Staying Healthy Documentaries

The Weight of the Nation

Confronting America's Obesity Epidemic

This four-part HBO Documentary Films series explores a situation that has now reached epidemic proportions in the United States. It seems like everywhere you turn some new weight-loss product is being advertised or some new fat-busting system is being promoted.

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Who Needs Sleep?

Filmmaker Haskell Wexler started working on this documentary when he was 75. A co-worker had recently lost his life and this event forced Wexler to realize that the only thing that he really owned was his time.

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Gluten: A Gut Feeling

Gluten has become the new dietary enemy as more people are eliminating wheat and grains from their diets, in pursuit of better health.

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The Secrets of Sugar

For years we’ve been warned about the dangers of eating too much fat or too much salt. Most people try to be conscious of this when grocery shopping.

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Our Roots. Our Planet. Our Future.

Every single one of us can take steps right now to make our planet, our families, and ourselves much better. The purpose of this film is to inspire everybody to choose a healthier lifestyle so we can preserve this planet for the generations to come.

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Blue Gold: World Water Wars

The War Over Your Water is About To Begin

This is not a film about saving the environment; rather it is a film about saving ourselves. It doesn’t really matter what your stance is regarding environmental, religious, or political issues; if you go without water for a week, you cry blood.

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Meat the Truth

The ten hottest years that have ever been measured have all occurred in the last fourteen years. Global warming is the world’s current greatest concern; it’s real and humans are most certainly to blame because industrial civilization has caused irreparable damage.

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Why We Breathe

A Yoga Documentary

Why We Breathe is a documentary about Yoga that was filmed over a period of six months as the crew traveled across the US to discover what drives yoga practictioners to practice.

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A River of Waste

The Hazardous Truth About Factory Farms

A River of Waste: The Hazardous Truth about Factory Farming exposes the little-known, but painful truth about the industrial system of meat and poultry production.

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Zachary Maxwell is a 4th grade student that goes undercover to expose the failed school lunch program in New York public schools.

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Fat Head

After watching Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Super Size Me, comedian and former health writer, Tom Naughton had a few problems with the conclusions that the film presented.

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Back to Eden

“Back to Eden” is a full feature documentary investigating a simple organic gardening method that may hold the solution to the complex agricultural issues faced today.

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Amateur Armstrongs

Lance Armstrong is a cheater. When he came clean, he blew the lid, once and for all, on a dirty little secret: sports doping.

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Aftermath: The Legacy of Suicide

This documentary looks at children who have lost their parents to suicide at a young age. When your father or mother – the people who teach you about the world – take their own life, what is that teaching you?

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NOVA: Can We Live Forever?

Can We Live Forever? Technology has made this question less rhetorical nonsense and more practical planning. Surgery, drugs, and the study of DNA have all contributed to a human species living into our 80’s, 90’s, and even 100’s.

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The Truth About Food

BBC guides us through a series of videos documentaries on the truth about food. Some questions that are explored: News presenter Fiona Bruce takes us on a journey through the digestive system and learns why there is good and bad bacteria.

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