Now, more than ever, it’s important to focus on wellness—from nourishing your body with the right foods and exercises to engaging your mind with thoughtful content and practices. This week, we're bringing you five documentaries on health and sustainability, available now on streaming platforms.
Down to Earth
Join Zac Efron as he travels around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien in Netflix’s new travel documentary “Down to Earth.” The duo go in search of healthy and sustainable ways to live, from Iceland to France to Costa Rica, highlighting ways that countries use their resources efficiently and with the environment in mind. Watch it.
Netflix’s new docuseries “Unwell” explores the wellness industry and the many products and practices that we hear about, including essential oils, fasting, and bee venom. Do they actually work? Learn about the facts and myths behind the practices as they are discussed by experts. Watch it.
The Biggest Little Farm
This 2018 Hulu documentary chronicles the eight-year journey of John and Molly Chester as they trade in city life for life on the farm. The piece highlights the couple’s successes and failures as they develop their 200 acres outside of LA to become the sustainable and biodynamic farm it is today.
“Heal” unveils the stories of doctors, patients, and spiritual leaders, giving us insight about how our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions impact our mind and body’s ability to heal.
The Game Changers
This 2018 documentary follows the journey of elite athletes who practice veganism as they train and compete. The film aims to reveal the optimal diet for human performance while showing that with proper planning, a plant-based diet is not only healthier, but can provide just as much protein as a diet that contains animal products.