Health Documentaries #FeaturedFriday

It’s #FeatureFriday and this week I am featuring Health Documentaries.

These documentaries really have made an impact on myself, and others I know, and I want to share them with you now.

Three Health Documentaries to watch this week to help change your life and inspire a healthy living are:

Forks Over Knives

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“The documentary focuses on how food can harm, but also about food that can heal us by making the right choices. According to the research of two food scientists, the popularity of processed foods has led to epidemic rates of obesity, diabetes and other diseases.”-Netflix

This documentary is one of my favorites. I really enjoyed the before and after health stories told in there. The video really emphasizes the importance of healthy eating and the importance of the role of food in our life.

Food Inc.

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“Drawing on the nonfiction books Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, director Robert Kenner’s provocative, Oscar-nominated documentary looks at the food industry’s detrimental effects on human health and the environment.”- Netflix

This video really shows how the larger companies and the FDA are not really so concerned with what they put in what we eat, as much as they are concerned about making money. Once you know what’s happening in the large food corporations, you may want to think again about what you buy at the grocery store. Every purchase is a vote, and you have the ability to vote against the bad corporations by not giving and and purchasing their food. Also, you’ll see one shocking story about a woman’s child who died  from e.coli and now she is trying to get a law passed in honor of her son for food inspection safety to be better handled. I signed the petition, I hope you will too.

Food Matters

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“With a staggering number of Americans suffering from obesity and other food-related maladies, this film takes a timely and hard-hitting look at how the food we eat is helping or hurting our health, and what we can do to live (and eat) better.” -Netflix

In this documentary, they talk about nutrition and food as medicine. How medications make, or keep, people sick and keep drug industry and government rich (which I strongly believe too). However, in the beginning when they talk about cooking enzymes out of foods, don’t get scared about eating cooked foods, digestive enzymes are what help with that process. I do agree with eating 51% or more of raw food for naturally getting the most nutrients, but I understand that cooking is part of enjoying eating different foods, so I personally am not against that.

Also, they mention spirulina! If you haven’t seen my smoothie or post with that, check it out:  http://blendhappy.com/recipe/vegetarian-protein-smoothie/

So that’s your homework! Watch all three on Netflix if you have it, if not, you can sign up for a month free and then cancel it before they start charging if you want, but anyway you go… these documentaries can make a profound impact.