Forks Over Knives – A MUST SEE FILM
I finally watched Forks Over Knives last night (on Netflix Instant). Wow, what a eye opener. I don’t even know where to start.
I’ve been toying with the idea of cutting meat out of my diet for years now (ever since getting chickens). After watching the film and seeing actual data on what certain foods are doing to us, I’m even more convinced this is a path I need to go down.
Major eye openers for me:
- On average Americans are 23lbs overweight (guilty)
- 40% of us are obese
- 50% are on a prescription medication
- We’re sicker than ever
- We mask our fatigue with sugar, coffee and energy drink (guilty)
The main cause of our health issues (other than watching TV, playing on the internet and playing video games) is our excessive consumption of convenience (processed) foods, sugars, and animal products. I’m guilty of all these things – well, except playing video games.
Even if you don’t want to totally cut animal products out of your diet, you should watch the film and have everyone in your family watch the film.
- It talks about health conditions like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes and how we’ve seen an increase since we started eating more meat and processed foods — it’s just so convenient now.
- They show comparisons in cancer levels between Americans and folks living in other countries where they don’t eat as much of these foods.
- They go over real cases where people switched to a plant based diet and saw major health improvements – some folks were even able to get off their heart and diabetes medications.
What are we doing to ourselves? What are we teaching the next generations? It reminds me of the movie WALL-E. It may be a cartoon but it seems to have a pretty good grasp into our future if we continue on our current path. This scares me.
My goal is to significantly reduce my consumption of animal products and eliminate processed foods.
- I will eat the way we did before we had grocery stores.
- I may still eat cheese but I’m going to eat local organic cheese.
- I may occasionally eat meat that I get from a local farmer’s market or butcher.
- I will grow my own food in my back yard (I do this already but don’t take it seriously).
- I will eliminate all processed prepackaged foods.
This is just my start. What are your thoughts on this? Have you seen the movie?