First Do No Harm starring Meryl Streep
What if you had a health condition that could be “cured” or treated by a diet that doctors never told you about it?
What if they gave you hard core drugs with side effects instead, and even suggested brain surgery?
And then you resisted because it just didn’t seem like the happy ending you wanted. Something didn’t make sense. You did your own research and discovered that there was a diet that had amazing results with half of the patients that tried it.
This is the real life story behind the film First Do No Harm. Producer and director Jim Abrahams had this experience while trying to find a treatment for his son Charlie who suffered from epilepsy.
I found this movie on Netflix a few years ago while browsing all of Meryl’s movies. Who doesn’t love Meryl Streep?!!!! Turns out it was a TV movie made in 1997 and Meryl Streep’s performance was nominated for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and in the Satellite Awards in the category Best Actress in a TV Film.
I wonder if in the future this could happen to patients with celiac disease. You know, give them a drug and not even tell them about the gluten-free diet. “It’s too difficult to manage and adhere to…”
I’d love to hear what you think about this movie after you see it.
Be sure to have some Kleenex ready.
Here’s another inspirational movie: