Forks over knives [videorecording] / Monica Beach Media presents ; written and directed by Lee Fulkerson ; executive producer, Brian Wendel ; producer, John Corry ; a Monica Beach Media production
DVD | Distributed by Virgil Films & Entertainment | 2011
Available at FVTC Documentary DVDs (RA645.N87 F67 2011) plus 1 more
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; NTSC, region 1; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround, 2.0 Dolby stereo; 16:9 widescreen presentation; .
In English; closed captioned.
Lee Fulkerson, Matt Lederman, Alona Pulde, Colin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn, Joey, Cammie, and Jason Aucoin, John McDougall, Connie Diekman, Pam Popper, Doug Lisle, Terry Mason, San'Dera Nation, Junshi Chen, Evelyn Oswick, Anthony Yen, Debbie Lowe, Joseph Crowe, Mac Danzig, David Klurfeld, Neal Barnard, Ruth Heidrich, Gene Baur, Rip Esselstyn.
Editors, John Orfanopoulos, Brian Crance, Michael Fahey ; composer, Ramón Balcázar ; graphics, Ron Boscacci ; camera, John Orfanopoulos, Richard Chamberlin ; research, Susan Strange, Lisa Hartjens, Evan Goldstein, Sapra Chhabra.
This film examines the claim that most if not all degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. It traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Although they didn't know each other, their individual research led to startlingly similar conclusions: degenerative diseases could usually be prevented--and in many cases reversed--by adopting a whole food, plant-based diet. Despite the profound implications of their findings, their work has remained relatively unknown to the public. The filmmakers explore the ancient idea of food as medicine, following "reality patients" who have adopted a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments.
MPAA rating: Rated PG as some material may not be suitable for children, some thematic elements and incidental smoking.
Intro -- Lee's doctor visit -- Family farms -- Joey and his meds -- Discoveries -- Joey's doctor visit -- Cornell lab -- Progressive doctors -- The pleasure trap -- San'Dera -- The China project -- Joey after 8 weeks -- Dr. Esselstyn's study -- Lee & Debbie -- Findings from China -- San'Dera update -- Reversing heart disease -- Mac Danzig -- Dairy -- San'Dera after 8 weeks -- Conflicts of interest -- Ruth Heidrich -- Global impact -- Rip Esselstyn -- Conclusions -- End credits.
Special features: Food as medicine (2 min.); What about organic meat and dairy? (2 min.); The latest on diabetes (3 min.); Benefits from the plant-based diet (3 min.); Tax dollars for dairy (3 min.); Filmmakers discuss "Forks Over Knives" (4 min.).
Fox Valley Technical College
Fulkerson, Lee. Screenwriter. Director.
Wendel, Brian. Producer.
Corry, John. Producer.
Campbell, T. Colin, 1934- Interviewee.
Esselstyn, Caldwell B., 1933- Interviewee.
Balcazar, Ramon. Composer.
Monica Beach Media (Firm)
Virgil Films (Firm)
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