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Recommended Videos

Former President Bill Clinton discusses his weight-loss and health secret

Doctors Explain Healthy Way for Bill Clinton’s Dramatic Weight Loss

Dr. Neal Barnard (President of the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine)

Dr. Dean Ornish’s Bio

Dean Ornish shares new research that shows how adopting healthy lifestyle habits can affect a person at a genetic level. For instance, he says, when you live healthier, eat better, exercise, and love more, your brain cells actually increase.

Dr. Dean Ornish’s BIo

In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what’s wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why it’s putting the entire planet at risk.

Mark Bittman’s Bio

Speaking at the 2007 EG conference, “renegade lunch lady” Ann Cooper talks about the coming revolution in the way kids eat at school — local, sustainable, seasonal and even educational food.

Ann Cooper”s Bio

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“Eating” DVD, by Mike Anderson

Available on DVD in our store

ABOUT: Cardiovascular disease can be reversed by switching to The Rave Diet. What you will get is a virtual one-on-one consultation with some of the world’s leading authorities on heart disease reversal. Dr. Pinckney and Dr. Crowe both reversed severe heart disease by adopting The Rave Diet. ?Why we have an epidemic of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other diseases. ?Why following federal nutrition guidelines will kill you. ?Why the government promotes foods that shorten lives. ?Why almost everyone has cancer by the time they’re fifty – and don’t even know it. ?Why our top two nutrition worries should be our last. ?Why doctors treat symptoms of disease, not causes. ?Why our most deadly diseases were rare before 1900. ?Why there’s no difference between white meat and red meat. ?Why Americans are constipated. ?Why American men are impotent. ?Why Americans have weak bones. ?Why politicians are America’s dieticians. ?Why our eating habit is like smoking, but more lethal.

Food Inc. DVD

Available on DVD on Video on Demand in our store

ABOUT: For most Americans, the ideal meal is fast, cheap, and tasty. Food, Inc. examines the costs of putting value and convenience over nutrition and environmental impact. Director Robert Kenner explores the subject from all angles, talking to authors, advocates, farmers, and CEOs, like co-producer Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma), Gary Hirschberg (Stonyfield Farms), and Barbara Kowalcyk, who’s been lobbying for more rigorous standards since E. coli claimed the life of her two-year-old son. The filmmaker takes his camera into slaughterhouses and factory farms where chickens grow too fast to walk properly, cows eat feed pumped with toxic chemicals, and illegal immigrants risk life and limb to bring these products to market at an affordable cost. If eco-docs tends to preach to the converted, Kenner presents his findings in such an engaging fashion that Food, Inc. may well reach the very viewers who could benefit from it the most: harried workers who don’t have the time or income to read every book and eat non-genetically modified produce every day. Though he covers some of the same ground as Super-Size Me and King Corn, Food Inc. presents a broader picture of the problem, and if Kenner takes an understandably tough stance on particular politicians and corporations, he’s just as quick to praise those who are trying to be responsible–even Wal-Mart, which now carries organic products. That development may have more to do with economics than empathy, but the consumer still benefits, and every little bit counts.

Forks Over Knives Movie (Coming Soon to a Theatre near you March 2011)

ABOUT: What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure.

Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to “battle” these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases.

Could it be there’s a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive but so utterly straightforward, that it’s mind-boggling that more of us haven’t taken it seriously?

FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called “diseases of affluence” that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.

Dr. Campbell, a nutritional scientist at Cornell University, was concerned in the late 1960’s with producing “high quality” animal protein to bring to the poor and malnourished areas of the third world. While in the Philippines, he made a life-changing discovery: the country’s wealthier children, who were consuming relatively high amounts of animal-based foods, were much more likely to get liver cancer. Dr. Esselstyn, a top surgeon and head of the Breast Cancer Task Force at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, found that many of the diseases he routinely treated were virtually unknown in parts of the world where animal-based foods were rarely consumed.

