Today I am going to recommend you some must-see documentaries. Here below:
1. Food Matters
Food Matter examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on topics organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy.
The documentary is based on the phrase “You are what you eat.” and it shows a critical approach to antidepressants such as Prozac. The main idea of the movie is that “Body can heal itself. You just know to eat what you really need.”
2. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well- with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health. With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long-term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle. While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it’s at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429 lbs; a cheeseburger away from a heart-attack. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well. What emerges is nothing short of amazing – an inspiring tale of healing and human connection. Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who each realize that the only person who can save them is themselves. (Written by Jamin Mendelsohn for IMDB)
It is unnecessary to say anything about it as I think IMDB review is quite clear.
3. Forks Over Knives
Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.
The documentary explains how we get animal-based foods and it discusses whether we really need them or not. Two scientists are working on this question simultaneously. But they were unaware of each other’s works. It also informs us about diseases caused by animal-based foods.
Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, EARTHLINGS chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.
I can say that this is the most stunning documentary I have ever watched though I couldn’t watch the entire documantary. I could not stand watching it since there were too many annoying. I just felt terrible of seeing how much people despise and hate animals and how awfully people treat them. Nevertheless everyone should watch this documentary to get better understanding of the true connection between these three; nature, animals and humankind. Closing your eyes to reality makes no sense. We need to acquire more information about the reality and we need to know what we should do to stop this cruelty and how we can do that.