Forks Over Knives, 2011
Writer/Director: Lee Fulkerson
Years of research and extraordinary results attained through adopting a plant-based diet and avoidance of animal-based and processed foods led to the production of Forks Over Knives.
Taking the concept of food as medicine seriously and having tremendous success, a number of prominent plant-based health professionals share a bit of their journey and what brought them to where they are today regarding their stance on diet, health and genetic versus lifestyle induced chronic disease.
Focusing on the importance of a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet for the prevention and reversal of major disease, the filmmakers introduce you to a number of patients who have achieved remarkable improvements in their health, even reversing their heart disease by making diet and lifestyle changes.
Forks Over Knives shows us, in a very real sense, that there is hope. It is possible to take control of your health, and life through whole plant foods. A powerful message and offering some serious ‘food for thought’ Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., with what has become one the of the most popular quotes from the film, states:
“Some people think the ‘plant-based, whole foods diet’ is extreme. Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.”
To learn more about a whole food, plant-based lifestyle check out the following list of recommended reading:
Whole by T. Colin Campbell, PhD
The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD
The Starch Solution by John A. McDougall, MD
Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes by Neal D. Barnard, MD
You’ll find these books here. Scroll down to “Healthy, Plant-Based Reading.”
For more about some of the plant-based professionals in the film:
Dr. Esselstyn’s Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Program
T. Colin Campbell’s Center for Nutrition Studies
Transition to Health – Dr. Matthew Lederman and Dr. Alona Pulde
Dr. John McDougall
Doug Lisle, PhD
Dr. Neal Barnard
Get the Forks Over Knives documentary.