The Forks Over Knives documentary was one of the first documentaries we watched on our plant-based journey. The documentary was very eye-opening and it’s one we watch again from time to time to help keep us motivated and reconnect with our “why”.
A Summary of Forks Over Knives Documentary
Are foods derived from animals the only source of protein for humans? Is drinking cow’s milk necessary for humans in order to get enough calcium? If you answered “no” to both of these questions, you would be correct. You would also be among a small segment of the American population who agrees with you.
These issues are but two among many that the documentary film Forks Over Knives uses to make the case that eating a whole-food, plant-based diet is key to combating the many degenerative diseases that plague our society. Not only has consuming animal-based food sources been shown to have a detrimental effect on the health of humans, but consuming plant-based foods has been shown to have a positive and, in many instances, a reversing effect on cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes.
In this episode of the podcast, we present an overview of Forks Over Knives and offer our insights into some of the issues discussed.
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Here’s what we mention in this episode:
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Looking for more documentaries like this? Check out our resources page.
- T. Collin Campbell
- Caldwell Esselstyn
- Rip Esselstyn
- Engine 2 Diet
- The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health
- Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year *COOKBOOK!*
- The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter’s 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds
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Peace and Veggies,
Vickie and Larissa