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Forks Over Knives

FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all,  degenerative diseases can be controlled, or even reversed, by switching to a diet that is free of animal-based and processed foods.

Director: Lee Fulkerson
Year: 2011
Time: 90min

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Ways to Influence

Share this film. Give others a chance to learn about the benefits of a plant-based, whole foods diet and take charge of their health.

Join the Meatless Monday movement by refraining from eating meat on Mondays to lower livestock production. You can participate in the large, global movement online.

Sign up for the Forks Over Knives Newsletter to receive updates, recipes and exclusive content. And continue to support the filmmaker, Lee Fulkerson, as he documents the PlantPure Revolution taking place in smalltown North Carolina. Find out more on the website.

Consider the film’s passionate provocation that has challenged people to reconsider their eating habits and switch to a more plant-based diet. Decide if there are any changes you would like to make in your own life. Talk to others about your ideas. Try to build a support network who can cheer you along the way.

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Former President Bill Clinton now considers himself a vegan. He’s dropped more than 20 pounds and says he’s healthier than ever. His dramatic dietary transformation took almost two decades. It came about after a pair of heart procedures and some advice from a trusted doctor.

Watch this interview on CNN.com.

FORKS OVER KNIVES: The Extended Interviews

The Extended Interviews contain extra footage from the film and addresses more than 80 topics including how much protein we need, animal vs plant nutrients in cancer promotion, why some vegetarians are unhealthy, oils, fish, supplements, and more!

Interview With Director

Director Lee Fulkerson has started working on a new film documenting the PlantPure Revolution taking place in small-town North Carolina. Hear more about Fulkerson’s project in this interview.

Roger Ebert Review

Roger Ebert’s poignant review of FORKS OVER KNIVES and why he thinks this film “could save your life.”

Director Lee Fulkerson Says Going Vegan Is Easier Than You Think

Interview by Blisstree.

Forks Over Knives: Is The Science Legit?

In this exhaustive review and critique, the FORKS OVER KNIVES research gets debunked, or at least put into question. It’s always good to hear both sides of the story, and in this case, there are many sides to the story. Do some research and come to your own conclusions.

Read one critique here. And if you still want more, read through the 2,400 comments (and counting)…

Intelligence Debates: “Don’t Eat Anything With a Face”

One doctor, one vegan, one researcher, and one farmer discuss a hot-button topic in the food world: is it a bad idea to eat meat? Watch the discussion on Youtube.

The China Study

The China Study was based on a series of studies conducted in rural China and Taiwan that challenged conventional wisdom about health by embracing the benefits of a plant-based diet. This research became the focus of Fulkeron’s film, FORKS OVER KNIVES.

Read more on the New York Times.

Need Some Inspiration?

Forks Over Knives, The Cookbook, is now available, with 300 brand new.

Is 2014 “The Year of the Vegan?”

From Jay Z and Beyoncé’s 22-day vegan diet to the recent outing of Al Gore as a “newly turned vegan,” the media is declaring 2014 “the year of the vegan.” Such popularity was unfathomable 70 years ago.

This New York Magazine article traces the vegan lifestyle through celebrity culture: Veganism in 7 Decades.

Bill Maher interviews Dr. T. Colin Campbell

In an engaging discussion, Dr. Campbell addresses the underlying concepts and rationale for seeking out the plant-based diet as presented in FORKS OVER KNIVES.

Watch it on Real Time wit

Interview With Rip Esselstyn

Philadelphia’s City Paper spoke with plant-based diet advocate, Rip Esselstyn, to gain some insight into the film and the movement in general.


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