Gaia’s Top 10 Videos on Holistic Health and Lifestyle

Digital generated image of lungs made out of moss, grass, plants and flowers on blue background.

How do you discover your own path of well-being and vitality to achieve optimal health? The road is different for everyone and is an enduring, life-long mission. We invite you to sit with experts, from various health-related fields, who share the fruits of their research on nutrition, supplements, dentistry, detoxing, and unlocking our full health potential. What you may discover could change every aspect of your life.

 

1. The Gut Movie 

In The Gut Movie, we follow the journey of journalist and researcher Kale Brock as, in the quest to discover whether the “optimal microbiome” does indeed exist, he travels from Australia to Namibia to live with The San, an ancient hunter-gatherer people living traditionally from the land. During the excursion, Brock monitors his own microbiome and how it changes in conjunction with the new surroundings and takes microbiome samples of The San to gauge the significant differences in microbiota present across cultures.

With expert commentary by leading gastroenterologist Professor Thomas Borody, molecular geneticist Dr. Margie Smith, immunology researcher and expert Professor Mimi Tang, naturopath and chiropractor Dr. Damian Kristof and others, The Gut Movie provides an insightful yet entertaining look at the explosive research of the gut and its impact on human health.

Test Alert message found here and some really long text to go with it in case of wrapping I want to see it
The Gut Movie

2. Healing Matrix

Dr. Edward Group, Dr. Sue Morter, and Regina Meredith connect you with top researchers and visionaries exploring alternative healing modalities and emerging sciences to bring you information that can help you make better-informed choices concerning your health and wellbeing. Gain the tools you need to help heal yourself, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Test Alert message found here and some really long text to go with it in case of wrapping I want to see it

3. Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

An inspiring film that chronicles one man’s personal mission to overcome illness, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead outlines the many health benefits of juicing.

One hundred pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids, and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror, he saw a 310 lb. man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well.

With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long-term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: to get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.

Test Alert message found here and some really long text to go with it in case of wrapping I want to see it

4. Fasting: The Movie

Fasting may serve as the solution to solve our epidemic of chronic illnesses today. However, most think of only one method of fasting when they hear the term “fasting.” This documentary explores several different methods of fasting, including Time-Restricted Feeding, Intermittent & Prolonged Fasting, Long-Term Water Fasting, Religious Fasting, Eating Disorders, Improvising or Fasting Unsafely, Fasting Mimicking Diet, and Juice Fasting.

The film includes interviews with 54 people, including the world’s leading scientists and medical professionals on fasting, as well as individuals who used fasting to treat obesity, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular problems, skin problems, high blood pressure, chronic headaches, joint pain, and many others. This is no doubt the most comprehensive and objective look at fasting on film.

 

Test Alert message found here and some really long text to go with it in case of wrapping I want to see it

5. Hungry for Change

You are what you eat. Hungry for Change exposes the hidden traps set by the diet, weight-loss, and food industries that make keeping weight off impossible. Learn how to get rid of cellulite, detox effectively, and eat foods for glowing skin, healthy hair, and a more vibrant YOU.

 

Test Alert message found here and some really long text to go with it in case of wrapping I want to see it

6. What’s With Wheat?

More and more people are diagnosed with celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivity than ever before! You have to ask the question, “WHY?”.

Cyndi O’Meara, nutritionist and founder of Changing Habits, went on a global quest to find out the reason why! She could not understand why, after millions of years of eating wheat, we now have this growing epidemic of wheat and gluten intolerance. O’Meara has been a nutritionist for over 30 years and has lived a healthy lifestyle her entire life. In fact, she has never taken any medication, not even panadol (acetaminophen). Cyndi went on an elimination diet a few years ago after gaining some excess weight and suffered aches and pains, which she thought was just part of getting older.

After eliminating foods out of her diet, she noticed when she re-introduced wheat that her aches and pains came back. She started to question why, as she was brought up on a healthy diet, had eaten healthy foods all her life, and the bread she ate was always from organic sources.

