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10 Things You Need to Know About Losing Weight
10 Things You Need to Know About Losing Weight

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This documentary is concerned with obesity, the health issues that accompany it and several methods of weight loss. The purpose of this documentary is to give you an insight into this widespread issue and, hopefully, alter the way you perceive this condition and its treatment. The narrator of this film, Michael Mosley, is looking into the latest scientific discoveries in the field of weight loss. In the course of this film, Mosley will present ten different and simple ways to deal with the issue of obesity. During the filming, he will undergo a medical examination and discover, despite of his normal appearance, that he has internal body fat encircling his liver and kidneys. In order to resolve this issue, Mosley will apply a number of, scientifically proven, tips with an astonishing result.By the time the filming of this documentary was finished, Mosley managed to resolve the internal body fat issue. All of the methods, presented in this film, are scientifically tested and proven with an amazing rate of success. You will finally be able to comprehend the science behind losing weight and with these methods you will be able to do it with ease. If you liked this documentary and want to watch more health related films, click here.

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Vegan Diet: The Experiment
Vegan Diet: The Experiment

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This documentary explores the challenges faced by the people who agreed to convert to a vegan diet in the course of six weeks. After a series of interviews conducted by the director of this program, three people were selected to participate in this experiment. The selected candidates are Brian, who likes to eat meat and eat out, Ellen, a psychiatrist, part-time comedian and single mother and Tesla, a college student who lives with her family. The documentary addresses the resistance that a number of people have towards vegetarianism and veganism. It also deals with the origins of omnivorism and the ethical, environmental and health benefits of a vegan diet. In the course of making this documentary the participants visited an abandoned slaughterhouse and investigated the reality of intensive animal farming in the US. Of their own accord, they decided to trespass on a factory farm to see for themselves, and became passionate about their new-found cause.

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Food Inc
Food Inc

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Food Inc. examines corporate farming in the United States, concluding that agri-business produces food in a way that is environmentally harmful, that is unhealthy, and abusive of both animals & employees.This documentary is copyright protected and cannot be shown here. If you’re interested, click the Amazon link above for information on how to purchase the full DVD.

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Super Size Me
Super Size Me

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‘Super Size Me’ is an entertaining and interesting documentary directed and acted in by Morgan Spurlock, this documentary being his debut film.He carries out an experiment on himself to highlight American culture’s disturbing trend towards obesity; he eats three McDonalds meals a day every day for 30 consecutive days, provides an amusing and occasionally disturbing account that provides a lot of information and keeps the audience gripped.In this film Spurlock manages to maintain a fine balance between humor, shock and entertainment without being too judgmental.The editing and the quality of interviews more than make up for the amateur voice-overs.McDonalds Nutritional Information

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Can GM Food Save The World?
Can GM Food Save The World?

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The film discusses the benefits that GM provides and the dangers associated with it.The world which is witnessing spiraling food prices has again shifted its focus to the problem of food security. With the world population likely to reach 9 billion in a few decades, the responsibility to feed every mouth is even a greater one.The film discusses if GM is an answer to the problem of food security and the evidence on the success or failure of GM to date. On the one hand GM is definitely seen as a boon that will enable to increase production of food grains and on the other hand as the movie suggest lurks a threat to the environment.The BBC documentary ends with the question if the food being genetically modified can save the world from famines or would it just turn out to be a severe environmental catastrophe as suggested by Prince Charles.

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The Future of Food
The Future of Food

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‘The Future of food’ is an eye-opener, critically investigating the impact of the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered food products that are predominantly being consumed by unsuspecting Americans every single day since the last ten years.Experts consider this trend alarming because of the health implications, unscrupulous government policies and extreme push towards globalization. This film, shot on locations in the U.S. and Mexico, enables the viewers to closely evaluate the negative impact this new technology is having on the lives and livelihood of farmers from the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada to the fields of Oaxaca, Mexico.The film also provides alternative solutions to this problem in the form of large-scale industrial, organic and sustainable agriculture as the only means of combating the food crisis and saving people from the clutches of market and political forces that seek to control the world’s food system.

