I thought I would share a few of my favourite documentaries about food and nutrition. Warning: these films are life changing and may change the way you look at food and diet forever!
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
I’ve heard Joe Cross say naming his film was easy – the title is a description of how he saw himself when he started filming it. 100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe decides to go on a 60 day juice fast in an attempt to regain his health. There is an English proverb that says “He that eats till he is sick must fast till he is well.” Watch this film and I am sure this proverb will make perfect sense.
Hungry For Change
Hungry for Change exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries don’t want you to know about deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Here are a few quotes from the film:
- “People are overfed, but they are also starving to death!”
- “The problem is we are not eating food anymore, we are eating food like products.”
- “The one thing which I was really afraid to face up to was changing what I put in my mouth”
- “As I Improved My Diet, I Started To Learn To Love Myself, Probably For The First Time Ever.”
FMTV now offers you the opportunity to watch Hungry For Change Mastery, which expands on Hungry For Change with full length interviews from the experts featured in the film.
Super Size Me
Want to know the impact junk food can have on your health? Check out what happens to Morgan Spurlock when he lives on nothing but McDonalds for 30 days.
“You’re sick, and you’re making yourself sick, and you can make yourself unsick by stopping doing what you’re doing.”
“The way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years than in the previous 10,000.” This documentary is an unflattering look inside America’s corporate controlled food industry.
“There are no seasons in the American supermarket. Now there are tomatoes all year round, grown halfway around the world, picked when it was green, and ripened with ethylene gas. Although it looks like a tomato, it’s kind of a notional tomato. I mean, it’s the idea of a tomato.”
Forks Over Knives
Forks Over Knives 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.
“One quarter of what you eat keeps you alive. The other three-quarters keeps your doctor alive.” – Ancient Egyptian Proverb
Food Matter examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health:
- “If you want to know whats wrong look down at your table, its staring back at you”
- “With access to better information, people invariably make better choices for their health.”
- “You can’t keep one disease and heal two others – when the body heals, it heals everything.”
- “We are poisoning ourselves with highly processed nutrient deficient foods.”
Average Joe on the Raw
Seth Hayhurst was 30 years old when he looked in the mirror and saw complacency, a man settling into normalcy, settling into being average. He has visions of waiting in line to see which disease would be handed to him and which medications modern medicine would enslave him to. This documentary follows Seth as he tries an alternative path, living on nothing but raw, plant-based foods.
Simply Raw – Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days
Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days chronicles six Americans with diabetes who switch to a diet consisting entirely of raw, organic, plant-based food to see if they can reverse disease without pharmaceutical medication.
May I Be Frank
At 54, Frank Ferrante weighed 290lbs and had lived a life filled with drug & alcohol abuse. One day Frank stumbles into Cafe Gratitude, a raw food café in San Francisco, and meets Ryland, the café’s manager. Ryland asks Frank, what is one thing you’d like to do before you die? Frank answers ‘I want to fall in love one more time, but with a body like this, no one will love me, because i don’t love myself.’ This film is about Frank’s journey.
Crazy Sexy Cancer
Kris Carr was a 31-year-old actress/photographer, that on Valentine’s Day 2003 was diagnosed with a very rare and incurable stage 4 cancer. Weeks later she began filming her story.
With experimental treatment as her only option, Kris became determined to find answers where there were none. Traveling throughout the US interviewing experts in alternative medicine, she dove head first into a fascinating and often hilarious holistic world.
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