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The Magic Pill

What if most of our modern diseases are really just symptoms of the same problem? The Magic Pill follows doctors, patients, scientists, chefs, farmers and journalists from around the globe who are combating illness through a paradigm shift in eating. And this simple change – embracing fat as our main fuel – is showing profound promise in improving the health of people, animals and the planet.

Q&A panel
Arabella Forge is a Registered Nutritionist and GAPS Practitioner. 
She has worked in private practice and teaches cooking classes that focus on digestive health and traditional diets. 
She is the author of two bestsellers - Frugavore: How to Grow Your Own, Buy Local, Waste Nothing and Eat Well (2010) and Nutrient Dense Food on A Shoestring (2016).
Arabella is a regular speaker on talkback radio, and has been a presenter on Channel 10's Love to Share Food and A Taste of Travel. 
Arabella is a regular columnist for Fairfax Media, ABC Organic Gardener and the Diggers Club. She is also the mother of two young boys.

Not afraid to ruffle some feathers, Rebecca Freer is a firm believer in personal rights, stating, “my human rights are my human rights, and I’ll do anything to protect them”. After spending eight years living in China, and 10 years working in a management consulting career, Rebecca’s passion for health, clean food, local community, and connection, led her to create a consumer advocacy organisation called the Australian Raw Milk Movement. This was in response to an overnight regulation change that crippled a cottage industry that nourished many consumers and enabled farming families to actually make a living.

Australia is behind the rest of the world being one of only two countries without a legal raw milk industry. "When did milk become so dangerous?", she wonders. Rebecca returned to corporate work after taking a few years out to work on passion projects including getting heavily involved in the local food movement. Now working in technology, most of her colleagues think of her as the crazy food lady with all her wacky rules on food, well they think it’s wacky, but she’s all about living her values; living her life in alignment with them. And what is so controversial about unprocessed, chemical free, locally grown food? She has bio-hacked her way back to good health from autoimmune diseases and leaky gut and is a huge advocate for taking control of your health whilst working with the right practitioners.

As Joel Salatin says ‘today’s lunatics are tomorrows mainstream’. She is very comfortable being a so-called lunatic.

About the event
Through thought-provoking events that inspire action, and using the power of film to illuminate the issues of our time, Suburban Sandcastles is a movement for people seeking to live with their minds opened by wonder, not closed by belief. Join us at Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale, Bayside Melbourne for a nourishing meal, fresh juice, wholefood snacks, beer and wine, all available for purchase before the film. Connect with our community and explore what's on offer from our wellness and lifestyle exhibitors. There's also great prizes in our raffle thanks to our exhibitors and generous local businesses.

Event program
5.45pm doors open, nourishing food and drink available, local exhibitors
6.45pm film commences
8.30pm Q&A panel followed by prize raffle
9.00pm event concludes

Earlier Event: August 9
Rise For Regional Documentary Premiere
Later Event: September 13
Screenagers (Bayside Melb)