Forks Over Knives [Blu-ray] [2010]

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  • Release Date: 08/30/2011
  • Rating: PG
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Special Features


  • Food as Medicine
  • What About Organic Meat and Dairy?
  • The Latest on Diabetes
  • Tax Dollars for Dairy
  • Benefits from the Plant-Based Diet
  • Filmmakers Discuss Forks Over Knives
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Forks Over Knives
Documentary filmmaker Lee Fulkerson explores the possibility that so-called "diseases of affluence," such as heart disease, can be reversed by simply adjusting our diets to include less processed and animal-based foods. Back in the 1960s, Cornell University nutritional scientist Dr. T. Colin Campbell was working to find a way to feed the citizens of impoverished Third World nations when a trip to the Philippines forever changed the way he thought about food consumption. There, he discovered that the rates of liver cancer among affluent children who subsisted on diets rich in animal-based foods were notably higher than in children consuming plant-based diets. Meanwhile, surgeon Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, head of the Breast Cancer Task Force at Cleveland Clinic, was also discovering that many of the diseases he was seeing in patients were practically nonexistent in areas of the world where people were primarily consuming plant foods. Several subsequent investigations by the researchers (who would not meet each other until the 1980s), including a groundbreaking study in China by Dr. Campbell, led them to the revelation that a whole-food, plant-based diet could prevent, and even reverse, such degenerative conditions as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some forms of cancer. In this film, Fulkerson examines Dr. Campbell's and Dr. Esselstyn's theories by following the two doctors' individual, yet very similar, story arcs, from their farm-based upbringings to their astounding discoveries. The film also records the experiences of a group of patients suffering from chronic maladies as they participate in an experiment in which their diets are substantially altered and wholesome, plant-based food is, essentially, used as medicine. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Documentary!!!!

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    Maeli

    Best Documentary Film, EVER!!!!! Very informative. Made me evaluate everything I eat. Definitely A must see!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie!

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    vgoddess
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    One of my favorite movies about food. I watched this movie on Netflix and decided to buy it for my family to watch since they dont have Netflix.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very eye opening documentary

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    Will48
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    Everyone should watch this documentary! It may make you consider how you eat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent health info

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    Justsan
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    What prompted me to purchase this documentary was to change my eating habits to improve my health.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great documentary

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    Justsan
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    What prompted me to purchase this documentary was to change my eating habits to improve my health.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Video

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    History

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    Carolyn
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A eye opener

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    1American
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    A well-put-together documentary that speaks the truth

    I would recommend this to a friend


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