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Movie Night Returns to Neck, Back & Beyond

Jan 03, 2018 09:04PM
Monthly movies have returned to Neck, Back & Beyond, staring in January. Now that they are in their new location in Fairfax, these monthly offerings showcase some of the best health-related documentaries currently available. The next movie, That Sugar Film, will be shown at 7 p.m. on January 25.

That Sugar Film started as one man's journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau, in his first film embarked on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high-sugar diet on a healthy body—consuming only foods that are commonly perceived, or promoted to be 'healthy’. The premise of the film rests on his decision, three years before, to eliminate refined sugar from his diet. With a “clean slate” he was able to test what would happen if he returned to the sweet stuff.

In short, Gameau experienced liver disease, an increase of 10 centimeters of visceral fat around his waist, mood swings and (according to doctors) early signs of what could lead to coronary problems.

Join the team at Neck, Back & Beyond to take a deep look at this film’s message and learn what the science behind self-defined “healthy snacks” may have missed. Non-GMO snacks will be offered and there will be professionals on hand for discussion and to answer questions.

Cost: $5 donation is appreciated. Location: 10195 Main St. Ste D, Fairfax. For more information or to reserve your spot, call 703-865-5690, email [email protected] or visit

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