Friday, October 14, 2011

16 Must See Health & Wellness Films on Netflix!! - Updated!!!

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You're technically not a couch potato if you are watching something that is not only informative but can help you start to live healthier. These 15 documentaries are some of the best in their category and are a great way to motivate and inspire yourself to embark on a path towards eating healthy and living well. Many of these films are eye-opening and have impacted lives across the globe by arming consumers with information about what is really going on with our food, how it's processed and the journey it takes before it gets to our plates. Check out the trailers to my favorite health & wellness documentaries that are streaming on Netflix now.
A Place At The Table - Using personal stories, this powerful doc illuminates the plight of the 49 million Americans struggling with food insecurity. A single mother, a small-town policeman and a farmer are among those for whom putting food on the table is a daily battle. Hungry For Change - This documentary exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries use to keep consumers coming back for more. Vitality - A journey into the world of health-care in our modern world. The current medical system is failing due to an emphasis on the treatment of disease instead of prevention. Forks Over Knives - According to the research of two food scientists, the popularity of processed foods has led to epidemic rates of obesity, diabetes and other diseases. Forks Over Knives: The Extended Interviews - This companion to the acclaimed documentary about veganism includes additional footage of expert interviews, covering several themes in greater depth. Forks Over Knives Presents: The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue - Join Rip Esselstyn, author of The Engine 2 Diet, as he guides the White and Wally families and teaches them how to take control of their health. Vegucated - This documentary follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks in an effort to get healthier. Farmageddon - This provocative documentary tells the story of farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities but were forced to stop. Fat Sick & Nearly Dead - Two men whose bodies have been trashed by steroids, obesity and illness, document their rigorous healing path in a bid to regain their health. Food Matters - 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. Food, Inc. - Director Robert Kenner's provocative, Oscar-nominated documentary looks at the food industry's harmful effects on human health and the environment. The Beautiful Truth - This documentary spotlights Garrett Kroschel, a teenager who is inspired to investigate the theory that diet can cure cancer and other diseases. The Gerson Miracle - Sharing the stories of nine longtime cancer survivors, this program explores the principles and effectiveness of a holistic method of treating cancer. Tapped - This documentary enlists activists, environmentalists, community leaders, and others to expose the dark side of the bottled-water industry. The Genetic Chili - This illuminating documentary sizes up the state of genetically modified foods by zooming in on the prized New Mexico chili pepper.


  1. Just stumbeled across your blog, and already loving the documentary selection. You might want to add: This, I believe was a transformative documentary.

    Best of lucks,


  2. Thanks for the list! Check out vegucated, I haven't touched meat since!

    1. Great documentary. My girlfriend and I both stopped eating meat after watching Vegucated

  3. Great list, I've watched the main titles now on to your other suggestions. "Earthlings" is so heavy and must be recommended.

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