What has happened to us? Regardless of the most advanced medical innovation worldwide, we are sicker than ever by almost every procedure.
2 from every three people are obese. Cases of diabetes are blowing up, specifically amongst our more youthful populace. About half people are taking at least one prescribed medicine. Major medical operations have actually become routine, assisting to drive healthcare expenses to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the nation's three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to "battle" these extremely conditions. Millions struggle with a host of other degenerative diseases.
Could it be there's a single solution to all these problems? An option so detailed however so utterly straightforward, that it's mind-blowing that more people have not taken it seriously?
FORKS OVER KNIVES
analyzes the extensive claim that most, if not all, of the so-called "diseases of affluence" that affect us can be managed, and even reversed, by declining our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the movie traces the personal trips of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated scientists, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.
Dr. Campbell, a dietary scientist at Cornell University, was worried in the late 1960's with producing "high quality" animal protein to bring to the inadequate and malnourished locations of the third world. While in the Philippines, he made a life-changing discovery: the nation's wealthier kids, who were consuming relatively high amounts of animal-based foods, were far more most likely to get liver cancer. Dr. Esselstyn, a leading specialist and head of the Breast Cancer Task Force at the world-renowned Cleveland Center, discovered that numerous of the diseases he regularly treated were practically unknown in parts of the world where animal-based foods were hardly ever eaten.
These discoveries inspired Campbell and Esselstyn, who didn't understand each other yet, to conduct a number of groundbreaking research studies. Among them took place in China and is still among the most detailed health-related examinations ever carried out. Their research led them to a startling conclusion: degenerative diseases like heart problem, type 2 diabetes, as well as a number of kinds of cancer, could usually be avoided - and in many cases reversed - by adopting an entire foods, plant-based diet plan. Regardless of the extensive implications of their findings, their work has actually remained relatively unknown to the public. The filmmakers take a trip with Drs. Campbell and Esselstyn on their separate however similar paths, from their youth farms where they both produced "nature's perfect food"; to China and Cleveland, where they checked out ideas that challenged the recognized thinking and shook their own core beliefs.
The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Throughout the movie, cameras follow "reality clients" who have persistent conditions from heart problem to diabetes. Physicians teach these clients ways to adopt an entire foods plant-based diet plan as the primary approach to treat their ailments - while the challenges and victories of their trips are disclosed.
FORKS OVER KNIVES uses state of the art 3-D graphics and rare archival footage. The movie showcases leading specialists on health, analyzes the question "why we have no idea", and deals with the concern of diet plan and condition in such a way that will have individuals talking for many years.
FORKS OVER KNIVES was recorded all over the U.S., in Canada and China.
DVD INCLUDES CLOSED CAPTIONING, AND ENGLISH AND SPANISH SUBTITLES