A few post ago, I gave a short lists of books that anyone who wants to get serious about their health should read. Like I said, education is key when learning about real nutrition and the food system. Books are a good place to start.
Another good source for health information can be documentaries. In the last ten years, some wonderful ones have come out. All my favorites can be found through Netflix.
Forks Over Knives
This documentary shows us the faulty of conventional medicine and how the typical American diet causes chronic disease. You can expect to see tons of medical experts, like Dr. T.T. Campbell, author of The China Study and countless others. When you see how we’re essentially eating our way to an early grave, you’ll want to do everything to stop the vicious cycle.
In this documentary, nutritionist, medical doctors, raw foodist and investigative journalists come together to share how diet impacts health. It does an excellent job of showing how certain food harms, while others heal and reverse disease. It also gives viewers a deeper understanding of how our food and drug system work. It’s a total eye-opener.
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead
When Joe Cross can no longer stand treating his autoimmune disease the conventional way (lots of drugs), he goes the natural route of juicing. His transformation from disease-ridden to disease-free was enough to make my boyfriend and I start juicing. And can we just look at his before and after shots for a moment? Incredible.
Hungry for Change
You want to eat healthy. So why do you still find yourself reaching for that candy bar? Hungry for Change explains the physical and psychological aspects of eating. In 90-minutes you’ll learn why some foods are addictive, how you can beat the cycle of yo-yo dieting, and how to get on the health wagon and stay there.
Have you seen these movies? What are the other ones that should be on this list?