Knowledge Is Learning: What To Watch
Here are some of the recent documentaries I have watched this month, which will broaden your understanding of the human mind and body as they explore, critique and questions the typical Western approach and understanding of 'health'. They all produce common themes, insights and ideas towards wellness just through different executions. Each journey explored is unique and insightful.
Summary: A documentary that takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one's perceptions, the human body can heal itself from any dis-ease.
Insight: The human body is more intelligent than we think. We need to consider the whole body as well as considering the emotional root-cause of our dis-ease.
They touch on meditation and visualisation but could have looked more at hypnotherapy as a part of the narrative.
Summary: This film explores how the modern diet has been making us sick and what we can do to change it. Tackling the question more and more people around the world have been asking: What should I eat to be healthy? Based on award-winning journalist Michael Pollan's book.
Insight: Marketing, big pharma and mega-industries are brilliant at pseudoscience and isolated facts.
Eat Food. Mostly Plants. And Not That Much
The could have perhaps also touched on the importance of eating mostly plants and the what that means from an environmental POV.
Summary: James gives himself 12 months before he has 'a license to kill himself', he sets off to the amazon rainforest with hopes of finding a shaman who can save his life.
Insight: Looking at the emotional and spiritual journey for untreatable depression using the increasingly popular medicine plant – Ayahuasca. I think the important take out of Jame's journey is that we all ultimately have the internal resources and ability to heal ourselves.
While not the content of the documentary, I am curious if his diet it the Amazon had an impact on the chemicals in his brain but also if the same results could be achieved with hypnosis? I think so...