Wellness Wednesday: 5 Must Watch Documentaries that could save your life
Happy Wellness Wednesday!
Today I want to tell you about five of my favorite health inspired documentaries that could save your life.
As a little disclaimer I just want to say I’m a vegan and most of these documentaries promote a plant based diet, but I feel like no matter what vegans, vegetarians, flexatarians and meat eaters alike can benefit a lot from these movies.
Even if they inspire you to make only one or two changes,say for instance to start juicing or to eat more veggies, then I feel like that’s a step in the right direction.
Oh and make sure you check with your doctor before making any big life changes.
Now onto the show….errrr list.
1. Forks Over Knives.
This movie is based on the book The China Study which is what inspired me to go vegan over 4 years ago.
The film centers on the work of Dr. T. Colin Campbell of Cornell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic.
Campbell conducted the China-Oxford-Cornell study, which followed millions of Chinese over decades and found that increases in their incidence of cancer and heart disease directly paralleled their adoption of a Western diet.
This movie is full of facts that are hard to argue with.
A must watch film and one of my favorites for sure.
2. Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.
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. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health.
This movie inspired me to start juicing again and how inspiring is Phil?
If you don’t know who Phil is you have to watch the film haha.
3. Food Matters.
“Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food.” — Hippocrates
That’s the message from the founding father of modern medicine echoed in the controversial film ‘Food Matters’.
“With nutritionally-depleted foods, chemical additives and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what’s wrong with
our malnourished bodies, it’s no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. ‘Food Matters’ sets about uncovering the trillion dollar
worldwide “Sickness Industry” and giving people some scientifically verifiable solutions for curing disease naturally.” – James
4. Hungry for Change.
Hungry For Change exposes shocking secrets the diet, weightloss and food industry don’t want you to know about; deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out what’s keeping you from having the body and health you deserve and how to escape the diet trap forever.
5. Super Size Me
This was one of the first health films I ever watched.
Super Size Me follows, Morgan Spurlock, during a 30-day period from February 1 to March 2, 2003 during which he ate only McDonald’s food. The film documents this lifestyle’s drastic effect on Spurlock’s physical and psychological well-being, and explores the fast food industry’s corporate influence, including how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit.
An oldie, but a goodie.
So that’s it my top 5 films.
I believe they’re all on Netflix (except for Super Size Me) so no excuses.
Go watch them now and here’s to a healthier new you!