Documentaries Watched In 2015

One of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2015 was to watch at least one documentary every month. I wrote them all down in the back of my planner, and thought it would be cool to share them all with you, and rate each one on a scale from 1-10.

I’m hoping to do the same in 2016, it’s a great way to spend a little time each month educating yourself on different topics and information that’s out there.

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January:

  • Fed Up – 7

  • Breastmilk – 8.5

  • Please Subscribe – 6

  • Sexy Baby – 7

  • Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret -10 (GO WATCH IT RIGHT NOW)

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February:

  • A Place at the Table – 6.5

  • Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro – 6

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March:

  • Dear Zachary – 8.5 (amazing film, but prepare for your heart to be destroyed)

  • Jonestown: A Lost Paradise – 8.5

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Forks Over Knives | Documentary Review

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If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve probably heard me talk about Dr. T. Colin Campbell and/or the documentary Forks Over Knives (FOK). The research that Dr. Campbell has done, as well as the information shown in the documentary FOK is mind blowing, and has changed my life in many different ways.

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Today, I wanted to do a thorough review on the documentary and hopefully convince you to check it out for yourself! Forks Over Knives is essentially a documentary that is centered around the research done on the connection between animal protein and cancer growth. Dr. Campbell began this research during The China Study. Lots of research has been done over the years on this topic, and FOK puts it all into a very easy to follow documentary. Along with presenting the research in easy to understand words, pictures, and interviews the documentary follows several individuals who are suffering with chronic diseases.

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Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs & Wear Cows by Melanie Joy, Ph.D. | Book Review

There probably won’t be very many book reviews posted here, because if you know me.. you know how much I hate to read. Reading is one of those things that I really wish I enjoyed, but I just never have. Maybe one day I’ll learn to love reading, but until then I’ll be happy to read (but more importantly, finish) at least two books every year.

0005s_0000_2012_03_01_why_we_love-353x210One book that I’m proud to say I read this year was Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs,Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism written by social psychologist Melanie Joy Ph. D. I had been wanting to read this book for about a year, and finally forced myself to go to the library, check it out, and actually read. Ever since going vegan, and understanding the social norms that surround eating and using animal products, I’ve been fascinated at the psychological reasoning and history behind using animals for our own use. This book really encompassed a lot of the topics I was interested in, so I found it very informative and eye-opening.

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Luna’s Living Kitchen | Restaurant Review | Charlotte, NC

Recently I, along with one of my friends who is also a nutrition major, attended the North Carolina Dietetic Association’s quarterly meeting in Charlotte, NC. While in Charlotte, I decided to check out a restaurant that I had heard great reviews about. Luna’s Living Kitchen is mostly raw and vegan, so obviously I was in love with it before even going to the restaurant. The atmosphere was a wonderful; quiet, dimmed lighting, comfortable seating, and great service.

After feeling overwhelmed at looking at the huge menu filled with delicious sounding food and drinks, we each settled on what we were going to order. I got the Mock-Tuna Salad Sandwich with a side of Broccoli Waldorf and Hanna got the Pad Thai dish. Our food came out in less than ten minutes, and we both tried to savor the delicious food but it was so good we quickly devoured it. I love going to vegan restaurants, specifically raw vegan because it never takes very long for the food to arrive. Because the chefs aren’t dealing with meat, or sometimes stoves/ovens it takes very little time to prepare which is the best when you’re really hungry!

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