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Genetically Modified Food: Panacea or Poison
Genetically Modified Food: Panacea or Poison

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This documentary highlights the dangers of genetically modified food products as there has been no study on the safety of these products on human beings. And the claims of them being absolutely safe remain unverified. Even the scientific community is divided on this issue having radically different views, leaving the proving factor on its continued use, which also has remained unverified by huge corporations and manufacturing giants.The rise for the need of these food products is testified by the fact that the global demand for food has doubled in the last thirty years, and scientists in a desperate attempt to feed the billions have discovered how to manipulate DNA, the blueprint of life, and produce what they claim are stronger, more disease-resistant crops.But at the same time in the absence of proof of their safety they are subject to fervent criticisms decrying the use of humans as guinea pigs. This intriguing film leaves the viewers to decide whether these genetically modified food is a panacea or poison for them.

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Locally Abundant
Locally Abundant

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Two young Maritimers take a 4 month journey across Canada, from the East coast to the West coast, volunteering at 10 small-scale organic farms along the way. In an effort to connect with the people on the front line of sustainable food production in a society where large-scale farming is key to our economy, they work for the farms to learn more about them.Their main thought is that small, ecologically responsible farms are a viable resource for food and also create a better environment for people and the country.Along with interviews of the farmers themselves, this film includes segments by David Suzuki, and information on ‘factory farms’ and why the use of synthetic additives like fertilizers are hurting the people consuming the food.For more info on this journey, go to www.locallyabundantfilm.com

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Let’s Talk About Food
Let’s Talk About Food

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Let’s Talk About Food is a short documentary film that explores why people eat meat.Do you eat meat? Have you ever asked yourself, “Why do I eat meat?” Watch to find out why NOW is the time to discuss this issue.Directed, Written, Edited by Lina TrichiloCreated by Lina Trichilo & Marta PickenAdditional Post-Production by Gerrit Van Dyke

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Chocolate the Origin
Chocolate the Origin

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Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown, food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, often flavored, as with vanilla. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste or in a block or used as a flavoring ingredient in other sweet foods.Cacao has been cultivated by many cultures for at least three millennia in Mesoamerica. The earliest evidence of use traces to the Mokaya, with evidence that point to the existence of chocolate beverages dating back as far as 1900 BC. Although cocoa originated in the Americas, today Western Africa produces almost two-thirds of the world's cocoa, with Côte d'Ivoire growing almost half of it. European Union regulations require dark chocolate to have at least 60% cocoa solids, milk chocolate 25%, and white chocolate none.Chocolate has become one of the most popular food types and flavors in the world, and a vast number of foodstuffs involving chocolate have been created. Gifts of chocolate molded into different shapes have become traditional on certain holidays. Chocolate is also used in cold and hot beverages such as chocolate milk and hot chocolate.This is the story of chocolate and the influence it had on many things that most of us are not aware of.

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Half Ton Man
Half Ton Man

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‘Half Ton Man’ examines the science of extreme weight loss and the perplexing lives of the growing number of people who seem intent on eating themselves to death.It tells the astonishing story of Patrick Duel, who reached a record breaking weight of 76 stone 8lbs, making him one of the heaviest men ever and a medical miracle. For taking him to the hospital, a wall of his house had to be knocked down, where he underwent a gastric bypass surgery and kept on a much disciplined diet making him lose less than half of his weight.Throughout the trauma, Rosalie Bradford, once the world’s fattest woman, supported, motivated and encouraged Patrick. She was 8 feet wide but she overcome her addiction to food once she realized the main reason behind her addiction, which was the abandonment she underwent in childhood, and consequently worked hard to lose 900 pounds!Scientists believe that a fat gene evolved in people to enable them to survive famines but now the modern unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle is making this gene turn harmful.Filmed originally by Channel 4′s Bodyshock series. Official page:http://www.channel4.com/programmes/bodyshock/episode-guide/series-2/episode-1

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Modern Meat
Modern Meat

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In Modern Meat, FRONTLINE takes a close look inside the world of the modern American meat industry and shows how this once simple product has turned into a much more dangerous phenomenon, given the fact that an average American eats at least three hamburgers a week; and with the increase in availability and reduction in prices of meat due to centralization’s, high-tech systems, and efficient procedures, a great risk looms ahead.This film includes interviews with scientists and industry observers who say that pooling thousands of cows in feedlots makes it easier for bacteria to spread from one animal to another, making it very dangerous for insusceptible and vulnerable humans.Glenn Morris, a microbiologist at the University of Maryland and a former USDA official concurs this opinion explaining how the feces produced by cows, primarily being bacteria, find it easier to spread in the feedlots.

