Netflix Canada has some great flicks that you should check out if you’d like to not only be entertained, but learn some serious stuff about your health!


From emotional well being, to what you put inside your body, be inspired and get healthy with these motivational masterpieces!

Here our seven selections to get you going!


1.  Jamie Oliver’s TED Talk: Teach Every Child About Food


Who doesn’t love Jamie Oliver? He’s got that likeable guy next door quality. But that’s not the only reason to tune into his Ted Talk.

In his talk, Oliver makes his intentions pretty clear: he wants to save as many lives as possible by highlighting the importance of healthy eating habits. He shares some shocking stories from his anti-obesity project in West Virginia, using imagery that will make you think about what’s in your food to get his point across.

Sound interesting?  It is! Check it out with the whole family.

2. Happyhappy

The link between health and happiness is proven and what better way to boost your mood and gain some perspective than by watching a documentary all about what makes people happy?

In Happy, you’ll meet people all over the world that, despite their circumstances, have a lot of happiness in their lives.  A great pick me up if you’re feeling down and an uplifting statement about how little material things have to do with inner well-being.

3. Project Wild Thing

A father remembers his own childhood spent running around outdoors and finds himself disturbed by his kids’ inactivity and lack of interest in nature. So he decides to do something about it (aka make this documentary).

If you’re worried about how much your kids sit around in front of their computer and want to inspire them  to get outside, this film will help you make nature a priority.


4. Vegucated


Three New Yorkers want to become healthier, so they agree to give up dairy and meat for six weeks and go on an all-vegan diet.

They struggle but they also become educated about where the food in their fridges comes from and the negative impact it can have on their health.

After six weeks, they each come to their own decision about whether or not they’ll continue their vegan diets permanently.

5. Forks Over Knives


What if degenerative diseases like heart disease, obesity and cancer could be minimized – or even reversed – by getting rid of animal-based and processed foods?

According to the food scientists in Forks Over Knives, it’s as simple as taking charge of your health and eating more plant-based foods.


6.  Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

If you’re skeptical when a friend tells you they’re on a juice cleanse, prepare to meet the man who went on one for 60 entire days. For real.

In Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, you’ll see the transformative power cleansing has on the health of two men suffering from obesity and a serious autoimmune disease. You’ll also be inspired to take control of your health.



Labelling of genetically modified foods is mandatory is 64 countries…did you know Canada isn’t one of them?

That means Canadians often consume foods containing GMO ingredients without realizing it. If you want to know more about GMOs and the potential risks to your health, this is the film for you as it explores one father on his search to find out how GMOs affect our health, the health of our children and the health of the planet.

So there you have it. A great list of shows to get you well informed on various aspects of health.  Would you add any to this list?  Comments welcome.


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