If you take the time to watch these documentaries, you will have a VERY big wake-up call.
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“The biggest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.” This quote is from a man named Daniel J. Boorstin that I feel can be applied to many different scenarios. It appears at the beginning of a documentary called “Food Choices”. Food Choices and the other documentaries I am going to list below are some of the best I have found thus far, in terms of solid scientific evidence, studies, and tests. The informed educators do a spectacular job of shedding light on many food and nutrition related subjects. I get asked a lot about my credentials and where I get my information that I share with my readers. Here is a look into just one of the ways I like to stay informed for myself and really for you guys as well! Below are 7 of my all-time favorite documentaries for health, wellness, nutrition and the overall well-being of the earth as a whole.
1. Food, Inc.
I like when people look at me like I am crazy when I tell them that our food industry is the reason we don’t have the long Fall season anymore. Same for Winter, really. In Food, Inc., you will learn how our food industry is the cause of so much harm to our environment and the creatures whom we share it with.
What’s so great about this piece is that it gives a behind the scenes look into the world of American farmers. Not only that, but it lets us look through their eyes and see what they have to go through when it comes to dealing with the big box stores and the huge chains. This film will pull at your heart strings if you are a hard working person yourself, who is just trying to live day by day and provide for your family
3. Forks Over Knives
Forks over knives is a documentary that works to persuade viewers that there is a better way to live, and the simple and easy solution is to cut out meats. Many people don’t agree with that, and I understand. However, I think after you take a look at this short film, you will be in awe of the results for those that chose to change their ways.
4. Sugar Coated
Ahh, this is a GREAT documentary. This piece portrays PERFECTLY how the sugar industry has caused our world to just crash and burn, in terms of our health and its lack of positive progress. The statistics provided in just the first 20 minutes of this documentary are truly baffling. I honestly can say, that I believe you will see how brain washed our world has become due to sugar and how we are all at its beck and call. Not to mention, it will open your eyes to seeing just how sneaky sugar can be. It is way better at hiding than you might think!
5. Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
In this documentary, you will follow the journey of a man named Joe Cross. Joe is, well, your average Joe honestly. He looks like the average, middle aged man does today. Joe decides that enough is enough and he decides to go on a journey to find health and happiness. On his way to this new life, Joe meets a lot of friends and spreads the word to them about how he achieved a new and improved self, after he finally hit rock bottom. Joe’s story is probably one of the most relatable, documented health journeys ever recorded.
6. Fed Up
Unless you live under a rock, you know who Katie Couric is. This documentary was something she felt had to be done and done right away. Why? Because Katie felt that she needed to find a way to make a change and do her part in informing the world of what is really going on when it comes to childhood obesity. In fact, did you know that the obesity rate in children has doubled in the last 30 years? What’s even worse than that? In the same 30 years, the obesity rate has QUADRUPLED for adolescents. Shocking, right? Maybe not. Once you watch this particular documentary, these statistics will make complete sense.
7. GMO OMG
This particular documentary is a little different than the other 6 you have just learned about. This one in particular, is all about a father who is on a quest to find out what exactly we are feeding are families. He spends countless hours calling, writing and even trying to meet the heads of big corporations in the food industry. He wants to see if they would be willing to speak with him about what EXACTLY is in the products they make and distribute to us consumers. You may be shocked to see how secretive the food industry actually is. It makes you wonder what they are hiding?
**BONUS DOCUMENTRY: Earthlings
[WARNING: VERY GRAFFIC IMAGERY]
I didn’t include this video in the list above because well, I will be honest, I couldn’t make it through the first 5 minutes. I had read about this video and how it is a necessity to watch if you want to really know about the food we eat and how it is obtained. If you watch any of the documentaries that I listed above, you’ll have no problem realizing that some are hard to stomach. But you can push through because you feel like you need to see what’s next to respect animals, good hearted human life and the hard working, underappreciated American farmer. However, this particular documentary is known as “The Vegan Maker”. Just from the first 5 minutes that I saw, I can tell you I already fully grasp why this is the case. It’s a heart wrenching, slap in the face kind of dose of reality that we all need. If you really want to know what this world is like and what has to happen for you to get your meats and snacks made with something we see so simple like palm oil, give Earthlings a shot.
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