Inspiring Documentaries on Netflix That Will Change the Way You See Your Health

These Netflix films and series may help you find new ways to improve your health and wellbeing

We binge watch in good times and bad times - a guilty pleasure that we all indulge in now and again. Would it be possible to put your Netflix binge time toward your mental health and wellbeing? There are many inspirational and thought-provoking documentaries and films that encourage its viewers to explore the different ways you can lead the healthier life you desire.

10 Netflix Health Documentaries That You Should Watch

Turn your time on the couch into learning a plethora of information with these 10 inspirational documentaries worth your time.

Heal (2017)

Explore the state of American healthcare in this health documentary which illustrates how many Americans are chronically stressed. Did you know that chronic stress compromises the immune system? The type of food you eat is said to be one of the contributing factors and causes for chronic stress.

In Heal, you’ll learn about the food we eat from experts with medical, spiritual, and psychological backgrounds. They offer insight into causes for chronic stress and ways to make improvements.

Rotten (2017)

There’s many theories and tested-strategies that have proven to help people lead healthier lives. The film Rotten will make you reconsider the food you’re eating. The documentary outlines and analyses the process of growing, producing, manufacturing and eating of food.

hat’s more, how manufacturers, especially in the U.S are unable to keep up with demands of the consumer. The goal is to eat food that benefits your wellbeing, this is achieved by knowing where your food comes from and conscious consumption.

Period. End of Sentence (2018)

Period. End of Sentence is an inspiring 25-minute film, which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. Part of what inspired the director to create Period. End of Sentence was inspired by the story of a group of women from a small village in India who were stigmatized for getting their periods.

What’s beautiful about this story is that when a group of American high school students heard about these women in India, they worked towards raising money. They used the money raised to send the women a low-cost biodegradable pad-making machine.

The Truth About Alcohol (2016)

In the UK, new guidelines recommended that men and women drink less alcohol, lowering it to six pints of beer a week.. It inspired British ER doc Javid Abdelmoneim to seek the truth about alcohol.

Though informative, the documentary host isn't shy from adding humour as he explores what are the health risks of drinking alcohol regularly.
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The End Game (2018)

This 40-minute documentary covers the topic of death delicately with viewers. Many people are afraid to think or talk about dying. The End Game challenges and guides you to address what is inevitable for us all - dying. The documentary takes viewers through the lives of terminally ill patients in palliative care, counseling, or a hospice.

The Magic Pill (2019)

In need of inspiration to eat healthier? The Magic Pill breaks down one of the most popular diets - du joir: the ketogenic diet.

The movie features a 10-week experiment on people who have attempted to combat illness by undergoing this unique diet. See the outcome the ketogenic diet has on the lives of these people in the experiment.

Queer Eye (2018)

Learn what it means to find what makes you uniquely beautiful. Follow the “Fab Five” as they share their exquisite taste and expertise in fashion, interior design, food and their perception of self-love.

The Fab Five meet interesting and sincere people in U.S and Japan who are in need of motivation to find what makes them uniquely beautiful and ways to exercise self-love.

Resurface (2017)

Regarded as one of the most heartfelt Netflix originals, the programme follows a group of military veterans suffering from post-traumatic disorder (PTSD).

Watch as these courageous veterans on a road to healing and rediscovering their emotional and physical strength through surf therapy.


InnSaei (2016)

Take a moment to reflect during these uncertain times and find inner peace as InnSaei serves a perfect guide. The film takes viewers on an enlightening journey to explore the power of intuition and how it impacts the way me make changes in life.


Minimalism (2015)

Minimalism helps viewers to discover (or rediscover) that sometimes, it’s the little things where we’ll find true happiness. The film will fuel you with positive energy and spark encouragement to change the way you see the world, no matter what walk of life you follow.



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