6 Documentaries You MUST See!

12 Sep


EARTHLINGS is an award-winning documentary film about the suffering of animals for food, fashion, pets, entertainment and medical research. Considered the most persuasive documentary ever made, EARTHLINGS is nicknamed “the Vegan maker” for its sensitive footage shot at animal shelters, pet stores, puppy mills, factory farms, slaughterhouses, the leather and fur trades, sporting events, circuses and research labs.



The statistics are terrifying. Two hundred million Americans are overweight and 100 million are obese. More than 75 million Americans have high blood pressure. 24 million people are diabetic. Heart disease remains the No. 1 cause of death for men and women, followed by stroke and obesity-related cancers. Obesity is about to overtake tobacco as the No. 1 cause of preventable deaths in the United States. 60% of bankruptcies are caused by what has become known as “medical debt.”Fast food, fast medicine, fast news and fast lives have turned many Americans into a sick, uninformed, indebted, “processed” people. Processed People features insightful interviews from nine preeminent health and environmental experts/advocates. They discuss how and why Americans got into this mess, and what we can do to break the “processed people” cycle.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH TRAILERS of processed people

3) FOOD, INC.:

Food, Inc. is an alarming expose of the way food is produced and distributed in the United States. Interviewing investigators, journalists and farmers, filmmaker Robert Kenner shows how almost everything we eat is produced and distributed by a very few huge multinational corporations, such as Monsanto and Tyson, and that quality of nutrition is secondary to production cost and corporate profits



Tom Simon and Sarah Teale present a huge humane society alert inDeath On A Factory Farm, their documentary about the harrowing treatment of livestock in the United States, where virtually no federal laws regulate conditions in which food animals are bred, raised and slaughtered–and economic efficiency is the prevailing consideration in self-governance.

CLICK HERE FOR CLIPS of death on a factory farm


imply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is an independent documentary film that chronicles six Americans with diabetes who switch to a diet consisting entirely of vegan, organic, uncooked food in order to reverse disease without pharmaceutical medication.

The six are challenged to give up meat, dairy, sugar, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, soda, junk food, fast food, processed food, packaged food, and even cooked food for 30 days. The film follows each participant’s remarkable journey and captures the medical, physical, and emotional transformations brought on by this radical diet and lifestyle change. We witness moments of struggle, support, and hope as what is revealed, with startling clarity, is that diet can reverse disease and change lives.

The film highlights each of the six before they begin the program and we first meet them in their home environment with their families. Each participant speaks candidly about their struggle to manage their diabetes and how it has affected every aspect of their life, from work to home to their relationships.



What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure.

Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to “battle” these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases.

Could it be there’s a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive but so straightforward, that it’s mind-boggling that more of us haven’t taken it seriously?

FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.

CLICK TO VIEW TRAILER-for forks over knives


5 Responses to “6 Documentaries You MUST See!”

  1. Lori Toth 22/01/2012 at 10:15 PM #

    Thank you for the great list! I had only seen Food Inc. Just finished watching Earthlings. VERY disturbing!! Getting ready to watch Fork Over Knives and looking forward to watching the rest. I wish everyone would watch these!

  2. Lori Toth 23/01/2012 at 10:39 PM #

    I just watched Forks Over Knives. WOW!!! With all of my efforts to eat a healthy, organic diet for myself and my kids, I am obviously not doing enough. I guess I an still in the mindset I was conditioned to believe that kids need milk and cheese. Things are about to change and I am excited for the change!!!

    • nutritranslator 24/01/2012 at 11:52 PM #

      Lori! I am so glad you got to watch both Earthlings and Forks Over Knives! Definitely an eye opener for me too! I think you are doing a fantastic job already with you and your family!! 🙂 What is your plan for your change? 🙂

      • Lori Toth 13/02/2012 at 11:14 PM #

        I have already been eating more salmon in place of chicken. I still eat a little chicken breast, and eggs, but much less often. I would have milk occasionally, organic of course, with cereal and have been trying alternatives like soy, almond, and flax milk. I have been using plant based protein powders if I feel I need more protein. I have also been giving my kids alot less cheese and regular milk and they are fine with it. I have been having fun with my veggies. When I am eating more salmon, veggie, and rice based meals, I definitely feel I have more energy!

      • nutritranslator 14/02/2012 at 11:32 PM #

        Lori! It looks like you are making some great changes! I like how you are mixing up and having fun with your veggies! I also like how you are choosing organic and trying to cut back on dairy and meat! Are you planning on transitioning to being a vegetarian or vegan? If you are then your on a good path, going slow is key. So glad you are finding more energy!

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