–  Cereal Killers I and Cereal Killers II: Run on Fat, Donal O’Neill.

‘Feature length documentary about one man’s attempt to hack his genes and drop dead healthy by turning the food pyramid on its head. Donal ditches wheat and sugar in a food plan consisting of 70% fat – under the guidance of legendary South African Sports Scientist Prof. Tim Noakes.’

This is a really good watch, especially once you get past the very cringey ‘hack my genes’ phrase.


–  Fat Head, Tom Naughton.

‘Have you seen the news stories about the obesity epidemic? Did you see Super Size Me? Then guess what? … You’ve been fed a load of bologna.

Comedian (and former health writer) Tom Naughton replies to the blame-McDonald’s crowd by losing weight on a fat-laden fast-food diet while demonstrating that nearly everything we’ve been told about obesity and healthy eating is wrong. Along with some delicious parody of Super Size Me, Naughton serves up plenty of no-bologna facts that will stun most viewers, such as: The obesity “epidemic” has been wildly exaggerated by the CDC. People the government classifies as “overweight” have longer lifespans than people classified as “normal weight.” Having low cholesterol is unhealthy. Lowfat diets can lead to depression and type II diabetes. Saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease — but sugars, starches and processed vegetable oils do.’


 

–  Statin Nation I and II, Justin Smith.

‘$tatin Nation exposes the $29billion cholesterol-lowering industry and explains how more than 40 million people have ended up taking a medication that is almost certainly causing them more harm than good. $tatin Nation II completes the picture and explains what really causes heart disease. ‘

The first 25 minutes of Statin Nation 2 may be watched here.


The Widowmaker, Patrick Forbes.

‘Four million Americans are dead and they need not be. The Widowmaker uncovers a chilling tale of greed, ego, and conspiracy of silence around that most vulnerable of human organs — the heart.’

*I have not watched this.


That Sugar Film, Damon Gameau.

‘THAT SUGAR FILM is one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. THAT SUGAR FILM will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food.’ 


The Truth About Sugar, BBC production (2015).

‘Sugar is the big bad wolf of the diet world, but not that many of us know quite how to quit it or, in fact, what the downsides to a sugary diet actually are.
The Truth About Sugar documentary, aired on BBC One aimed to demystify some of the myths about sugar – namely, what food products secretly contain it – and demonstrate the impact it can make on your health if you reduce the amount you eat.
It charted the lives of Cara Patterson, Rick Shabilla, Audrey Cannon and Simon Gallagher, who consumed nearly 119 teaspoons of sugar between them a day. Three of them lost nearly six kilograms each after implementing a low-sugar diet, but Shabilla unfortunately decided to replace his Indian sweets habit with lager and was not as successful.’