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Forks Over Knives

(DVD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Forks Over Knives


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This documentary "examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods"--Container.
Title: Forks over knives
[videorecording]
Publisher: New York :, Virgil Films,, [2011]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Food as medicine ; What about organic meat and dairy? ; The latest on diabetes ; Benefits from the plant-based diet ; Tax dollars for dairy ; Filmmakers discuss Forks over knives.
CPL DVD# 6210823
Summary: This documentary "examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods"--Container.
Audience: MPAA rating PG.
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Report This 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.

Report This 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/

Report This 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!

Report 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.

Report This 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.

Report This Jul 15, 2013
  • jkovacs rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I found this documentary interesting and compelling. It didn't make me want to change my diet completely to a vegan or plant-based diet, it does reenforce my commitment to eating less meat and a plant strong diet. As there is so much conflicting research with diet and disease, it is easy to get confused.

Report This Jun 29, 2013
  • kevfarley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Informative and hopeful ! ...after seeing it, I threw out half the stuff in my fridge!

Report This Jun 16, 2013
  • blondtraillite rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I found the book was just as bad, if not worse, than the film. The film relied on some cheap shots to prove its point - which was completely unnecessary, as there s sufficiently strong evidence without the melodramatics (the worst being the movie, as many of the foods suggested as fitting in the Food Pyramid - diet coke for example - isn't part of the USDA food pyramid or "My Plate" (in fact, soda is listed as "empty calories" and even stated that it should be avoided). The movie and the book used cheap theatrics to make its point; actually, I felt the figures/diagrams were not properly explained in the book and only made sense if you saw the film. As well, I found that the author assumed a lot of information to be fact without citing any research, particularly in the beginning. It was very much a diatribe - and not all books on veganism/plant-based diets are. While my next criticism is common in many books on veganism, I still find it distasteful in this film: it is one-sided and suggests problems with veganism as solutions without realistic perspective on what would happen as a result. For example, he suggests how meat-eating harms the environment by the waste such animals produce, but even if cows were not longer needed for meat or milk, they can no longer be released into the wild nor could the chemicals related to their waste be completely eliminated from the environment - unless he is suggesting we purposefully extinct these creatures for no longer being useful? All of the information he presented has been stated - in fact, better stated - in other books. This documentary was a waste of my time. I am still waiting for the 2 hours of my life back.

Report This Apr 25, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

(Available from netflix stream) Made a compelling case to eat plant based whole foods. There were credible data but lacked depth. e.g. there was life expectancy data on Norwegians between 1930 to 1945 but glossed over cancer data from China. (Recent study also points out to the benefit of "feast - fast" diet or simply reduction in caloric intake for physical fitness.) Of course, there are those who interpret the data differently, but ultimately, no one knows all the truth. http://rawfoodsos.com/2011/09/22/forks-over-knives-is-the-science-legit-a-review-and-critique/

Report This Mar 20, 2013
  • gorda rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Teens need to see this too.

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Report This Mar 16, 2014
  • VeganGreen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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