For decades, two prominent scientists, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn (a doctor at the Cleveland Clinic) and Dr. Colin Campbell (a nutritional biochemist at Cornell University), have researched the impacts of food on human health. The empirical evidence has led both to the same conclusion: Our health is well served when we nourish ourselves with whole plant foods and eliminate animal products from our diets.
Now, Campbell and Esselstyn are the subjects of a groundbreaking new documentary called Forks Over Knives that is being released across North America this May. The film also includes interviews with other experts (you can see my clip above) and the stories of people whose health and lives have been changed by eating better. It explains how 70 to 80% of our health care costs, and untold suffering, could be prevented by heeding Esselstyn and Campbell’s recommendations. (Prompted by reading books like Campbell’s The China Study, Bill Clinton has adopted a plant-based diet, and his health has improved.)
The widespread release of Forks Over Knives provides a huge opportunity to educate others and raise awareness about how we can vastly improve our nation’s health by making more sensible food choices. And, when people shift to eating plants instead of animals, animals’ lives are spared too. Encourage everyone you know and care about – your co-workers, friends, family, and loved ones – to see the film! It could help change their lives, lighten our species’ footprint on the planet, and stop cruelty to farm animals.