What We’ve Been Watching In Isolation


Here on the Sunshine Coast, we're privileged enough to have spent lockdown in the safety of our own homes. There were times where it was difficult, but we were luckier than most. There were projects to do around the house, vegetable gardens to be planted, yoga flows to start our day, and when we felt like putting our feet up to relax, we had FMTV on Gaia. I definitely watched more television than I would care to admit, but our Food Matters team got the opportunity to revisit some of our all-time favorites, and discover a few new titles to share with you...


In the leadup to this week’s exciting launch of TRANSCENDENCE Season 2, we had been using our downtime to brush up on all of the insightful goodness from Season 1. If you’re stuck and home and feeling anxious or depressed, this series is full of insight and inspiration for delving deeper into your life.

Fasting: The Movie

This has been one of our favorite releases on Gaia in recent times. This 2017 documentary tackles the tricky and contested topic of fasting, in all of its multi-faceted wonders. Pulling on a host of 54 different experts and fasters, the film 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. Will fasting serve as the solution to solve our epidemic of chronic illnesses today? This film might help to get to the bottom of this for you.

Becoming Nobody

After his passing late last year, we’ve been left with a Ram Dass sized hole in our hearts. This is a film for those seeking spiritual enlightenment, just as it is a film for those looking for inspiration to consider life a little differently. Between historic clips and intimate conversation, this film leaves you with a sense of inner beauty and comfort about your existence in this world.

The Gut Movie

When The Gut Movie started screening earlier this year, we couldn’t have been more excited. So we’ve been using our lazy days at home to re-watch this masterpiece. Exploring our relationship with our gut through the eyes of different cultures around the world, this documentary is the perfect combination of science and storytelling. If you’re looking to develop a greater understanding of your microbiome and how that is impacted by every food you enjoy, this is the feature for you.

Rewired with Dr. Joe Dispenza

Dr. Joe Dispenza was one of your favorite guests on TRANSCENDENCE Season 1, but did you know that he has his own show on Gaia? In this series, the neuroscientist brings together his many years of research into the brain and human biology to present the latest findings on what is humanly possible for creating massive transformation in our lives. Take it one step further and discover the secret, scientifically proven formulas for rewiring your brain.

What’s With Wheat?

Since lockdown began, I was finally diagnosed as a celiac, so this 2016 classic was one I couldn’t turn off. In What’s With Wheat?, Cyndi O'Meara, nutritionist and founder of Changing Habits, went on a global quest to find out the reason why more of us are having issues with gluten than ever before. If you’ve ever wanted to dive deeper into how gluten might be impacting you, this is the place to start.

Inner Evolution with Bruce Lipton

Dr. Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., a pioneer in the field of epigenetics, is another guest from TRANSCENDENCE Season 1. In his own series, exclusive to Gaia, he takes us deep within the structures of the cells, and into the energy of the quantum realms, to reveal the secret mechanisms connecting consciousness with wellbeing. Throughout this series you come to discover that you’re not always your genes - it’s your environment that impacts the expression of your genes. Dive off the deep end and challenge the way you think about the world with this 11-part series.

You can watch all of these films and series, and more with a 7-Day Free Trial on Gaia. Let us know what you’ve been enjoying on TV in lockdown in the comments below...