The Beautiful Truth is a 2008 documentary that features the hidden dangers of alternative treatments. In the film, a 15 year old boy copes with the death of his mother by learning more about special diets that may one day lead to cancer cure. As a child, Garett lived close to nature, so much that he has become quite sensitive to the nutritional needs of diet sensitive animals. After the death of his mother, the boy went on a downward spiral, pushing his father to home school the troubled teen.
The boy became drawn to a controversial boon authored by Dr. Max Gerson. Dr. Gerson is a physician who claims to have discovered the cure for cancer through a special diet. However, there are doubts whether or not the treatment in question really is effective in curing cancer. Garrett began interviewing Gerson’s family and other doctors, as well as skeptics and cancer patients hoping to find the truth behind the Gerson Miracle.