forks over knives is this week's friday pick. although most of my film friday picks are traditional docs and features, the information in this film is vitally important given the state of our planet and our bodies. i am currently on a retreat; an amazing juice & water fast retreat in northern california, and most of my days are filled with meditation, watching educational, nutritional videos and learning about cooking and wellness. i'm meeting people who are becoming really healthy and a doctor & yoga teacher in their late 60's still working, creating and living amazing, healthy lives. needless to say, i'm having a blast!
forks over knives is one of the most important health-related films i've seen thus far. i say this because it is science-based. the film explains how most degenerative diseases can be eradicated and/or reversed through diet. i know it's a bold claim, and many people poo-poo it as a solution to serious health problems, but the two doctors in the documentary, dr. t. colin campbell and dr. caldwell esselstyn, provide the hard science behind these claims. the film is based on their works: dr. t. colin cambell's the china study, which is regarded as the most comprehensive nutritional study ever done on diet and disease, and dr. esselstyn's prevent and reverse heart disease. the china study is a must read for anyone interested in health or interested in healing from illness, and prevent and reverse heart disease is a must read for anyone diagnosed with heart disease! also read dr. t. colin campbell's newest book whole: rethinking the science of nutrition.
forks over knives focuses on the real information via scientific studies on nutrition and disease. the film is also a fascinating look at big agriculture, lobbyists, the USDA, FDA and the food industry. but the best way to sum up this film is from the forks over knives website itself: "the science is clear. if you want to be healthy, change your diet." blessings, xoxo annette