Featured Media - DVDs
For close to a century, a great American epic has been played out in the tiny town of Caledonia, Illinois, about 75 miles west of Chicago. THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN tells the story of one man, his farm and his family—a story that parallels the history of American farming. But Farmer John is no laconic, Grant Wood-type with a scowl and a pitchfork. Equal parts performance artist, writer and farmer, John Peterson has been known to switch out of his overalls into leopard latex or a purple-feathered boa.
It is our right to have access to clean drinking water, so why is corporate America making 8 billion dollars a year selling us the one resource that should never have become a commodity? This enlightening documentary follows bottled water from the production of plastic bottles to the ocean, where many of our bottles end up. The bottled water industry is a key player in the quality of our environment and they are heading us in the wrong direction. What can you do to change this risky path we are headed down?
Michael Moore takes a look into the American healthcare system, a hot topic for 2011. Where are we headed? America spend more money than any other country for healthcare and we still rank 37th in the world's health systems. With unemployment on the rise, the number of uninsured Americans continues to rise. If we don't do something now, we are sure to face a grim future.
No Impact Man
Follow Colin Beavan and his family as they embark on a 1 year experiment. The challenge, to make no negative impact on the environment by adopting sustainable practices with every aspect of his life. From adopting a vegetarian diet to eliminating electricity, Colin and his family go the distance. How can you make a difference in your life?
Do you think YOGA can change you? Follow filmmaker Kate Churchill as she tries to prove that yoga can change anyone. A skeptical Nick Rosen follows Kate around the world to explore the world of YOGA in an attempt towards enlightenment. See what Nick discovers about this popular practice and why Kate grows angry with her own journey as her plan crumbles. Enjoy interviews from some of the most famous guru's in the world as you Enlighten Up!
We are all aware that genetically modified food (GMO) has made a place at the dinner table, but what do you REALLY know about the affects to human health? This movie, The Future of Food, highlights the controversy behind the GMO food industry and sheds new light on the future of our food.
"Academy Award® Winner for Best Documen
tary of 2009, THE COVE follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras in fake rocks, the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide. The result is a provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery, adding up to an unforgettable story that has inspired audiences worldwide to action." ~ The Cove Synopsis
The United States is facing one of the biggest epidemics in history. Obesity is responsible for an estimated 110,000 deaths per year and for the first time ever we have a generation with a life expectancy less than their parents. So, what is being done to fix this killer of society? You might be surprised at the answers...
Director Aaron Woolf takes us on a journey through the American corn industry. Corn meal, corn starch, hydrologized corn protein, and high fructose corn syrup are found in many common products and you may be surprised at how unhealthy corn can be. Follow two college friends, Cheney and Ellis, on an 11-month journey trace their ancestry to the same small Iowa town, to raise their own crop. We hope you enjoy this educational journey!
"Are you on the bus or off the bus?" This humorous movie follows actor Woody Harlson and friends down the coast from Oregon to Santa Barbara as they speek on the grim nature of our planet and what sustainable living means for our future. Take a breath of fresh air and "GET ON THE BUS!" If you want to make a difference in the world we all live, it is important to be passionate, compassionate, and effective. Take some tips from the "Mothership" and unite in this global movement of sustainable living. Did you know there is blood and pus in your milk? EWWWWW!
It is amazing how our emotions really can affect our health. To explain this phenomenon, film makers Willian Arntz, Betsy Chasse, and Mark Vincente embarked on a project to explain the quantum field in which we all exist. Through this film we are able to understand the "oneness" of the universe and realize that our reality may be a result of our thoughts and emotions. If you have ever wondered about the deeper meaning of the universe and how energy guides our experiences, then you don't want to miss this film! You just may find yourself watching it over and over again.
For all those food lovers out there, we have a special treat for you. Have you ever wondered about the integrity of our food system in America? Or asked why the organic food battle is so important to our health and the health of the planet? The documentary Food Inc. is the most informative movies about the nature of farming in America. With never before seen footage of America's food industry, it is by far the most powerful illustration of the food crisis we face today. Check out our latest pick and change the way you think about your next shopping experience.
Have you ever wondered about the fate of our water? It seems that this essential resource is all around us and in vast quantity from which we may never run out. But, what is really happening to our planet? You may be surprised to know that we are wasting our limited supply of fresh water everyday and polluting it so much that it may soon be unuseable for our survival. Development, agriculture, housing and industry increases the demands for water beyond its supply. But what about the big corporate control of bottled water? This documentary illustrates both the problems of development as well as the issues revolving around governmental control of our water. To become a conscious citizen, we much educate ourselves and act today. STOP WASTING WATER!
"After the unexpected and tragic death of his mother, 15-year old Garrett, who is an animal-loving teenager, was spiraling downward and fast. His father withdrew Garrett to be home-schooled to avoid flunking out. Growing up on an Alaskan animal reserve, Garrett's father recognized his son's interest in the dietary habits of their animals. That prompted him to assign a book written by Dr. Max Gerson, which maintains that there is a direct link between diet and a cure for cancer. Fascinated and curious, Garrett embarks on a cross-country road trip to investigate the merits of The Gerson Therapy. He meets with scientists, doctors and cancer survivors who reveal how the multi-billion dollar medical industry has made it their mission to dismiss the notion of alternative and natural cures."
A feature length documentary film informing you on the best choices you can make for you and your family's health. It focuses on what you eat and how it affects your body. Our environment is filled with toxins, whether it be from pesticides or household cleaners, which affect the physiological body and mind. Find out what steps you can take to clean out your body and fill it back up with proper nutrients. FOODMATTERS is a brilliant movie that is comes highly recommended by leading Nutritionists, Naturopaths, Scientists, M.D.'s and Medical Journalists.
Featured Reading -Book Reviews
Have you ever wondered what is a Twinkie exactly? Take a dive into the American food system with my latest recommended read, Twinkie Deconstructed. Each chapter focuses on each ingredient listed in order on the packaging. You may be surprised that some of the findings... and not to mention you will find many of these same ingredients in other processed foods. This book highlightes all the things you ever wanted to know about Twinkies, but were afraid to ask.
David Wolfe is considered the nutritionist nutritionalist. He studies foods all around the world and is able to provide you with information on both the medicinal properties as well as offers up wonderful recipes to try with these amazing foods. Superfoods are nutritionally dense food that have recently become available to the average consumer. This book will show you how to use these exotic finds and change your outlook on what you put in your mouth forever.
Molecules of Emotion
Molecules of Emotion, by Candace B. Pert, Ph.D. is one of the most fascinating books explaining the biomolecular basis for our emotions. As a research professor at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. she was able to uncover what scientists and philosophers have been pondering for centuries. This is a MUST READ! For further information on emotional clearing, click on the NATURAL MEDICINE tab to learn how Neuro-Emotional Techniques (N.E.T.) can work for you.
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World
John Wood, Founder and Executive Chairman, launched Room to Read after a trek through Nepal. He visited several local schools and was amazed by the warmth and enthusiasm of the students and teachers, but also saddened by the shocking lack of resources. Driven to help, John quit his senior executive position with Microsoft and built a global team to work with rural villages to build sustainable solutions to their educational challenges. Founding Room to Read, John wove proven corporate business practices with his inspiring vision to provide educational access to 10 million children in the developing world.