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    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 treated 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. FORKS OVER KNIVES was filmed all over the U.S., in Canada and China. DVD INCLUDES CLOSED CAPTIONING, AND ENGLISH AND SPANISH SUBTITLES "A Film That Can Save Your Life." --Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times "Convincing, Radical and Politically Volatile." --John Anderson, Variety "Great Movie." --Mark Bittman, New York Times Columnist "A Great Film." --Sanjay Gupta, MD, CNN chief medical correspondent T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.: For more than 40 years, Dr. Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Project, is considered the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University and Project Director of the acclaimed China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and Health Project. The study was the culmination of a 20-year partnership of Cornell University, Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Campbell received his master's degree and Ph.D. from Cornell, and served as a Research Associate at MIT. He spent 10 years on the faculty of Virginia Tech's Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition before returning to the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell in 1975 where he presently holds his Endowed Chair (now Emeritus). His principal scientific interests, which began with his graduate training in the late 1950s, has been on the effects of nutritional status on long term health, particularly on the cause of cancer. He has conducted original research both in laboratory experiments and in large-scale human studies; has received more than 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding, mostly from the National Institute of Health, and has served on several grant review panels of multiple funding agencies. Dr. Campbell has lectured extensively, and has authored more than 300 research papers. He and his son, Thomas M. Campbell II, are authors of the bestselling book, The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health. Dr. T. Colin Campbell is the recipient of several awards, both in research and citizenship, and has actively participated in the development of national and international nutrition policy. Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.D. from Western Reserve University. In 1956, pulling the No. six oar as a member of the victorious United States rowing team, he was awarded a gold medal at the Olympic Games. He was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and at St. George's Hospital in London. In 1968, as an Army surgeon in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star. Dr. Esselstyn has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1968. During that time, he has served as President of the Staff and as a member of the Board of Governors. He chaired the Clinic's Breast Cancer Task Force and headed its Section of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery. In 1991, Dr. Esselstyn served as President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. That same year he organized the first National Conference on the Elimination of Coronary Artery Disease, which was held in Tucson, Arizona. In 1997, he chaired a follow-up conference, the Summit on Cholesterol and Coronary Disease, which brought together more than 500 physicians and health-care workers in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. In April, 2005, Dr. Esselstyn became the first recipient of the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association in 2009. His scientific publications number over 150. "The Best Doctors in America" 1994-1995 published by Woodward and White cites Dr. Esselstyn's surgical expertise in the categories of endocrine and breast disease. In 1995 he published his bench mark long-term nutritional research on arresting and reversing coronary artery disease in severely ill patients. That same study was updated at 12 years making it one of the longest longitudinal studies of its type. It is most compelling, as no compliant patients have sustained disease progression. Today, 20 years later compliant patients continue to thrive. Lee Fulkerson, Writer and Director: Lee Fulkerson has written, produced, directed or supervised nearly 170 hours of documentary programming, and has won 19 international awards for his work. These include the prestigious CINE SPECIAL JURY AWARD for Best Broadcast Historical Program of 2003, network or cable, awarded for his pilot episode of the series, THE COLOR OF WAR. Most recently Lee wrote SEVEN SIGNS OF THE APOCALYPSE, a two-hour documentary special for the History Channel. Previously, he was Executive Producer and head writer of the seven-hour series SHOWDOWN: AIR COMBAT for the Discovery Military Channel. Lee was the Series Producer of the 17-hour THE COLOR OF WAR series and the 35-hour THE GREAT SHIPS series for the History Channel. He wrote, produced and directed the 90-minute special THE CRASH OF FLIGHT 191 for the History Channel, and co-wrote THE LONG MARCH, a two-hour special for History International. Lee also wrote or produced 11 episodes of the Biography series for A&E, including programs on MICHELANGELO, GEORGE WASHINGTON and BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. In the realm of fiction, Lee co-wrote the screen story Ascent in the television drama series THE DEAD ZONE for the USA Television Network. Brian Wendel, Creator and Executive Producer: Brian Wendel had a long-time interest in nutrition and health. In the summer of 2008, he read The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell and realized that the scientific case that a whole foods plant-based diet could prevent - and even reverse - disease was greater than he had ever imagined. This concept deserved a "seat at the table" in the national discussion. Brian decided the most effective way to bring this message to a broad audience was by feature film. His vision for the film was that it be based on the science - and at the same time, provide a moving experience by exploring personal stories and historical elements. Brian recruited a veteran award-winning production team and spent nearly two years producing FORKS OVER KNIVES, his first feature film.


