Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.

CDN$ 19.51 + CDN$ 3.49 shipping
In Stock. Sold by roundmedia

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
TheMarketPlace Add to Cart
CDN$ 19.51

Forks Over Knives

DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
List Price: CDN$ 20.99
Price: CDN$ 19.51
You Save: CDN$ 1.48 (7%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by roundmedia.

Frequently Bought Together

Forks Over Knives + Forks Over Knives - The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year + Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health
Price For All Three: CDN$ 50.48

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.



Product Details


Product Description

Amazon.ca

Lee Fulkerson's illuminating documentary serves as a natural successor to Food, Inc. in taking a critical look at the consequences of Western dietary habits. While some might view the lower-budget Forks over Knives as a long-form commercial for veganism, Fulkerson's evidence supporting the benefits of a plant-based diet is too compelling to dismiss (and he never claims that a small piece of cheese ever killed anyone). The filmmaker builds his case around the work of two doctors who grew up on farms where cow's milk was considered "nature's perfect food," as Dr. T. Colin Campbell puts it, and went into different fields of medicine, but their research led them to the same conclusion. For 20 years, Cornell University nutritional biochemist Campbell focused on China, where degenerative disease rates skyrocketed with the increased consumption of meat and dairy. By contrast, Japan and Kenya, where the fare is leaner, have experienced far fewer incidences of such illnesses. As a surgeon, Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, an Olympic Gold Medalist for rowing, also witnessed the results of a dependence on animal-based and processed foods: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer. When his patients eliminated these items, they experienced significant improvement. Several appear on screen, along with Dr. Neal Barnard, Junshi Chen (collaborator on Campbell's China Study)--even mixed martial artist Mac Danzig. An opening title cautions that the film should not serve as a substitute for medical advice, but it certainly provides helpful information for anyone concerned about their health. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

From the Studio

What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure.

Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country's three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to "battle" these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases.

Could it be there's a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive but so utterly straightforward, that it's mind-boggling that more of us haven't taken it seriously?

FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called "diseases of affluence" that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.

Dr. Campbell, a nutritional scientist at Cornell University, was concerned in the late 1960's with producing "high quality" animal protein to bring to the poor and malnourished areas of the third world. While in the Philippines, he made a life-changing discovery: the country's wealthier children, who were consuming relatively high amounts of animal-based foods, were much more likely to get liver cancer. Dr. Esselstyn, a top surgeon and head of the Breast Cancer Task Force at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, found that many of the diseases he routinely reated were virtually unknown in parts of the world where animal-based foods were rarely consumed.

These discoveries inspired Campbell and Esselstyn, who didn't know each other yet, to conduct several groundbreaking studies. One of them took place in China and is still among the most comprehensive health-related investigations ever undertaken. Their research led them to a startling conclusion: degenerative diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented - and in many cases reversed - by adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet. Despite the profound implications of their findings, their work has remained relatively unknown to the public. The filmmakers travel with Drs. Campbell and Esselstyn on their separate but similar paths, from their childhood farms where they both produced "nature's perfect food"; to China and Cleveland, where they explored ideas that challenged the established thinking and shook their own core beliefs.

The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Throughout the film, cameras follow "reality patients" who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments - while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed.

FORKS OVER KNIVES utilizes state of the art 3-D graphics and rare archival footage. The film features leading experts on health, examines the question "why we don't know", and tackles the issue of diet and disease in a way that will have people talking for years.


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9 out of 5 stars
Most helpful customer reviews
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Difference Already Since March 1st! March 21 2012
Format:DVD
I have had Celiac Disease and have been on a gluten free diet since my 20s so no cake, cookies, bread, crackers, sandwiches or fast food restaurants for me. In replacing all the goodies I missed out on, I was a heavy consumer of meat and dairy products, potatoes, fruit, vegetables and candy. I am now 52 and my weight was stable at 130 lbs. until I hit 45 years of age.

I have extremely high cholesterol, and fatiqued most of the time at 5'6 and 162 lbs., without the consumption of junk food. My dad had a quadruple bypass at age 80 and began researching the link between nutrition and disease. He found this video and urged all 6 of his children to consider watching it. I ordered this, the book and the China Study and embarked on this diet March 1st.

Aside from weighing in 10 lbs. less, 20 days later without exercise or hunger pains,the benefits I have noticed are many. I have tons of energy, and a general sense of well-being with no more cravings for sweets (candy was my weakness). I now am motivated to go for walks and begin to exercise more than I have been. I decided to give it 3 months of faithfully sticking to it then get my cholesterol checked again. I managed to get my doctor to agree to let me try to address my cholesterol before putting me on Lipitrol. There is no counting calories and the reason for my choice is based on it is not a diet but a way of eating that is healthy and prevents as well as reverse disease.

