Forks over Knives

Forks over Knives

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Director: Lee Fulkerson

Cast: Lee Fulkerson, Joey Aucoin, Neal Barnard, Gene Baur

     
 

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Documentary filmmaker Lee Fulkerson explores the possibility that so-called "diseases of affluence," such as heart disease, can be reversed by simply adjusting our diets to include less processed and animal-based foods. Back in the 1960s, Cornell University nutritional scientist Dr. T. Colin Campbell was working to find a way to feed the citizens of impoverished Third… See more details below

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Overview

Documentary filmmaker Lee Fulkerson explores the possibility that so-called "diseases of affluence," such as heart disease, can be reversed by simply adjusting our diets to include less processed and animal-based foods. Back in the 1960s, Cornell University nutritional scientist Dr. T. Colin Campbell was working to find a way to feed the citizens of impoverished Third World nations when a trip to the Philippines forever changed the way he thought about food consumption. There, he discovered that the rates of liver cancer among affluent children who subsisted on diets rich in animal-based foods were notably higher than in children consuming plant-based diets. Meanwhile, surgeon Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, head of the Breast Cancer Task Force at Cleveland Clinic, was also discovering that many of the diseases he was seeing in patients were practically nonexistent in areas of the world where people were primarily consuming plant foods. Several subsequent investigations by the researchers (who would not meet each other until the 1980s), including a groundbreaking study in China by Dr. Campbell, led them to the revelation that a whole-food, plant-based diet could prevent, and even reverse, such degenerative conditions as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some forms of cancer. In this film, Fulkerson examines Dr. Campbell's and Dr. Esselstyn's theories by following the two doctors' individual, yet very similar, story arcs, from their farm-based upbringings to their astounding discoveries. The film also records the experiences of a group of patients suffering from chronic maladies as they participate in an experiment in which their diets are substantially altered and wholesome, plant-based food is, essentially, used as medicine.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/27/2012
UPC:
0829567084120
Original Release:
2010
Source:
Virgil Films
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:50:00
Sales rank:
18,714

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joey Aucoin Participant
Neal Barnard Participant
Gene Baur Participant
San'Dera Brantley-Nation Participant
Junshi Chen Participant
Mac Danzig Participant
T. Colin Campbell Participant
Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.M.D. Participant
M.D. John McDougall Participant
Pamela Popper Participant
Doug Lisle Participant
Terry Mason M.D. Actor

Technical Credits
Lee Fulkerson Director,Screenwriter
Ramon Balcazar Score Composer
Allison Boon Co-producer
John Corry Producer
Brian Crance Editor
Michael Fahey Editor
John Orfanopoulos Editor
Brian Wendel Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Forks Over Knives: The Extended Interviews
1. T. Colin Campbell, PH.D [:14]
1. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD [1:53]
1. Neal Barnard, MD [1:52]
1. John McDougall, MD [:47]
1. Pam Popper, ND [1:04]
1. Doug Lisle, PH.D [1:38]
1. Terry Mason, MD [1:03]

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