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Beyond Food - Exploring all the Possibilities of Modern Health and Wellness
A picture of what extraordinary health looks like today and all the possibilities that are available to those who want to experience their fullest, healthiest self. Filmmakers Juan Paredes and Tomas Reyes hack our biology, our food options, the emotions…
In Defense of Food - An Eater's Manifesto
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"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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
Body Composition: Managing Our Expectations
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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…
Exercise for Fat Loss
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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…
A Healthier Way to Measure Body Composition
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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…
How Food Is Digested and Absorbed
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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…
Fat: Not the Nutritional Bad Guy
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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…
Carbohydrates: Composition, Storage, and Use
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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…
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…
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Nutritional Needs and Cellular Function
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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…
High-Protein Diets and Anabolic Resistance
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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…
Protein’s Critical Role in Body Composition
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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
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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…
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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Set Point Theory and the Last Five Pounds
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Learn how your hypothalamus works to maintain a certain preset level of body fat and weight, commonly known as the set point, and how can you influence that set point. If you feel that you've plateaued, check back with these…