4 items from 2011
Title: Forks Over Knives Director: Lee Fulkerson Cast: Neal Barnard, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Matthew Lederman ‘Forks Over Knives’, from director Lee Fulkerson, fashions itself a hip, savvy treatise on vegetarianism, sort of ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ for the animal rights and beware-meat, health-conscious set. Instead, it’s a wearying polemic that tests the patience of even those who might be inclined to agree with it. Fulkerson takes as his two chief crusading subjects biochemist T. Colin Campbell and Cleveland-based surgeon Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Breaking out the science, they (and others) argue that the health benefits of eating vegetables are vast, and varied. Nipping a page from ‘Super Size Me”s Morgan Spurlock, Fulkerson »
Title: Forks Over Knives Directed By: Lee Fulkerson Cast: Neal Barnard, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Matthew Lederman, many others. Screened at: Critics’ online download, NYC, 4/27/11 Opens: May 6, 2011 Over 2400 years ago on the island of Kos, Hippocrates, the daddy of all doctors, said “Let food be your medicine.” To an extent the human population did follow his advice. As a result, people may have died from diphtheria and typhoid and a host of other illnesses, but few suffered from cancers and heart disease. Things have changed with “progress,” actually a regression from natural, healthful foods, to fast food, animal protein, and fat in general, which some believe have »
- Brian Corder
Every few months ( usually around the rating sweeps periods ) your local TV new channel will do a feature story about how unhealthy we Americans are and will include shots of out of shape men and women on the street with their heads cropped out. Some of the comedy news show refer to them as the marching torsos. Well arriving in theatres just in time for the big Memorial Day weekend cook-offs is the new documentary Forks Over Knives, which does include those marchers in it’s promotion of a complete vegetarian diet. It’s an earnest examination, but can it convince the BBQ crowd to bypass the butcher shop?
This film is the work of Lee Fulkerson, a man who decides to get healthy after reading the alarming numbers on some recent blood work. He consults two dieticians who recommend a vegan diet. Fulkerson does further research by contacting two »
- Jim Batts
Foodies delight! Today Monica Beach Media debuted the new trailer for Lee Fulkerson's upcoming documentary Forks Over Knives about rejecting a meat-based diet as the solution for all that ails you. The film hits theaters next Friday, May 6th, so make sure to be on the look-out. We'll have a review coming shortly, but for now, hit the jump for a full synopsis and the latest and final trailer.
The official synopsis:
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 our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional scientist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic. Inspired by remarkable discoveries in their young careers, these men conducted several groundbreaking studies. »
- Lex Walker
4 items from 2011
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