Thursday, January 26, 2012

Forks Over Knives Review - Changing the Way America Eats.

Another "must see" movie!  

My sister said she watched this film from her NetFlex account over the weekend.  I wanted to have my own copy so I ordered it from  

"Forks over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods." 

A couple of points that I took away from watching this movie were -

1)  Even if you decide not to totally eliminate meat and dairy from your diet, it is important to eat small amounts (meat/dairy) and buy organic/free range whenever possible. 

2) "Let food be thy Medicine" - Hippocrates, father of medicine.   There are so many healing properties that have been reported from eating a diet high in fruits, vegetables and unprocessed whole foods.  Degenerative diseases and even some cancers can almost always be prevented and even reversed by adopting a whole-foods, plant-based diet.  

3) This will be another movie that I encourage my own children to watch.  Maybe on the next family vacation that we take together...mmmm.  Hopefully, it will remind them how important it is to eat meals at home instead of buying "take-out" where you get a highly processed meal with too much fat, sugar and sodium that is low in fiber and healthy nutrients. 

Even Dr. Oz says, "I loved it and I need all of you to see it."

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