Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives

DVD - 2011
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This film 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 and adopting a whole foods plant-based diet. This film tackles the issue of diet and disease in a way that will have people talking for years.
Publisher: New York : Virgil Films ; [Canada] : Distributed by Maple Pictures, c2011
Branch Call Number: DVD 613.2622 FOR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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brad_h
Jul 18, 2018

While "What the Health" is newer, I still prefer "Forks Over Knives" -- it focuses more on the facts and history behind the findings and recommendation of why we should all switch to a whole-food, plant based diet. Or, at least reduce meat and animal products to a minimum. So many of our chronic illnesses from Alzheimer's to heart disease are diet related.

And if you want to know more, Gwinnett Library has "How Not to Die" by Michael Greger. And his website NutritionFacts.org is a great place to visit to keep up to date on the latest findings, either by viewing his videos or reading his blog.

The cookbooks from "Forks Over Knives" and "How Not to Die" are both good. But if you are looking for something with a more Southern perspective the library has "Sweet Potato Soul". While I haven't made any of the recipes yet, they looked so good that I bought a copy and I'm looking forward to cooking from it.

About 3 months ago I switched to a whole-food plant based, low SOS (Salt, Oil, & Sugar) diet and the only thing I miss is cheeses. Vegan cheeses are OK, but not great, are expensive, and don't have anywhere near the variety of animal cheeses. Thankfully vegan mozzarella is good enough for an occasional vegan pizza. My blood sugar is now normal (from pre-diabetic) and I've lost 16 pounds and 2 inches off my waistline without even trying.

Gina_Vee Jul 02, 2018

I'm going to look into the cookbooks next.

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pussnbooks
Mar 27, 2018

The absolute best introduction to plant-based eating including how-to, and the research behind the lifestyle. You can recommend books and articles to people, but watching Forks Over Knives is the easiest way to get the most information out of the 2 hours time spent. Engaging, interesting, and persuasive; this movie is the place to start if you are interested in improving your health.

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Robert_MM
Jan 19, 2018

Forks Over Knives is the gold standard for the "why" behind plant based eating. No exaggeration, if everyone took the advice of this film, our hospitals would be 80% empty. Do yourself a favor and watch Forks Over Knives. The library only has a limited number of copies, but it also currently streams on Netflix. Cheers, be well.

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ScienceMommy
Sep 03, 2017

Many people have been talking about the new movie, What the Health and crediting it with profoundly inspiring them and while I did like, What the Health, I still don't think it is as good as, Forks Over Knives.
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If you haven't seen this documentary, I would encourage you to watch it. There's a great story line about a Cleveland clinic surgeon and world class epidemiologist/biochemist -- both raised on dairy farms, both raised to eat a conventional meat and dairy diet -- only late in life learning that everything that they had been taught about what was healthy to eat was wrong. (After 30 plus years eating only plants, both are in their 80s and still lecturing worldwide.) Their research and publications have helped people around the world who were given up as hopeless by their own doctors. The story is peppered with discussions from the peer-reviewed scientific literature and lots of people sharing their experience of being on drugs with terrible side effects, but still getting worse and worse from diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure....wishing they had some other alternative and then discovering that good science DID have strong evidence that a whole-food plant based diet could halt and often reverse these diseases.
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Forks Over Knives is POWERFUL and motivating. Hopefully the library will get What the Health soon too.

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wormstuckinbook
Mar 31, 2017

Traditional cultures ate mainly meat - esp. the organs that contain high amounts of Saturate Fat! The lean meat was given to the dogs! Factory farming is evil but not the option I suggest! Tribes like the Masai ate blood, milk and meat - no cancer, heart disease etc.

Question any nutrition claims ... "science" is not unbiased! Read The Big Fat Surprise for a detailed account of the how we think Sat. fats are bad and veganism is good. Also The Vegetarian Myth. See http://123EatMeOut.blogspot.ca for more also.

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ms_mustard
Mar 30, 2017

I kept waiting for specifics about exactly what is included on this eating plan.
I eat a lot of plants but have no plans to give up dairy.......

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ba_library
Feb 24, 2017

Interesting film about diet and health. Advocates a plant based diet and has enough medical expertise and personal life stories to make it very interesting. We probably all need to clean up our diet and in doing so, easily improve our health.

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ajorgensen1
Aug 05, 2015

Disease such as diabetes, heart disease, cancers, and osteoporosis....all with a common link, our diet. This is a revolutionary documentary that you have to watch and make important lifestyle changes to impact your future health.

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TubbyTabby
Jun 28, 2015

If there were a single film for making the case for going vegan, this would be it. After watching it 3 years ago, me and my family converted to a vegan diet. Seriously, it was this film, with it's clear, scientific, fact-based argument for a plant-based diet, that convinced me to make the jump from vegetarianism to veganism. Therefore, if anyone asks about going vegan, I would suggest this movie for more information.

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