A Delicate Balance

“This is a remarkable film and should be compulsory viewing for every human being. It gives us hope. Solutions to global warming and the health crisis are within our reach. This is a must for anyone who cares for the survival of the planet, our fellow human beings, animals (great and small) and their own health”.
Philip Wollen, Order of Australia medal recipient 2007

Press Reviews

“A Delicate Balance goes further than Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth by saying the only hope for the planet is if people give up meat and dairy.”
Phil Kafcaloudes - Breakfast Club ABC RADIO

“Worldwide, intensive or 'factory' farming arguably causes the most suffering to the largest number of animals. A Delicate Balance is a fascinating film that will encourage viewers to re-think their food choices and opt for a cruelty-free lifestyle to the benefit, not only of billions of farm animals, but of their personal health and the environment”.
Ondine Sherman - Co-founder and Director of Voiceless

“My first reaction to this documentary is that I wanted everyone I know to see it. Backed by scientific data, and eminent world authorities, this crucial message is very convincing. The camera work is brilliant. It is wonderful to see so many people determined to save the planet.”
Maria Armstrong - Former Art Editor, Sunday Mail SA

Public Reviews

“Our world is in trouble and this film can make a difference. The value of Aaron Scheibner's project is that he has found the way to highlight the alarming consequences of humanity's actions when they are out of balance and at the same time present achievable solutions. From our dinner plate to our energy use. A Delicate Balance has answers. ”
Australian Greens MP - Lee Rhiannon

“A Delicate Balance reveals the truth about ill health and introduces us to the tools necessary to take health into the future: pure, whole, earth produced foods are the key to a healthy mind, body and life. I've seen many documentaries on health and this one kept my attention from start to finish. This film shows that it is possible to take control of our own health and that it's our given right to enjoying every minute of it!”
Kevin Gianni - Author of High Raw - Health Advocate

A Delicate Balance dramatically reveals the hidden side of our food and health care system, and reveals how each one of us can not only be dramatically healthier, but also live more sustainably and kindly in our daily lives. Aaron Scheibner has made an important contribution to our shared awareness, and you can as well by watching this timely and fascinating film.”
Dr. Will Tuttle, author of - The World Peace Diet

“A Delicate Balance is the most comprehensive and complete documentary I have seen on the significance of a meat based diet I have seen on so many different levels. To watch this film and not respond accordingly just seems irrational and selfish. It has raised my awareness on many levels.”
Scott Grimster

“A Delicate Balance provides extensive and valuable information about how delicately balanced our ecosystem is, and how our choices of food directly affect that balance. During my time in the Senate, I met many people concerned about the impact of our lifestyles on our health, and the lack of attention paid to this matter in public debate. This film helps redress that failing. It is well worth watching if you are interested in finding out more on the impacts our lifestyles have on our own health and the health of the planet and the other creatures we share it with.”
Andrew Bartlett, Senator for Queensland from 1997 to 2008

“A Delicate Balance has arrived in the nick of time to gently, but thoroughly, inform and inspire humanity to clearly understand the truth: that we alone are ultimately responsible for all of our choices, including the most basic - our diet. Our choice of diet is both micro and macro in its impact - our generations' increase in disease is reflected perfectly by a planet that is equally as toxic. And all we need to do is make better choices - it's that simple. This film must be seen exponentially so be sure to buy/view A Delicate Balance and tell everyone you know!”
Loren Lembke - President of the Vegan Society NSW and founder of Bounty Burgers

“My unprompted reaction was that this is a real wake-up call and I admit to some changes in dietary practices as a direct response to the film.”
John Stanley Adjunct Professor, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney.

