Health Education: Exercise & Nutrition Tips

Recommended Reading, Videos and Web Sites and Articles.

Below are many interesting videos, web sites, books and articles that will enlighten your mind and help maintain health and vitality for you, your community and the world. Enjoy!

~ Ramin Farsad, M.D.

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

Fed Up

The Human Experiment


Food Inc

King Corn – Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat–and how we farm.

Fast Food Nation – Inspired by the incendiary bestseller that exposed the hidden facts behind America’s fast food industry comes a powerful drama that takes an eye-opening journey into the dark heart of the All-American meal. Richard Linklater’s FAST FOOD NATION traces the birth of an everyday, ordinary burger through a chain of riveting, interlocked human stories – from a hopeful, young immigrant couple who cross the border to work in a perilous meat-packing plant, to a teen clerk who dreams of life beyond the counter; to the corporate marketing whiz who is shocked to discover that his latest burger invention – “The Big One” – is literally full of manure. As the film traverses from pristine barbeque smoke labs to the volatile U.S.-Mexican border, it unveils a provocative portrait of all the yearning, ambition, corruption and hope that lies inside what America is biting into.

Super Size Me – Why are Americans so fat? Two words: fast food. What would happen if you ate nothing but fast food for an entire month? Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock does just that and embarks on the most perilous journey of his life. The rules? For 30 days he can’t eat or drink anything that isn’t on McDonald’s menu; he must wolf three squares a day; he must consume everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. Spurlock treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and an equal number of regular folk while chowing down at the Golden Arches. Spurlock’s grueling drive-through diet spirals him into a physical and emotional metamorphosis that will make you think twice about picking up another Big Mac.

The Living Matrix – The Science of Healing – Our film, The Living Matrix – The Science of Healing, uncovers new ideas about the intricate web of factors that determine our health. We talk with a group of dedicated scientists, psychologists, bioenergetic researchers and holistic practitioners who are finding healing potential in new places. And energetic information-based medicine looks particularly powerful.

The China Study – The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health. T. Colin Campbell, Thomas M. Campbell II. Prescriptions for Natural Cures. James Balch, M.D. Mark Stengler, M.D.
In Defense of Food – Michael Pollan Food Rules – Michael Pollan
Hormone Harmony. Alicia Stanton, M.D. Vera Tweed. Maximize Your Vitality & Potency, for Men Over 40. Jonathan Wright, M.D. Lane Lenard, Ph.D
HRT: The Answers – A concise guide for solving the hormone replacement therapy puzzle. Pamela Wartian Smith, M.D., MPH. Pain Free for Life. Scott Brady
Heal Your Body. Louise Hay. The Body Never Lies. Alice Miller.
Skinny Bitch. Rory Freedman. Kim Barnouin. The Genie in your Genes, epigenetic Medicine and the New Biology of Intention. Dawson Church, Ph.D.
Biogenealogy, Decoding the Psychic Roots of Illness. Patrick Obissier. The Ancestor Sydrome. Thrasgenerational Psychotherapy and the Hidden Links in the Family Tree. Anne Ancelin Schutzenberger.
The Divine Matrix. Bridging Time, Space, Miracles and Belief. Greg Braden. In Praise of Slowness. How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed. Carl Honore.
The Culture of Excess. J.R. Slosar. The Fall. The Insanity of the Ego in Human History and the Dawning of a New Era. Steve Taylor.
Agenda for a New Economy. From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth. David Korten. The Healing of America. A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care. T.R. Reid.
The Highly Sensitive Person. Elaine Aron. Emotional Intelligence. Daniel Goleman.
The Power of Now. A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. Eckhart Tolle. Your Seven Energy Centers. A Holistic Approach to Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Vitality. Elizabeth Clare Prophet.
The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy. Cyndi Dale. Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers. David Perlmutter & Kristin Loberg
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