This weekend we watched a provockative documentary, Forks Over Knives. The film showed through clinical and scientific research that many chronic diseases are caused by the foods we eat. On their web site, http://www.forksoverknives.com, they write:
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 straightforward, that it’s mind-boggling that more of us haven’t taken it seriously?
This documentary also elucidated that by avoiding animal-based and processed foods many of the degenerative diseases, caused by eating the typical american diet, can be controlled and sometimes reversed. An amazing film worth watching. And it’s free on Netflix’s!