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One day in the life of a rice farmer
One day in the life of a rice farmer

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"For many, a bowl of rice is a simple trip to the supermarket. Rarely do we think about the production of our food. The documentary shows a typical day in the life of a rice farmer and the laborious process of rice farming. You can see how well-connected the whole system is and the number of parties involved in farming rice. The way in which the farmer gently treats his animals illustrates the importance of every single life and how it is part of a greater system.From cultivation to sale the visuals give you a sense of the strenuous, manual and monotonous work in the rice paddies. Every action has an intention – the self-grown rice is used to feed the fishes, which will be caught and cooked for dinner. Every step and actor in the process is part of an efficient, self-sustaining system.The simplicity of the video appeals to your senses and gives the viewer a real understanding of these conditions. You are transportedinto another world by listening to the original sounds. Commentary or music are not necessary to complete the documentary. This is not only a video, it‘s an experience!"

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Food: The Globalization of Cuisine
Food: The Globalization of Cuisine

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A cuisine is a characteristic style of cooking practices and traditions, often associated with a specific region, country or culture. We bring you a documentary on the history and development of world food, from the traditional cuisine to the industrialized food production of today.In order for a certain cuisine to become a global, a local one must spread around the world and its food is to be served world-wide. The improvements in the fields of food preservation, storage, shipping and production have enabled the global distribution of edible goods.If you ever wondered about the origins of certain foods, spices or fruits and vegetables, this documentary shall provide answers. Here you will find the answer to the question of the origins of different kinds of food, from the early days of preparing dishes to the contemporary culinary achievements.Explore the vast number of cuisines practiced around the world and enjoy some of the best recipes in the world.

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Britain's Really Disgusting Food - Episode One: Meat
Britain's Really Disgusting Food - Episode One: Meat

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Britain is popular for it's traditional dishes that come from the depths of history. Food industry has lost its perfection and taste and has became a machine. A machine that produces food that is good for eating but not good enough for you health. Find out more from the series 'Britain's Really Disgusting Food'.

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The Big Fat Truth About Low Fat Foods
The Big Fat Truth About Low Fat Foods

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Since the 1980s there's been a blast in low-fat products as the message got out that to improve our health, especially heart health, we needed to reduce the amount of saturated fat in our diets. This means cutting back on full fat dairy foods, red meat and certain processed foods. It's true that fat supplies more than twice the calories per gram of carbohydrates, and saturated fat is the type of fat primarily responsible for clogging our arteries and increasing cholesterol levels. But, as we came to terms with this unpalatable fact, the food industry got to work replacing the animal fats in their products with un-saturated vegetable oils.

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China Rises - Food is Heaven
China Rises - Food is Heaven

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"Asia is famous for its traditional dishes worldwide. Since the raising development and dwindling water supplies threaten the nation's ability to feed itself. Join in with the men and women who celebrate the glory of authentic Chinese dishes - while working to maintain a healthy food supply for our future life."

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Our Supersized Kids
Our Supersized Kids

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Child obesity is a serious issue in North America. Nearly a third of the children are overweight or obese and the numbers continue to rise. We're at risk of raising supersized kids who may live sicker and die younger than the generation before them."Our Supersized Kids" profiles four families whose grade school children are overweight or obese. Each of these families are actively working to help their child turn around an out-of-control weight gain.

