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Start the New Year Right with these Health Documentaries

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Yahoo! News brings you a list of 10 Health Documentaries you can stream to get a healthy start for the new year.

 “Forks Over Knives” – The 2011 title discusses researchers Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s findings about obesity and diabetes. The film highlights the benefits of rejecting animal-based and processed foods in your diet.

“Hungry for a Change” – Planning to go on a diet in 2017? This 2012 documentary may change the way you think about sugar, weight loss, food additives and the food industry as a whole.

“Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” – On steroids, battling an autoimmune disease and 100-pounds overweight, Joe Cross decides to try to get back to good health by eating healthy. During his journey he meets an overweight trucker named Phil Staples who joins him. “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2” is also available to stream on Netflix.

“Super Size Me” – If you need a reason to stop eating fast food watch this 2004 award-winning documentary from Morgan Spurlock. The film shows the effects fast food has on the body.

“From Fat to Finish Line” – Those looking for motivation to start running but need that extra push to leave the couch should watch this. The 2015 documentary follows a dozen people’s commitment to lose 100 pounds and complete a 200-mile run together. You can join the community online here.

“Fittest on Earth” – Follow several athletes as they prepare for any and all competitions at the 2015 Rebook CrossFit Games.

“Generation Iron” – Want to be a body builder? This 2013 documentary follows seven men competing for the Mr. Olympia title.

“Vegetated” – This film is for those who have wondered what it would be like to go vegan. The documentary follows three meat eaters as they try out the cruelty-free diet.

“The Kids Menu” – From the “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” team comes this 2015 documentary which explores kids’ preferences when it comes to healthy foods. The film touches on problems associated with childhood obesity and the lack of accessibility to healthy food options.

“Food Matters” – The documentary delves into the idea that food we eat could be hurting our health. Doctors and nutritionists also weigh in on the topic of organic foods and food safety in this 2008 title. Netflix has several documentaries that will help get you motivated to get healthy in 2017.

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Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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