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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…
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…
That Sugar Film - How Sugar Has Infiltrated Our Diet and Culture
It's the most dominant food in the world. How has sugar infiltrated our diet and culture? What effect does it have on our minds and bodies? THAT SUGAR FILM is one man's journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar.…
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…
Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
If we don't like what we see in the mirror, we tend to think, "Wow, I really need to lose some weight!" But the truth is you might not need to lose weight. What you really need to do is…
24 videos
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…
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…
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…
Cafeteria Man - School Lunch Reform
The USDA estimates 32 million school kids consume up to 50% of their calories at school, contributing to the obesity epidemic among young people. What does it take to reform school lunch programs and provide healthful, tasty meals to our…
Exercise for Healthy Muscle Mass
Episode 18 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
Recent studies show that sarcopenia, the gradual loss of muscle mass as we get older, results primarily from chronic disuse and inactivity, not the aging process itself. Learn how to find a personal trainer to begin a safe and effective…
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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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…
Perfect Human Diet - A Scientific and Historical Investigation of the Benefits of the Paleo Diet
Travel through time and around the world with CJ Hunt as he embarks on an unprecedented global exploration to find a solution to the exploding epidemic of obesity and diet-related disease. From excavations containing the remains of Neanderthals and early…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…