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Global History Of The Food
Global History Of The Food

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A cuisine is a characteristic style of cooking practices and traditions, often associated with a specific region, country or culture. We bring you a documentary on the history and development of world food, from the traditional cuisine to the industrialized food production of today. In order for a certain cuisine to become a global, a local one must spread around the world and its food is to be served world-wide. The improvements in the fields of food preservation, storage, shipping and production have enabled the global distribution of edible goods. If you ever wondered about the origins of certain foods, spices or fruits and vegetables, this documentary shall provide answers. Here you will find the answer to the question of the origins of different kinds of food, from the early days of preparing dishes to the contemporary culinary achievements. Explore the vast number of cuisines practiced around the world and enjoy some of the best recipes in the world.

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Farmageddon
Farmageddon

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Farmageddon tells the story of small family farms which have been forced to stop their business because of the greater farms which use animal slaugher as their main source of success. Filmmaker Kristin Canty's quest to find healthy food for her four children turned into an educational journey to discover why access to these foods was being threatened.

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Nutrition and Behavior Aspartame (Lecture)
Nutrition and Behavior Aspartame (Lecture)

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‘Nutrition and Behavior Aspartame’ is a lecture by Dr. Russell Blaylock, wherein he explains the relation between nutrition and behavior.He shows how good nutrition can augment memory and behavior in a desirable way and poor nutrition can lead to violence, crimes, depression and suicides, by citing a number of examples.He further provides testament to his theories by illustrating his studies on juvenile and adult prisoners.He advises to undertake specific measures for children’s nutrition and stresses the fact that its never too late to make changes for the better.

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Dangers of food processing
Dangers of food processing

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Food processing is a process of raw and unfinished materials becoming edible food. Any kind of processing destroys the original vitamins and nutrients and because of that our health is slowly decreasing. That's why we should bat an eye on the things that we eat and remember that health is one of the most important things in our lives. Without it we wouldn't be able to do anything.

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Insects are the New Ultimate Food Source Worldwide
Insects are the New Ultimate Food Source Worldwide

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Little moving legs, small body and a hideous looking face. Not everyone is willing to enjoy this kind of meal because it''s simply not appealing. There are subcultures in wich insect eating is a delicatese or even an average habit. This documentary explain what's behind this kind of 'delicatese' and why whe should pay more attention to this.

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Making the Connection
Making the Connection

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‘Making the Connection’ brings a unique perspective on the choice and relation between a healthy, fun, modern lifestyle and a fair, sustainable, compassionate lifestyle.This documentary film takes us through an intriguing journey with people from varied backgrounds and lifestyles such as a chef, a farmer, an MP, an athlete, a dietitian and a poet!It invites the viewers to explore the prospect of balancing healthy and tasty food with a modern and fast lifestyle.

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Made in Spain
Made in Spain

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The aroma of saffron, the sound of flamenco, the sights of Spanish culture and creating a spirit cook classic dishes can be found together in a fascinating program. Made in Spain is a series exploring the culinary and cultural riches of Spain and is hosted by Chef José Andrés, creator of several held in Washington, DC, restaurants, including Jaleo and minibar by Jose Andres.Made in Spain highlights the extraordinary cooking traditions of a country whose food and wine is capturing the imagination of the world. In each episode, Joseph brings the exciting flavors his native Spain to the American audience with easy and informative recipes created in the Washington, DC through the kitchen products here in the U.S.Each cooking segment is woven into a gastronomic and cultural tour of the 17 vibrant regions of Spain, where Jose introduces the viewer to many of the major manufacturers of cheese from Spain, wine makers and restaurateurs. Traveling throughout Spain, Jose takes the viewer to the source and inspiration of the dishes prepared in her kitchen again, demonstrating that the flavors made in Spain can be created here at home.

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Fat Sick & Nearly Dead
Fat Sick & Nearly Dead

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We've come to a lifestyle in which everything is easily approached. The importance of a healthy body is slowly increasing since there are more and more obese people in the world. To make it worse obesity is fulfilled with other addictions such as smoking or alcohol. This way our body is becoming a dumpster filled with a lot of junk and trash. 'Fat Sick & Nearly dead' shows a story of a single person and his journey to a healthy life.