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‘Here Is a Film That Could Save Your Life’

Written by PETA | May 13, 2011

That’s the first line of acclaimed movie critic Roger Ebert’s review of Forks Over Knives, a new documentary that examines the effect that animal-based, highly processed diets have on our health and shows how diseases can be controlled or reversed with healthy, plant-based foods. Among the experts in the film is Dr. Neal Barnard, the founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, whose program for reversing diabetes involves eating a healthy vegan diet.
  

 
The film hit close to home for Ebert, a cancer survivor whose diet now is based on fresh fruits and vegetables. He gave the film two thumbs up and noted:

What every human being should do is eat a vegetarian diet based on whole foods. Period. That’s it. Animal protein is bad for you. Dairy is bad for you. Forget the ads: Milk and eggs are bad for you.

We couldn’t have said it better. Forks Over Knives is playing in select cities across the U.S. and Canada, and for the rest of us, the eye-opening film definitely sounds worthy of putting in the queue.
 

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • annie says:

    I hope we get to see this in australia.have been veg for a year but haven’t gone the full vegan yet. Don’t drink milk but still have some cheese and free range eggs. I do feel the change coming soon though.

  • ROBIN EBNER says:

    OH and A BIG CHANGE IN MY LIFE STYLE. I HAVE BEEN CLEAN FROM DRUGS WITH THE EXCEPTION FOR MY MEDICAL MARIJUANA..But being a Vegetarian PLAYED A BIG ROLE. I DO HAVE A BIT OF PLAQUE BUILD UP IN THE ARTERY IN THE RIGHT SIDE OF MY NECK AND OCCASIONAL HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, BUT FOR THE MOST PART AND WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY,QUIT BEING A CANNIABEL AND AS YOUR PARENTS ALWAYS TOLD US “EATS YOUR FRUITS AND VEGGIES,THEY ARE GOOD FOR YOU” THEY TRULY ARE !!!

  • Robin Ebner says:

    RIGHT F—ING ON !!!!! I HAVE BEEN A VEGETARIAN SINCE I WAS 15 YRS. OLD AND I AM 54 NOW.I HAVE been thru Drug Addiction,I had Hepititis (serium)that,s what they called it then. I HAVE BEEN A DRINKER,HERION ADDICT,SMOKED CRACK,SHOT SPEED,ACID,I STILL SMOKE MEDICAL MARIJUANA,HAVE DONE 27 YRS. IN pRISON AND i HAVE ALSO BEEN A 100% VEGETARIAN FOR 39 YRS. I HAD A LIVER TEST DONE ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO,AND I WAS TOLD THAT MY LIVER IS DESIRABLE,NO TRACE OF ANY HEPITITUS AT ALL,AND I STILL WILL HAVE A DRINK ABSOLUTE AND CRANBERRY JUICE .BEING A VEGETARIAN HAS HELPED SAVE ME.

  • Ann says:

    I can’t WAIT to see this movie! I know so many people who are struggling with health challenges which could be prevented by diet and exercise.

  • Courtney says:

    I SO want to see this film.

  • Jay says:

    Well, Ralpy, what do you think those fluids are made of?

  • kathy says:

    Ralphy, You do understand that they use the tube for eating meals too, right? So liquified vegan foods are going in for that purpose.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Ralpy, This is what Ebert himself says on his website: “I have recently decided to ditch my canned nutrition and switch to a liquid diet based on fresh fruits and vegetables. Yes, I consulted my physician.” Don’t shoot the messenger.

  • MA Moo says:

    Brilliant trailer! I am so glad the movement is rolling full speed ahead. I gave up red meat over 20 years ago and Dairy 3 years ago. I too was ignorant to the horrors of the dairy industry, until I saw it with my own two eyes. We must educate thru media! ARME(Animal Rescue and Education thru Media) The undercover investigations are brutal and hard to watch; we have a choice, the animals have no choice. Consumers have got to see what is going on in these stockyards, slaughterhouses and factory farms! Thank you PETA! I am totally going to see this movie!

  • Carla* says:

    Vegan alll the way!! I have never felt and looked so healthy in all my life since going vegan 7 years ago!! I’m 37 and keep getting I.D. ed, lol!! Feels good!!

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