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3 Health Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

These 3 documentaries hold a special place in my heart – they’re all single-handedly responsible for my healthy lifestyle and desire to lose the weight.

These are my favorite health documentaries on Netflix – put them on your list to watch right now!

91IxmKFYEHL._RI_Hungry for Change – My end all and be all of health documentaries.

Hungry for Change exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industry don’t want you to know about; deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out what’s keeping you from having the body and health you deserve and how to escape the diet trap forever.

Featuring interviews with best selling health authors and leading medical experts plus real life transformational stories with those who know what it’s like to be sick and overweight. Learn from those who have been there before and continue your health journey today.

It single handled made me reevaluate my health and food choices.

I owe so much to the directors of this amazing film – I literally owe them my life. Watch this with your undivided attention and prepare yourself to be sick to your stomach.

Watch it on Netflix or go to to learn more.

movieposterFed Up – I literally cried big juicy tears watching this movie. Our children are suffering.

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News icon Katie Couric presents Fed Up, a new documentary taking on a controversial subject: the spread of obesity in America particularly among children. Also covered is the she alleged role of the food industry in turning the nation’s food supply into a cesspool of harmful (often addictive) substances meant to generate profits.

Gathering a group of medical experts, food industry representatives, lobbyists and some general talking head pundits, Couric attempts to delve into the heart of the matter in regards to our food and nutrition. Meanwhile, director Stephanie Soechtig attempts to tie the larger implications of food industry policy and practice to the more personal story of some young obese Americans.

Fed Up does to the issue of obesity and the food industry what Super-Size Me did to the fast food industry, and Inside Job did to the financial services industry. It takes on a controversial modern dilemma in a mostly objective and easily palatable way, resulting in an important, timely and informative documentary.

I have chills. This movie exposes the food industry in ways it’s never been exposed before. This movie still gets me fired up, in a good way.

Watch it on Netflix or go to to learn more.

cf8e8750-66ea-4df0-8d87-739d251d8d3f_1.c4a95a90068d9bffb1b05fdfcf756438Fat Sick + Nearly Dead – Joe is AMAZING.

The movie that inspired the 7 day juice fast that kick started my lifestyle change.

Copied from the official website:

100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well— with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health.
With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long- term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself.

He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.
While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it’s at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429 lbs; a cheeseburger away from a heart-attack. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well.

What emerges is nothing short of amazing – an inspiring tale of healing and human connection. Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who each realize that the only person who can save them is themselves.

Watch this on Netflix too, or go to to learn more.

If these documentaries don’t make you rethink your situation, nothing will. Tag me @gemofthegym on your Instagram posts to let me know what you think!

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