What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure.
The film FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major story line traces the personal journeys of pioneering researchers Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, from their childhood farms to their ground-breaking studies.
The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Throughout the film, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole-foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments—while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed.
Special Discussion: After the screening, board-certified internist Ron Weiss, MD will answer your questions and offer insights on adopting these eating habits in your own life. Dr. Weiss is a local physician specializing in treatment with a whole-foods, plant-based diet.
View the trailer for the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=O7ijukNzlUg&noredirect=1
This screening is part of the Inspiring Film & Discussion series which is ongoing monthly through April 2013, thanks to support from the Washington Township Public Library. For more information contact Laura Knipmeyer at[masked] or by emailing [masked].