Movie & Book List
Food & Wellness Documentaries
Netflix is a great option to view many of these movies. Many of them can also be found online and viewed for free. Other options could be to attend a screening party, or renting from your local library
In Food Inc, the nations food industry is exposed including the unveiling of the corporations that control our food supply and put profits ahead of consumer health risks.
A must see for learning what we eat and how it’s produced!
(Available on Netflix)
An exploration of the food industry and GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) and their potential impact and dangers.
(Netflix, can be viewed for free from their site)
Forks Over Knives explores the impact that diet has on disease prevention and reversal. Pioneering researches T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn are traced throughout the film.
From their website: With nutritionally-depleted foods, chemical additives and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what’s wrong with our malnourished bodies, it’s no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. Food Matters sets about uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide ‘sickness industry’ and gives people some scientifically verifiable solutions for overcoming illness naturally.
From their website: 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.
A look at the treatment of cancer through alternative therapies.
Based on Michael Pollan’s bestseller, this intriguing PBS documentary examines the ways that humans rely on (and relate to) four key plants: the apple, potato, tulip, and marijuana.
Exploring sustainability and the importance of eating local.
King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In the film, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat—and how we farm.
In SUPER SIZE ME, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock unravels the American obesity epidemic by interviewing experts nationwide and by subjecting himself to a “McDonald’s only” diet for thirty days straight.
“The Gifts of Imperfection” -Brene Brown
“How to Win Friends and Influence People” -Dale Carnegie
“The Greatest Miracle In the World”-Og Mandino
“The Worlds Healthiest Foods”-George Mateljan
“The Conscious Parent” – Dr. Shefali Tsabary
“The Tapping Solution”- Nick Ortner
“The Last Lecture”-Randy Pausch
“Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life”-Wayne Dyer
“The Power of Your Subconscious Mind”- Joseph Murphy
“Think and Grow Rich”- Napoleon Hill
“The Power of Habit”- Chris Duhigg
“Daring Greatly”-Brene’ Brown
“The Power of Vulnerability” (audio Book)-Brene’ Brown
“The Four Agreements”-Don Miguel Ruiz
“7 Habits of Highly Effective People”-Steven Covey
“The Art of Happiness”-H.H.Dalai Lama
“The Five Love Languages”-Gary Chapman
“You Can Heal Your Life”-Loise Hay
“Wonderful Ways to Love A Child”-Judy Ford
“The Big Leap” -Gary Hendricks
“The Willpower Instinct” -Kelly McGonigal, PhD