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Forks Over Knives

  • Director: Lee Fulkerson
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Rating: PG
  • Running Time: 96 min

$5 admission. Post show discussion will be lead by Dr. Richard Aiken from Mood for Life. Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic. Inspired by remarkable discoveries in their young careers, these men conducted several groundbreaking studies. Their separate research led them to the same startling conclusion: degenerative diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented—and in many cases reversed—by adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet. Despite the profound implications of their findings, their work has remained relatively unknown to the public. Bringing these scientific concepts to life, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes, and are taught by their doctors to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments. The film features leading experts on health and tackles the issue of diet and disease in a way that will have people talking for years. (Monica Beach Media)

"So scrupulously researched and argued that only a fool would ignore its findings."
- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"The film delivers a concise history of Western eating habits, with graphs and charts punctuated by entertaining real-life experiences."
- Loren King, Boston Globe
"One of the more convincing, radical and politically volatile documentaries to come out of the burgeoning good-food genre."
- John Anderson, Variety

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