5 Netflix shows exploring health and wellness you MUST WATCH

5 Netflix shows exploring health and wellness you MUST WATCH
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It can often get taxing to keep up with sudden plot twists, infuriating cliff hangers and confusing or quirky story-lines of movies and web series’. Therefore, it is necessary to sometimes push pause on all fictional realities and delve into the world of mindfulness and well-being.

If you’re interested in knowing the functionalities of your brain, getting better sleep or learning more about mental health, here is a list 5 insightful Netflix shows you must watch:


With every episode of the series, different popular wellness trends are explored, with followers and experts weighing in on the efficacy and safety of those treatment. The wellness treatments and products range from essential oils, fasting, ayahuasca, and the therapeutic properties of bee venom.

The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow

In the first season, Paltrow and the employees of Goop Lab, aka the ‘Goopers’, explore wellness therapies and trends from all around the world. From psychedelic drugs to communicating with the dead, Paltrow and her ‘Goopers’ try it all.


Bestselling food writer Michael Pollen turned his book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation into a four-part documentary series for Netflix. In the series, he explores food through four elements: fire, water, earth, and air. He also explores how, through the art of cooking, human beings can find deep connections with each other and heal.

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The Mind, Explained

In the five-part series, actor Emma Stone takes the role of the narrator and examines one of the most complicated things in the universe, the human mind, and delves deep into what happens inside a human being’s brain and explore topics like memory, dreams, anxiety, mindfulness, and psychedelics.

Headspace Guide to Sleep

Headspace, in this seven-part series, tries to dress myths and misconceptions about sleeping and delves deep on how you can get a good night of sleep. Each 15-minute long episode features science-backed facts about sleeping and, as the name suggests, offers solutions and tips on how to sleep.

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