    Actors: Lee Fulkerson, Matthew Lederman, Alona Pulde, T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.


    Directors: Lee Fulkerson


    Writers: Lee Fulkerson


    Producers: Allison Boon, Brian Wendel, John Corry


    Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen


    Language: Unknown (Dolby Surround)


    Subtitles: Spanish, English


    Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)


    Number of discs: 1


    Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested


    Studio: Virgil Films


    DVD Release Date: August 30, 2011


    Run Time: 90 minutes


    Customer Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars3,710 customer ratings


    ASIN: B0053ZHZI2


    Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,091 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV) #155 in Exercise & Fitness (Movies & TV) #133 in Special Interests (Movies & TV) #94 in Documentary (Movies & TV)


    Learn more about "Forks Over Knives" on IMDb


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      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 treated 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. FORKS OVER KNIVES was filmed all over the U.S., in Canada and China. DVD INCLUDES CLOSED CAPTIONING, AND ENGLISH AND SPANISH SUBTITLES "A Film That Can Save Your Life." --Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times "Convincing, Radical and Politically Volatile." --John Anderson, Variety "Great Movie." --Mark Bittman, New York Times Columnist "A Great Film." --Sanjay Gupta, MD, CNN chief medical correspondent T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.: For more than 40 years, Dr. Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Project, is considered the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University and Project Director of the acclaimed China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and Health Project. The study was the culmination of a 20-year partnership of Cornell University, Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Campbell received his master's degree and Ph.D. from Cornell, and served as a Research Associate at MIT. He spent 10 years on the faculty of Virginia Tech's Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition before returning to the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell in 1975 where he presently holds his Endowed Chair (now Emeritus). His principal scientific interests, which began with his graduate training in the late 1950s, has been on the effects of nutritional status on long term health, particularly on the cause of cancer. He has conducted original research both in laboratory experiments and in large-scale human studies; has received more than 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding, mostly from the National Institute of Health, and has served on several grant review panels of multiple funding agencies. Dr. Campbell has lectured extensively, and has authored more than 300 research papers. He and his son, Thomas M. Campbell II, are authors of the bestselling book, The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health. Dr. T. Colin Campbell is the recipient of several awards, both in research and citizenship, and has actively participated in the development of national and international nutrition policy. Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.D. from Western Reserve University. In 1956, pulling the No. six oar as a member of the victorious United States rowing team, he was awarded a gold medal at the Olympic Games. He was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and at St. George's Hospital in London. In 1968, as an Army surgeon in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star. Dr. Esselstyn has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1968. During that time, he has served as President of the Staff and as a member of the Board of Governors. He chaired the Clinic's Breast Cancer Task Force and headed its Section of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery. In 1991, Dr. Esselstyn served as President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. That same year he organized the first National Conference on the Elimination of Coronary Artery Disease, which was held in Tucson, Arizona. In 1997, he chaired a follow-up conference, the Summit on Cholesterol and Coronary Disease, which brought together more than 500 physicians and health-care workers in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. In April, 2005, Dr. Esselstyn became the first recipient of the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association in 2009. His scientific publications number over 150. "The Best Doctors in America" 1994-1995 published by Woodward and White cites Dr. Esselstyn's surgical expertise in the categories of endocrine and breast disease. In 1995 he published his bench mark long-term nutritional research on arresting and reversing coronary artery disease in severely ill patients. That same study was updated at 12 years making it one of the longest longitudinal studies of its type. It is most compelling, as no compliant patients have sustained disease progression. Today, 20 years later compliant patients continue to thrive. Lee Fulkerson, Writer and Director: Lee Fulkerson has written, produced, directed or supervised nearly 170 hours of documentary programming, and has won 19 international awards for his work. These include the prestigious CINE SPECIAL JURY AWARD for Best Broadcast Historical Program of 2003, network or cable, awarded for his pilot episode of the series, THE COLOR OF WAR. Most recently Lee wrote SEVEN SIGNS OF THE APOCALYPSE, a two-hour documentary special for the History Channel. Previously, he was Executive Producer and head writer of the seven-hour series SHOWDOWN: AIR COMBAT for the Discovery Military Channel. Lee was the Series Producer of the 17-hour THE COLOR OF WAR series and the 35-hour THE GREAT SHIPS series for the History Channel. He wrote, produced and directed the 90-minute special THE CRASH OF FLIGHT 191 for the History Channel, and co-wrote THE LONG MARCH, a two-hour special for History International. Lee also wrote or produced 11 episodes of the Biography series for A&E, including programs on MICHELANGELO, GEORGE WASHINGTON and BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. In the realm of fiction, Lee co-wrote the screen story Ascent in the television drama series THE DEAD ZONE for the USA Television Network. Brian Wendel, Creator and Executive Producer: Brian Wendel had a long-time interest in nutrition and health. In the summer of 2008, he read The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell and realized that the scientific case that a whole foods plant-based diet could prevent - and even reverse - disease was greater than he had ever imagined. This concept deserved a "seat at the table" in the national discussion. Brian decided the most effective way to bring this message to a broad audience was by feature film. His vision for the film was that it be based on the science - and at the same time, provide a moving experience by exploring personal stories and historical elements. Brian recruited a veteran award-winning production team and spent nearly two years producing FORKS OVER KNIVES, his first feature film.