“And the meek shall inherit the earth"...and Aaron Scheibner's film 'A Delicate Balance' shows us why and how”
Tony Barry, Actor/Activist/Teacher

“A Delicate Balance is the single best and most compelling primer I've found for explaining to newcomers why people should adopt a plant-based diet. The question always comes up. Rather than try to explain, I simply send them the link.”
Kristen Suzanne of KristensRaw.com

“A Delicate Balance goes further than Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth by saying the only hope for the planet is if people give up meat and dairy.”
Phil Kafcaloudes - Breakfast Club ABC RADIO

“A truly inspirational film - It highlights beautifully how our everyday food choices directly impact not only human health, but the environment around us. This is a deeply moving film, and in a time where climate change and global health issues are regularly in the media spotlight, it provides real answers as to how we all can play a part in reversing these worrying trends.”
James W Hewitt BSc (Hons)

“A Delicate Balance is a brilliant Australian film. As a vegetarian and passionate animal rights supporter I believed I knew enough. I am careful about what I eat and where it comes from. However, this film has exposed me to a whole new layer of truth and fact. Not only from a health and medical perspective but also the information presented with regard to the true harm the production of animal product is causing our planet. How blessed we all are that Phoenix Philms have embarked on what I believe is one of the most important journeys of exposure for our generation. Aaron Scheibner's film is jam packed with important information that we ALL need to be aware of. As consumers we are lied to on a daily basis, we unknowingly participate in the purchase and consumption of goods that are not only killing us but more importantly, for our children and their future, are killing our planet.”
Imogen Bailey - Actress and Model

“When diagnosed with prostate cancer I researched the options and decided to change to a whole-grain, plant-based diet, in the 4 months I have followed my dietary-change-based regimen, my PSA has decreased from 8.2 in June, to 6.9 in October, and to 6.1 in November. An added bonus is that my cholesterol and triglycerides levels have also come down. My outlook is promising.

Adjusting to the dietary changes has not been a hardship, and any possible regrets about missing out on an Aussie barbecue lunch or a dish of Bulla Creamy Classics ice cream are now a thing-of-the-past. The film clearly showed me graphically the good health reasons for making the changes and brought to my attention the (additional) global environmental implications if major changes are not made on the food supply side, which are complementary to the human personal-health side.”
This person wants to remain anonymous. he is a viewer of the film from QLD.

“I actually watched the film at some one's place on Saturday night and was so impressed by it I want to get it to show my husband. I really believe it will change the eating habits of my entire family.”
Joy Mackey

“A Delicate Balance: The Truth sheds light on why veganism is truly the only choice for reaching our optimum health, showing compassion to animals and saving the environment. The evidence presented in this documentary is so powerful that as a rational and sentient being, it would simply be impossible to ignore it.”
Jason Baker - Director, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia-Pacific

“This is the documentary that you and your family MUST see! This brilliant documentary will teach you 1) Exactly what food to stop eating to prevent illness and disease within your family 2) What food to eat to attain great health.

But this documentary doesn't just stop there, as well as helping you with your eating habits and health, it will also teach you how you can positively impact climate change, just by changing your eating habits. Again, making it a MUST see! This is the documentary that has the facts the media giants are just not focusing on passing on. Watch it yourself and pass it on to ALL of your friends. Brilliant!”
Anthony Aurelius - UK's No.1 Fitness Expert and Founder of Choi-Bo and Dynamic Choi Kwon Do

“Looking forward to the future, having no guilt about the past and to endeavour to be centred and to meditate for peace and health. I always believe health is foremost - if we have our health we can do everything within our reach - if we do not have health all the diamonds in the world are of no importance.”
Rozalind Gray

“Anyone interested in health should see this. Anyone who is not interested in health NEEDS to see this.”
Jenny Storaker

“As a lifelong omnivore, it certainly gave me a lot to think about. You can't watch and not reconsider ordering a hamburger or passing up a glass of milk and opting for water instead. It is a powerful film with a purpose, but it never loses firm footing in factual, scientific evidence to deliver its message. Not just a good film, but a very important film.”
Jason Sly

“After working on Aaron's website and watching a delicate balance - which I found disturbingly powerful - I decided to become a vegan. This is perhaps the single most selfless thing I can do for the planet. I had been selfish and unthinking for too long, many have, it's time to change.”
Jan Summers

“Aaron Scheibner's A Delicate Balance takes a brave, bold look at something complex that we too often simply take for granted: what's on our tables, in our lunchboxes and in our bodies. Now more than ever, we need to better understand the inherent link between the health of our environment, and the health of ourselves and our communities.”
Sarah Hanson-Young, Greens Senator for South Australia

“This documentary shows the power people have at the end of the knives, forks and chopsticks to ameliorate global warming, enrich our environment and extend compassion to all species. A Delicate Balance accessibly challenges the misguided trust people place in the medical profession and animal agriculture propaganda. It is a great film and it must be seen by the widest possible audience.”
Lynda Stoner - Australian Actress and Animal Rights Activist

Just finished watching A Delicate Balance.....wow, wow, wow.....consider me an immediate convert! The funny thing is, I've stopped taking cholesterol medication....TWICE....by switching to a low-fat vegan diet, and both times went back OFF the diet, and had to start the meds AGAIN. After watching A Delicate Balance, not only do I feel inspired to make a permanent change for MYSELF, but to make a lasting change FOR THE WORLD. 

