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Individuals with Celiac, Diabetes, Lactose Intolerance, etc. are transformed by cooking+diet+doctors+Celebrity Chef Sara Moulton

A reality medical/cooking television series about individuals who require special diets to heal themselves - such as Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Lactose Free and more.

FOODICINE will be the first reality television show where individuals with food- related illnesses (Diabetes, Celiac Disease, Crohn's Disease, Kidney Disease, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, etc.) that require special diets (Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Fat Free, etc.) are transformed by modifying their eating patterns, diet, and lifestyle in order to lead healthier and more productive lives.

We need your help for this project!  We do not receive funding unless we fully meet our goal.  Please forward the link to this campaign along to your friends, family, and colleagues, and share via social media!

Our FOODICINE team includes the Emmy Award winning production company, Resolution  Pictures, Inc. Resolution's credits include the television shows My Country, My Kitchen (Food Network), Food Trip with Todd English and Lidia's Italy with Lidia Bastianch (PBS), and Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen (PBS). The team also includes physicians and dietitians from Harvard Medical School's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston.

Lastly, the FOODICINE team includes Celebrity Chef (and Food Network star/Gourmet Magazine Executive Chef) Sara Moulton. Sara is already known for her fabulous recipes - but in FOODICINE, viewers will watch her whip up easy-to-make gourmet meals specifically designed for each patient's nutritional needs. Other Celebrity Chefs and Celebrity Entertainers will be on the show as well. Additionally, the show will use an entertaining "pop-up" format to supply facts and information regarding health and the presented cooking techniques on each episode.

Sustaining nutritional requirements for each person are different, and FOODICINE addresses this issue by utilizing a fast moving show format. On FOODICINE, we will combine reality footage of physician visits of patients with medical diagnoses (again, Crohn’s, Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Celiac Disease, etc.) with cooking techniques to teach the patient that eating the right foods can enhance the treatment of their specific medical condition-and change their lives.

Current television shows focus on nutrition, health, and cooking for the general public. FOODICINE takes the nutrition/cooking concept to the next level by combining the reality of patients whose lives are severely impacted by food affected illnesses with cooking techniques to turn the patient's life around. For the first time, this show will educate individuals about food impacted illnesses, the nutritional foods and recipes to prevent and treat these illnesses, and how to "know your own body" and tune in to one's healthy self.

Bringing chronic illnesses and their food treatments into the public eye on television will increase awareness regarding these diseases in both the public and medical communities. FOODICINE will also help increase tolerance and understanding in restaurants, supermarkets, and general lifestyle settings for patients who must deal with their health restrictions at home and in public locations on a daily basis.

Funding obtained from this Kickstarter campaign will be used towards the costs of the production of the pilot/sizzle reel for FOODICINE. This will enable our team to better secure network pickup.

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The biggest challenge of this project is the challenge of convincing the patients in the show to trust our team of medical professionals, dieticians, chefs, patient advocates, and crew enough to open themselves up to change. Convincing the patients to open a very personal, sensitive, and emotional part of their story to us will certainly be difficult. In our pre-production work we are focusing our energy on building relationships with the people who will appear in the pilot. Establishing a trust and shared sense of purpose with the individuals in our show will be key to helping to create a pilot that makes a lasting, positive impact for everyone involved.

Another challenge will be filming a pilot in very busy, active, Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals. Filming will be restricted to certain times of day and locations within the hospitals and we will need to be considerate of all of the other hospital patients who will continue to be seen while the filming occurs. Of course, we will overcome these challenges by working with the hospital administration and legal staff, which has been extremely supportive of the Foodicine project, and all HIPAA guidelines will be strictly adhered to.

Another-more general- challenge associated with the production of Foodicine includes the challenge of garnering a large viewership. However, we believe that we will overcome that risk because, not only will Foodicine be groundbreaking, entertaining, and informative television, but because, as of 2011-2012 data:

*26 Million Adults and Children in the U.S. have Diabetes
*79 have Prediabetes
*3 Million Have Celiac Disease
*1.4 million have Crohn's and Colitis
*50 Million Have Arthritis
*3 Million Have Gout
*50 Million Have Arthritis

and each of these individuals want hope and help.

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

Besides making a donation, there are many other ways that you can help this television show pilot get made and seen. Spread the word through Facebook and Twitter or write about it on your blog. Like us on Facebook! Send an email with the link to this Kickstarter campaign to someone you think this story would matter to, such as family and friends who are affected by a food impacted illness. Send the link to your doctors- the number of individuals with Celiac Disease, Crohn's, and Colitis that were originally misdiagnosed is staggering!

Join the movement for using food as medicine for those with food-affected conditions. Send the link to this campaign to everyone you that think this television show would matter to. Thank you for your support!

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    GLUTEN FREE LEVEL- THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! For a $10 donation you will receive a beautiful FOODICINE bookmark with information regarding the show's topics and the show's stars.

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    SUGAR FREE LEVEL- For a donation of $25 you will receive a FOODICINE bookmark plus a beautiful, earth-friendly, reusable supermarket tote imprinted with the FOODICINE logo. Save trees by using your Foodicine grocery bag at stores and spread the word about Foodicine. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION!! Food is medicine!!

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    SALT FREE LEVEL- For a donation of $50 you will receive all of the above plus a personal email from a member of the crew, a copy of the show's pilot, a special SHOUTOUT on FOODICINE's website and Facebook page!! Every contribution is important! Thank you so much, and listen to your own body!!

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    FAT FREE LEVEL- For a donation of $75, you will receive all of the above plus a personal telephone call from the show's creator. There is something delicious for EVERY BODY!

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    LACTOSE FREE LEVEL- For a donation of $100 you will receive all of the above plus a FOODICINE screensaver! Remind yourself to stay on track every time that you turn on your computer and tablet!! Be creative but know your own limits!!

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    FIBER FREE LEVEL-For a donation of $250 you will receive all of the above plus a FOODICINE T-shirt. Be true to yourself and treat yourself WELL!!

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    FIBER FULL LEVEL- For a donation of $500 you will receive all of the above plus a private telephone call from the show's producer. Don't worry about what other's think-take care of yourself in the way that works best for you!

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    NUT FREE LEVEL-For a contribution of $1,000 you will receive all of the above plus an invitation to FOODICINE's exclusive launch party to be held in Boston or NYC (travel expenses not included!). Be true to your school (of thought).

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    SOY FREE LEVEL-For a contribution of $5,000 you will receive all of the above plus an exclusive visit to the set of FOODICINE to watch us film.

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