FAT: A Documentary
FAT tells the far-fetched but completely true history of how our country became so unhealthy. In 1970, just over 1.5 million people had been diagnosed with Diabetes in the United States. Now over 30 million have Diabetes. What's even more alarming is that 100 million people, 1 in 3, have Diabetes or are Pre-Diabetic. This is not to mention the 40% of the population that are obese. How is this possible with the non-stop flow of new diets, exercise machines and our general obsession with health and weight loss? We're as unhealthy as ever. The truth is that we have pretty much had everything completely upside-down and backwards. FAT traces a detailed history spanning 150 years to show how misinformation and outright lies have become "truth."
Directed by: Peter Curtis Pardini
Starring: Dr. Georgia Ede, Nina Teicholz, Anna Vocino, Dr. Bret Scher, Mike Dawson, Adam Carolla, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Eric Westman
FAT: A Documentary 2
FAT: A Documentary 2 is the sequel to the international sensation that delves deeper into the lies and myths surrounding the age old question: "What should I be eating?" "Common knowledge" regarding healthy eating has grown more and more confusing seemingly by the day. Vinnie Tortorich and a host of health experts talk about the conflicts between plant eaters and meat eaters and how hidden machinations in the food industry are the reasons why we believe what we do about food and optimal health.
Directed by: Vinny Tortorich
Vinnie Tortorich, Ancel Keys
Fat Fiction | Documentary
Fat Fiction reveals how the United States government relied on questionable evidence to support one of the most damaging public health recommendations in the history of our country: the “low fat diet.”
Featuring world leaders in low-carb nutrition:
Dr. Mark Hyman, Functional Medicine Doctor and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and the UltraWellness Center and Chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Dr. Sarah Hallberg, Obesity Expert has reversed Type 2 Diabetes in hundreds of patients by ignoring the guidelines and prescribing a high fat, low carb nutrition plan.
Dr Jason Fung, Nephrologist and author of The Obesity Code, a book for reversing Type 2 Diabetes with LCHF and Intermittent Fasting.
Professor Tim Noakes, author of the Lore of Running.
Nina Teicholz, Journalist and author of the Big Fat Surprise.
Gary Taubes, Journalist and author of Good Calories, Bad Calories and The Case Against Sugar.
Dr. Rob Lustig, Pediatric Endocriniologist at University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Bret Scher, Cardiologist and Lipidologist practicing in San Diego
Dr. Eric Westman, Director of the Lifestyle Medicine clinic at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina
Dr. Brian Lenzkes, Internal Medicine Doctor
Jonny Bowden, Nutritionist and author of The Great Cholesterol Myth
Dr. Zoe Harcombe, phD obesity researcher who wrote her thesis on the lack of evidence behind the US Dietary Guidelines
Professor Andrew Mente, McMaster University and researcher on the PURE Study
Alyssa Gallagher, Registered Dietician, Certified Diabetes Educator at Humphries Diabetes Center in Boise, Idaho
Doug Reynolds, Founder of LowCarb USA
Obesity and Corporate Greed | DW Documentary
Doctors predict that by 2030, half of the world's population will be overweight or obese. An epidemic of obesity is causing a rapid rise in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. It's becoming the biggest health challenge worldwide.
Why has no country managed to stop this epidemic? The food industry and government authorities say it's due to a lack of individual self-discipline. Is this true? Or is it the result of collective failure -- a symptom of a liberal society that abhors obesity, yet produces people who are overweight. Is society itself to blame for this situation?
Around the world, politicians, priests, doctors, and average people are standing up to multinational food corporations. They want to take back control of their nutrition and their bodies -- and they're using the law, scientific evidence, and political activism to correct the claim that people who are obese have only themselves to blame. These critics focus on sugary drinks that can be as addictive as some hard drugs; misleading advertising directed at children and low-income people; governments that turn a blind eye to junk-food companies; and lobbying that pushes the limits of legality.
These people say that a "hostile takeover" of our food has been underway for four decades, and they're demanding new legislation to put a stop to it. This documentary investigates how Chile is leading the way in this struggle. Which country will be the next to confront the big food corporations in the name of public health?
Sweet Death: How Sugar is Making Us Sick
Is Sugar the New Fat? | Sweet Death: How Sugar Is Making Us Sick | ENDEVR Documentary |
Sugar! What's not to like? It's being touted as highly addictive and the biggest contributor to the current worldwide obesity epidemic. We used to think a high fat diet was to blame so who's the real bad guy? This documentary takes on world-leading scientists and the food industry in an attempt to understand the truth about sugar.
Low Carb Diet: Fact or Fiction? Does It Work?
Recent research suggests low carb diets could improve the lives of people suffering from obesity and diabetes.
Reporter, Dr Maryanne Demasi, asks international advocates, sports scientists and Australia’s leading nutritionists is it just another fad or is there more to cutting the carbs?
The Perfect Human Diet - Exploring the Obesity Epidemic
The Perfect Human Diet is the unprecedented global exploration for a solution to our epidemic of overweight, obesity and diet-related diseases - the #1 killer in America. This film, by broadcast journalist C.J. Hunt, bypasses current dietary group-think by exploring modern dietary science, previous historical findings, ancestral native diets and the emerging field of human dietary evolution - revealing for the first time, the authentic human diet. Film audiences finally can see what our species truly needs for optimal health and are given a practical template based on scientific facts.
Directed by: C.J. Hunt
Follow Me: The Documentary Film on Sustained Weight Loss
In the cynical landscape of diets, the pundits say that sustainable long term weight loss is impossible. Follow Tony Vassallo, a former morbidly obese survivor, and 15 others considered ‘one percenters', to defy the odds and explore the question of, is it possible to lose the weight and keep it off?
Other Video Resources
The BIG MYTH Behind Heart Disease & What ACTUALLY CAUSES It! - Dr. Elizabeth Boham & Dr. Mark Hyman
We have all heard that the secret to living a long, healthy, heart disease-free life is lowering your cholesterol, but is that really true? The reality is, most of us have little understanding about our cholesterol levels in our blood and the whole topic is much more complicated than we thought. Moreover, the standard cholesterol testing is outdated because it doesn’t check for particle size and particle number, and this information is what is needed to tell what’s really going on with your cholesterol.
In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss why cholesterol is only one factor in determining your overall health. They also discuss the factors that influence your cholesterol and whether or not statin drugs are the most effective way to prevent heart attacks.
Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well.
The Pharmacist Who Gave Up on Drugs - Diet Doctor Podcast with Graham Phillips
Medications have their place and can be beneficial for many health conditions. But for the chronic diseases that have become endemic in our society, they didn’t have the effect pharmacist Graham Phillips had hoped for. That’s why he transformed his career to get away from drugs. Instead, his company helps heal people through low-carb lifestyle changes.
"A Cardiologist's Low Carb Journey" - Dr. Jason Kaplan
Dr Jason Kaplan studied Medicine at UNSW and graduated with Honours in 1999 then completed his Internal Medicine Training at St George and Prince of Wales hospitals and Adult Cardiology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Prior to training in cardiology, Dr Kaplan completed additional advanced training in medical oncology and pharmacology. His training in these areas allows Dr Kaplan to adopt a more holistic approach to patient care, particularly those with multiple medical issues.
Dr Kaplan has completed additional training in cardiac imaging in Australia and has spent time at the MAYO clinic in Minnesota, USA. He performs transoesophageal echocardiography, pharmacological stress (dobutamine) echocardiography and has brought the use of contrast echo and strain imaging to Macquarie University Hospital.
Dr Kaplan is currently a senior clinical lecturer in Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.