Michael Chandler 

Like An Inconvenient Truth this film exposes a real irony for the human race. In our quest to enhance our lives our greed for profits, lower prices and an ambivalence towards torturing animals for food, we have facilitated a plague-like karmic revenge.

A Delicate Balance reveals we have tipped the scales in favour of our own annihilation. The factory farming industry, the professional murderer, has become the ultimate terminator. It's killing the planet and it's killing us.

I believe the human race has 2 choices; 1) Act quickly on the information revealed in A Delicate Balance or 2) Suffer a slow and painful death in a new global human factory farm of ill health and disease.
Tony Bishop-Weston Foods for Life

"Anyone interested in health should see this. Anyone who is not interested in health NEEDS to see this.”
Jenny Storaker

“This film is so powerful and is already affecting people in a profoundly positive way. People coming out of the premiere tonight said it was life changing and extremely thought provoking. This film is totally awesome and a must see for everyone wishing to live to their full potential as human beings.”
Kathy Divine

“Wow.... That just gave me goose bumps..... I can't wait for it to come out...”
Michel Fortier

“A Delicate Balance - Truth, performs the service of exposing the evidence that excessive consumption of animal-based foods can promote the degenerative disorders that plague our society: cancer, heart disease, obesity, and osteoporosis. Once people view this evidence, they may well reduce such consumption while increasing unrefined plant-sourced foods, thereby reducing risk of the degenerative disorders. By helping to motivate improvements in diet, A Delicate Balance - Truth, could save untold medical agony as well as expense. A must-see for anyone concerned about health.”
Health educator; Sylvester Johnson (Ph.D. Applied Physics), author of the free ebook Healthspan, available for download from the non-profit website climatehealth.org

“I hope many people will view this extremely important, very well-produced documentary, because it has great potential to sharply reduce the epidemic of diseases afflicting so many people and to shift our imperiled planet to a sustainable path. Kudos.”
Richard H. Schwartz, Ph.D. President of Jewish Vegetarians of North America and author of Judaism and Vegetarianism.

“awesome!!! more and more of these films need to come out..I think that were really are all crying out for this type of film. I no longer am entertained by violence and sex..i want to be educated and make changes..i am one but i can do much..if we all think this way we can turn things around..it has to start somewhere..Let it be with you!! Peace and Love”
Lori Acton

“I too got goose bumps just from the preview! This is obviously a film that needs to be revealed to all humans on this planet. All other sentient beings know full well there is a Delicate Balance because they are loosing.

I agree we need solutions, not just the message but I meet so many folks that still don't want to hear that message. This might just be powerful enough to turn more heads and stimulate more thinking towards solutions.”
Cheri Ezell

“Since seeing A Delicate Balance-The Truth, I have changed my diet and have noticed a significant improvement in my digestion. As a lupus sufferer, I now realise since watching this film that in the long run my health will be better off if I eat a vegan diet. The parts of the film that interested me and really had a powerful effect on my decision to change my diet, was the information about how the immune system is effected by our food choices. The section on dairy foods and how they can negatively affect health was also interesting, as this is something that has not been widely talked about in the general media. In general, since watching the film I have gained more awareness about food and their effects on human health.”
J.Doyle, NSW, Australia

“A weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I've been vegan since I saw the movie, and I feel much better and healthier for it. I was a complete cheese addict and the movie changed my mind.”
Zara Pamboukhtchian

“A Delicate Balance is a must see for every Australian. It asks us to be honest with ourselves, to be brave, and to be the change we wish to see in the world. This documentary moved me and my husband to become practising vegans immediately!”
Zara Morgan

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