      Actors: Lee Fulkerson, Matthew Lederman, Alona Pulde, T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.


      Directors: Lee Fulkerson


      Writers: Lee Fulkerson


      Producers: Allison Boon, Brian Wendel, John Corry


      Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen


      Language: Unknown (Dolby Surround)


      Subtitles: Spanish, English


      Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)


      Number of discs: 1


      Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested


      Studio: Virgil Films


      DVD Release Date: August 30, 2011


      Run Time: 90 minutes


      Customer Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars3,710 customer ratings


      ASIN: B0053ZHZI2


      Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,091 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV) #155 in Exercise & Fitness (Movies & TV) #133 in Special Interests (Movies & TV) #94 in Documentary (Movies & TV)


      Learn more about "Forks Over Knives" on IMDb


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      This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


      Delivery

      Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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        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 treated 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. FORKS OVER KNIVES was filmed all over the U.S., in Canada and China. DVD INCLUDES CLOSED CAPTIONING, AND ENGLISH AND SPANISH SUBTITLES "A Film That Can Save Your Life." --Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times "Convincing, Radical and Politically Volatile." --John Anderson, Variety "Great Movie." --Mark Bittman, New York Times Columnist "A Great Film." --Sanjay Gupta, MD, CNN chief medical correspondent T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.: For more than 40 years, Dr. Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Project, is considered the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University and Project Director of the acclaimed China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and Health Project. The study was the culmination of a 20-year partnership of Cornell University, Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Campbell received his master's degree and Ph.D. from Cornell, and served as a Research Associate at MIT. He spent 10 years on the faculty of Virginia Tech's Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition before returning to the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell in 1975 where he presently holds his Endowed Chair (now Emeritus). His principal scientific interests, which began with his graduate training in the late 1950s, has been on the effects of nutritional status on long term health, particularly on the cause of cancer. He has conducted original research both in laboratory experiments and in large-scale human studies; has received more than 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding, mostly from the National Institute of Health, and has served on several grant review panels of multiple funding agencies. Dr. Campbell has lectured extensively, and has authored more than 300 research papers. He and his son, Thomas M. Campbell II, are authors of the bestselling book, The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health. Dr. T. Colin Campbell is the recipient of several awards, both in research and citizenship, and has actively participated in the development of national and international nutrition policy. Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.D. from Western Reserve University. In 1956, pulling the No. six oar as a member of the victorious United States rowing team, he was awarded a gold medal at the Olympic Games. He was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and at St. George's Hospital in London. In 1968, as an Army surgeon in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star. Dr. Esselstyn has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1968. During that time, he has served as President of the Staff and as a member of the Board of Governors. He chaired the Clinic's Breast Cancer Task Force and headed its Section of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery. In 