It's no secret that Americans have fallen in love with food over the past few decades, as witnessed by the ever-expanding waistlines and restaurants on every corner. Food is comfort, it's a way to bond with family and friends, and it fills the belly until the need strikes again. We eat to live, but some people live to eat and the food infatuation is slowly killing the human race the world over.
Forks Over Knives is a compelling documentary that takes a closer look at the diseases that afflict millions of people every year, from obesity and hypertension to degenerative diseases and heart conditions. Even though medical technology has advanced further than we ever previously imagined, the health of the world's population seems to be decreasing by staggering numbers. Could there be a way to stop all of the madness and heal the population?
The film presents a novel idea - we can reject animal-based and processed foods and actually reverse what modern day food is doing to our bodies. Forks Over Knives makes a bold claim to stop our pattern of filling our bellies with the over-processed menus most stores and restaurants advocate, and get back to how nature intended us to eat. With a whole-foods, plant-based diet, we might actually be able to gain control over our health and bodies again. It might be difficult and strenuous at first, but the journeys of the film's stars make it seem like their struggles could easily be won in our own lives.
Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn have spent years researching the effects of food on our complex internal systems, concluding that perhaps most of our current degenerative health problems - even cancer - could be prevented or even reversed with their specialized approach to dieting. In a world where two out of every three people are obese and diabetes is steadily on the rise, Forks Over Knives explores the options available to all of us if choose to utilize their advice wisely. From the United States to China the food obsession affects all of us, even if we might not realize it at the time.