Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts

Sep 17, 2019

The Big Secret (2016)

The Big Secret is the latest work by five-time Emmy Award-winning producer Alex Voss and multi award winning film maker and integrative physician, Susan Downs. What started as a personal journey to regain his health, Alex came face to face with with the sad reality concerning the influence that big money has on our health and well being. Join Voss and Downs as they look at the history of medicine in the US and the influence that wealth and power have on the decisions that your doctor makes concerning your medical care. This shocking documentary is the result of research and personal interviews with leading experts in the fields of medicine and nutrition. "Our goal is to empower people with knowledge and start a conversation that will ultimately lead to life-saving changes to our personal health, and reform in our healthcare system." The Big Secret is only the beginning.

Sep 16, 2019

Louis Theroux: A Different Brain (2016)

Louis takes a look at issues some people face living with the long-term effects of a brain injury.

Forgotten Plague (2015)

A journalist afflicted with chronic fatigue explores the illness and the medical system's apparent abandonment of sufferers.

Sep 14, 2019

The Cholesterol Question (2014)

If high cholesterol equals heart attacks, why do half of the victims have "normal" levels? Here are the answers to The Cholesterol Question.

Sep 13, 2019

Heroin(e) (2017)

Three women -- a fire chief, a judge and a missionary -- battle West Virginia's opioid epidemic.

Sep 8, 2019

Warning: This Drug May Kill You (2017)

An unflinching look at the devastating effects of addiction through the stories of four families whose lives have been decimated by addictions that all began with legitimate prescriptions to dangerous painkillers.

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 (2014)

Joe Cross examines how lifestyle choices impact overall health and how to make healthy habits last a lifetime.

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)

An overweight man suffering from an autoimmune disease endeavours to drink only fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days in a bid to reclaim his health. He travels across America and engages everyday Americans in discussions about food and health.

Sep 4, 2019

Re: Awakenings (2013)

During the early 1920s, a rare form of encephalitis lethargica swept the world, afflicting hundreds of thousands of people. Of those who survived, many were left in mysteriously frozen, nearly immobile states resembling catatonia, and presently remanded to long term institutions. By 1969, this odd illness--front page news in the 1920s--had been largely forgotten. But a young Dr. Oliver Sacks, coming to work at Beth Abraham, a 'home for incurables' in the Bronx, realized that among the hospital's inmates were eighty survivors of that original epidemic, still frozen in time, decades later. Using the new drug L-dopa, Sacks was able to 'awaken' many of them, but following an initially near-idyllic period, the patients began experiencing ever more tormenting responses to the drug.

Aug 28, 2019

Prescription Thugs (2015)

After seeing friends and family become addicted to prescription drugs, filmmaker Chris Bell sets out to discover more about pharmaceutical companies. In his journey Chris meets experts on addiction and uncovers startling truths about the industry.

Aug 25, 2019

Ride the Tiger: A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain (2016)

The reality of bipolar disorder is hard to fathom: nearly six million Americans have been diagnosed with the disorder and yet so little is known about how the illness manifests itself in our brains. On April 13, 2016 Detroit Public Television (DPTV) brought you Ride the Tiger: A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain, a one-hour documentary that tells the stories of highly accomplished individuals who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Aug 23, 2019

FAT: A Documentary (2019)

Health expert Vinnie Tortorich exposes the history behind widespread myths and lies regarding healthy eating, fat and weight loss.

Aug 21, 2019

Andy Irons: Kissed by God (2018)

A documentary about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. Andy struggled with the same demons that millions of people worldwide battle with daily. Andy was an incredible presence on the world stage as the "People's Champion." He was the pride of Hawaii and revered around the world for his blue collar rise to fame and success. However, many were unaware of his internal battles that led to his demise. As the opioid crisis rises to a national emergency in the United States, the untold story of Andy's life serves to tear down the myths associated with these two ferocious diseases.

Aug 18, 2019

Extremis (2016)

Witness the wrenching emotions that accompany end-of-life decisions as doctors, patients and families in a hospital ICU face harrowing choices.

Aug 16, 2019

The Lion's Mouth Opens (2014)

A documentary on young actress, Marianna Palka, as she confronts her risk of Huntington's Disease.

Aug 11, 2019

What the Health (2017)

An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

Aug 5, 2019

Jackson (2016)

With a single abortion clinic remaining in the state of Mississippi, the city of Jackson has become ground zero in the nation's battle over reproductive health-care. Jackson is an intimate portrait of the interwoven lives of three women in this town. Wrought with the racial and religious undertones of the Deep South, the lives of two women are deeply affected by the director of the local pro-life crisis pregnancy center and the movement she represents.

Aug 1, 2019

The Student Body (2016)

When a brave high school student takes a stand against state-mandated BMI tests of her peers, she finds herself in the middle of a heated national controversy, sparking a battle of wills between herself and government officials.

Jul 31, 2019

Unrest (2017)

Journalist Jennifer Brea documents her struggle with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. After spiking a 105 degree fever shortly after being accepted to a PhD program at Harvard, Brea manifested a mysterious cluster of symptoms, including extreme weakness, fatigue, full-body pain and mental confusion. After being dismissed by doctors, she discovered a community of patients similarly struggling with the mysterious disorder after making videos from her bed about her situation and posting them online. The documentary includes interviews with Brea, as well as her Skype interviews with other isolated patients who are similarly bedridden and struggling to make sense of how their lives have permanently changed.

Jul 30, 2019

The Sensitives (2017)

This film documents three families struggling with extreme sensitivities to everyday elements of our surroundings. Perfumes, pesticides, even cell phones can trigger debilitating symptoms in these sufferers of environmental illnesses.