1991, Dr. Esselstyn served as President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. That same year he organized the first National Conference on the Elimination of Coronary Artery Disease, which was held in Tucson, Arizona. In 1997, he chaired a follow-up conference, the Summit on Cholesterol and Coronary Disease, which brought together more than 500 physicians and health-care workers in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. In April, 2005, Dr. Esselstyn became the first recipient of the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association in 2009. His scientific publications number over 150. "The Best Doctors in America" 1994-1995 published by Woodward and White cites Dr. Esselstyn's surgical expertise in the categories of endocrine and breast disease. In 1995 he published his bench mark long-term nutritional research on arresting and reversing coronary artery disease in severely ill patients. That same study was updated at 12 years making it one of the longest longitudinal studies of its type. It is most compelling, as no compliant patients have sustained disease progression. Today, 20 years later compliant patients continue to thrive. Lee Fulkerson, Writer and Director: Lee Fulkerson has written, produced, directed or supervised nearly 170 hours of documentary programming, and has won 19 international awards for his work. These include the prestigious CINE SPECIAL JURY AWARD for Best Broadcast Historical Program of 2003, network or cable, awarded for his pilot episode of the series, THE COLOR OF WAR. Most recently Lee wrote SEVEN SIGNS OF THE APOCALYPSE, a two-hour documentary special for the History Channel. Previously, he was Executive Producer and head writer of the seven-hour series SHOWDOWN: AIR COMBAT for the Discovery Military Channel. Lee was the Series Producer of the 17-hour THE COLOR OF WAR series and the 35-hour THE GREAT SHIPS series for the History Channel. He wrote, produced and directed the 90-minute special THE CRASH OF FLIGHT 191 for the History Channel, and co-wrote THE LONG MARCH, a two-hour special for History International. Lee also wrote or produced 11 episodes of the Biography series for A&E, including programs on MICHELANGELO, GEORGE WASHINGTON and BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. In the realm of fiction, Lee co-wrote the screen story Ascent in the television drama series THE DEAD ZONE for the USA Television Network. Brian Wendel, Creator and Executive Producer: Brian Wendel had a long-time interest in nutrition and health. In the summer of 2008, he read The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell and realized that the scientific case that a whole foods plant-based diet could prevent - and even reverse - disease was greater than he had ever imagined. This concept deserved a "seat at the table" in the national discussion. Brian decided the most effective way to bring this message to a broad audience was by feature film. His vision for the film was that it be based on the science - and at the same time, provide a moving experience by exploring personal stories and historical elements. Brian recruited a veteran award-winning production team and spent nearly two years producing FORKS OVER KNIVES, his first feature film.


        Actors: Lee Fulkerson, Matthew Lederman, Alona Pulde, T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.


        Directors: Lee Fulkerson


        Writers: Lee Fulkerson


        Producers: Allison Boon, Brian Wendel, John Corry


        Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen


        Language: Unknown (Dolby Surround)


        Subtitles: Spanish, English


        Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)


        Number of discs: 1


        Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested


        Studio: Virgil Films


        DVD Release Date: August 30, 2011


        Run Time: 90 minutes


        Customer Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars3,710 customer ratings


        ASIN: B0053ZHZI2


        Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,091 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV) #155 in Exercise & Fitness (Movies & TV) #133 in Special Interests (Movies & TV) #94 in Documentary (Movies & TV)


