I have been spending some time doing research as well as checking out blogs, documentaries and cookbooks. I decided to make note of the things I have seen, read, as well as various sites and blogs I find useful in my quest for a better lifestyle.
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead: This film follows the journey of an unhealthy, overweight Australian (Joe Cross) with an immunodeficiency disease as he juices for 90 days while traveling from Australia to New York City and then driving across the United States. His transformation involves incredible weight loss, freedom from medications and a new sense of self. His journey also changes the lives of a few others he met along the way.
Forks Over Knives: Excellent and a must see!
Food Inc.: Most people are familiar with this film. It covers the food industries and their effects on the environment and our health as a nation.
The Future of Food: Explores GMOs. ‘Deconstructing Supper’ is another good one for GMOs.
Ingredients: Focuses on the local food movement.
Dying to Have Known: This documentary explores the Gerson for the treatment of diseases including cancer. This is an incredibly controversial topic. You can check out the Gerson Institute for more information as well as the documentary ‘The Gerson Miracle.’ I do not know exactly where I stand in regards to this, but the information is overwhelming and there is too much fact for it to be overlooked. It has worked for thousands. Worth checking out.
Raw Food Rehab: This is an amazing source! It runs like gigantic blogging community with various rooms for all your needs. This is a great site for everyone, not just raw foodies. There is everything from food to hygiene. Penni Shelton, the creator, also has a bunch of ebooks with tons of recipes! All amazing!
The Renegade Heath Show: With a new show nearly every day, Kevin Gianni tackles some of the major health concerns as well as studies regarding various vitamins and minerals. There is also a ton of information on fitness, recipes, and all else health/food related.
Paul Risse: A man of many talents host to inspirational videos and thoughts on fitness, health, food, and cleansing, both body and mind. He is owner of Barefoot Market in Stephenville, TX as well as author of Small Town Raw, Big City Taste. Keep an eye out for 2012 Cleanse America!
Russel James: Known as the Raw Chef, his websites has a bunch of recipes as well as classes. Great source.
Dara Dubinet: Dara is a raw foodie who has tried it all. She has her own blog and YouTube channel with recipes, words of wisdom, everything. She makes jewelry, has been a celebrity chef, assists in Raw Food Rehab, and also has a bunch of DVDs with recipes.
Vegan MoFo: Another awesome blog with vegan recipes.
My New Roots: Really great blog done by a holistic nutritionist. Great recipes and ideas, not entirely vegan or raw, but all healthy and delicious.
Raw Food Cleanse: Restore Healthy and Lose Weight by Eating Delicious, All-Natural Foods – Instead of Starving Yourself (Penni Shelton)
Raw Food: A Complete Guide for Every Meal of the Day (Erica Palmcrantz Aziz and Irmela Lilja)
Live Raw: Raw Food Recipes for Good Health and Timeless Beauty (Mimi Kirk)
Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family (Rosemary Gladstar)
The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide for Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Most Imaginative Chefs (Karen Page)