New Documentary: Forks Over Knives

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I am really excited about this summer’s documentary, Forks Over Knives (release date TBA). I am sure I will have a lot more to say about it when I see it, but I am excited to see veganism promoted in such diverse ways. Earthlings tackles it from an animal-welfare perspective, and the folks behind Forks Over Knives are stressing veganism for health reasons.

From FOK’s website:

The feature film 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.

For many of us who have already adopted the vegan lifestyle, we have done so for a variety of reasons, typically for many of these overlapping concerns.  These new and provocative exposees provide us with the resources and material required to make our cause more mainstream. I am particularly excited and persuaded by their arguments as I become more and more convinced myself about diet related causes of illnesses and heart disease. I also watched a program with Dr. Oz today about the extremely high numbers of women dying from heart disease, and now am even more interested in what Forks Over Knives has to say. You can watch the Dr. Oz episode here, featuring Mary J Blige (starting at about 7:00 min in), where he shows two real hearts, one healthy and one with heart disease. I was more than convinced.

Watch the trailer below and share with your friends. While you are at it, if you are interested in reducing your chances of heart disease and illness, pledge to be fit for summer and healthy for life at PETA. Stay tuned for screening information when I hear something. And, thank you to Laurie for bringing this to our attention.

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