        Learn more about "Forks Over Knives" on IMDb


        abunda_amazon_reviews Very informative. It provided my husband with all the logical and scientific answers he needed in order to change his dietary habits. I do not eat any animal products and started this because of the ways in which animals are treated, however I noticed a change in how I was feeling. I could not explain it to my husband in the detailed, specific way he was needing in order to understand, but this movie did it for him. And it made me more confident in my decision to become a vegan. We really enjoyed how the documentary showed individuals from different socioeconomic classes practicing a plant-based, animal-free diet and the effects it had on their health and life. This proved that this lifestyle is possible for anyone to adopt. If you have not made the decision to reduce the amount of animal product in your diet, do not let that discourage you from watching this film. There is plenty of useful information mentioned that applies to meat-eaters, vegans and all in between. Be open minded and take what you will from this documentary. Hopefully you will be inspired like my family was. PS: There is not a lot of footage about animal cruelty in this documentary. As I mentioned, the reason I first became a vegan was due to animal rights, but I am not the type of person who can sit and watch a video that show graphic images. I know what happens, I don't ignore it, but I cannot comfortably sit and watch it. So for those of you like me, rest assured you'll be able to get through this documentary.;;Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2015;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Great film discusses health and the truth behind nutrition.;;SHELBY HOLDEN;;/gp/customer-reviews/RRCAR0IWC25AQ/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0053ZHZI2;;;Information worth ten stars. If you watch only one documentary on nutrition, human health, and longevity, this is the one to choose. It will open your eyes, change your mind, and probably save your life. The Forks Over Knives principles are scientifically proven. No fads, gimmicks, or twisted statistics. You're never too old to improve your health. Don't wait a minute longer! I buy a package of four DVDs every couple of years because borrowers want to keep them and fail to return them. So far, I have loaned this movie to 43 people, and one-third have changed their dietary habits in order to avoid all of the most prevalent chronic diseases in contemporary Western cultures.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Give This Movie to Everyone You Love;;Prolongevity;;/gp/customer-reviews/RECQIZVJTSQ4X/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0053ZHZI2;;;Since quitting smoking 6 months ago I have put on 35-40lbs and have discovered lots of congestion and allergies. I would tell others than when I was drinking milk, eating cheese or any dairy or meat I felt horrendous and very congested. I kept talking with others who would say "have you watched Forks over Knives" or "have you thought about going to a plant based diet" I finally watched the movie tonight and before I did so I went and bought the companion book. I am on board to start this tomorrow. I just heard of a friend who died a couple of days ago. His diet was horrendous with lots of meat, sugar and dairy. As he was only about 8 years older than me and I'm going to be 57 next week, it's time to switch my diet. This was a great movie that gave me tons of wonderful information. It also made me think about how we treat animals, although the movie did not focus on that aspect. It's crazy how much money and lives could be saved by changing our diet and cutting out those unnecessary foods talked about in this movie. I wonder if in 100 years when someone looks back on this movie they will wonder what took us so long to discover a healthy way to live.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;The healthiest way to live!;;Astrologer Dawn;;/gp/customer-reviews/R2N89CURV0UWB4/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0053ZHZI2;;;I am not a vegetarian or vegan, but I am extremely interested in health — especially MY health. This documentary provided valuable information that has improved the quality of my life and will probably extend the quantity of my life. The film does not use in-your-face scare tactics. It doesn’t introduce a fad diet. It doesn’t try to sell health products. It doesn’t say you’ll die if you don’t become a vegan. It doesn’t push a political, moral or ethical agenda. It’s not an emotional plea. So what’s in this film? Information. Lots of it. The film presents research — from notable doctors and institutions — spanning decades and continents. It provides personal testimonials. It gives the viewer something to ponder, possibly re-evaluating lifestyle choices.;;Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Life-saving Information;;Kathy;;/gp/customer-reviews/R1BMH8VE5KC5VV/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0053ZHZI2;;;I've bought several copies for friends. The response is mixed. Many believe that wheat and soy are bad and meat is the only thing to eat - until they get diabetes, cancer, and other diet related health problems and come looking for something to change to fix the problem - I lost a close friend & mentor to stomach cancer a few years ago. I am continuing to reduce my weight, have lowered my cholesterol significantly to healthy levels, and have returned to perfect glucose levels (92-100 fasting) mostly following the diet outlined in the video, and my multiple doctors all tell me I'm better off, now that I'm following this lifestyle (diet AND EXERCISE). If you don't believe vegetarian/vegan diet, you'll be able to make enough excuses to continue with your current meat/dairy diet and lifestyle and not notice any problems for years, but around age 40-45, it will begin to catch up, and I hope you will remember the messages this video presents and reconsider. Better to avoid creating the problems, but if not, it's never too late to change for the better, and the diet proposed in this video is a good start.;;Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2015;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;I keep buying these and loaning them out, then having to buy another... You CAN really improve your health.;;TED T;;/gp/customer-reviews/R3ODRNOGYELO6Q/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0053ZHZI2;;;This popular DVD makes a great case for "Whole Foods, Plant-Based" eating. Eating like this every single day for the rest of your life might be a bit of a test, but if you are diabetic, obese, or suffer from heart problems, this might very well be a least one answer to your immediate health challenges. And the two gentlemen who developed this are not some tree-hugging quacks but highly respected leaders in heart surgery and nutritional science, respectively. Definitely worth viewing. . . A friend of mine who is diabetic decreased her A1C indicator from 400 to 120 by following the eating philosophy in the DVD.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;THIS WAY OF EATING HELPS WITH A VARIETY OF PHYSICAL ISSUES;;Kleiber1;;/gp/customer-reviews/R240NPPNL5J3IE/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0053ZHZI2

