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Health and Wellness Videos to Watch from Home

Without access to videos from Herrick Library’s collection, patrons can still enjoy a good health-related documentary from the comfort of their homes. Following is a list of films that can be streamed for free with subscriptions to Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix, plus some that can be watched without a subscription on PBS.org, Tubi, Vudu (https://www.vudu.com/) , and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com). The films with an asterisk by the title are available in DVD format from Herrick Library when it reopens. (Note: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu all offer free trials. After the trial, rates range from $5.99 a month [Hulu] to $8.99 a month [Amazon Prime and Netflix].)

Amazon Prime   (https://www.amazon.com/Prime-Video/b?ie=UTF8&node=2676882011)

Fasting (2017)—seven different fasting methods are explored
Foods That Cure Disease (2018)—a plant-based diet’s effect on high cholesterol
Free Solo (2018)—solo climbers test human endurance (also on Hulu)
• *Gleason (2016)— amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in a professional athlete
Hoarding, Buried Alive (2010-2014)—TLC series on compulsive hoarding
I Am Another You (2017)—personal freedom as seen by a drifter
• *Living Proof (2017)—multiple sclerosis and the politics of treating autoimmune diseases
• *A Place at the Table (2013)—food insecurity and food deserts in America (free on Tubi)
• *Three Identical Strangers (2018)— nature versus nurture in identical triplets separated at birth (also on Hulu)

Hulu (www.hulu.com)

Food Choices (2016)—impact of food choices on human health (free on Tubi and YouTube)                                       
• *Food, Inc. (2008)—corporate farming and how it affects health
Intervention (2005-present)—TV series centers on substance abuse and recovery (free on Tubi)
My 600 lb. Life (2012-present)—TV series explores morbid obesity in individuals
My Strange Addiction (2010-present)—a look into people’s unusual compulsive behaviors
Pandemic: What You Need to Know (2020)—an ABC 20/20 episode on the novel coronavirus pandemic
• *Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)—an intimate look at Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’s Fred Rogers
• *RBG (2018)—Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s long life and career

Netflix (https://www.netflix.com)

The Bleeding Edge (2017)—eye-opening look at the medical-device industry
The C Word (2016)—the effort to prevent cancer through Western medicine
Cowspiracy (2014)—impact of animal agriculture on the environment
The End Game (2018)—palliative care decisions
• *Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)—juice fasting to regain health (free on Tubi, Vudu, and YouTube)
• *Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 (2014)—a worldview on strategies to improve eating habits and health (free on Tubi) 
• *Fed Up (2014)—causes of U.S. obesity (free on Tubi, Vudu, and YouTube)
• *Forks Over Knives (2011)—low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet’s effect on health
Heal (2017)—the mind’s power to heal the body
Heroin(e) (2017)—the opioid crisis through the eyes of three women
Icarus (2017)—doping’s effect on cycling
My Beautiful Broken Brain (2016)—a young woman’s life after suffering a stroke
The Mind Explained (2019)—series explores topics of memory, mindfulness, dreams, and more
Period. End of Sentence (2018)—menstrual stigma in India and female ingenuity to manufacture feminine hygiene for those without
Rotten (2017)—series on corruption in the food industry
• *Super Size Me (2004)—the effects of a fast-food diet on health (free on Vudu and YouTube)
• *Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken (2019)—an exploration of the chicken industry (free on Tubi and YouTube)
Sustainable (2016)—the food and farming industry and how to sustain it for future generations
Take Your Pills (2018)—the positive and negative effects of the prescription Adderall to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
The Truth About Alcohol (2016)—a doctor explores alcohol’s benefits and risks
• *Unrest (2017)—chronic fatigue syndrome alters one woman’s life
Weed the People (2018)—children with cancer and their families work to roll back medical marijuana legislation

PBS (https://www.pbs.org/; no subscription required)

Before It’s Too Late: Preventing Teen Suicide (2009)—teen suicide’s impact on family, with expert advice
Calling It Quits (2017)—medications and behavioral strategies to help tobacco smokers quit                                                                                   
• *In Defense of Food (2015)—a chef looks at conflicting dietary messages
Journey to Recovery (2017)—examines the opioid epidemic and treatment options
More than Child’s Play: Why Physical Activity Matters (2011)—explores how society shapes physical activity in children
Safe and Sound: Raising Emotionally Healthy Children (2014)—the importance of social and emotional development in children
Undiagnosed: The Diabetes Epidemic (2020)—examines alarming increase in Type 2 diabetes

Tubi (https://tubitv.com/; no subscription required)

Beyond Food (2017)—efficiently using food as fuel
• *Fresh (2009)—sustainable agriculture and the farmers, activists, and entrepreneurs changing U.S. food policy
• *Happy (2011)—a worldwide search for the meaning of happiness

 

 

 

 

* titles available at Herrick Library

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