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Title Forks over knives [videorecording] / Monica Beach Media presents ; written and directed by Lee Fulkerson ; executive producer, Brian Wendel ; producer, John Corry ; a Monica Beach Media production.

Imprint [Santa Monica, CA] : Monica Beach Media ; New York, NY : Distributed by Virgil Films & Entertainment, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  616.39 F764k 2011    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; NTSC, region 1; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround, 2.0 Dolby stereo; 16:9 widescreen presentation; .
Language In English; closed captioned.
Performer Lee Fulkerson, Matt Lederman, Alona Pulde, Colin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn, Joey, Cammie, and Jason Aucoin, John McDougall, Connie Diekman, Pam Popper, Doug Lisle, Terry Mason, San'Dera Nation, Junshi Chen, Evelyn Oswick, Anthony Yen, Debbie Lowe, Joseph Crowe, Mac Danzig, David Klurfeld, Neal Barnard, Ruth Heidrich, Gene Baur, Rip Esselstyn.
Credits Editors, John Orfanopoulos, Brian Crance, Michael Fahey ; composer, Ramon Balcazar ; graphics, Ron Boscacci ; camera, John Orfanopoulos, Richard Chamberlin ; research, Susan Strange, Lisa Hartjens, Evan Goldstein, Sapra Chhabra.
Summary This film examines the claim that most if not all degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. It traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Although they didn't know each other, their individual research led to startlingly similar conclusions: degenerative diseases could usually be prevented--and in many cases reversed--by adopting a whole food, plant-based diet. Despite the profound implications of their findings, their work has remained relatively unknown to the public. The filmmakers explore the ancient idea of food as medicine, following "reality patients" who have adopted a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments.
Audience MPAA rating: Rated PG as some material may not be suitable for children, some thematic elements and incidental smoking.
Contents Intro -- Lee's doctor visit -- Family farms -- Joey and his meds -- Discoveries -- Joey's doctor visit -- Cornell lab -- Progressive doctors -- The pleasure trap -- San'Dera -- The China project -- Joey after 8 weeks -- Dr. Esselstyn's study -- Lee & Debbie -- Findings from China -- San'Dera update -- Reversing heart disease -- Mac Danzig -- Dairy -- San'Dera after 8 weeks -- Conflicts of interest -- Ruth Heidrich -- Global impact -- Rip Esselstyn -- Conclusions -- End credits.
Note Special features: Food as medicine (2 min.); What about organic meat and dairy? (2 min.); The latest on diabetes (3 min.); Benefits from the plant-based diet (3 min.); Tax dollars for dairy (3 min.); Filmmakers discuss "Forks Over Knives" (4 min.).
Subject Nutritionally induced diseases.
Nutritionally induced diseases -- Prevention.
Chronic diseases -- Diet therapy.
Vegetables in human nutrition.
Fruit in human nutrition.
Vegetarian cooking.
Diet, Vegetarian.
Nutrition Disorders -- diet therapy.
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Fulkerson, Lee. Screenwriter. Director.
Wendel, Brian. Producer.
Corry, John. Producer.
Campbell, T. Colin, 1934- Interviewee.
Esselstyn, Caldwell B., 1933- Interviewee.
Balcazar, Ramon. Composer.
Monica Beach Media (Firm)
Virgil Films (Firm)
Standard No. 829567076026
Music No. 670760 Virgil Films

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