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        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By SHELBY HOLDEN - Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2015
        Great film discusses health and the truth behind nutrition.
        Very informative. It provided my husband with all the logical and scientific answers he needed in order to change his dietary habits. I do not eat any animal products and started this because of the ways in which animals are treated, however I noticed a change in how I was feeling. I could not explain it to my husband in the detailed, specific way he was needing in order to understand, but this movie did it for him. And it made me more confident in my decision to become a vegan. We really enjoyed how the documentary showed individuals from different socioeconomic classes practicing a plant-based, animal-free diet and the effects it had on their health and life. This proved that this lifestyle is possible for anyone to adopt. If you have not made the decision to reduce the amount of animal product in your diet, do not let that discourage you from watching this film. There is plenty of useful information mentioned that applies to meat-eaters, vegans and all in between. Be open minded and take what you will from this documentary. Hopefully you will be inspired like my family was. PS: There is not a lot of footage about animal cruelty in this documentary. As I mentioned, the reason I first became a vegan was due to animal rights, but I am not the type of person who can sit and watch a video that show graphic images. I know what happens, I don't ignore it, but I cannot comfortably sit and watch it. So for those of you like me, rest assured you'll be able to get through this documentary.

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Prolongevity - Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2017
        Give This Movie to Everyone You Love
        Information worth ten stars. If you watch only one documentary on nutrition, human health, and longevity, this is the one to choose. It will open your eyes, change your mind, and probably save your life. The Forks Over Knives principles are scientifically proven. No fads, gimmicks, or twisted statistics. You're never too old to improve your health. Don't wait a minute longer! I buy a package of four DVDs every couple of years because borrowers want to keep them and fail to return them. So far, I have loaned this movie to 43 people, and one-third have changed their dietary habits in order to avoid all of the most prevalent chronic diseases in contemporary Western cultures.

