PRODUCER'S PICKS

Every day you make a choice for our planet, your health and for compassion. These are the producer's picks for each category.


For Our Planet

 

Films

Cowspiracy, directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio

About the film
"Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it."

For Your Health

 

Films

Forks Over Knives, directed and screenplay by Lee Fulkerson

About the film
The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. Check out Synopsis, Cast & Crew, and Celebrity Talk to learn more about the film.

 

Books

Eat to Live, Joel Fuhrman, MD

About the book
"... The more nutrient-dense food you consume, the more you will be satisfied with fewer calories, and the less you will crave fat and high-calorie foods. If you are an adult diabetic, you will likely be insulin-free in no time. If you are on heart medication, your doctor may stop your prescription. ..."

How Not To Die, Michael Greger, MD

About the book
"... The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-recognized lecturer, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of death in America—heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and more—and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives. ..."

Power Foods for the Brain: An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory, Neal Barnard, MD

About the book
"In Power Foods for the Brain, Dr. Neal Barnard has gathered the most important research and studies to deliver a program that can boost brain health, reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease, stroke, and other less serious malfunctions, including low energy, poor sleep patterns, irritability, and lack of focus."

 

Videos

2012 Michael Greger, MD, Nutrition Facts Updates: Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death

2013 Michael Greger, MD, Nutrition Facts Updates: More Than an Apple a Day: Preventing Our Most Common Diseases

2014 Michael Greger, MD, Nutrition Facts Updates: From Table to Able: Combating Disabling Diseases with Food

2015 Michael Greger, MD, Nutrition Facts Updates: Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating the Most Common Diseases with Diet

2015 Neal Barnard, MD, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM): Foods for Protecting the Body & Mind

 

Apps

“Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen”: Download the free Android app and the free iPhone app.


For Compassion

 

Films

Earthlings, directed by Shaun Monson, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix

About the film
"Earthlings is a 2005 American documentary film about humanity's use of other animals as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and for scientific research."

Speciesism, produced and directed by Mark Devries

About the film
"Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre “factory farms,” hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. Speciesism: The Movie director Mark Devries set out to investigate.  The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic “manure lagoons,” and coming face-to-face with their owners."

Farm to Fridge, directed by Lee Iovino, narrated by Academy Award nominee James Cromwell

About the film
Official site
"Mercy For Animals presents Farm to Fridge. Narrated by Oscar-nominee James Cromwell, this powerful film takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration behind the closed doors of the nation's largest industrial farms, hatcheries, and slaughter plants -- revealing the often-unseen journey that animals make from Farm to Fridge."

Best Speech You Will Ever Hear (Updated) - Gary Yourofsky

About the video
"New and Updated version of Gary Yourofsky's 'Best Speech You Will Ever Hear'. Lecture was presented at City College-New York on March 24, 2014. Hear Gary talk about compassion and kindness to animals and about the horrors of the meat and dairy industries."

Books

Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World, Matthieu Ricard

About the book
"Matthieu Ricard, author of the international bestseller Happiness makes a robust and passionate case for altruism—and why we need it now more than ever. Now he turns his lens to an innovative exploration of altruism—genuine concern for the well-being of others."