Forks Over Knives

I had heard about this documentary for years and recently decided to give it a look after hearing it mentioned again on a sports talk show.  I know that veganism is a growing trend in pro sports because of the performance boost that the athletes get and I had been considering moving to that kind of diet myself.

I think the best part of the documentary is that it isn’t preachy and it doesn’t come at you from a moral standpoint.  At its core are two elements:  statistics and the science behind the statistics.  Once you see this documentary you can’t un-see the damage that we are doing to ourselves.  An no, it isn’t an opinion piece – scientists have a hundred years of data to back them up.  I had already made the decision to go plant-based and about fifteen minutes in to the documentary my wife decided to join me.  It’s been amazing and I can’t imagine going back.  The difference in how I feel and how I look (my stomach disappeared!) is incredible.

The movie is free on Netflix and on Youtube.  If you want a deeper personal dive into someone in poor health going on the plant-based diet I recommend Unsupersize Me.

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Movie title: Forks Over Knives

Movie description: 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.

Date published: 2019-09-04

Director(s): Lee Fulkerson

Actor(s): Lee Fulkerson, Matthew Lederman, Alona Pulde, T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Joey Aucoin, Connie Diekman, Pam Popper, Doug Lisle, Terry Mason, San'Dera Brantley-Nation, Neal Barnard, Gene Baur

Genre: Documentary

My Review

I had heard about this documentary for years and recently decided to give it a look after hearing it mentioned again on a sports talk show.  I know that veganism is a growing trend in pro sports because of the performance boost that the athletes get and I had been considering moving to that kind of diet myself.

I think the best part of the documentary is that it isn’t preachy and it doesn’t come at you from a moral standpoint.  At its core are two elements:  statistics and the science behind the statistics.  Once you see this documentary you can’t un-see the damage that we are doing to ourselves.  An no, it isn’t an opinion piece – scientists have a hundred years of data to back them up.  I had already made the decision to go plant-based and about fifteen minutes in to the documentary my wife decided to join me.  It’s been amazing and I can’t imagine going back.  The difference in how I feel and how I look (my stomach disappeared!) is incredible.

The movie is free on Netflix and on Youtube.  If you want a deeper personal dive into someone in poor health going on the plant-based diet I recommend Unsupersize Me.

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