An enjoyable weekend often includes watching documentaries. We try our best to educate ourselves on the varying perspectives of topics and make decisions that are best fit our family. I wanted to share a list of documentaries that we have watched over the years; the ones that have played a part in our decision-making when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle.
I encourage you to watch them with an open mind and continue to make educated choices that best fit you. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (2010) ~ “100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well- with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind…”
Fed Up (2002) ~ “70% of the food we eat contains genetically engineered ingredients and the biotech industry is spending million a year to convince us that this technology is our only hope.”
Food Beware (2008) ~ “For the first time ever, our children are growing up less healthy than we are. As the rate of cancer, infertility and other illnesses linked to environmental factors climbs upward each year, we must ask ourselves: why is this happening?”
Food, Inc. (2008) ~ “An unflattering look inside America’s corporate controlled food industry.”
Food Matters (2008) ~ “Food Matter examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on topics organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy.”
Forks Over Knives (2011) ~ “Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.”
King Corn (2007) ~ “In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat-and how we farm.”
Vegucated (2010) ~ 3 people make a life-changing decision to adopt a vegan lifestyle for 6 weeks
One Nation, Overweight (2010) ~ ”There is an obesity plague in America that costs the nation as much as $147 billion — and an untold number of lives — every year. Nearly two-thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese. Childhood obesity is triple what it was a generation ago.“
Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011) ~ “Breast cancer has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless women and men walk, bike, climb and shop for the cure. Each year, millions of dollars are raised in the name of breast cancer, but where does this money go and what does it actually achieve? Pink Ribbons, Inc. is a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success.”
Cut, Burn, Poison (2010) ~ “A controversial, eye opening, and sometimes heartbreaking documentary that puts the business of cancer treatment (surgery, radiation and chemotherapy) under the microscope.”
Sweetest Misery: A Poisoned World (2004) ~ ”Narrator Cori Brackett had a strange cause-and-effect experience with the diet cokes she was drinking and quickly found herself disabled and diagnosed with MS. Slowly able to walk and speak again, she believes her illness is linked to aspartame. After 7,000 miles, and 25 hours of footage, “Sweet Misery” will reveal one of the most pervasive, insidious forms of corporate negligence since tobacco.”
note: These aren’t “old” videos. They are very much current and relatable. My husband recently said to me, “people are likely to spend more time researching a new television than they do decisions about their own health”…