchers, and consumer advocates, What the Health exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.

Join Kip as he tracks down the leading and most trusted American health nonprofits to find out why these groups are staying silent, despite a growing body of evidence. Audiences will be shocked to learn the insidious roles played by pharmaceutical companies, agribusiness, and processed animal food companies in the nation’s health, especially in the most vulnerable communities, and will cheer at the transformation and recovery of those who took their lives into their own hands.

What The Health is a surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation’s health and how big business influences it.


ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

Kip Andersen

Kip Andersen’s awakening as a filmmaker came as a result of An Inconvenient Truth. After seeing the film, he dramatically changed his lifestyle and believed he was doing everything he could to help the planet. But his life took a different direction when he found out animal agriculture is the leading cause of environmental destruction. Together with Keegan Kuhn he co-produced his first film, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, which became an overnight viral success and ignited the environmental movement. Following this success, he was invited to speak in front of the European Parliament and a new cut, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, was exclusively released on Netflix in September 2015.

Andersen is the founder of A.U.M. Films and Media, a 501c3 non-profit focused on creating films and media that promote thrivability, compassion, and harmony for all life. He is also a serial entrepreneur, as well as a certified Jivamukti and Kundalini yoga teacher.

He is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo school of business and has called San Francisco home for more than a decade.

 

Keegan Kuhn

Keegan Kuhn is the award-winning co-director of the highly acclaimed documentary film Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, executive produced for Netflix by Leonardo DiCaprio. Kuhn is the owner and operator of First Spark Media, a digital film production company tailored to creating films for social justice.

Kuhn's skills as a director, producer, cinematographer, editor, animator and composer have been utilized in film subjects as diverse as modern Alaskan homesteading, gender inequality, animal rescues, Buddhism, endurance sports and environmental destruction. He is motivated by a deep desire to shed light on untold stories of the most downtrodden in our society, and to raise awareness through greater visibility of social justice issues.

Kuhn is the owner of the camera accessory company First Spark Gear and creator of the educational music project True Nature. He lives with his partner Shani in the East Bay of San Francisco, California.


FEATURING THE EXPERTISE OF

Dr. Milton Mills practices urgent care medicine in the Washington DC area. Dr. Mills earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He has published several research journal articles dealing with racial bias in federal nutrition policy.

Dr. Milton Mills practices urgent care medicine in the Washington DC area. Dr. Mills earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He has published several research journal articles dealing with racial bias in federal nutrition policy.

Dr. Garth Davis is a leader in the field of bariatric medicine. Dr. Davis has been recognized as a Texas Monthly Super Doc and stars with his father, Dr. Robert Davis, on the hit docu-reality medical series, Big Medicine. His recently published bestseller Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us is available in bookstores nationwide.

Dr. Garth Davis is a leader in the field of bariatric medicine. Dr. Davis has been recognized as a Texas Monthly Super Doc and stars with his father, Dr. Robert Davis, on the hit docu-reality medical series, Big Medicine. His recently published bestseller Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us is available in bookstores nationwide.

Michele Simon is a public health lawyer specializing in legal strategies to counter corporate tactics that harm the public’s health. Simon has been researching and writing about the food industry and food politics since 1996. Her first book, Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back, was published by Nation Books in 2006. Her groundbreaking 2007 report on alcoholic energy drinks led to federal action. She has a master’s degree in public health from Yale University and received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Michele Simon is a public health lawyer specializing in legal strategies to counter corporate tactics that harm the public’s health. Simon has been researching and writing about the food industry and food politics since 1996. Her first book, Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back, was published by Nation Books in 2006. Her groundbreaking 2007 report on alcoholic energy drinks led to federal action. She has a master’s degree in public health from Yale University and received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Kimberly Snyder, C.N. is a nutritionist and the New York Times best-selling author of The Beauty Detox Solution, The Beauty Detox Foods and The Beauty Detox Power (2015). She is the go-to nutritionist for many of the entertainment industries’ top celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Kerry Washington, Channing Tatum and Reese Witherspoon, among many others. Snyder is a highly sought-after, reoccurring nutritional and beauty expert on The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show and Access Hollywood.

Kimberly Snyder, C.N. is a nutritionist and the New York Times best-selling author of The Beauty Detox Solution, The Beauty Detox Foods and The Beauty Detox Power (2015). She is the go-to nutritionist for many of the entertainment industries’ top celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Kerry Washington, Channing Tatum and Reese Witherspoon, among many others. Snyder is a highly sought-after, reoccurring nutritional and beauty expert on The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show and Access Hollywood.

