Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the diseases that afflict us, like cancer, diabetes, obesity — even erectile dysfunction and heart disease – can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Many celebrities have recently decided to switch to a vegan diet, citing that documentary Forks Over Knives inspired them to do so. The documentary looks at the many diseases that can easily be treated by removing animal products from the diet. A few celebrities who went vegan after watching Forks Over Knives: Eliza Dushku, Jason Mraz, Kristen Bell, and Russell Brand.

Storyline

What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially among our young. Half of us are taking a prescription drug. Major surgery has become routine. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to “battle” these conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases. Could it be there’s a single solution to all of these problems?

Bill Maher is shown saying, “The answer is not another pill. The answer is spinach.” I recommend the documentary.

One reviewer said,

Most of us understand by now that the typical Western diet is not ideal. But this film explains that, in early clinical studies and scientific research, the overwhelming evidence points to some specific things we eat that are slowly killing us. It also explains that there is a way to eat that you will very likely live long and well. This movie is as simple as that, and as complex as that.

Traveling along with some of the pioneers in this field, you get to really see how obvious the approach they support is to them, and probably should be to us. You also get a “taste” of what this movement is up against. I get the sense that this film’s point is to show the Dr.’s who were screaming: “Why isn’t anyone listening to us?” and giving them a chance to say, “Hey everyone, here is what we have been saying for 20 years, and here is our clinical and scientific proof, now go ahead and tell us how we are wrong.”

Most of all, it is very well done. I really enjoyed how well the stories intertwined, as well as some terrific graphics. Some of the personal stories, for me, were the most convincing.

Every once in a while, a documentary comes out that is just in the right place at the right time to become must see and force social change. I believe in 10 years, people will be talking about this film as the moment when America and Europe finally “Got It”. I cannot imagine that this will not be an early favorite for an Oscar for Best Documentary.

Focusing on research by two food scientists, this documentary reveals that despite broad advances in medical technology, the popularity of animal-based and modern processed foods have led to epidemic rates of obesity, diabetes and other diseases. Focusing on research by two food scientists, this documentary reveals that despite broad advances in medical technology, the popularity of animal-based and modern processed foods have led to epidemic rates of obesity, diabetes and other diseases.

Watch NowForks Over Knives

After you watch this film you are going to think differently than you ever did before about much of the nutrition advice we’ve relied on for decades.

Also, watch Food, Inc.

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