Happy New Year! For most, it is officially the start of the first work week of the year. For me, it is the LAST day of being sick! [At least, my mind has decided this…time for my body to get onboard]. In the past month I have been down-for-the-count sick twice. Operation: ‘Sick of Being Sick’ is in full force today!
Hindsight always makes it obvious, but I have not been properly nourishing my body lately. I’ve said yes to wayyyy too much processed food, alcohol, sugar and late nights. You know, in true holiday style!
It’s time to jump on the micronutrient train to healthy-ville! In addition to juicing today, I am getting inspired by keeping the healthy food documentaries on repeat while I work.
Regardless of when you are reading this (near the start of a new year/month/week or not), won’t you join me?
These are the best food and nutrition documentaries to watch for inspiration to get (and stay) healthy:
1. Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
I watched this one soooo many times! ‘Morbidly obese and stricken with an autoimmune disease, a man endeavors to drink only fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days in an effort to lose weight and reclaim his health.’ Follow his journey and get inspired to create your own! Fun to watch and easy to relate to.
2. Hungry For A Change
I love this one! ‘Filmmakers James Colquhoun, Laurentine Ten Bosch and Carlo Ledesma expose the diet industry’s deceptive strategies designed to keep people from losing and keeping off weight.’ Told from some of my favorite health gurus, this film will really open your eyes and inspire you to make some quick changes in your diet and lifestyle.
3. Food Matters
Told in true documentary style, this film has LOTS of facts but important facts. ‘It uncovers the secrets of natural health to help you achieve optimum wellness’ and reminds you that animal product industries are big businesses that focus on profit rather than your health.
4. Forks Over Knives
Documentary style but full of shocking information. ‘Researchers explore the possibility that people changing their diets from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes.’
5. Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2
Part 2 of Joe Cross’ juicing journey. Learn about many people who were inspired by him and how they were able to ‘reboot’ too. Part 1 remains my favorite but this one is also super inspiring.
6. GMO OMG
‘This film explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds.’ This was one of the most difficult to watch on this list. Mainly due to my lack of knowledge of GMO. Very, very surprising and equally disappointing. An important educational watch for sure!
7. Food Inc.
‘Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner examines how mammoth corporations have taken over all aspects of the food chain in the United States, from the farms where our food is grown to the chain restaurants and supermarkets where it’s sold.’ Wow! Food, if you want to call it that anymore LOL, is HUGE biz in the US. #infuriating
‘This is a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-
[As I write this post, all films are currently available to watch on Netflix].
On second thought – perhaps, don’t watch them all back to back as I have. LOL, it is a bit much! You will end up frustrated and confused of what healthy food still remains available while living in the United States. * long sigh.*
However, it is all about finding balance. Educating yourself with the truth and then finding the balance.
Many of these films have helped me eat and feel healthier…have you watched them? Which are your favs? Have any documentaries that I missed? Please let me know in the comments below.
*Cheers to healthy eating!* -Amy