These discoveries inspired Campbell and Esselstyn, who didn’t know each other yet, to conduct several groundbreaking studies. One of them took place in China and is still among the most comprehensive health-related investigations ever undertaken. Their research led them to a startling conclusion: degenerative diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented—and in many cases reversed—by adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet. Despite the profound implications of their findings, their work has remained relatively unknown to the public.

The filmmakers travel with Drs. Campbell and Esselstyn on their separate but similar paths, from their childhood farms where they both produced “nature’s perfect food”; to China and Cleveland, where they explored ideas that challenged the established thinking and shook their own core beliefs.

The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Throughout the film, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments—while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed.

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Dr. Neal Barnard: Taking Control of Diabetes DVD

Available on DVD in our store

PRODUCT ALERT: Taking Control of Diabetes with Dr. Neal Barnard” or “Tackling Diabetes with Dr. Neal Barnard.” Both titles contain the same content, and the only difference is the title and cover artwork.

ABOUT:  Nutrition researcher, Neal Barnard, MD reveals groundbreaking research and scientifically-proven results to turning back the clock on diabetes. Today the disease affects more than 24 million children and adults in America. Through Dr. Barnard’s low-fat vegan diet, diabetics and non-diabetics alike will experience medical results including weight loss, blood glucose control, reduced heart disease risk, and in many cases, prevent the need for some medications. In this 60-minute program, Dr. Barnard explains the different types of diabetes and how each is triggered by genes, weight, poor diet and lack of physical activity or pregnancy. Dr. Barnard reveals in-depth scientific studies from leading national organizations, unveiling results that not only diminish diabetes, but increase energy and weight-loss.

Processed People – The Documentary DVD

Available on DVD in our store.

ABOUT: Processed People features in-depth discussions with leading health experts detailing why so many of us are sick, and offers solutions to our current devastating health crisis. Tragically, many Americans are victims of a “health care” system and way of life which are devastating to our overall well-being. To those running our system, the bottom line on the dollars we’re able to spend is more important than the bottom line on our health. We’re caught in a perpetual grinding machine, unable to escape. It’s nearly impossible to be liberated when there’s so much confusing, conflicting information, and when the “authorities” giving you advice — be they the government or industry-controlled organizations like the American Dietetic Association — don’t necessarily have your best interests at heart. Processed People examines these topics: * Why are we so fat? * What is health? * Health care or sick care? * Are we what we eat? * Do we need to eat animal products? * What’s the role of exercise? * What’s a processed person? * Can you “de-process” yourself? * What happens if we don’t change? Who needs to see this documentary? Basically everyone. It’s for people who want to help themselves, as well as for those who want to introduce their own friends and loved ones to a healthy lifestyle.


Foodmatters DVD

Available on DVD in our store.

ABOUT: Nutritionists turned filmmakers James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch, have produced the new bold film based on the challenging and potentially startling message; that with the right foods, supplements and detoxification processes, we can prevent, arrest and even reverse chronic disease.

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Jeff Novick’s Fast Food DVD

Available on DVD in our store.

ABOUT: Do you want to eat healthy, but hate to cook? Does cooking take too much time? Cost too much money? Is it too hard? Does your grocery shopping bag come from a drive-through? If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then Chef Jeff Novick can lend you a helping hand — not to mention spurtle! In this essential DVD, nutritionist and Chef Jeff Novick takes on Fast Food in his own exuberant style — and demonstrates how anyone can create a healthy, low cost, delicious and easy meal in under ten minutes. Now that’s fast food we can all enjoy! WHAT YOU GET Some healthy eating programs are hard to stick with, because they’re too much work, the recipes are too hard, or they just don’t satisfy. You end up snacking on junk because you don’t feel full. Jeff Novick’s FAST FOOD is different. It makes an excellent gift for someone trying to lose weight, make a healthy change in their life — and stick with it. Jeff shows how healthy eating can be easy, satisfying and fun.

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Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days DVD

Woody Harrelson (Actor), Anthony Robbins (Actor), Lead Editor: Aaron Butler (Director) | Format: DVD
Available on DVD in our store.

