Top Documentaries On Living a Healthy, Organic Lifestyle: Part 2 And Giveaway Time!

In a previous post, I took a look at the top documentaries on living a healthy, organic lifestyle. Since then, Netflix has added tons of new documentaries, so here are a few updates to the list. I covered the following movies in my previous post.

Click here to check it out andkeep reading for a cool giveaway!

New Documentaries On Living a Healthy, Organic Lifestyle: Part 2 And Giveaway Time!

Vegucated

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A social experiment to follow 3 New Yorkers adopting a vegan diet for six weeks, Vegucated is a very insightful documentary on the importance of veganism. I enjoyed watching the movie as it discussed  the importance of being more aware about food and  our food system. It shows real-life people changing their habits and attitudes about food.  The only downside is the quality of the video, it was a little amateurish.

 

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

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Simply Raw focuses on six Americans who have severe diabetes. With the right motivation and nutritional guidance, they set off to reverse their diabetes in 30 days by adopting a raw food diet.

If you like Vegucated, you will enjoy Simply Raw as this movie shows the next step in the healthy eating process, eating a raw diet. It was really informative. I caught myself nodding in agreement with the food experts in the movie.

 

King Corn

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Let me start off by saying, this documentary is hilarious! I forgot it was a documentary at first. Two college-buddies start their own corn farm and track the journey of their crops into the food system. The results are shocking. The documentary will leave you looking at food differently and questioning how much of your burger, toast, beer and cheese are made of corn.

 

Dr. Bronners Magic Soapbox

 

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Although I grew up with Dr. Bronner’s soaps, I never understood the story behind the company.  After watching the movie, I have more even more brand loyalty.  Dr. Bronner is a chemist, Holocaust survivor and mental hospital escapee. His kids explain their lives growing up with their father and and discuss his adversities, triumphs and journey of developing a popular household product.    If you ever started your own business or want to, this movie will inspire you to push through your inner demons and discover your passion.

 

Hungry For Change

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Hungry for Change is similar to FoodMatters. The movie highlights a panel of health experts and their view points on health, fitness and the food system. The documentary does a good job of explaining why a standard American diet leads millions to poor health and why dieting for a healthy life is problematic.  I am not a huge fan of this  the documentary as some of the information was over the top; however, I did enjoy watching the different cameos from the experts.  You can watch the first 20 minutes of the film for free at http://www.hungryforchange.tv.

One of the experts in Hungry for Change is, Joe Cross, from the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.  After watching the film I ended up juicing a few days later. If you haven’t seen it you can watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead below for free!

Giveaway Time!

Because I’m an official “juicehead” thanks to the recent purchased of my Omega juicer, the kind folks at Reboot with Joe, reached out to sponsor a giveaway for our dedicated Sporty Afros followers. Joe and his team is celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. In celebration of this moment, they are offering one of our readers the Fat Sick and Nearly Dead Bundle. The bundle includes the Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead DVD, companion book and Reboot Nutrition Guide with recipes to help you get started juicing! Enter to win below!

 

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12 Comments

  • nicole vick says:

    I watched fat, sick, and nearly dead with my boyfriend this weekend. We could NOT believe his transformation! So of course now we want to try juicing. We’re a very competitive couple. Lol! We are pretty active, nut somehow have packed on a few pounds. We’re thinking the “reboot” will be just the thing to set us straight.

  • Tiffany Santillan says:

    I just watched Fat Sick & Nearly Dead and I can’t believe Joe’s transformation!! It’s very inspiring and I’m going to look into juicing now. Although, I do want to understand the difference between juicing and making smoothies. Nonetheless, I’m very motivated to start my journey!

    • Alexandria says:

      yes it is such a good documentary! I love it so much! I think I will break down the difference in juicing and smoothies but pretty much here is a simple answer…
      1) Juicing – removes fiber (still has some), immediate absorption of nutrients in body. When the liquids hit your stomach it’s absorbed immediately. It also helps flush out the digestive tracks as “solid” food is pushed completely out, helps alkaline the body and an easier way to have 3-5 servings of veggies in a blink of an eye.
      2) Smoothies – includes entire whole food and fiber, slower to break down in stomach but faster than eating it, cheaper and faster than juicing and can be unhealthy (smoothies at smoothie king can be very unhealthy)

  • K L Roberts says:

    I’m considering adding juicing to my new healthier lifestyle. I hope to win this so I can get some delicious recipes!

  • I have seen all these documentaries except Vegucated. Didn’t even know about it! I will get it on my netflix this weekend.
    How is your omega juicer, btw? Please make a youtube video showing how you use it.

    • Alexandria says:

      Vegucated is pretty good. It’s interested to see people’s reaction to becoming vegan. I really like the omega juicer. I shot a video for it just for you. It’s my first juicing one so we shall see how the editing process goes. 🙂

  • Desiree says:

    Glad you posted about the Dr. Bronner’s documentary. I’m highly interested and definitely will check it out. Where did you access these docs? I’ll check on Netflix cause they tend to have a great selection. Thanks for this post. I’m a new reader but loving what I see so far! 🙂

    • Alexandria says:

      Welcome and thanks! the Dr. Bronner’s documentary is interesting to see. I really appreciated learning about the history of the company and soaps. I have a Netflix , hulu and amazon prime account. All of the documents can be viewed on them. Netflix is where I watch most of my documentaries from.

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