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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Documentary Review: Forks Over Knives (2011)

As a future naturopathic doctor, I am very passionate about bringing health and healing through natural means like diet and lifestyle changes and I prefer to leave invasive procedures, like surgery, as an absolute last resort.

Recently, a documentary was made that follows people who successfully reversed diseases that their doctors deemed terminal by simply making changes to their diet and lifestyle.  Forks Over Knives is not only anecdotal, but it also follows the careers of 2 well known scientists, one of which executed the famous China Study and later wrote a book of the same name.

Overall, I found this documentary quite informative in terms of the evidence surrounding animal food sources and their encouragement of cancer formation in humans.  I also found it incredibly insightful into the history behind our cultural beliefs of "what is a healthy food" and the influence that industry has over our health care approach.  I really enjoyed this documentary, and it was easier to watch than a few others on the same topic as it seemed to come from a more positive viewpoint.

Watch the trailer and decide for yourself:

Another bonus about this film? Super clever title :)


1 comment:

  1. THIS TITLE IS SO CLEVER! I saw this documentary at the American Medical Students Association conference last March. It was fantastic and it stimulated an intense discussion about living foods and clinical nutrition. Definitely worth it to watch!