Forks Over Knives Reviews
As a documentary, it is somewhat slow but I think I prefer the slower pacing with careful presentation of the science than a ramped up entertainment show. Both Dr. Campbell and Dr. Esseltyn (who's work is primarily followed in this movie) come across as likeable, genuine and sincere men completely convicted by their findings. The history of their journey is explained clearly, as is the scientific explanations of the body's inner workings.
One of the most incredible statistics in this movie is the frightening toll that our addiction to meat has taken on our world. The movie says that the grain used to feed the world's livestock is more than enough to feed everybody on the planet alone. We don't have a food shortage, we are just making poor choices.
Another mind-boggling statistic is how much dietary choices are costing our country in medical expenses. Dr. Campbell believes that switching to a whole-foods plant-based based diet could save as much as 70-80% of the entire healthcare expenditures in this country. Talk about a balanced budget, and a FAR healthier society.
Yes, I believe it IS hard to adopt a plant-based diet in many parts of the world because of the challenges of our fast-food world. But I also believe it is entirely worthwhile to move towards that goal. It will take time, education, and a desire to keep at it. You don't have to make ALL the changes at once... just start moving towards the goal. Reduce meat, dairy, sugary foods, processed foods, etc. steadily until your dependence on them is gone and the research supports that you should have a longer, healthier life.
Two of the best researchers and doctors of our time are highlighted in the movie.
The internet is filled with opinions that are based upon many opinions of people who have never studied medicine or treated a single patient. This has absolutely no merit for me. Seeing patients is an entirely different world than reading about something on the internet. Moreso, reading about the same problem on the internet as it walks into your clinic are two entirely different situations.
The system is broke. The entire philosophy of modern medicine is inept. Attempting to remove disease from the body is akin to trying to remove darkness from a room. You can only give a dark room light if you want to see, just as you can only give a diseased person health if you want them to be healthy again. This is common sense. And the movie illustrates this perfectly.
I watched the film for a second time and rate is one of the best in the genre.
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