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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 96 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Virgil Films and Entertainment : 2011.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Lee Fulkerson.
Participant or Performer Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.The major storyline traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. Inspired by remarkable discoveries they made, these men conducted several groundbreaking studies. Their separate research led them to the same startling conclusion: degenerative diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented - and in many cases reversed - by adopting a whole-foods, plant-based diet.The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Cameras follow "reality patients" who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole-foods, plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments - while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed.The film features leading experts on health and tackles the issue of diet and disease in a way that will have people talking for years.
Target Audience Note:
Rated PG.; for some thematic elements and incidental smoking
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Nutritionally induced diseases.
Nutritionally induced diseases > Prevention.
Chronic diseases > Diet therapy.
Vegetables in human nutrition.
Fruit in human nutrition.
Vegetarianism.
Vegetarian cooking.

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