5 Documentaries on Health, Wellness + the Importance of Eating Real Food

I have been receiving a lot of emails and questions from friends and family wondering where we got the idea of doing a juice detox. It happened by accident really – a good friend of mine had sent me an email a few months back telling me that he and his wife had become juicing converts. When I finally found some time to sit down and check out his website, I found that his juicing revelation had all started with a documentary called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I didn’t think much more about it after that. Then, one week I started to watch all of the documentaries on Netflix that related to health, wellness and food.

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead was one of my favorites! I also found 4 other documentaries that really had me thinking about my health and the health of my family. I started to chat with the mister about what I had learned while watching all of these documentaries. At first he was hesitant, then he was intrigued, so we watched some of the documentaries together. The next thing I know we are purchasing an Omega 8600 juicer, filling our fridge with produce and jumping right in.

During this 30-60 day juice fast, we have been purging our cabinets and are putting together a new way of eating for when we are finished. We are planning to eat a mostly plant-based organic diet, free of GMO’s, and anything artificial – we will also be removing gluten (since I have major stomach issues resulting from it) and cutting our intake of poultry, fish and dairy to a minimum.

I thought you might be interested in learning more yourself, so I put together my 5 favorite documentaries that may inspire you to take your health into your own hands. We only get one life, and I think that we should live it to the fullest, healthiest, happiness potential possible. Here you go:

1. Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
2. Forks Over Knives
3. Food Matters
4. Average Joe on the Raw
5. Hungry for Change

How about you dear readers, do you have a life changing documentary to share? I would love to hear your suggestions.

P.S. I remember the first time that the mister and I completely revamped our diets was after watching Super Size Me. That was about a year before I started Sweet Greens – it had a huge impact on the items that we purchased and was when we went fully organic!

2 Responses to 5 Documentaries on Health, Wellness + the Importance of Eating Real Food

  1. Kayla @ TheEclecticElement April 10, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

    My family and I are pretty good with eating, but there is definitely still room for improvement! I’ve been trying to cut out wheat, gluten and limit my dairy intake and some days it goes really good, and some days I cheat o.O

    I’ve always meant to see some of these documentaries! I’ve heard nothing but great reviews.

  2. AngelaLilly April 11, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    I am pretty sure that these are ALL in my netflix queue! LOL

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