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Documentary review: Forks Over Knives

"You see, there’s no money in healthy people, and there’s no money in dead people. The money is in the middle: people who are alive, sort of, but with one or more chronic conditions..."

I just watched a "Forks Over Knives" and I must say it was quite an eye opener.

I am not a # vegetarian and I am not advocating any but I strongly feel this documentary should be watched by anyone who wants to know why there are so many people dying of cancers, coronary heart diseases, and why in spite of all care spending, millions of people are dying of degenerative in US today.

The documentary has been directed by Lee Fulkerson and follows the research of two scientists, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Esselstyn, who believe that changing our to plant based food can combat diseases like obesity, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer and stop our dependence on pills and .

The documentary also shows how big corporations influence the work, laws and decisions of US government whose primary focus is not public health, but profit of these companies.

Whether you agree or strongly disagree with the work of the director and the scientists, this documentary is worth watching because it might help us make smart choices regarding what we eat and understanding how it impacts our health.

I definitely recommend it.

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WordChazer wrote on February 16, 2015, 2:18 PM

I need to see this documentary, as it chimes with the way I think about food. Thanks for the reminder.

PS: sugar? High fructose corn syrup? I rest my case.

Last Edited: February 16, 2015, 2:19 PM

melon1234 wrote on February 16, 2015, 2:33 PM

I feel that corporations the government etc solely care for their profits due to the fact unhealthy food is so cheap where as healthy is costly, people simply cannot afford to eat what is healthy, leading to health issues which then costs them to fork out for medicines

seren3 wrote on February 16, 2015, 4:17 PM

It sounds like a very good film. Many of us are innocently unaware of the factors behind our food supply - and also how corporations dictate what health insurance will cover, and how doctors are allowed to function.

bestwriter wrote on February 16, 2015, 8:08 PM

We have to take charge of our own life and do what we can knowing in whose interest governments work.