Top Documentaries on Health and Nutrition

by alexandriawill
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Everyone loves to Netflix and chill especially when the weather isn’t the best. On Netflix, I love watching the latest top documentaries on health and nutrition. Below is a brief summary of some of my favorite top documentaries about the food industry, living an organic lifestyle and obesity in America.


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Top Documentaries on Health and Nutrition

Food Inc. –  The Oscar nominated documentary sheds light on the current American food industry. If you ever wondered where some soy allergies and e-coli concerns came from, this will make you think twice about processed foods and be apart of the “eat local” movement.

Forks over Knives–The feature film 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 animal-based and processed foods. The film follows the journey of  numerous sick patients taking the leap to ditched their ziplock bags of medications and opted for a plant-based diet.

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead– This documentary takes you on the journey of an Austrian man as he fasts from solid food for 60 days. He spends 60 days on a 100% juice diet as a method to “restart” his body and change his lifestyle. Be warned, you will want to buy a juicer immediately after witnessing the power of juicing and its benefits for the body.

Food Matters – Food Matters is a 2008 documentary film about nutrition. The film presents the thesis that a selective diet can play a key role in treating a range of health conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease.

Vegucated – Vegucated is a documentary film that explores the challenges of converting to a vegan diet. It “follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.” If you are doing the 30 day vegetarian challenge then you will identify with this documentary.

FedUp –  Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and journalist Katie Couric investigate how the American food industry may be responsible for more sickness than previously realized. This documentary sheds light on the effects of sugar within the body and brain. Try signing up for the 10-day sugar-free challenge for a personal eye-opening experiment.


I will update this list as I continue to learn and watch more. Any suggestions? 

1 comment

Food Guide For Vegetarian Challenge | Just Alex 02/16 -

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