Dr. Denny shares tips and strategies to help you prepare more food from scratch easily and get away from the Standard American Diet (SAD)
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“Let food be thy medicine.”
Forks over Knives started out with a great quote and it’s a documentary about food. That just combined my three favorite things! Quotes, documentaries, and food! At this point, I was thinking this is going to be the best hour and a half of my life. While it might not have been the best hour and a half of my life, it was still pretty awesome. Forks over Knives examines the claim that most if not all chronic illnesses including cancer can be controlled or even reversed by adopting a primarily plant-based diet. There were lots of scary statistics, studies, charts, and graphs about how sick Americans are. Did you know that half of all Americans are on at least one prescription for a chronic illness? Wow.
Drs. Campbell and Esselstyn presented a very convincing and moving argument to adopt a primarily plant-based diet. The film showed quite a few inspiring and truly amazing success stories. These were people who had been very sick with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity. You get to see them lose weight, give up their medications, and either halt or reverse their chronic illnesses. Amazing! Even more incredible and awe-inspiring is the story of Ruth Heidrich. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 40’s. She was a marathon runner and very active. She underwent surgery to have the malignant lump removed, then found out the cancer had spread to her bones and lungs. Instead of having chemo or radiation, she did what most considered unthinkable. She adopted a vegan diet and is now in her 70’s and free from cancer. She competes in triathlons and has run marathons all over the world!
My only critique of the film is the way they use ‘plant-based diet.’ They mean vegan. It felt a little sneaky, but at the same time most people might not watch a documentary that told them they needed to become a vegan. I definitely think anyone who watches this will benefit and learn a little or alot about how they can become healthier. I give it 4 out of 5 FORKS!
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