If you are sick of sitting on the couch watching other people live, this will at the least give you motivation to try something different to what you have been doing.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT! July 30 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I LOVE this dvd! (My friend has the book & says it has fabulous recipes). I have watched it 3 times already. What I love about it is how it's so educational & it uses health & science to prove the benefits of a plant based diet. I think a lot of books/dvd's etc can have graphic information/images about the horrors of the animal side to it, which turns a lot of people off, because lets be honest, it's scary & upsetting...whether you eat meat or not)...but FOK doesn't have anything upsetting like that, it appeals to the intellectual side of us. It is presented in a clear & easy to understand manner. It educates us on how the Standard American Diet is the leading cause of so many deadly diseases. It busts some myths about protein & calcium too. I just can't say enough good things about this video. My friend who is a "devote" carnivore watched it & was very impressed by it & it has changed her perception of how & what she eats. I think it is our job to take responsibility of what we put into our bodies by educating ourselves about food & where it comes from. And questioning things like WHY HAS cancer/diabetes/heart disease gone up so much in the last few decades. This movie is positive & educational & SO WELL done. Because of it, I got The Engine 2 Diet & have just started that. So far loving that too.
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Changing May 28 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I watched it four times! changed my life! Interesting and a refreshing change to promoting a plant strong diet. With no mention of animal cruelty. A positive
experience.
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This documentary will change your life! Feb. 9 2012
By Gracer
Format:DVD
I was absolutely blown away with the wealth of information. I think its the most comprehensive movie on the subject in 2012. I'm looking forward to sharing it with my loved ones and friends :)
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forks Over Knives Dec 9 2011
By Wini TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I had heard that Forks Over Knives was a film that would open my eyes to the truth behind our food supply.
It did that and much more.
This is a film I recommend to everyone who has sat at their table 'in the dark' about our meat etc. and how it arrives on our plates.
You owe it to yourself to find out. My copy is now circulating among friends. When it returns I will watch it again.
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great April 16 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Very much an eye opener. Must viewing for the "dieters". Highly recommended for all who want to gain control of their life.
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Common sense diet Nov. 15 2011
By D
Format:DVD
A real eye opener. This documentary was a real surprise to my wife and I. Since watching our diet has changed removing meat and dairy products by I'd say 90%. This has changed how we feel. My Asthma is rare now. Lost about 10lbs. Why is that we feed our Dogs better then our children and ourselves??
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By GerryM
This is potentially the most life-altering video you will ever see. If you want to live a long and healthy life, and seek that for your loved ones, SEE THIS VIDEO. This could be the greatest gift you can ever give yourself, your family, or friends. You CAN improve your health radically through diet (EATING THE RIGHT FOODS) and very modest/moderate exercise. For the $20 price this video could and CAN save lives .... start with yours.

The information is science-based ... at the highest possible levels. This is not quackery ... rather absolute truth and in many respects VERY deeply shocking, Save lives, start with yours, SEE THIS VIDEO ... then do the walk.
Was this review helpful to you?
Want to see more reviews on this item?
Most recent customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Need to see!
It will change the way you eat. It did for me, that's for sure! Everyone should watch this movie. Thanks!
Published 4 months ago by Neal Lacey
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing movie!
I recommend to see this movie. It is for everyone - if you or your loved one suffer because of some diseases you should see this movie. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Tessa
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Video
Forks over knives has changed how I look at food. It explains why a whole foods, plant based diet is so important to a persons health. I watch it repeatedly. Highly recommend
Published 5 months ago by Linda Chalmers
5.0 out of 5 stars changed my life
I am a veterinarian so have a science background which served me well in appreciating Forks over Knives. It is firmly grounded in solid science. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Roslyn Wilford
5.0 out of 5 stars A Movie that Everyone needs to See
I highly recommend that everyone should watch this movie. It definitely gives food for thought! A very interesting look at health and the way our society seems to lack prevention... Read more
Published 7 months ago by johanna
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing movie
I had read the China Study and this movie is a nice marry of the empirical and clinical research. d
Published 7 months ago by Nancy Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Educational, full of important data
I've shown this dvd over and over to my friends. They can't believe what they're hearing because their lives are full of old information. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jill
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye opening and hopeful documentary
This DVD provided so much new information that I could hardly believe it - and yet it's true.
After watching it I went on a 1 year journey of reading more and more... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Christa
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone needs to see this DVD
A real eye opener. I have been following this way of life for over 6 months nows, and bought the DVD to watch every few months, just to remind myself all the good I am doing for my... Read more
Published 11 months ago by CCW
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye opening.
This is an excellent film. It is very eye opening and I truly believe that everyone should watch this. They will change their minds about the foods they buy and eat.
Published 12 months ago by Marlene
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category


Feedback