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The Cycle Of Life: How We Eat

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Anna was born with a sweet tooth, and as a young woman, she created a successful business using it. Her delicious jams and jellies gave pleasure to many, but did they also cause harm? Explores the way the human body processes food and how its long-term growth and development are shaped by eating habits. Illustrating cellular aging and its relationship to AGEs, or advanced glycation end products, a connection is drawn between the bacteria an infant must consume to build a healthy immune system and the bacteria that consume the body at death. As Anna's life draws to a close, viewers will understand that "dust to dust" is a cycle in which humans take an active part--every time they sit down to a meal. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) audio description, (2) English subtitles in a black box.

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