Forks Over Knives

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What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure. Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country's three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to "battle" these very conditions. Could it be there's a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive but so utterly straightforward, that it's mind-boggling that more of us haven't taken it seriously? "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. Dr. Campbell, a nutritional scientist at Cornell University, was concerned in the late 1960's with producing "high quality" animal protein to bring to the poor and malnourished areas of the third world. While in the Philippines, he made a life-changing discovery: the country's wealthier children, who were consuming relatively high amounts of animal-based foods, were much more likely to get liver cancer. Dr. Esselstyn, a top surgeon and head of the Breast Cancer Task Force at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, found that many of the diseases he routinely treated were virtually unknown in parts of the world where animal-based foods were rarely consumed. These discoveries inspired Campbell and Esselstyn, who didn't know each other yet, to conduct several groundbreaking studies. One of them took place in China and is still among the most comprehensive health-related investigations ever undertaken. The filmmakers travel with Drs. Campbell and Esselstyn on their separate but similar paths, from their childhood farms where they both produced "nature's perfect food"; to China and Cleveland, where they explored ideas that challenged the established thinking and shook their own core beliefs. 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.

Subtitles: English (Closed Captioned).

"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'".

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What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure. Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country's three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to "battle" these very conditions. Could it be there's a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive but so utterly straightforward, that it's mind-boggling that more of us haven't taken it seriously? "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. Dr. Campbell, a nutritional scientist at Cornell University, was concerned in the late 1960's with producing "high quality" animal protein to bring to the poor and malnourished areas of the third world. While in the Philippines, he made a life-changing discovery: the country's wealthier children, who were consuming relatively high amounts of animal-based foods, were much more likely to get liver cancer. Dr. Esselstyn, a top surgeon and head of the Breast Cancer Task Force at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, found that many of the diseases he routinely treated were virtually unknown in parts of the world where animal-based foods were rarely consumed. These discoveries inspired Campbell and Esselstyn, who didn't know each other yet, to conduct several groundbreaking studies. One of them took place in China and is still among the most comprehensive health-related investigations ever undertaken. The filmmakers travel with Drs. Campbell and Esselstyn on their separate but similar paths, from their childhood farms where they both produced "nature's perfect food"; to China and Cleveland, where they explored ideas that challenged the established thinking and shook their own core beliefs. 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.

Subtitles: English (Closed Captioned).

"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'".

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Starring: Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Neal Barnard M.D., Junshi Chen Ph.D., Connie B. Diekman MEd, Pam Popper N.D.
Studio Name: Ingram Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 04/08/2014
Rating: PG
Format: DVD
Run Time (in minutes): 96 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: AC, Digital Sound
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.64 x 5.5 x 7.51
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11/18/2011

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5.0 stars 11/18/2011 by oiwfjaw935u039lkdfs
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Excellent!
11/5/2011

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5.0 stars 11/5/2011 by grannykm
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Everyone who cares about his health needs to buy and watch this film!

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Wake up call
3/17/2012

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5.0 stars 3/17/2012 by DriChiara
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This video is a wake up call! Well structured, all based on studies and on the top of everything very gripping. Really, you should get your family and watch this all together, this can definitely change your life.

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The Best Documentary Ever!
5/12/2012

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5.0 stars 5/12/2012 by An anonymous customer
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My brother suggested I watch this documentary called Forks Over Knives. So I decided to order it. It was mind blowing and very informative. It was an eye opener for me. Me and my family will definitely change the way and what we eat. I highly recommend this to anyone who suffers from any medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer, tumors, etc. I give this 10 stars.

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5.0 stars 4/29/2013 by Terisha1942
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I need to change my diet and my Doctor recommended this DVD.. It contains much of the information I need to get started on becoming healthier !

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