Make time to watch these health documentaries

Next time you’re thinking about binge-watching TV while sitting on the couch with a bag of potato chips, think again. Why not try to learn something instead? Ditch the chips and turn on a health documentary. Here are a few to choose from with different topics and approaches to get healthier.

Next time you’re thinking about binge-watching TV while sitting on the couch with a bag of potato chips, think again. Why not try to learn something instead? Ditch the chips and turn on a health documentary. Here are a few to choose from with different topics and approaches to get healthier.

“Super Size Me” This classic has been around since 2004. It follows Morgan Spurlock as he explores the effects of eating a diet of solely McDonald’s food for one month.

“What the Health” If you’ve seen “Cowspiracy,” then this should be next up on your watch list. This is a follow-up film that exposes the corruption and collusion in government and big business that is costing us and keeping us sick.

“Forks Over Knives” Can most, if not all, degenerative diseases be controlled or reversed by changing from our current animal-based and processed foods diet? This film examines that claim.

“Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” Joe Cross is 100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease. He’s out of hope. This film follows his journey to regain his health. He cuts the junk and travels with a juicer and generator, vowing to drink only fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days.

“That Sugar Film” Damon Gameau and his wife are expecting a baby, and he wants to know the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body. In this documentary, he eats only foods that are commonly perceived as “healthy.” As you can suspect, Gameau highlights some of the issues of the sugar industry and where sugar hides unexpectedly in your foods and on grocers’ shelves.

After watching all of those or at least one of those, you most likely will have a different perspective on food, diets and the health industry.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass