On Thursday, December 8, Forks Over Knives, the film revered as a “great movie” by New York Times columnist Mark Bittman, will be re-screened for local film critics to review and discuss at the first of this season’s meetings of the Green Door Film Society.
Research done by two world-renowned experts, biochemist and co-author of The China Study, Dr. T. Colin Campbell Ph.D., and internationally-acclaimed physician and author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., not only convinced former president Bill Clinton to treat his heart disease in a new way, but also led to the production of a life-changing documentary film, Forks Over Knives.
America is suffering from a health epidemic – Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death and the medicines prescribed to remedy these and other diseases cost this country over $120 billion dollars each year. Recent research proves the correlation between these deadly diseases and the amount of meat, dairy and processed foods we consume. Take a first-hand look at the amazing physical and medical transformations that chronically ill patients undergo after adopting a whole food, plant-based diet.
Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict Americans can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional scientist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., a former top surgeon at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic. Inspired by remarkable discoveries in their young careers, these men conducted several groundbreaking studies and their separate research led them to the same startling conclusion; degenerative diseases like heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented – and in many cases reversed – by adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet.
In addition, cameras follow real-life patients who have chronic conditions from heart disease to Diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole food, plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat these ailments—while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed.
Forks Over Knives was featured recently on Real Time with Bill Maher, and received special attention on “The Dr. Oz Show” earlier this year when film experts T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D., Neal Barnard, M.D., Rip Esselstyn, and filmmaker Lee Fulkerson all appeared on the show. The film also partnered with Whole Foods Market and The Engine 2 Diet for more than 40 screenings nationwide, including premieres in Los Angeles and New York, in events that included plant-based meals and expert panel discussions. The film played in Landmark, Regal, AMC and Cinemark theaters in 75 cities throughout the U.S.
The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.
“Forks Over Knives is a powerful statement on the future of nutrition as the premiere biomedical intervention for disease prevention and reversal!” – T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.
Greens N Grains Deli hosts a natural and organic dinner special each evening before the Film Society screening. Enjoy a delicious soup specialty, salad, a fresh baked roll and a cup of tea for $7.50, available from 6 pm on. The Film Society screenings take place at 7 pm and there is no charge for membership but seating at screenings is limited to 30 people. Dinner and film reservations are requested.
Greens N Grains Natural Foods and Deli is open daily in the quiet season from 10 am – 5 pm – except on movie nights when they will remain open until 9 pm – in downtown Egg Harbor at 7821 Hwy 42, and can be reached at 920.868.9999 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The store’s Website features news and special monthly discount flyers at Greens-N-Grains.com.