DOCUMENTARIES THAT COULD CHANGE THE WAY YOU EAT
Forks over knives features top vegan advocates like Caldwell Esselstyn, T. Colin Campbell, John A. McDougall, Neal D. Barnard and others and provides the scientific data-based evidence that switching to a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet can help avoid or reverse several chronic diseases like coronary artery disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer.
Joe Cross is in his 40s, obese and with several other health issues, like high blood pressure and very rare, a debilitating autoimmune disease. Under the supervision of Dr. Joel Furhman, he takes up a fruit and vegetable juice fast for 60 days. The results he achieves in those 60 days are nothing more than astonishing. He loses 100 pounds and discontinues all medications. This is not only a documentary about regaining one man’s health, but it is also a road movie. On the road, Joe meets various people and even manages to put an obese truck driver on his regiment.
Where does our food come from? How is it made? Who is giving the green light for health and safety? Who decides what has to be on the label? What do these labels even mean? This documentary explores all these questions and also gives us an insight into the economic and legal power of the food giants.
This is a documentary about one of the main culprits in today’s epidemic of obesity – sugar. It is an investigation into large quantities of sugar in processed foods that can cause addiction and a number of other health problems besides obesity. The author shows us the immense power of large food companies and sugar manufacturers who, with inexhaustible financial power, stop or slow down policies to provide healthier diets to children.
Vegucated is a documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it’s all about.