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Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food

   2023    Medicine
In a world where the pursuit of health pushes us towards organic aisles and fresh produce, this film uncovers a chilling revelation: the very foods promoted for wellness might be our greatest peril. As we navigate grocery store aisles, seemingly benign items like romaine lettuce, cut fruit, and even infant formula hide tales of contamination and legal battles. This gripping exposé dives deep into the unsettling truth about our food, revealing risks where we least expect them.
With every bite, we make choices about our health. But what if those choices, even the most well-intentioned ones, are not as safe as we believe? Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food challenges our perceptions and urges viewers to question: In the modern food landscape, is anything truly safe? The film is a truly call to action for the officials who have the power to mitigate the danger caused by foodborne pathogens that kill thousands of people every year.

The Journey Begins

   2023    Medicine
Most people hope they'll live a long, healthy, and happy life, but few are able to travel the world in an attempt to reverse-engineer the formula for longevity. That's exactly what Dan Buettner did: Beginning in the early aughts, Buettner collaborated with National Geographic, scouring the globe in pursuit of places where people live much longer than average, and thus, the concept of 'Blue Zones' came to be.
In the first episode, how can people live so long and with such great health? A trip to Okinawa reveals simple secrets about diet, lifestyle and longevity. They maintain a sense of purpose no matter what age and you won't find them laying on the sofa.
Series: Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones

An Unexpected Discovery

   2023    Medicine
In the interesting second episode, we embark on a journey to the picturesque island of Sardinia. Here the people live in harmony with the land and with one another. Learn about this effortless lifestyle where work and play seem to be united and the result is longevity. In this episode, the documentary also explores the unexpected discovery of unusual longevity in a North American suburb. Their lifestyles, dietary habits, and sense of community contribute to the remarkable longevity observed in these regions.
The importance of a plant-based diet, social connections, and positive health behaviors is highlighted, offering viewers valuable insights into leading a longer, healthier life. Join us as we uncover the unexpected secrets that may forever change the way we approach health and happiness.
Series: Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones

The End of Blue Zones

   2023    Medicine
In this eye-opening film, viewers are taken on a journey to explore the secrets behind the longevity of communities like the Greek island of Ikaria and Nicoya, Costa Rica. Discover how they do it with simple foods and exercise that are fully integrated into daily life. This series prompts viewers to reflect on their own lifestyle choices and consider how they can adopt some of these lessons to live longer, healthier lives.
The third installment of the series is a must-watch for anyone interested in the pursuit of a more fulfilling life and provides valuable insights into the importance of community, diet, and lifestyle factors in achieving longevity. It serves as a reminder that we can all make positive changes in our lives to enhance our well-being and potentially extend our lifespan. Don't miss the opportunity to be inspired by the wisdom of Blue Zones in this thought-provoking film.
Series: Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones

The Future of Longevity

   2023    Medicine
In the extraordinary final chapter, viewers are taken on a global journey to review regions renowned for their extreme longevity. From picturesque Sardinia to the serene landscapes of Okinawa and the vibrant community in Loma Linda, the film uncovers the secrets behind these remarkable Blue Zones. It offers a fascinating glimpse into the unique lifestyles and community dynamics that contribute to the residents' exceptional health and long lives, leaving viewers intrigued by the possibilities of enhancing their own well-being.
The film doesn't stop at showcasing these remarkable places; it also delves into innovative approaches to improve public health. By highlighting initiatives like Singapore's Proximity Housing Grant and the transformative Blue Zones project, the episode encourages viewers to reflect on the impact of environment and policy on individual health. Ultimately, it leaves audiences pondering how they can adapt these life-enhancing principles to enrich their own lives.
Series: Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones

The Black Death

   2023    Medicine
In an enthralling documentary, Dan Snow and archaeologist Raksha Dave delve into the catastrophic impact of the Black Death on Britain 700 years ago, a pandemic that extinguished around half of the population, or three million people. The duo embarks on a journey to trace the origins and merciless spread of the plague, starting from its arrival on Britain's South coast in June 1348, through the bustling trade routes that brought the disease to Melcombe Regis, Dorset. Their investigation takes them to various hotspots of the outbreak, including the Old Operating Theatre in London and Wildwood Animal Sanctuary in Kent, where they explore the role of rats in dispersing the bubonic plague. Through dramatic reconstructions and visits to places like Nottingham University's biomedical laboratories, they uncover the rapid spread and deadly impact of the plague, offering a month-by-month account of how it ravaged the country, decimating cities, towns, and villages alike.
The documentary not only showcases the horrific symptoms and desperate attempts at cures through brutal medical practices of the time but also leverages cutting-edge research to explain why the Black Death remains the deadliest pandemic in history. The personal stories of victims, from princes to paupers, are brought to light, revealing the indiscriminate nature of the disease. Dan's visit to Canterbury Cathedral and Raksha's investigation into the recent discovery of mass graves beneath a tranquil London square underline the widespread desperation and devastation. Their journey through the history of the Black Death, culminating in the discovery of its indiscriminate toll and the unveiling of mass graves in London, not only sheds light on the darkest chapters of British history but also ignites a profound understanding of the tragedy, making a compelling case for why this documentary is a must-watch for anyone interested in the profound impacts of pandemics on human society.
Earth from Space

Earth from Space

2019  Nature
Rise of Empires: Ottoman

Rise of Empires: Ottoman

2020  History
Minimalism

Minimalism

2015  Culture
Our Planet Season 2

Our Planet Season 2

2023  Nature
Untold

Untold

2021  Culture