Screening of “Eating You Alive” set for January 12

Sandy Rose

When: Friday, January 12 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Where: The Ballroom at MountainView; 38759 S. MountainView Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85739, USA

Time to take control of our health; chronic health conditions afflict half of all adults in the U.S. Despite countless dollars spent on medical research and new drugs, Americans are sicker than ever before. Featuring James Cameron and Samuel Jackson, alongside leading medical experts, researchers, nutritionists and everyday people, Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information and how changing what we eat can save our lives — one bite at a time. After the screening Dr. Crawford, who is in the documentary, will be available for questions and answers.

Dr. Ted Crawford is a board certified family practice physician who promotes plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine with NW Allied Physicians in his office in Oro Valley. Dr. Crawford was born, raised and educated in Iowa obtaining his Bachelor’s degree at Drake University and graduating medical school from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. He performed his post graduate residency training in the U.S. Air Force and moved to Arizona in 1988. Dr. Crawford and his wife Barbee adopted a plant-based lifestyle over six years ago. He suffered from several chronic medical issues himself including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, reflux disease and a weight problem. Within six months of adopting a plant-based diet, he had lost over 30 pounds and was able to discontinue the four prescription medications he was taking. He experienced more energy and felt like a new person. Having experienced the many positive benefits to his own health, he began promoting and advocating this way of nutrition to his patients. Those that follow his lead have been able to improve and even reverse such chronic diseases as high blood pressure, diabetes and coronary disease. He has presented to many groups and conferences often bringing patients of his along to share their testimonials. He was featured in the recent highly acclaimed documentary Eating You Alive which will be coming to theaters soon. As Dr. Crawford puts it, “The most potent medicine comes not from a pill, but from the end  of a fork.”