Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives

DVD - 2011
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This film examines the claim that most if not all degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. It traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Although they didn't know each other, their individual research led to startlingly similar conclusions: degenerative diseases could usually be prevented--and in many cases reversed--by adopting a whole food, plant-based diet. Despite the profound implications of their findings, their work has remained relatively unknown to the public. The filmmakers explore the ancient idea of food as medicine, following "reality patients" who have adopted a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, CA] : Monica Beach Media ; New York, NY : Distributed by Virgil Films & Entertainment, c2011.
Branch Call Number: WD 100 F721 2011
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.


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Gina_Vee Jul 02, 2018

I'm going to look into the cookbooks next.

Mar 27, 2018

The absolute best introduction to plant-based eating including how-to, and the research behind the lifestyle. You can recommend books and articles to people, but watching Forks Over Knives is the easiest way to get the most information out of the 2 hours time spent. Engaging, interesting, and persuasive; this movie is the place to start if you are interested in improving your health.

Jan 19, 2018

Forks Over Knives is the gold standard for the "why" behind plant based eating. No exaggeration, if everyone took the advice of this film, our hospitals would be 80% empty. Do yourself a favor and watch Forks Over Knives. The library only has a limited number of copies, but it also currently streams on Netflix. Cheers, be well.

Sep 03, 2017

Many people have been talking about the new movie, What the Health and crediting it with profoundly inspiring them and while I did like, What the Health, I still don't think it is as good as, Forks Over Knives.

If you haven't seen this documentary, I would encourage you to watch it. There's a great story line about a Cleveland clinic surgeon and world class epidemiologist/biochemist -- both raised on dairy farms, both raised to eat a conventional meat and dairy diet -- only late in life learning that everything that they had been taught about what was healthy to eat was wrong. (After 30 plus years eating only plants, both are in their 80s and still lecturing worldwide.) Their research and publications have helped people around the world who were given up as hopeless by their own doctors. The story is peppered with discussions from the peer-reviewed scientific literature and lots of people sharing their experience of being on drugs with terrible side effects, but still getting worse and worse from diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure....wishing they had some other alternative and then discovering that good science DID have strong evidence that a whole-food plant based diet could halt and often reverse these diseases.

Forks Over Knives is POWERFUL and motivating. Hopefully the library will get What the Health soon too.

Mar 31, 2017

Traditional cultures ate mainly meat - esp. the organs that contain high amounts of Saturate Fat! The lean meat was given to the dogs! Factory farming is evil but not the option I suggest! Tribes like the Masai ate blood, milk and meat - no cancer, heart disease etc.

Question any nutrition claims ... "science" is not unbiased! Read The Big Fat Surprise for a detailed account of the how we think Sat. fats are bad and veganism is good. Also The Vegetarian Myth. See for more also.

Mar 30, 2017

I kept waiting for specifics about exactly what is included on this eating plan.
I eat a lot of plants but have no plans to give up dairy.......

Feb 24, 2017

Interesting film about diet and health. Advocates a plant based diet and has enough medical expertise and personal life stories to make it very interesting. We probably all need to clean up our diet and in doing so, easily improve our health.

Jun 28, 2015

If there were a single film for making the case for going vegan, this would be it. After watching it 3 years ago, me and my family converted to a vegan diet. Seriously, it was this film, with it's clear, scientific, fact-based argument for a plant-based diet, that convinced me to make the jump from vegetarianism to veganism. Therefore, if anyone asks about going vegan, I would suggest this movie for more information.

Jan 11, 2015

I wish more people would watch this and learn. As a physician, I do believe that our diet can prevent many illness (not all). It is deceiving to think that all diabetes, cancer and hypertension can be prevented (as there is genetics involved). However, diet can certainly help. It talked a lot about animal products but not enough about simple sugars, nor how to change the pleasure center.

Dec 11, 2014

Even if just half the claims in this film are true, it should jolt us out of our apathy concerning healthy food choices. The film does exaggerates some points a bit, but the essential truth shines brilliantly through. Understandably, these truths can be extremely difficult to swallow for those who have been conditioned their entire lives to believe differently and blindly accept status quos. Anyone that desires to achieve optimum health and approaches this film with an open mind will have their life immeasurably enriched.

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