If you have Hulu, OnDemand or live by a RedBox, here are some amazing films to increase your knowledge, expand your understanding and to foster a deeper and more developed picture of the realities of food.
I hope you will watch each and every one of these films and allow their truths and messages, however difficult to swallow, to resonate within you. I also challenge you to apply what you learn to your life and to also gently urge others to do the same. Your health is your greatest wealth, own it!
- Food Matters: This film is a must-see for anyone looking to empower themselves and improve their health. “The focus of the film is in helping us rethink the belief systems fed to us by our modern medical and health care establishments. The interviewees point out that not every problem requires costly, major medical attention and reveal many alternative therapies that can be more effective, more economical, less harmful and less invasive than conventional medical treatments.”
- Hungry For Change: A look into nutrition that imparts one with the tools needed to make healthy changes and to adopt a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
- Forks Over Knives: Let thy food be thy medicine…..everything you want to know about protecting your body from disease through the best nutrition. “This film is heavy on the science and takes a strong anti-animal product stance on eating. You have been forewarned. Still, check it out for an interesting look at how what we eat affects the rise in incidences of coronary disease, diabetes, obesity, and other diseases.”
- Vegucated: Just as the title reads….learn about it!
- King Corn: If you eat or have eaten corn, take time and watch this! “Two friends from college move to Iowa to grow America’s most versatile crop (corn) and make a movie about it. As they chart their journey, they dig into big issues like government subsidies for agriculture and the nation’s addiction to high-fructose corn syrup.”
- Super Size Me: “If you missed Morgan Spurlock’s documentary when it first came out, be sure it check it out now. Spurlock filmed his experience of eating nothing but McDonald’s three times a day for an entire month. As you can probably predict, the results weren’t great. He tracks his mood swing and physical health, and checks in with other Americans who subsist largely on soda and burgers.”
- Food Fight: “Director Chris Taylor presents a look at the counter-culture movement in agriculture. Featuring interviews with politicians and chefs—such as Alice Water and Dan Barber—the film shows how quickly the culture of eating has changed in the past few decades.”
- Killer at Large: “In case you weren’t aware, Americans are fat. This documentary looks at the social and political problems that go along with the rising obesity rates in the U.S.”
- Food Inc.: “This documentary addresses the issue of corporate farming in America—and as you’ll find out, it’s a very big problem to tackle. There are three acts, tackling industrial meat production, large-scale production of vegetables and grains, and the ways in which economic and legal power is wielded in this country to produce big business.”
- Candy Man: “David Klein invented the Jelly Belly—and no one knows his name. Watch his story and find out why he claims that Jelly Belly ruined his life.”