Watch: Forks Over Knives 2011 123movies, Full Movie Online – What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug and major medical operations have become routine. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to “battle” these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases. Could it be there’s a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive, but so utterly straightforward, that it’s mind-boggling that more of us haven’t taken it seriously? FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called “diseases of affluence” that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional scientist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic. Inspired by remarkable discoveries in their young careers, these men conducted several groundbreaking studies, one of which is considered among the most comprehensive health-related investigations ever undertaken. Their research separately and independently led them to the same startling conclusion: degenerative diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented-and in many cases reversed-by adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet. Despite the profound implications of their findings, their work has remained relatively unknown to the public. In addition, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments-while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed..
Plot: 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.
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A bias documentary that makes you think, and hopefully also act.
There is no doubt that this documentary, like so many others is bias, in this case bias towards a vegan diet, and they do seem to leave out facts for that very same reason. However watching documentaries you should know that this is often the case, and you should do your own research and form your own opinion based on other sources than just the film. That said, a documentary is supposed to make you think, and this certainly did that for me. It moved my perception of and curiosity about diet more than any other film or article has. Perhaps it was the astounding facts it presented me with, perhaps it is because I am already looking more at what I eat than I used to. At any rate I highly recommend watching this and forming your own opinion. It does not lecture you about morals of eating meat or tries to make you a vegan to protect the environment. While it does briefly touch on the subject of energy footprint in food production, its most important and dominant message is your health, plane and simple. Do you think meat is vital for you health and survival? The answer this film gives might surprise you.
Forks Over Knives
This is a controversial film but its message although superficially persuasive is neither new nor entirely convincing. Although viewed primarily from a US perspective, it is aimed at what might be called the Western diet in its entirety.
Is eating red meat and/or processed food and/or sugar really killing us? Or too much of the stuff? Too much of anything will kill you, including too much water in a short period.
Back in the 1980s we were being warned about the perils of too much saturated fat, and told we should engage in what is now called “healthy eating”. Like most of us plebs I found this thesis persuasive, then I read “Eat Your Heart Out” by James Le Fanu. I went on not only to meet the author but to visit him at his South London home, charming guy, and extremely knowledgeable. In this book he points out that the ideas peddled by the healthy eating brigade are overly simplistic. You eat “too much” saturated fat, and it clogs up your arteries. Well no, the human body doesn’t work quite like that.
Although it is more than simply a rehash of this dogma, “Forks Over Knives” says more or less the same thing as those Dr Le Fanu shot down in his classic medical monograph. True, it does use a massive body of evidence, including from China, but is it really that simple? As Jacque Fresco pointed out, rabbits get cancer too.
We hear one prominent dissenting voice, the high powered nutritionist Connie Diekman, who speaks in favour of animal protein. The most controversial claim made here is that dairy products cause rather than insure against osteoporosis. That and that the FDA is really a farmers’ advocacy group. True, there is vested interest here, but as another contributor points out, vested interest comes in many forms.
There is no mention of the decades long and ongoing Framingham study, probably because from the dogmatist’s point of view its results have been disappointing.
Towards the end we see an agenda, this film is as much a political document as a nutrition guide. We are warned of environmental desolation if we continue to eat meat. One contributor speaks of holding a deep respect for animals. Seriously? I have absolutely no “respect” for a bacon slice on my plate, and likewise absolutely no compunction about eating it. The US is slaughtering 10 billion “innocent” animals every year. Wow! And how many of those “innocent” animals would have been bred if we were all eating nothing but vegan burgers?
There is though a very good point made about endothelial cells, and could the bottom line be that most people are simply eating too much? Eat a pound of steak and you may still have room for dessert. Eat a pound of lettuce, and you won’t. The choice is yours – I’ve already made mine.
Seriously though, the message of this film is worth digesting, but don’t expect to live forever or even substantially longer by altering your diet, although it may seem like it. On a slightly metaphysical note, some of us will live for as long as we were intended to, and as long as we have work to do. If that were not the case, I would have been dead decades ago, fried chicken dinner or not.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min), 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (USA)
Director Lee Fulkerson
Writer Lee Fulkerson
Actors Lee Fulkerson, Matthew Lederman, Alona Pulde
Country United States
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Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
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