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ON DVD ~ Forks Over Knives

By Tim Branch

sports-and-fitness-forks-over-knivesAmerica is saturated with fast-food chains, greasy fried-food trucks, and hot-dog eating competitions, so it should come to no surprise when someone you know is diagnosed with one of our country’s leading diseases. The alarming fact is that the medicine prescribed to remedy cancer, diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, and high-blood pressure costs this country over 120 billion dollars each year. Even more shocking is that research proves how these deadly diseases can be turned on and off by simply adjusting the level of our animal-based protein intake.  The same research found by two leading medical experts, biochemist and co-author of The China Study, Dr. T Colin Campbell Ph.D., and internationally acclaimed physician and author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., has led to the documentary that can very well save your life: Forks Over Knives.

Urging Americans to put down our knives, pick up our forks, and eat our vegetables, Director Lee Fulkerson takes viewers on an in-depth study of how eliminating ~ or at least greatly reducing ~ the amount of animal-based protein, dairy products, and finely processed foods in our diets can prevent, reduce, and in some cases reverse these deadly diseases. Forks Over Knives, lauded by The New York Times as a “great movie,” is available nationwide on DVD, Blu-Ray, and VOD by Virgil Films & Entertainment.

In addition to the astounding evaluations uncovered, the film also follows the journey of real patients who are diagnosed with chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes.  The audience is given a first-hand look at their shocking physical and medical transformations after each patient gradually adopts a whole foods plant-based diet.

“…for this plant-based diet to take hold,” explain Drs. Campbell and Esselstyn, “the public must be endowed with nutritional literacy, the kind of knowledge that is portrayed in the new documentary, Forks Over Knives.”

To further support this research, the film also provides conversations with a legion of other renowned doctors in the diet and health arena.

Forks Over Knives received special attention on the “Dr. Oz Show” with guests who appeared in the documentary including: T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D., Neal Barnard, M.D., Rip Esselstyn, and Lee Fulkerson.  The film also partnered with Whole Foods Market and The Engine 2 Diet for the NYC premiere, which also included a special screening and panel discussion.  The film played in theaters nationwide and is now available with bonus features ~ including a featurette, deleted scenes, discussions, and more ~ on DVD and Blu-ray disc.

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