Do you feel like watching a documentary? The following are the health and wellness documentaries that have stuck out for me and worth mentioning.
“A documentary film that takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one’s perceptions, beliefs, and emotions, the human body can heal itself from any dis-ease.”Heal Movie Bio
This health and wellness documentary talks a lot about alternative medicine and different ways of healing. It talks about disease stemming from stress- whether environment stress, physical stress or mental stress. It hones in on positive thinking and how the mind-body connection is so powerful. That our thoughts are much more important than we think in the healing process.
The film encourages us to make a conscious choice to take care of our health. Not only by eating well, but by being active, meditating, getting out in nature, having a support system, & thinking positive. Even if you don’t have any health problems, it’s worth watching. You can find it on Prime.
The Game Changers
Directed by Oscar®-winning documentary filmmaker Louie Psihoyos and executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic, and Chris Paul, The Game Changers tells the story of James Wilks — elite Special Forces trainer and The Ultimate Fighter winner — as he travels the world on a quest to uncover the optimal diet for human performance.
— a revolutionary new film about meat, protein and strengthgamechangersmovie.com
There is so much emphasis on protein in this world. If you are not eating meat, you are not getting enough protein, you can’t build muscle, you lack nutrition & the list goes on. This movie helps show that this is not true. The film takes a look at athletes going from a meat eating diet to a vegan diet and shows how it changed them for the better. It shows how you can still get plenty of protein from a vegan diet. With that said, read this “Truth About Protein” article to learn even more about protein myths.
I want to mention that I am not vegan. If you are, you are helping reduce environmental impact, so thank you. I eat meat on occasion. It’s usually when I am out to eat or with celebrations. I do my best to avoid pork. And I am never eating it because I think I am lacking in nutrition if I don’t.
There was a time I ate a lot of meat and focused on protein for every meal.
When I was going through some health issues due to environmental toxins, a functional medicine doctor put me on a high protein diet for 90 days along with supplements. I did it full force along with a whole supplement routine. Organic chicken breasts & asparagus, eggs & veggie scrambles, and protein shakes were a large part of my diet during that time. Anyhoo I did not get any better from that diet (I felt worse during that time), and my tests after showed my fat level being too high. My high meat and egg diet was too much fat for my liver. It was a good reminder for me to watch my fat intake regardless of what diet I chose.
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2015)
The focus of this documentary is not about getting rid of everything you own. You don’t have to be or want to be a minimalist in the way you may be thinking to watch this film. Yes, it will teach you to think twice about your purchases (it taught me to be better) and possibly declutter your home if you have tons of stuff, however that is not the big message to take away. Instead, it makes you really reflect what it is that you want out of life and what is truly important to you. What is it that brings you fulfillment? Is everything you have or want serving you in the way you thought/think it will? Do you have everything you could want and still find yourself feeling empty?
Even if you take one message away from watching this film, I think it would add value to your life. It added value to mine. The men behind this movie – Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus – now have another documentary out on Netflix called “The Minimalists: Less Is Now” 2021. I have not watched this one yet, but I plan on it!
Have you watched any of these? What are your favorite documentaries? Comment below.
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