ABOUT:  Simply Raw is an independent documentary film that was created by Mark Perlmutter and produced by Aiyana Elliot and Leda Maliga. The executive producers include: Keith Lyons, Scott Mader, Alex Ortner and Nicolas Ortner. It was released in 2008.

It features 6 diverse Americans, who have diabetes (2 have diabetes type 1 and 4 have diabetes type 2) and have decided to participate in a diabetes reversing challenge.

Amidst the 6 patient case studies, it features interviews with some of the most respected, world renowned and leading health experts, as well as other personalities with experience in the raw lifestyle:

  • Dr. Gabriel Cousens
  • Dr. Joel Fuhrman
  • Dr. Fred Bisci
  • David Wolfe
  • Anthony Robbins
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Karen Knowler
  • Rev. Michael Beckswith
  • Morgan Spurlock

The purpose of the movie is to show people of all walks of life that diabetes is not a death sentence. On the contrary diabetes is reversible – the secret simply lies in what support we give our body through the foods we eat, not the drugs we take.

Raw For Life: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of the Raw Food Lifestyle DVD

Tony Robbins (Actor), Woody Harrelson (Actor), Scott Mader (Director), Mark Perlmutter (Director) | Format: DVD

Available on DVD in our store.

ABOUT: Raw For Life is the Ultimate Encyclopedia of the Raw Food Lifestyle and perfect for beginners and Raw Food enthusiasts. This two-disc DVD set inspires people with the Raw Food philosophy, the wisdom of eating a raw food diet, important medical facts and nutritional information. We have combined the knowledge and expertise of doctors and nutritionists with testimonials from celebrities, athletes, professionals, and chefs who champion the amazing benefits of raw, vegan living foods. Our goal was to create a product that would empower people to take control of their health and happiness. In Raw For Life, you will find everything you need to transition to a healthier state of being.

Raw Food Made Easy DVD

Available on DVD in our store.

ABOUT: This is the companion DVD to Jennifer’s best-seller, Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People. This informative and entertaining video presentation expands on the recipes and tips found in the book and shows how to:

  • Set up your kitchen with basic equipment and staple ingredients.
  • Use a knife, blender, food processor, juicer, and other kitchen tools.
  • Make breakfast juices, smoothies, and cereals.
  • Master delicious dishes for the rest of the day–soups, patés, dressings, elegant entrées, and scrumptious desserts.
  • Stick to a healthy diet while traveling.

McDougall’s Medicine DVD

Available on DVD in our store.

ABOUT: Dr. John McDougall fights big fat lies with fad-free truth. Showing how the financial interests of big industries often undermine the health and happiness of families, Dr. McDougall’s Medicine presents the information viewers need to become informed and take appropriate actions. Together with his wife Mary McDougall, a nurse and co-author of the McDougall books, Dr. McDougall explains the following: the benefits of diet over drugs, the correlation between diseases and dairy and meat products, how our intestines work, and the facts surrounding low-carb hysteria. McDougall’s Medicine always works for people at risk for, and suffering with, common diseases of diet and lifestyle. Now is the right time to make the change.

Dr. McDougall’s Total Health Solution for the 21st Century DVD

Available on DVD in our store.

ABOUT: Discover a dietary program that is right from all viewpoints: it prevents illnesses, reverses diseases, causes you to lose the right amount of weight without ever being hungry, helps you avoid infectious diseases, conserves our natural resources and is kind to animals. Plus can reduce your food bill by as much as 40%. Dr. McDougall’s Total Health Solution for the 21st Century presents information on how to plan successful meals that result in your optimal health. This program is effective in treating and/or preventing a host of common health ailments that include allergies, arthritis, diabetes, heart attacks, hypertension, gastritis, polyps, and ulcers. Dr. John McDougall is a board-certified internist and the author of ten national best-selling books. Mary McDougall is a nurse, co-author of 9 national best-sellers, and creator of over 2500 healthy recipes.

2 Responses to “Recommended Videos”

  1. Anastasia "The Veganbetic" Brown said

    And please do watch this important video, featuring Dr. Neal Barnard of the PCRM.

    (if not visible, please go to this link:

  2. Jenn said

    Thanks for adding Anastasia!

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