The Magic Pill

(Brian) #29

Just watched the movie this morning. Wow! Seriously, I thought that it was really good. I didn’t come away from it feeling like it had condemned everyone who has a different point of view. But I thought it did an excellent job of suggesting that a low-carb way of eating is a viable alternative to the high-carb low-fat way of eating that’s been drilled into us for decades.

I appreciated the real life examples of the numerous people that it followed even for just a short time and the improvements that a turnaround in their eating habits made in the lives that they are living. (I even heard the “cure” word, I hope that doesn’t get somebody a lawsuit.)

I was touched by the examples of a couple of kids with really tough problems that showed so much improvement. I have a brother who was mentally and physically handicapped and wonder what might have become of him had this been known to our family 60 years ago.

There are some things that I’m not in total agreement with but those are certainly not the main theme of the movie.

I’m glad I watched.

(Robert) #30

I Just watched the movie with my wife. I have been Keto since January but T2D for over 20 years. She is moving in the correct direction.
She was not thrilled when I asked her but more than likely did to be nice.
I thought it was very well done. It was great to see some of the faces of the experts I trust.
My wife liked it allot! She said she has a better understanding of what better eating should be.

I know the movie was made to help everyone understand the way the government, Medical and Pharmaceutic Industries and Big Business have been using us for the past 50 years, but it really helped my wife so I say it was a huge success.


Did anyone notice the bread she made on The Magic Pill? I looked it up and tried it and I must say, it’s the best keto baked good I’ve had.

(Brian) #32

I did notice it but hadn’t gone looking for exactly what it was. Thanks for finding it for us!


I make fun of people who say “amazing” too often but it’s pretty amazing. I’d describe it as a mix between banana bread, cornbread, and pound cake. It stays together very well and could easily be used for a sandwich. I made toast out of it and was very impressed. It does require fairly expensive ingredients but I’m convinced it’s worth it. As for the coconut butter, I’m looking into making my own. Essentially you just throw shredded coconut in a food processor and let it run for about 10 minutes. That’s better than $10 per jar. And I find the process of softening the stuff from the jar to be a PITA.

(Sarah) #34

Would you mind sending me the link too?
Can’t wait to watch! :slight_smile:


PM’ed you :slight_smile:


Either my computer or that website has malware, as that page is giving me a massive warning page about ‘deceptive site’ etc - despite other pages on her website behaving fine.

Any chance you could copy/paste the recipe in here…? :slight_smile:


Fat Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Servings: Serving size 21g Source:


coconut oil (for greasing the loaf pan)

1 cup whole macadamia nuts

1 cup coconut butter

5 large eggs (50g each)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt (3g)

2 tablespoons lemon juice (30ml)

1 rounded teaspoon baking soda (6g)

1-8 1/2" x 4" loaf pan


(If a loaf is cut into 22 slices, each slice contains 1g of Carbs per slice.)

Place the Macadamia nuts into a typical large food processor and process on high to achieve a part butter, part chunky nut meal.

While still running the processor, drop one egg down the chute and wait for the sound to stabilize to a smooth sound (about 20-30 seconds). Then do the same with the second egg. Once the processor is running smoothly again add the remaining 3 eggs down the chute till you have a very smooth batter.

Turn off the processor and take a spatula and scrape the walls and bottom edges of the processor bowl to make sure that no large chunks are stuck and it is well mixed. Add the coconut butter, and sea salt. Turn it on again and let the added ingredients incorporate. When it’s well mixed (about 1/2 a minute), pour the lemon juice down the chute and then the baking soda. Mix for a few more seconds.

Place the batter in a greased standard 8 1/2" bread pan. Bake at 350’ for 35 minutes. (Shorten the baking time when using the doughnut or mini challah pan.) When it’s cool enough to handle, remove it from the bread pan and let it completely cool on a cake rack.

Total weight of batter before baking 630g after baking 547g.

Place 52g of batter in each hole of the doughnut pan (6 doughnuts per pan) at the end of baking you will have a 46g bagels. This recipe made 12 bagels.

The Challah sticks (or Hot dog buns which ever way you want to use them) are 50g each (after baking). This makes 11 sticks.


Calories 131 Calories from fat 113
Saturated Fat 6.8g
Cholesterol 42mg
Sodium 103mg
Potassium 42mg
Total Carbohydrates 3.4g
Dietary Fiber 2.4g
Sugars 1.0g
Protein 2.6g
Saturated Fat 144.5g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 930mg
Sodium 3168mg
Potassium 925mg
Total Carbohydrates 73.1g
Dietary Fiber 50.4g
Net Carbs 22.7g
Sugars 21.8g
Protein 56.0g


Thanks a million!!!


Raw macadamia nuts or roasted? Any difference?


I used roasted. Not sure if it matters but roasted worked great.


It happens I found this site recently. I think you would enjoy it and it seems that she has not kept it up but it has great scientific links about cancer. When I link to it through google the same thing happens. When I go to it through explorer it works well. I do not think it is dangerous but I have no computer expertise so proceed at your own risk

(Missy) #42

Hello, I’d like the link as well too please! :blush:


Pm’ed you.


For anyone looking to watch this film (The Magic Pill) … we watched it tonight on ‘Movie Box’ … which is connected to our Dodo Internet service. Cost $5.95 rental for 2 days.

I only turned up here after searching to find out more about the concepts … I had no clue about Paleo or Ketogenic? diets … other than assuming they were the latest fad diets (no disrespect meant).

Looks like I need to do a bit more study.

(Robert Tate) #46

Thank you for such a thoughtful and observant review. I’m really glad you liked it, as we worked very hard on establishing the characters and the style. Glad it paid off. - Robert Tate (Director / Editor)

(Tom Seest) #47

Two local Ketovangelist Coaches used to crowd source the showing of this movie in a local AMC theater in Springfield Illinois last night. We had 117 attendees, I believe. I hung out before and after the movie to help field questions.

One thing that really struck me as I watched the movie. Keep in mind that I’ve been Keto for over 3 years now. It really struck me how my perception of what food is, and how it has changed over the last three years. Four years ago, when I opened our refrigerator or our cabinets, it was not unlike the people in the movie. Now, when I go through the grocery stores, and even places like Whole Foods, I view those boxed and canned items as packaged food like products. I always try to purchase food, when I purchase it, without labels and containers, as I figure it is closer to the source. It’s amazing how my perception of food has changed, from the marketing, commercial driven perception over three years ago until now. Now, I drive through the country and look at cows and I think. “That looks tasty…”

On a more humorous note, the local AMC theater did not change the marquee for the the theater that we viewed The Magic Pill in. So, the marquee read “Death Wish”. The irony was rich, and we all had a good laugh. Sadly though, most of us that ate the SAD diet for years really did not have a “Death Wish”.

Congratulations on producing such a fine product…That connects so well with audiences…We even had some vegans re-thinking their dietary approach last night.

(Not a Chef) #48

Added to Amazon queue.

Might wait until after Jessica Jones Season 2, though.

(Tom Seest) #49

Last night’s experience found me wanting to check out the “Death Wish” remake. I enjoyed the original series…