Cancer: The Integrative Perspective is a feature film by Nathan Crane. On Friday, I watched the global premier which was available to watch online for free for a limited window of time (this window has now passed).
This film review is not sponsored – I am writing this review because I watched the film and I feel that it is worth spreading the knowledge about this important topic.
Who is Nathan Crane?
Nathan Crane is a writer, speaker and documentary maker who is passionate about healthy and sustainable living. I first came across him a few years ago when I watched his documentary series ‘The Search for Sustainability’, which I would highly recommend!
Cancer: The Integrative Perspective is dedicated to Nathan’s grandfather who sadly passed away from cancer several years ago. The loss of his grandfather prompted Nathan to conduct a lot of research into cancer, and his accumulated knowledge has resulted in this film.
What is the film about?
As the title suggests, the film is about cancer, and an integrative approach to treating it. The film consists mainly of excerpts from interviews with various experts, doctors, alternative medicine practitioners and cancer survivors. These excerpts are organised into topics throughout the film.
The film begins with a lot of shocking statistics about how cancer is on the rise, and a large proportion of people today will get cancer at some point in their lives. It’s clear that the statistics are US based, but similar statistics probably apply to all countries with a similar lifestyle.
After this, the film becomes more positive, giving hope and evidence that you can dramatically reduce your chances of getting cancer, and even reverse existing cancer.
The film is mostly factual and references various scientific studies, but it also includes the personal opinions and experiences of many of the speakers.
For a taster, you can view a trailer of this film on YouTube.
- The film contains a few fairly graphic excerpts from surgery, and one from factory farming, so be prepared to cover your eyes if you are sensitive to scenes like these. There are also excerpts showing acupuncture.
- In parts, the speakers mention God and faith, which is one perspective through which the subject matter can be viewed, but this may not appeal to all viewers.
These are some of the main topics that the film covers:
- The current statistics of cancer
- What causes cancer
- Toxins and hormone disrupters
- The immune system
- The power of thoughts and beliefs
- Combining different kinds of treatment to form an integrative approach to treating cancer
A few interesting facts I learned from this film
These are a few interesting facts that stood out for me in this film. I have certainly learned things that I didn’t know before!
- Everyone has cancer cells in their body. They are only noticeable and get diagnosed when they have grown out of control.
- Our immune system requires a lot of energy to function properly. When we are experiencing stress, most of our energy goes to our adrenal system. Also, our stress hormones shut off the immune system.
- Fruit and vegetable juices are great for you, but make sure to swish them in your mouth before swallowing. This way, your saliva can do it’s job in the first stages of breaking down the food, just like it would if you ate a whole piece of fruit.
- The power of thought is hugely important. Our beliefs literally change our biology, for better or worse. The placebo effect works because a positive belief in healing really does heal!
There is a lot more information in the film, and I don’t want to share too much here. If you found these facts interesting and useful then I would recommend watching the whole film!
I am no expert, but in my opinion the film is well made and professionally produced. The video quality is great, and the audio quality is good except that some speakers sound louder than others. Also, the sound is sometimes concentrated in one ear. I didn’t find this too bothersome though.
The music is fitting to the film, although it sometimes sounds a bit minor and depressing. This is understandable at the start of the film because it adds dramatic effect to the saddening statistics about cancer. However, the later parts of the film are supposed to be hopeful and optimistic for the future of cancer treatment and prevention. Therefore I feel that more positive sounding music in a major key would have been more appropriate.
Is it worth the money?
The film is available to buy in various packages starting from $39 (approx £30), and this is a discounted price so it will rise. In my opinion, this is very expensive for a film, even with the included bonuses! However, there is an option on the website to sign up if you would like to be notified about future free screenings.
I enjoyed the film and I found the information very valuable so I would definitely recommend the film, but I do feel it is overpriced. Unless money is not a limitation for you, I would recommend waiting for a free screening. On the other hand, our health is the most valuable thing we will ever have. If you look at it from the point of view that this film could positively affect your health, you may decide that it is worth the money!
I would especially recommend this film if you or someone you are close to is already affected by cancer. I wish you or your loved one(s) all the best with your treatment and recovery.