Some months ago, I posted the Kickstarter trailer for a documentary titled Cereal Killers and encouraged people to support the film. A lot of you did. I received a nice thanks from Donal O’Neill, the producer, but the thanks belong to everyone who helped get this documentary off the ground.
I’m happy to announce that Cereal Killers has been released. I watched it last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. To recap, O’Neill became interested in diet and health largely because his father suffered a heart attack in middle age, despite being a lean, muscular athlete who followed the “correct” diet recommended by the so-called experts. After his research convinced him that fat phobia is misguided, O’Neill decided to try a low-carb/high-fat diet for four weeks and track his health markers.
The film is entertaining, informative, and beautifully shot. The expressions on some people’s faces when he tells them what he’s eating in his attempt to avoid heart disease are laugh-out-loud funny.
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The film follows Donal – a lean, fit, seemingly healthy 41 year old man – on a quest to hack his genes and drop dead healthy by avoiding the heart disease and diabetes that has afflicted his family.
Donal’s father Kevin, an Irish gaelic football star from the 1960s, won the first of 2 All Ireland Championships with the Down Senior Football Team in 1960 before the biggest crowd (94,000) ever seen at an Irish sporting event.
When Kevin suffered a heart attack later in life, family and friends were shocked. How does a lean, fit and seemingly healthy man – who has sailed through cardiac stress tests – suddenly fall victim to heart disease?
Can a controversial diet consisting of 70% fat provide the answers?