DOCUMENTARIES & VIDEOS

One of the easiest ways to digest information is through videos such as documentaries and Ted Talks. We wanted to compile a list of some of our favourites that cover the main branches of TeachStrong. Check these out and let us know what you think:

NUTRITION

Netflix UK (2017). This film examines the link between diet and disease, and the billions of dollars at stake in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and food industries. 

Netflix UK (2014). Learn how factory farming is decimating the planet’s natural resources – and why this crisis has been largely ignored by major environmental groups.

Netflix UK (2013). According to the research of two food scientists, the popularity of processed foods has led to epidemic rates of obesity, diabetes and other diseases.

Food, Inc.

 Netflix UK (2008). Oscar-nominated documentary looks at the food industry’s harmful effects on human health and the environment.

PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time.

In this engaging talk, Dr. Joanne Kong explores dietary trends and advocates for the importance of plant-based eating.

Graham Hill has a powerful, pragmatic suggestion: Be a weekday veg.

In a forward-thinking talk, he shares solutions to climate change that exist today.

The hidden truth behind UK animal farming – featuring approximately 100 facilities across the UK and never before seen undercover footage.

Numerous studies show that eating a whole food, plant-based diet promotes good health and can help prevent and reverse many diseases.

Dominion uses drones, hidden and handheld cameras to expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind’s dominion over the animal kingdom.

MOVEMENT

What’s the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki.

Crossfit has taken strength training to another level, and these competitors push their bodies to the limit and beyond

INNER WELL-BEING

Netflix (2011). Happy takes viewers on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy.

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? Psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

How do we change? In this pioneering talk, Dr. Shauna Shapiro draws on modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom to demonstrate how mindfulness can help us make positive changes in our brains and our lives.

When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that.

Neuroscientist Sara Lazar’s amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.

SLEEP

There’s nothing quite like a good night’s sleep. What if technology could help us get more out of it? Dan Gartenberg is working on tech that stimulates deep sleep, the most regenerative stage which (among other wonderful things) might help us consolidate our memories and form our personalities.

The brain uses a quarter of the body’s entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body’s mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of vital nutrients? New research suggests it has to do with sleep.

Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature’s best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker.