Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives

Apr 28

A new documentary about food is out in select theaters this month. It’s called Forks over Knives, and it suggests that if you eat a diet of foods that can be easily cut with a fork (i.e. plant based foods; meaning less meat and processed foods) that you can live a longer, healthier life, as well as reverse and prevent many diseases we are plagued by today. John and I tout eating less meat as wel,l but for environmental and moral reasons, any health benefits are just a plus (but in my eyes, if people start eating less meat for whatever reason they want, it’s a good thing in the end).

Forks Over Knives “examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called “diseases of affluence” that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn…. The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Throughout the film, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments—while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed.” (Side note: I am interested in this film because I am also reading ‘The China Study’ by Dr. T.Colin Campbell right now, in the book Campbell tries to prove the same claim the movie does.)

From the trailer the movie looks interesting (although this review from would suggest otherwise). Whole Foods Market stores are helping to promote and even have private showings of the film, check out if they are playing a show near you. It’s not playing anywhere near Central Florida (unless Miami is near), but I think it’s worth the wait until it makes it to Netflix in a few months.



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