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Forks Over Knives

By Lu Schilling

January 17 at 4:30 pm the documentary Forks Over Knives will be screened and followed by a discussion.

In symbols, this logo means food choices tops surgical stopgaps.

Focusing on the research of two food scientists, this documentary reveals that despite broad advances in medical technology, the popularity of modern processed foods has led to epidemic rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer and simultaneously  harms the environment. Caldwell Esselstyn of Cleveland Clinic, Colin Campbell nutrition scientist and former USDA whistle-blower, Neal Barnard, M.D. of Physicians for Responsible Medicine, Gene Baur from Farm Sanctuary, and Mac Danzig, body builder and Ultimate Fighter Champion are featured.

We are dealing with more than just food addiction. Advertising makes us think unnaturally about food products. Chronic degenerative disease can be prevented and reversed by eating whole, unadulterated foods, primarily plants.

This movie covers the basics and is really great at pointing out the tremendous flaws in the USDA food pyramid as well as the American Dietician Association’s guidelines for healthy eating.  I hope all dieticians and physicians will see this documentary.