December 17, 2010
Forks Over Knives, a new feature-length documentary, could be life-changing and life-saving to many people we know. The film explores the strong link between diet and disease - chronic degenerative diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and a number of types of cancers.
For more information on the film and its screening in Portland, visit www.nwveg.org/forksoverknives.php
A major storyline of the film explores the separate pioneering work of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. and T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. as through a combination of scientific experiments and clinical research the two of them document significant health improvements just by moving people away from the standard American diet that is high on animal products and processed foods. The film also follows some real life patients as they make these diet changes and see positive changes in their blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and other levels of health. One of the "patients" is the film writer and director Lee Fulkerson, a big man whose dinners pre-filming used to consist of a fast-food double cheeseburger, onion rings, and a chocolate shake. "By seeing the amazing results a whole foods, plant-based diet had on the health and well-being of our test patients, my mind was irrevocably changed," said Fulkerson in a recent VegNews article
Tickets for the Portland Premiere of Forks Over Knives January 7-13 are now available for pre-order at the this link and at the Regal Fox Tower Theater. The film opens nationwide in cities throughout the United States on March 11, 2011.
"This is a fantastic film, and I'm hoping that people will come hear Dr. Campbell on December 8, watch the film on December 9, and then tweet, post on FaceBook, and tell all their friends, so we can really pack the theater when it opens in Portland on January 7, said Peter Spendelow, President of Northwest VEG.