Game Changers Documentary

Course Format
Video and Online Quiz Questions

85 minutes

Game Changers Documentary

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine is excited to collaborate with The Game Changers Documentary to offer a CME/CE opportunity.

Presented by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan, The Game Changers follows James Wilks — elite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter — whose world is turned upside down when he discovers a group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that everything he had been taught about protein was a lie.

Directed by Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos, The Game Changers mixes real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph. The film features some of the strongest, fastest and toughest athletes on the planet — and it’s backed by them too — with additional EPs including Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and Chris Paul. Wilks’ journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance but the health of the entire global population.

The documentary exhibits over 50 scientific publications in evaluating important issues that range from protein requirements to how the foods we eat affect blood flow, inflammatory markers, exercise performance, hormone levels, and our risk of disease and death. The film brings this science to life by sharing the journeys of elite athletes who fuel their success with a plant-based diet.

Learning Objectives

  1. Compare protein requirements and intakes, and review the scientific consensus to evaluate protein quantity and quality.
  2. Identify dietary constituents and patterns that affect blood flow and inflammatory markers. Apply findings to both athletic performance and health.
  3. Contrast the effects of well-known dietary compounds and eating styles on morbidity and mortality risk.
  4. Valuate the effects of nutrition on the endocrine system.