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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
7days 2guys 1juicer
Obesity is a worldwide epidemic. 7days 2guys 1juicer documents the personal struggle of Chad and Kenny as they work to overcome their own fears and habits in an effort to adopt a healthy new lifestyle. They haven't always been overweight,…
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…
Energy Balance and Weight Control
Episode 15 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
Your body is in energy balance when your daily energy output is exactly balanced by the energy of the food you consume. In this lecture, you will learn about the caloric content of food and how to choose specific foods…
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 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…
Real Men Juicing
REAL MEN JUICING is a character driven documentary that profiles the personal struggle of Chad and Kenny as they work to overcome their own fears and habits in an effort to adopt a healthy new lifestyle. They haven't always been…
Food Labeling and Nutritional Choices
Episode 11 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
Given that most of us eat at least some processed foods--and that all calories are decidedly not created equal--nutrition labels can reveal the real impact of our food choices. Dr. Ormsbee takes the consumer step by step through the current…
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…