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Wife, mother, homemaker, teacher and aspiring writer. I love learning about health and sharing that information with others. But I am not a health expert, so please take any advice given on this blog at your own risk

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Watching Forks Over Knives, an Eye Opening Documentary

Last Thursday my husband and I watched Forks Over Knives on Netflix instant play. It is a documentary based on the book The China Study by T. Colin Campbell PHD.

It was quite an eye opener! The two researchers Dr. T Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn present some outstanding research. They show how a plant based diet in which dairy, oil, meat, and fish are excluded can help us lose weight, increase energy and prevent or reverse diseases such as cancer and diabetes. In one experiment they turn cancer on or off simply by increasing or decreasing the amount of animal protein intake. Isn't that amazing?  I'm all for natural and nutritional therapies so I loved it! "Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food" -- Hippocrates.

The evidence presented in the documentary was so convincing that we have decided to make this dietary change for at least 10 weeks to see if we get any health benefits from it. If we do, we'll continue.

I couldn’t believe that my husband agreed to do this because he loves his meat!  I on the other hand prefer vegetarian food and have always wanted to be a vegetarian.  I do love my cheese, so going vegan will be a challenge for this reason.



  1. It definitely helps to have everyone in the house on board! I've dragged my husband along on my anti-inflammatory diet but I do cook meat for him a couple of times a week. Good luck!

  2. Let us know how it goes!

    I like the Hippocrates quote too. :)

  3. Thanks for the support Mary Jane and MK. I am so glad my husband is on board for this. He actually suggested we do this after I showed him the movie. He loves his meat so much, so I'm really proud of him for giving it up for his health.