10 Life-Changing Health and Wellness Documentaries

A few years back we turned a corner and became a nation of viewers and listeners rather than readers. There’s nothing wrong with that.

Audio books, DVDs and streaming videos entertain while they educate. Today we’re sharing 10 life-changing documentaries accessible through Amazon.com and other traditional channels.


If you’re looking to improve your outlook on life, give the following a look or listen. The descriptions are courtesy of Amazon.com.


Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

Meditation – the technique of mental focusing for enhanced awareness and self-mastery – offers deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning and emotional health, as well as for physical health and well-being.

This practice is closely related to “mindfulness,” which Professor Mark W. Muesse defines as “a deliberate way of paying attention to what is occurring within oneself as it is happening. It is the process of attentively observing your experience as it unfolds, without judgment or evaluation.”

Meditation cultivates mindfulness by training you to develop deep attention to the present moment, allowing the mind to become settled and centered. These 24 detailed lectures teach you the principles and techniques of sitting meditation, the related practice of walking meditation, and the highly beneficial use of meditative awareness in many important activities, including eating and driving.


Growing Young

Trump your genetics and increase your quality of life with this exciting new documentary that will shatter the way you look at the aging process. Watch 78-year-old, Dr. Jeffrey Life share his secrets to maintaining optimal health, bulging biceps, and washboard abs. This documentary features the top anti-aging doctors and fitness experts that reveal what pharmaceutical companies don’t want you to know.


The Healing Field: Exploring Energy & Consciousness Expanded Edition

The Healing Field explores breakthroughs in the fields of energy medicine, quantum physics, DNA and genetics, and the biochemistry of emotions. We see how the old conventional healthcare models that have relied on surgery and prescription drugs are being challenged by a wave of dramatic, non-invasive mind-body and energy-based healing techniques.


Secret World of Wellness Ancient India

The Secret World of Wellness brings the timeless wisdom of some of the world’s most advanced early cultures back to life. India is the cradle of many of today’s most popular trends in health and wellness. Healing knowledge from India is increasingly valued throughout the world, and has caused a sensation not just in the temples of alternative health, but in medical schools as well. In this documentary, we discover the roots of Ayurveda, the science of longevity, in the old culture of the Indus people.


Heal Your Self

Heal Your Self speaks to some of the greatest authorities on health today who talk about Food and Nutrition, Emotional and Environmental Stress, The Power of the Mind, Self-Education, Meditation, Love, plus practical steps you can take.


Supercharge Your Immune System

Gary Null examines our diet, lifestyle and environment that adversely affect our immune system.


Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare

A powerful and thought-provoking documentary that exposes the U.S. healthcare system as one designed to profit on disease rather than health. The film interweaves personal stories with the efforts of leaders battling to transform it.


A Beginner’s Guide to Happiness with Ira Israel: 5 Meditations to Inspire Joy

A Beginner’s Guide to Happiness with Ira Israel is a unique wellness video designed to teach you what you need to know to keep you at the high end of your happiness spectrum. Ira Israel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has graduate degrees in Psychology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.


Going Sane

“A very moving and disturbing film” says TED Talk contributor Dr. Andrew Solomon. A series of cracks in the mental health system makes it almost impossible for parents to find good mental health care for their children.


Aromatherapy: Using Essential Oils to Enhance Wellness and Vitality

Discover more about Aromatherapy with the help of a very experienced aromatherapist, a range of the most popular essential oils are explained and the best ways in which to use them.


If you are looking to better your health and your life through food, we highly recommend our How it Works video. It’s a short, insightful look at our science-backed MealPlanMap.com program.



John McGran has been writing about health and weight loss for several national companies since 2000. He brings his knowledge of diets — and his passion for dropping pounds — to Meal Plan Map because he believes it is the future of smart, stress-free eating and improved health.


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