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Montclair Environmental Movie Night: Forks Over Knives

“A film that can save your life.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Montclair Environmental Affairs office and Community Green present another eye-opening environmental movie – Forks Over Knives – examining 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.

Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to “battle” these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases.

Could it be there’s a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive, but so straightforward, that it’s mind-boggling that more of us haven’t taken it seriously?

In FORKS OVER KNIVES the idea of food as medicine is put to the test. The film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. Campbell, a nutritional scientist at Cornell University, and Dr. Esselstyn, a top surgeon and head of the Breast Cancer Task Force at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. In the film we travel with Drs. Campbell and Esselstyn on their separate but similar paths, from their childhood farms where they both produced “nature’s perfect food”; to China and Cleveland, where they explored ideas that challenged the established thinking and shook their own core beliefs. Their research led them to a 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. Despite the profound implications of their findings, their work has remained relatively unknown to the public.

Join us for the film and discussion following. This is one of a series of free Environmental Film Screenings put on by CommunityGreen.org. For more information contact Marnie Vyff at[masked] or [masked].

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