All Jacked Up, the Junk Food Documentary

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Here’s an irresistible invitation from Mike Adams, a fervent supporter of the documentary film All Jacked Up:

Your act of watching this film is, all by itself, an act of passionate protest against the corporations that would love nothing more than to turn you into a brain-dead, disease-managed feeding machine that lives an entire lifetime as an ignorant, manipulated consumer.

Don’t hold back, Mike — tell us how you really feel! Adams is the editor of, and he’s also in this film. He did it for free, and he doesn’t profit from selling DVDs of the movie on his website. Brought to us by Faerie Films and Junkyard Dog Films, All Jacked Up is about the effects of processed foods and soft drinks on teenagers.

There are several problems with highly pleasurable, ultra-enhanced, hedonic foods. One is, their presence in the diet of growing children correlates highly with the remarkably widespread incidence of diabetes. Here’s the interesting part. Adams says,

You’ll be stunned, shocked and outraged over what you’ll see in this film — how junk foods destroy families, cause depression and even make kids suicidal.

He also speaks of emotional distress and broken lives. Does this sound familiar? What other family-destroying, depression-causing, life-breaking and suicide-abetting substances do we know of? Alcohol, heroin, meth, crack… You guessed it: this is the havoc wreaked by addiction, and, once again, people who know what they’re talking about are drawing parallels between junk food and hard drugs.

Adams doesn’t recommend All Jacked Up for very young children — too scary — but it apparently has big mojo when it comes to winning the hearts and minds of teenagers. He says, if you have teens at home, do whatever it takes to get them to watch it. (May I suggest a surefire method? “Hide” the DVD in the drawer of your night table and then go out for the evening.)

The film doesn’t advocate any particular diet, but it does change lives. Adams talks about showing it to some kids in the neighborhood, who immediately swore off hot dogs, pepperoni, beef jerky, bacon, salami, and all processed meats in general.

Adams calls the film a form of cognitive dietary therapy, which communicates with the brain in a way that instantly changes behavior. In fact, he promises that the viewer will automatically choose a healthier foodstyle. He believes that All Jacked Up should be on national TV every week for a year, and if America’s health authorities were smart, they would make this happen. Adams says,

But alas, our nation’s health authorities are little more than puppets, owned and controlled by the very corporations manufacturing and selling the junk products that are destroying the health of an entire generation… This is the movie they desperately hope you never see.

Let’s check in with the Weigh2Rock kids, the courageous young people in search of change, who have confided their thoughts to the pages of Dr. Pretlow’s website. The poll questions are very provocative and the responses are very revealing. For example, “What food do you have the most problem with?” is a typical question.

Only two of the edibles mentioned, chicken and bread, are really even in the food category at all. With the exceptions of the 235-pound boy, who says he has the most problem with “Everything,” and the short, tubby 11-year-old girl, who says “All food,” every other kid has named a substance that is superfluous to human existence and inimical to human health. In other words, they qualify as junk food.

Poll #92, “What foods are you addicted to?” is also illuminating. Nobody names broccoli or carrots. The addictive foods fingered by the kids are the same dishes we find on the menus of fast-food eateries everywhere. By coincidence, they’re also the same foods spotlighted in All Jacked Up.

Your responses and feedback are welcome!

Source: “All Jacked Up: The Explosive Junk Food Documentary the Food Companies Hope You Never See,” NaturalNews, 01/17/08
Source: All Jacked Up Trailer,” AllJackedUpMovie
Source: “Poll #87,” BlubberBusters
Source: “Poll #92,” BlubberBusters
Image by Let Ideas Compete, used under its Creative Commons license.

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  1. The producers of All Jacked Up would like to offer readers of Childhood Obesity News a discount on the purchase or downloads of the documentary – exclusive to Childhood Obesity News.

    Visit the website at and use the discount code CHILD to get $5 off the DVD price, or $3.50 off the download.

    Thank you!
    Faerie Films, the producers of All Jacked Up

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Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation at the World Obesity Federation 2019 Conference:
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Dr. Pretlow’s 2017 Workshop on
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Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation at the 2015 Obesity Summit in London, UK.

Dr. Pretlow’s invited keynote at the 2014 European Childhood Obesity Group Congress in Salzburg, Austria.

Dr. Pretlow’s presentation at the 2013 European Congress on Obesity in Liverpool, UK.

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