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Food Choices - How Our Diet Affects the Environment
This is a different kind of movie about food. Unlike several other documentaries of the genre that often focus on singular aspects and issues related to food, this feature length film takes a broader look and explores the impact that…
In Defense of Food - An Eater's Manifesto
PBS
"Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants." With those seven words, journalist Michael Pollan distills a career's worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people's health by today's industrially-driven Western diet. Pollan offers a…
Unsupersize Me - The Woman Who Lost 200 lbs in a Year
This film documents the inspiring story of Juan-Carlos Asse, owner of Zen Fitness, and his quest to prove that a whole foods, plant-based diet coupled with an intensive exercise regimen is capable of remarkably and rapidly improving the health of…
Vegucated
Vegucated is an award-winning documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Lured by true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover the hidden sides…
How Food Is Digested and Absorbed
Episode 3 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
Learn about the chemical reactions involved in digestion and absorption and the mechanisms of nutrient partitioning--how nutrients are moved into specific storage areas in your body. Armed with this knowledge, you'll understand why exercise is the best way to use…
House of Food Obsessives
Prof Tim Sharp believes that people's eating issues are simply a symptom of their unhappiness and by using the techniques of positive psychology he can help anyone become happier. Because of this Tim believes he can help cure food and…
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Body Composition: Managing Our Expectations
Episode 1 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
Confused by so many conflicting messages about nutrition and exercise? In this course, you'll learn the latest from the field of performance nutrition, with scientific research backing up every concept presented. Clear, easy-to-understand explanations will provide all the information you…
Eat, Fast and Live Longer
Part of the Series: Horizon
BBC
Michael Mosley has set himself a truly ambitious goal: he wants to live longer, stay younger and lose weight. But he wants to make as few changes to his life as possible along the way. And he thinks he's found…
A Healthier Way to Measure Body Composition
Episode 2 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
If you want to feel, look, and perform better--whether that means lifting the grandchildren with ease or running a marathon--your weight is no way to chart your progress. Learn why your proportion of fat to muscle is a better gauge…
Nutritional Needs and Cellular Function
Episode 4 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
What we eat affects the functionality of every microscopic process inside each of our 30 trillion cells. Learn how the nutrients absorbed from our food protect cells from damage, provide the fuel used by the mitochondria to produce energy, and…
Exercise for Fat Loss
Episode 17 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
While there are an infinite number of exercise strategies to choose from, only a few are scientifically proven to help you lose body fat. New studies examining the effects of exercise at the cellular level reveal the value of adding…
Carbohydrates: Composition, Storage, and Use
Episode 6 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
While the breakdown of carbohydrates provides the energy needed for all human functions, excess carbs can significantly disrupt good health. Exploring the complex relationship between carbs and the hormone insulin, you'll learn which carbs are best eaten at certain times…
Protein’s Critical Role in Body Composition
Episode 8 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
Proteins play an integral role in almost every physical aspect and function of our bodies--from hemoglobin to hair to hunger, from mitochondria to metabolism to muscles. Examine the body's use of protein at the molecular level and learn the importance…
Bioenergetics: Converting Food to Energy
Episode 5 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
Bioenergetics, the process of converting food into a usable form of energy, is directly related to overall metabolism. Learn about the chemical work of the body's three energy-producing systems, the fuel each uses, when each is activated--and how your fitness…
Critical Micronutrients and Water
Episode 10 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
Learn about the life-sustaining functions provided by micronutrients--vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals--along with water. While these nutrients are critical to regulating cell processes and metabolic pathways, many of us suffer from micronutrient deficiencies, and some studies have even revealed links between…
Fat: Not the Nutritional Bad Guy
Episode 7 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
It's a common--but erroneous--belief that the amount of fat you eat is directly proportional to the amount of fat on your body. To the contrary, the latest research shows why you need to add specific fats to your diet for…
Choosing Your Nutrition Plan
Episode 23 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
With so many choices, committing to a particular diet plan can seem overwhelming. So start by emphasizing nutritionally dense, minimally processed foods. And remember that even one positive habit you adopt and stick with can make a positive long-term impact…
Novel Ways to Change Body Composition
Episode 20 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
Learn what scientific studies reveal about some outside-the-box methods for helping weight loss and improving body composition. Should you dismiss the potential impacts that artificial sweeteners, detox dieting, plate size, standing desks, sleep quantity, and environmental pollutants have on your…
Motivation to Change Your Body Composition
Episode 24 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
Time to get started! Identify a few small changes to make to your nutrition and exercise programs, ones that seem the easiest to fit into your lifestyle. Set small, reachable goals that you're confident you can stick with--and you will…
High-Protein Diets and Anabolic Resistance
Episode 9 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
Are high-protein diets a harmful fad potentially leading to kidney injury? Or should we believe the marketing messages touting protein powders as beneficial for muscles and strength? Dr. Ormsbee reveals the latest scientific truth about protein: how much protein you…