Dr. Neal Barnard is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Dr. Barnard is one of America's leading advocates for health, nutrition, and higher standards in research. As the principal investigator of several human clinical research trials, whose results are published in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals, Dr. Barnard continues to examine key issues in health and nutrition.

Dr. Neal Barnard is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Dr. Barnard is one of America's leading advocates for health, nutrition, and higher standards in research. As the principal investigator of several human clinical research trials, whose results are published in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals, Dr. Barnard continues to examine key issues in health and nutrition.

Dr. Michael A. Klaper is a physician, author, and nutrition expert. Klaper graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1972 and was a NASA nutrition adviser and medical consultant on diets for astronauts. He also served on the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Student Association and served as the scientific director of the environmental organization EarthSave. He was featured on the PBS documentary Diet For A New America by John Robbins and received the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award.

Dr. Michael A. Klaper is a physician, author, and nutrition expert. Klaper graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1972 and was a NASA nutrition adviser and medical consultant on diets for astronauts. He also served on the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Student Association and served as the scientific director of the environmental organization EarthSave. He was featured on the PBS documentary Diet For A New America by John Robbins and received the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award.

Dr. Michael Greger is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on a number of important public health issues. His latest book How Not to Die made the New York Times best seller list three times. A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, he is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Michael Greger is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on a number of important public health issues. His latest book How Not to Die made the New York Times best seller list three times. A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, he is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Michelle McMacken is a board-certified internal medicine physician and an assistant professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine. An honors graduate of Yale University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she has more than ten years of experience practicing primary care, directing a medical weight-loss program, and teaching doctors at Bellevue Hospital Center in NYC.

Dr. Michelle McMacken is a board-certified internal medicine physician and an assistant professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine. An honors graduate of Yale University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she has more than ten years of experience practicing primary care, directing a medical weight-loss program, and teaching doctors at Bellevue Hospital Center in NYC.


ALSO FEATURING

Dr. Alan Goldhamer, TrueNorth Health Center Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Cardiovascular Prevention Program, Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute Dr. Joel Kahn, cardiologist, Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity Dr. John McDougall, physician, bestselling author Dr. Kim A. Williams, cardiologist, president of American College of Cardiology Dr. Paul Porras, pediatrician Dr. Robert Ratner, chief scientific and medical officer, American Diabetes Association Cristina Stella, attorney, Center for Food Safety David Carter, former NFL defensive lineman David Simon, attorney, author, Meatonomics Don Webb, Duplin County North Carolina Isaac Ward, Duplin County North Carolina Jake Conroy, activist, writer Jaydee Hanson, senior policy analyst, Center for Food Safety Larry Baldwin, Waterkeeper Alliance Mark Kennedy, attorney, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Mike Ewall, co-director, Climate Justice Network Mu Jin Han, personal trainer Paige Tomaselli, senior attorney, Center for Food Safety Reneé Miller, Duplin County North Carolina Rich Roll, ultra-endurance athlete, author Robert Martin, Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production Ruby Lathon PhD, certified holistic nutritionist Ryan Shapiro, historian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Steve-O, actor, stuntman Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D. Tia Blanco, professional surfer Timothy Shieff, world champion freerunner, ninja warrior Toni Okamoto, Plant Based on a Budget

Dr. Alan Goldhamer, TrueNorth Health Center

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Cardiovascular Prevention Program, Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute

Dr. Joel Kahn, cardiologist, Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity

Dr. John McDougall, physician, bestselling author

Dr. Kim A. Williams, cardiologist, president of American College of Cardiology

Dr. Paul Porras, pediatrician

Dr. Robert Ratner, chief scientific and medical officer, American Diabetes Association

Cristina Stella, attorney, Center for Food Safety

David Carter, former NFL defensive lineman

David Simon, attorney, author, Meatonomics

Don Webb, Duplin County North Carolina

Isaac Ward, Duplin County North Carolina

Jake Conroy, activist, writer

Jaydee Hanson, senior policy analyst, Center for Food Safety

Larry Baldwin, Waterkeeper Alliance

Mark Kennedy, attorney, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Mike Ewall, co-director, Climate Justice Network

Mu Jin Han, personal trainer

Paige Tomaselli, senior attorney, Center for Food Safety

Reneé Miller, Duplin County North Carolina

Rich Roll, ultra-endurance athlete, author

Robert Martin, Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production

Ruby Lathon PhD, certified holistic nutritionist

Ryan Shapiro, historian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Steve-O, actor, stuntman

Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D.

Tia Blanco, professional surfer

Timothy Shieff, world champion freerunner, ninja warrior

Toni Okamoto, Plant Based on a Budget