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Astrologer Dawn - Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2016
        The healthiest way to live!
        Since quitting smoking 6 months ago I have put on 35-40lbs and have discovered lots of congestion and allergies. I would tell others than when I was drinking milk, eating cheese or any dairy or meat I felt horrendous and very congested. I kept talking with others who would say "have you watched Forks over Knives" or "have you thought about going to a plant based diet" I finally watched the movie tonight and before I did so I went and bought the companion book. I am on board to start this tomorrow. I just heard of a friend who died a couple of days ago. His diet was horrendous with lots of meat, sugar and dairy. As he was only about 8 years older than me and I'm going to be 57 next week, it's time to switch my diet. This was a great movie that gave me tons of wonderful information. It also made me think about how we treat animals, although the movie did not focus on that aspect. It's crazy how much money and lives could be saved by changing our diet and cutting out those unnecessary foods talked about in this movie. I wonder if in 100 years when someone looks back on this movie they will wonder what took us so long to discover a healthy way to live.

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Kathy - Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2019
        Life-saving Information
        I am not a vegetarian or vegan, but I am extremely interested in health — especially MY health. This documentary provided valuable information that has improved the quality of my life and will probably extend the quantity of my life. The film does not use in-your-face scare tactics. It doesn’t introduce a fad diet. It doesn’t try to sell health products. It doesn’t say you’ll die if you don’t become a vegan. It doesn’t push a political, moral or ethical agenda. It’s not an emotional plea. So what’s in this film? Information. Lots of it. The film presents research — from notable doctors and institutions — spanning decades and continents. It provides personal testimonials. It gives the viewer something to ponder, possibly re-evaluating lifestyle choices.

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By TED T - Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2015
        I keep buying these and loaning them out, then having to buy another... You CAN really improve your health.
        I've bought several copies for friends. The response is mixed. Many believe that wheat and soy are bad and meat is the only thing to eat - until they get diabetes, cancer, and other diet related health problems and come looking for something to change to fix the problem - I lost a close friend & mentor to stomach cancer a few years ago. I am continuing to reduce my weight, have lowered my cholesterol significantly to healthy levels, and have returned to perfect glucose levels (92-100 fasting) mostly following the diet outlined in the video, and my multiple doctors all tell me I'm better off, now that I'm following this lifestyle (diet AND EXERCISE). If you don't believe vegetarian/vegan diet, you'll be able to make enough excuses to continue with your current meat/dairy diet and lifestyle and not notice any problems for years, but around age 40-45, it will begin to catch up, and I hope you will remember the messages this video presents and reconsider. Better to avoid creating the problems, but if not, it's never too late to change for the better, and the diet proposed in this video is a good start.

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Kleiber1 - Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2018
        THIS WAY OF EATING HELPS WITH A VARIETY OF PHYSICAL ISSUES
        This popular DVD makes a great case for "Whole Foods, Plant-Based" eating. Eating like this every single day for the rest of your life might be a bit of a test, but if you are diabetic, obese, or suffer from heart problems, this might very well be a least one answer to your immediate health challenges. And the two gentlemen who developed this are not some tree-hugging quacks but highly respected leaders in heart surgery and nutritional science, respectively. Definitely worth viewing. . . A friend of mine who is diabetic decreased her A1C indicator from 400 to 120 by following the eating philosophy in the DVD.

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        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By SHELBY HOLDEN - Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2015
        Great film discusses health and the truth behind nutrition.
        Very informative. It provided my husband with all the logical and scientific answers he needed in order to change his dietary habits. I do not eat any animal products and started this because of the ways in which animals are treated, however I noticed a change in how I was feeling. I could not explain it to my husband in the detailed, specific way he was needing in order to understand, but this movie did it for him. And it made me more confident in my decision to become a vegan. We really enjoyed how the documentary showed individuals from different socioeconomic classes practicing a plant-based, animal-free diet and the effects it had on their health and life. This proved that this lifestyle is possible for anyone to adopt. If you have not made the decision to reduce the amount of animal product in your diet, do not let that discourage you from watching this film. There is plenty of useful information mentioned that applies to meat-eaters, vegans and all in between. Be open minded and take what you will from this documentary. Hopefully you will be inspired like my family was. PS: There is not a lot of footage about animal cruelty in this documentary. As I mentioned, the reason I first became a vegan was due to animal rights, but I am not the type of person who can sit and watch a video that show graphic images. I know what happens, I don't ignore it, but I cannot comfortably sit and watch it. So for those of you like me, rest assured you'll be able to get through this documentary.

