I have always loved to learn. I will always seek out new ideas and information to enrich my life and the lives of others around me. Part of that learning involves documentaries. Below are some of the documentaries that changed my views about how I was choosing to not only nourish my body but live in harmony with planet Earth and of course all of the Earthlings that live upon it.
Take a minute or two to watch the trailers to some of these documentaries and of course, do your own research. Vegan Vacations recommends that every find a balance of what works for them based on your own health needs and of course lifestyle choices. These films are simply examples of some of the information that is coming to light in this new century as we grow and expand our understanding of what it means to be alive.
It all probably started when Food Inc. came into my life. This was really the first film that really opened my eyes to the food industry, it's business practices and the effect my choices were made on me and the environment.
I put off watching this film for a while because I made the assumption it was going to be a very graphic depiction of what happens to cows in the beef manufacturing process. When I finally did sit down to watch it, I couldn't have been more wrong. It does include some very graphic details about what happens to a cow during its life at the hands of humankind, but it is so much more than that. I encourage you to really open yourself up to the powerful knowledge contained within Cowspiracy.
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
I think the importance of this film is that is can resonate so deeply with many, many people in today's fast-paced urban world. When a man living on heaps of pills just to try and control a plethora of health issues finally reaches his limit, he embarks on a new adventure into a world that changed his life 180 degrees.
Forks Over Knives
What if all disease was as a result of the things you put in your body? What if a collection of health professionals and food scientists illustrated important studies that outlined how what you consume has a direct and huge impact on the quality of your life? Watch this.
Vegan Vacations will continue to share other documentaries as we discover them that we feel include important ideas, research, concepts and add to the voice of the whole food plant-based community all over the world.
“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. ... We need not wait to see what others do.”