Our Favorite Health, Wellness & Nutrition Resources
May they help you achieve the healthier, sexier lifestyle of your dreams!
Inspirational Health Documentaries
[sc:purple text=”Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” ] Focusing on two men whose bodies have been trashed by steroids, obesity and illness, this documentary chronicles the rigorous healing path — including a two-month diet of fruits and vegetables — that both attempt in a bid to rescue their health. See trailer[sc:purple text=”Food Inc.” ] Director Robert Kenner’s provocative, Oscar-nominated documentary looks at the food industry’s harmful effects on human health and the environment. See trailer [sc:purple text=”Forks Over Knives” ] According to the research of two food scientists, the popularity of processed foods has led to epidemic rates of obesity, diabetes and other diseases. See trailer [sc:purple text=”Vegucated” ] In this documentary, three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Lured with true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover the hidden sides of animal agriculture. See trailer [sc:purple text=”Hungry for Change” ] This documentary exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries use to keep consumers coming back for more. See trailer [sc:purple text=”Food Matters” ] 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. See trailer
Inspirational Health Websites
KrisCarr.com Welcome to my digital queendom. I’m Kris Carr, New York Times and #1 Amazon best-selling author, wellness activist and cancer thriver. And I am passionate about … YOU. This is my soul space where I share my experiences and reflections through love notes and videos about plant-passionate living, health, happiness, sassiness, spirituality, compassion and all things Crazy Sexy.
FullyRaw.com FullyRaw is the creation of Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram, a pioneer in the local, organic food co-operative movement. The founder of the largest raw, organic produce co-operative in the U.S., she has been 100% raw for almost 7 years. An exemplification of all that she wishes to create, she is a leading visionary in the raw movement.
ElanasPantry.com Elana Amsterdam is the author of the New York Times Best Selling cookbook. She gave up grains over a decade ago in 2001 and is known as a pioneer in grain-free cooking and baking, tempting foodies everywhere with her incredibly simple, yet flavorful recipes for dynamic, vibrantly healthy food.
FoodBabe.com I am most knowledgeable about harmful ingredients in processed foods and how to avoid them. For this reason, I have made it my mission to spread as much information as I can about what is in food, how to make the right purchasing decisions at the grocery store and how to live an organic lifestyle in this over-processed world.
Inspirational Health Videos[sc:purple text=”Jamie Oliver” ] Teach Every Child About Food Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food. This is a Ted Talk. [sc:purple text=”Mark Bittman” ] What’s Wrong With What We Eat In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what’s wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why it’s putting the entire planet at risk. This is a Ted Talk. [sc:purple text=”Dr. Dean Ornish” ] The Killer American Diet That’s Sweeping The Planet Stop wringing your hands over AIDS, cancer and the avian flu. Cardiovascular disease kills more people than everything else combined — and it’s mostly preventable. Dr. Dean Ornish explains how changing our eating habits will save lives. This is a Ted Talk. [sc:purple text=”Dr. Dean Ornish” ] Healing Through Diet Dean Ornish talks about simple, low-tech and low-cost ways to take advantage of the body’s natural desire to heal itself. This is a Ted Talk. [sc:purple text=”Birke Baehr” ] What’s Wrong With Our Food System 11-year-old Birke Baehr presents his take on a major source of our food — far-away and less-than-picturesque industrial farms. Keeping farms out of sight promotes a rosy, unreal picture of big-box agriculture, he argues, as he outlines the case to green and localize food production. Filmed at TEDxNextGenerationAshevillen. [sc:purple text=”Dr. Joel Fuhrman” ] I Love Nutrition Science Joel Fuhrman, M.D., is a board-certified family physician, NYew York Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including The Dr. Oz Show, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and Live with Kelly. Filmed at TEDxCharlottesville 2013 [sc:purple text=”Nicole Avena” ] How Sugar Affects The Brain When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.
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