The first time I discovered the world of healthy eating, I was hooked.
I ordered about 20 books the next day from Amazon and dived right into each and every one of them. It was awesome, I finally found something I was interested in, and I couldn’t get enough.
Fueling the fire is so important when getting interested in health as it just gets the ball rolling downhill faster, and next thing you know, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is effortless, and requires no willpower at all, just setting the right intention and following through.
I decided to put together a list of my favorite Top 10 Health Movies worth watching, so you can fuel your fire too, and get excited about making your health a priority in your life, and the lives of your family and friends.
So, make some yummy raw sweet potato hummus with veggies sticks, invite over a few friends and enjoy:
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead – Overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe was at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. With doctors and conventional medicine unable to help, Joe traded in junk food and hit the road with a juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe had one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.
Food, Inc – This movie lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Food, Inc. reveals surprising and often shocking truths about what we eat, how it’s produced and who we have become as a nation.
Forks Over Knives – Lee Fulkerson’s illuminating documentary serves as a natural successor to Food, Inc. in taking a critical look at the consequences of Western dietary habits.
Hungry For Change – This movie exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industry don’t want you to know about: deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out what’s keeping you from having the body and health you deserve and how to escape the diet trap forever.
Food Matters – “Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food.” That is the message from Hippocrates, the founding father of modern medicine echoed in this documentary film.
Supersize Me – Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock makes himself a test subject in this documentary about the commercial food industry. After eating a diet of McDonald’s fast food three times a day for a month straight Spurlock proves the physical and mental effects of consuming fast food. Spurlock also provides a look at the food culture in America through it’s schools corporations and politics. “Super Size Me” is a movie that sheds a new light on what has become one of our nation’s biggest health problems: obesity.
Dirt: The Movie – Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, Dirt!: The Movie tells the story of humans trying to re-connect to dirt, the living skin of the earth. Traveling from the vineyards of California to the plains of Kenya, Dirt! reveals how repairing our relationship with dirt can create new possibilities for all life on earth.
Crazy Sexy Cancer – Diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer, 31-year old Kris Carr exits her acting career upon diagnosis to film her journey for the next four years. Cutting edge, sassy and hip, this generation-defining documentary provides a rare passenger seat view into the intimate, anguishing, and sometimes humorous world of living with cancer.
Simply Raw – 6 Americans with diabetes who switch to a diet consisting entirely of vegan, organic, uncooked food in order to reverse the course of the disease without pharmaceutical medication.
The Future of Food – This educational edition features a year-long college level curriculum that serves as a companion to Deborah Koons Garcia’s documentary The Future of Food. It is based on Dr. Joshua Muldavin’s lecture course entitled Food, Agriculture, Environment, and Development.
Most are available online at Amazon, and some you can see for free on YouTube.
Let me know what you think of these, and which are your favorite in the comment section below.