Looking for something to watch después que todos tus shows go into summer hiatus? Wondering what to add to your Netflix queue? Check out these healthy lifestyle documentaries and add a little wellness education to movie night – with popcorn talvéz?
Make note that this list is powerful y puede cambiar your perception on what you’ve been doing all along.
Hungry for Change (2012) – from the creators of Food Matters, this film dissects the weight-loss and food industry with the help of medical experts, health authors, and real life stories from those struggling with weight and disease.
“It is quite a brilliant movie. In fact, I’d go as far as to say it is the most influential, motivating force for change I have ever seen.” – Ross Bridgeford, Energize Alkaline Diet Blog
Forks Over Knives (2011) – examines the theory that a whole-food, plant-based diet can prevent and reverse degenerative conditions and follows a group of patients with chronic diseases whose diets are altered accordingly.
“Much of this information, about meat being bad, plants being good, has been covered before, but Fulkerson brings a precision and a clarity to his presentation that hits hard as it explodes myths while also introducing startling facts, comforting and not.” – Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead (2011) – follows Australian filmmaker Joe Cross as he tries to lose weight and combat an autoimmune disorder while trekking across the U.S. and discussing health issues with Americans, all with his trusty juicer in tow.
“This Oprah-ready doc about the beneficial effects of good dieting manages to be educational and watchable without making you feel too bad about that Twix bar in your mouth.” – David Noh, Film Journal International
Food, Inc. (2009) – exposes where the food we purchase at the grocery store comes from and the business and government relationships that shape the food industry.
“[T]his solidly constructed documentary aims to do for food production what ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ did for global warming: namely, to make audiences angry and politicians take note.” – Tom Huddleston, Time Out
Food Matters (2008) – delves into natural ways to combat disease, featuring interviews from nutritionists, naturopaths, scientists, M.D.’s and medical journalists.
“It’s an excellent introduction to both the pitfalls of the medical community and the overlooked voice of research and cancer treatment. I personally felt uplifted and encouraged by viewing it.” – Kimi Harris, Mother Nature Network