Forks Over Knives – The answer isn’t another pill, the answer is spinach.

On Wednesday night we had the opportunity to see an advance screening of Forks Over Knives, thanks to Animal Voices. I think it was a really powerful film, the focus on the health impacts of animal protein consumption was fascinating. Someone asked during the Q&A, why throughout the film they said a “whole foods, plant-based” diet, rather than “vegan” diet. I’m sure we can all agree, vegan does not necessarily equate to healthy (and if we can’t agree on that, then you haven’t seen the hundred of pictures I have taken of vegan desserts, donuts, deep fried double fried tofu dripping with olive oil, onion rings, etc.) Believe me, I’d like to tell everyone, go vegan and you’ll automatically be healthy, but it doesn’t work that way. The documentary is based on the scientific work of Dr. T. Colin Campbell PhD (co-authour of The China Study) and Dr. Esselstyn MD(a doctor that directs the cardiovascular prevention and reversal program at The Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute), with some information from other physicians. I really liked how the film presented both scientific research and had interviews with actual people that had been impacted by the dietary changes proposed. The idea that diseases like heart disease and diabetes can be prevented (or reversed) through a whole food, plant-based diet, isn’t a new one, but the evidence presented in the film is quite compelling. The premise of the diet discussed in Forks Over Knives is to cut out all animal products and processed foods (yes,…

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