As some of you know I am a HUGE organic living fan. A part of organic means “Grass Fed”. I watched a documentary (which is available on Netflix) titled FRESH that discusses the topic with a persuasive method. A large part of adopting a healthy lifestyle is becoming enlightened through education. While there are so many theories, claims and studies out there claiming to have THE “answer,” at the end of the day it is really up to us to make our own decision. I believe that this is the true path to becoming successful and achieving your goals, because if we are not healthy, nothing matters.
One of the best ways to become educated and engaged in adopting a healthy lifestyle is through documentaries. Fortunately, there are many being released these days giving us the opportunity to truly see the reality of the world around us. The veils are being lifted and we as a consumer are now regaining the power of choice.
The Fresh Documentary is similar to many of the other documentaries out there, but it most certainly focuses on action. This is very important for me as a avid health documentarian, because there are only so many documentaries you can watch on the topic of health before you feel as though we are helpless and doomed. That is why this documentary is so important and effective. While it certainly sheds light on the injustices of the food industry and its tyranny, it provides action steps and highlights those who have been brave enough to take them.
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.
This documentary is a fabulous way to begin opening your eyes to the possibility that we can make a difference and we DO have the power to change the system. While it will not be easy, if you start getting engaged, even the simplest steps can lead you to joining the movement that has the power to change this system. It highlights the inner workings of the food industry from how it is created, to how it is controlled and how it has become the broken system it is today. While it certainly paints a bleak picture of industry it does provide hope with a few quirky characters who are undoubtably leading the counter culture revolution.