Test Alert message found here and some really long text to go with it in case of wrapping I want to see it

7. Healing the Luminous Body

Alberto Villoldo, PhD., introduces and explains the luminous energy field that surrounds and informs our physical body like a blueprint of life. It is a secret of ancient shaman-healers that many of our physical and psychological problems stem from imprints within our luminous body. Dr. Villoldo unveils how to heal and recover from these destructive imprints and regain our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Join us as we travel to the Andes Mountains to learn the secret of the ancient Shamans, a secret that can lead all of us to health, happiness, and beauty. It was here, that he discovered the wisdom of the luminous body from the indigenous shamans. This ancient knowledge reveals the secret of true health and happiness.

 

Test Alert message found here and some really long text to go with it in case of wrapping I want to see it

8. Transcendence: Healing Herbs & Sacred Medicine

Tired? Sluggish? Cranky? Suffering from brain-fog or migraines? Plant medicine has been used for centuries, but why are these cheap, safe, and time-tested healing remedies no longer promoted? Uncover powerful healing herbs and sacred medicine rituals that can help you heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and how some of these healing plants may even be growing in your backyard.

 

Test Alert message found here and some really long text to go with it in case of wrapping I want to see it

9. Thrive

Ayurveda, often known as the sister science to yoga, is a 5000-year-old holistic medical system originating in India. Ayurveda means “the knowledge of life” and is known for being one of the world’s oldest and most comprehensive medical systems. Unlike anything seen before on Gaia, Thrive: Self-Healing with Ayurveda is a multi-part educational experience focused on finding balance amidst the pressure of modern life. Thrive celebrates the fact that people learn in many different ways and everyone has a unique pathway to self-healing. Thrive offers five ways to explore: a docuseries, cooking shows, self-care tutorials, yoga classes, and meditations.

Through this series, you will come into a deeper connection with your unique body type, understand your imbalances, and learn techniques to restore greater harmony to your system. By learning to bring balance to the mind, body, emotions, and spirit, you will be able to more easily navigate challenging circumstances and fundamentally change the way you live in the world.

Test Alert message found here and some really long text to go with it in case of wrapping I want to see it

10. Invisible Illness

Invisible Illness tells the stories of people living with Invisible Illness. Whether it’s chronic pain, Crohn’s, Lyme, SIBO, PTSD, or any other illness not visible or obvious on the outside, our stories need to be shared. Stories of hope and resilience, courage and perseverance, and above all, a sense of community and belonging that is sorely needed. Not only stories from those suffering but from the people supporting and healing those who live with an invisible illness.

These and other conditions and illnesses don’t necessarily manifest themselves in such a way where you can easily see the pain a person is suffering. This often results in friends, family, and even the medical community doubting or even dismissing the individual. So not only is the illness “invisible,” often the person suffering feels invisible and invalidated. Chronic pain. Lyme disease. Fibromyalgia. Diabetes. SIBO. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Endometriosis. Depression. PTSD. Hashimoto’s. Infertility. Traumatic brain injury. The list goes on and keeps growing, in the number of illnesses and amount of people affected by them.

Test Alert message found here and some really long text to go with it in case of wrapping I want to see it


Next Article

Five Effective Ayurvedic Dental Care Methods

While Ayurvedic medicine approaches each person as a unique combination of doshas and requirements, basic oral hygiene is universal, and Vedic methods have proven to be efficacious — the National Institute for Health (NIH) has published 22 favorable studies confirming the value of these ancient health practices.

Dental care falls under the umbrella of Ayurvedic surgery — there was no specialized dentistry branch within the Vedic system. Teeth are considered part of the skeletal system, and sockets are seen as joints. Oral health in Ayurveda is linked to overall health and well-being, and the condition of the mouth and tongue are considered a window to the body’s health.

The mouth and teeth are also used to determine dosha imbalances. In the most general terms, oral mucus and plaque, along with a white coating on the tongue, indicates kapha imbalances; dry, cracked lips, tooth pain, receding gums and cavities indicate vata imbalances; mouth ulcers, bleeding gums, and tooth sensitivity are associated with pitta imbalances.

Read Article

Related Articles

More In Alternative Health

Our unique blend of yoga, meditation, personal transformation, and alternative healing content is designed for those seeking to not just enhance their physical, spiritual, and intellectual capabilities, but to fuse them in the knowledge that the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts.


Desktop, laptop, tablet, phone devices with Gaia content on screens

Discover what Gaia has to offer.

Get instant access to free videos, helpful articles, and exclusive offers.