Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Food Education Info

I have a follow-up to the Food Matters post.  After the last post, I thought it'd be nice to share some of the other movies and books I have learned from over the years.  There are infinite resources out there, and I will never get through them, but these are some of my favorites!  Enjoy, and share any of your own!

  • FREE TO WATCH ONLINE!!  If you checked out Food Matters, you got a glimpse into the world of the Gerson Institute - a whole foods, more natural approach to health.  They have an entire documentary about their program, called The Gerson Miracle.  You can watch the whole thing on Hulu, here!
  • The Future of Food - a look inside the world of Genetically Modified Organisms.  What are GMOs, why are they in our food, and could it be dangerous?
  • Food, Inc. - a look inside American corporate farming and food industries
  • King Corn - two men want to see what it takes to grown an acre of corn, and what happens after it's harvested.  They learn a lot about the politics that go on behind the scenes.

  • What to Eat by Marion Nestle, RD – helps you start thinking for yourself when it comes to food.  You have to ask questions, dig deep, and look past the big flashy dollar signs of the food industry! She “walks” you through the grocery store, aisle by aisle, breaking down the history of the different food groups’ recommendations, the confusing labels and certifications, and helps guide you on a path to making healthier choices when you eat.
  • Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman – A very practical, science-based approach to why we need more produce in our diets.  Even though I had known it was an important part of our diets, this book just said it in the right way at the right time, I guess!  It clicked, and I was off and running on finding ways to add more produce to my life!  And that lead to many other exciting paths…
  • Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome by Dr. James Wilson - a look at the syndrome that is likely plaguing 80% of Americans because of the high-stress, low-health lifestyles we live
  • Depression Free For Life by Dr. Gabriel Cousens - not all depressions are alike, and this book breaks it down and helps point you in the right direction for figuring out if there may be a nutritional deficiency behind it.

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