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Prolongevity - Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2017
        Give This Movie to Everyone You Love
        Information worth ten stars. If you watch only one documentary on nutrition, human health, and longevity, this is the one to choose. It will open your eyes, change your mind, and probably save your life. The Forks Over Knives principles are scientifically proven. No fads, gimmicks, or twisted statistics. You're never too old to improve your health. Don't wait a minute longer! I buy a package of four DVDs every couple of years because borrowers want to keep them and fail to return them. So far, I have loaned this movie to 43 people, and one-third have changed their dietary habits in order to avoid all of the most prevalent chronic diseases in contemporary Western cultures.

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Astrologer Dawn - Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2016
        The healthiest way to live!
        Since quitting smoking 6 months ago I have put on 35-40lbs and have discovered lots of congestion and allergies. I would tell others than when I was drinking milk, eating cheese or any dairy or meat I felt horrendous and very congested. I kept talking with others who would say "have you watched Forks over Knives" or "have you thought about going to a plant based diet" I finally watched the movie tonight and before I did so I went and bought the companion book. I am on board to start this tomorrow. I just heard of a friend who died a couple of days ago. His diet was horrendous with lots of meat, sugar and dairy. As he was only about 8 years older than me and I'm going to be 57 next week, it's time to switch my diet. This was a great movie that gave me tons of wonderful information. It also made me think about how we treat animals, although the movie did not focus on that aspect. It's crazy how much money and lives could be saved by changing our diet and cutting out those unnecessary foods talked about in this movie. I wonder if in 100 years when someone looks back on this movie they will wonder what took us so long to discover a healthy way to live.

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Kathy - Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2019
        Life-saving Information
        I am not a vegetarian or vegan, but I am extremely interested in health — especially MY health. This documentary provided valuable information that has improved the quality of my life and will probably extend the quantity of my life. The film does not use in-your-face scare tactics. It doesn’t introduce a fad diet. It doesn’t try to sell health products. It doesn’t say you’ll die if you don’t become a vegan. It doesn’t push a political, moral or ethical agenda. It’s not an emotional plea. So what’s in this film? Information. Lots of it. The film presents research — from notable doctors and institutions — spanning decades and continents. It provides personal testimonials. It gives the viewer something to ponder, possibly re-evaluating lifestyle choices.

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By TED T - Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2015
        I keep buying these and loaning them out, then having to buy another... You CAN really improve your health.
        I've bought several copies for friends. The response is mixed. Many believe that wheat and soy are bad and meat is the only thing to eat - until they get diabetes, cancer, and other diet related health problems and come looking for something to change to fix the problem - I lost a close friend & mentor to stomach cancer a few years ago. I am continuing to reduce my weight, have lowered my cholesterol significantly to healthy levels, and have returned to perfect glucose levels (92-100 fasting) mostly following the diet outlined in the video, and my multiple doctors all tell me I'm better off, now that I'm following this lifestyle (diet AND EXERCISE). If you don't believe vegetarian/vegan diet, you'll be able to make enough excuses to continue with your current meat/dairy diet and lifestyle and not notice any problems for years, but around age 40-45, it will begin to catch up, and I hope you will remember the messages this video presents and reconsider. Better to avoid creating the problems, but if not, it's never too late to change for the better, and the diet proposed in this video is a good start.

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Kleiber1 - Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2018
        THIS WAY OF EATING HELPS WITH A VARIETY OF PHYSICAL ISSUES
        This popular DVD makes a great case for "Whole Foods, Plant-Based" eating. Eating like this every single day for the rest of your life might be a bit of a test, but if you are diabetic, obese, or suffer from heart problems, this might very well be a least one answer to your immediate health challenges. And the two gentlemen who developed this are not some tree-hugging quacks but highly respected leaders in heart surgery and nutritional science, respectively. Definitely worth viewing. . . A friend of mine who is diabetic decreased her A1C indicator from 400 to 120 by following the eating philosophy in the DVD.