Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Forks Over Knives: What does that mean?
Forks Over Knives is a new movie based, in part, on the research of Dr. T. Colin Campbell and others (you might have heard of his book The China Study). It's a basic principle: The Western Diet causes disease. That's why The United States has such a high prevalence of Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Obesity, etc. Of course, you knew that, right? I mean, it's pretty simple. You've heard the saying: You are what you eat. So if you're eating crap, you are going to be crap. You're going to feel like crap.
It turns out that not only can your diet CAUSE disease, but diet can also REVERSE disease. Anyone who eats a mostly plant based diet will rave about how great they feel. I urge you to give it a try -- you'll see.
I haven't seen the movie, but I'm very excited by the prospect of it. Unlike Food, Inc. and Earthlings before it, where we learn really hard lessons about how the food industry works against us and how animals are treated before they make it to our plates, Forks Over Knives promises to show us how changing our diet (with actual case studies!) can actually reverse disease.
With the state of health care how it is in our country, preventative medicine and diet may be our only hope to affordable health care. When Michael Moore said it in Sicko, it sounded hopeless, but now researchers and dietitians are giving us hope by saying: "Just don't get sick."
I'm not sure if this movie will come to little 'ol Huntington, WV, but I'll be first in line to buy it when it comes out on DVD. When it does, you are all invited to watch with me. I'll make you some healthy snacks :)