Forks Over Knives

(DVD - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Forks Over Knives
This film examines the claim that most if not all degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. It traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Although they didn't know each other, their individual research led to startlingly similar conclusions: degenerative diseases could usually be prevented--and in many cases reversed--by adopting a whole food, plant-based diet. Despite the profound implications of their findings, their work has remained relatively unknown to the public. The filmmakers explore the ancient idea of food as medicine, following "reality patients" who have adopted a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments.


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Jan 15, 2015
  • Davidf05 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This film changed the way I look at food and how I eat! It isn't a propaganda film but a film that tells the truth from two amazing doctors.

Jan 11, 2015
  • tplatz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I wish more people would watch this and learn. As a physician, I do believe that our diet can prevent many illness (not all). It is deceiving to think that all diabetes, cancer and hypertension can be prevented (as there is genetics involved). However, diet can certainly help. It talked a lot about animal products but not enough about simple sugars, nor how to change the pleasure center.

Dec 11, 2014
  • BlackTiger rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Even if just half the claims in this film are true, it should jolt us out of our apathy concerning healthy food choices. The film does exaggerates some points a bit, but the essential truth shines brilliantly through. Understandably, these truths can be extremely difficult to swallow for those who have been conditioned their entire lives to believe differently and blindly accept status quos. Anyone that desires to achieve optimum health and approaches this film with an open mind will have their life immeasurably enriched.

i love the message - eat REAL food. wish we could find more physicians in the area like the ones featured in the documentary. whenever i feel like i'm slipping, i rewatch this documentary. it's timely to watch as we go into the holiday season filled with well-meaning but poisonous processed food.

Jul 09, 2014
  • FishbowlB77 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Whole Grains, Fruits, and Veggies Forever!!

Mar 30, 2014
  • MediKJ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This documentary changed my life. I switched to a whole foods vegan diet after watching it, nearly 2 years ago.

Dec 09, 2013
  • MichelleinBallard rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

For a thorough review and critique of this film see: " 'Forks Over Knives": Is the Science Legit?" at http://rawfoodsos.com/2011/09/22/forks-over-knives-is-the-science-legit-a-review-and-critique/

Sep 29, 2013
  • JoAnneF rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A very inspiring film for me. I'm on the verge of adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet right now and watching "Forks Over Knives" has convinced me that I'm on the right path. After reading the comments I plan to watch "Chow Down" and "Bananas". The gist of this film is take ownership of your health and eat properly. We should all be empowered by watching this!

Aug 20, 2013
  • amalkemes rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have problems with high cholesterol even though I am not overweight and eat relatively healthy. After watching this movie I realized how connected high cholesterol is to eating meat, cheese and other dairy products. This movie explained things well, so that anyone can understand why it's important to eat a plant based diet.

Since I have changed my eating habits to a plant based diet my sugars have been level. I have more energy. I feel fuller more of the time. I sleep better at night. And I know that the food that I'm putting in my body is real fuel and not stripped out calories that make me wanting more.

Jul 20, 2013
  • firerunner rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed the film. I like meat, especially bacon. They drew some bad conclusions from the data they gathered. Watch, then research and educate yourself.

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