Back in 2013 I shared 10 of my favourite documentaries about food (Click here to see this list of life changing films). Since then I have so many more amazing documentaries about food and health that I decide to create another list.
That Sugar Film
Released in early 2015, That Sugar Film follows one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau conducts an experiment using his own body to see the impact that eating foods generally considered to be ‘healthy’, but which are laden with hidden sugars, would have on his health. Jamie Oliver described this film as a ‘definite must-see’ and I completely agree.
Note: the only thing in the film that I disagree with is a scene it which freshly extracted juice and carton juice are talked about as if they are one in the same. It talks about the sugar from juicing multiple apples vs eating an apple. Remember to focus on veggies in you juice with a little fruit to sweeten (and please do let this scene scare you into putting your juicer away in the cupboard).
What if everything you’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years was wrong? For example, what if health (and weight control) was about more than calories in and calories out? What if foods are being created that are as addictive as Class A drugs?
Watch Fed Up and you will get the answers to these questions.
Powered by Green Smoothies
Can a green smoothie transform your life? In this documentary, Sergei Boutenko gets ten ultrarunners and CrossFitters to keep train and eat as normal with one exception, they each add green smoothies to their diet every day for six weeks. What difference will this small change have on their performance?
How much does the way we think impact our health? The answer is greater than you may expect.
The Connection explores this direct connection between your mind and your health. It features scientists, researchers, writers and doctors, as well as remarkable true stories of people adding mind body medicine to their healing toolkit to recover from severe back pain, heart disease, infertility, cancer and multiple sclerosis.
Super Juice Me
Back in 2013 I was humbled to receive a message asking me if I would contribute an interview to a documentary being made by Jason Vale, one of my juicing mentors. The film follows 8 people with 22 different health conditions as they consume nothing but freshly extracted juice for 28-Days. The results are astonishing. Click here to watch Super Juice Me on FMTV
Note: since attending the London West End premiere, I’ve noticed that the film has been re-edited, for example it now includes some new testimonials of ‘super juicers’ in the closing credits. Due to the way the final story was told, my interview (along with several others) were excluded from the main body of the film, but if you watch carefully I do make a brief appearance in the end credits.
Overfed & Undernourished
Overfed & Undernourished follows one boy’s personal journey to regain his health (as it examines the international obesity epidemic).
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2
Following on from Joe Cross’ original movie, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead 2 explores the impact of the first movie, the increased popularity of juicing across the globe and picks up the story with a few old friends.
Vegucated explores the challenges of converting to a vegan diet by following 3 meat loving New Yorkers for 6 weeks. Part sociological experiment, part science class, and part adventure story, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time.
Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities until they were forced to stop (sometimes through violent action). The film also seeks to figure out why it appears someone wants these small farms out of business.
Killer at Large
Don’t be fooled by the sensationalistic title. This is a horror film of sorts, but not the kind with people running around with knives on their fingers or in strange masks. No, the “killer” in this film is not a homicidal maniac but a growing international epidemic. The killer in this film is obesity.
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