Forks Over Knives is a new documentary that’s getting a lot of buzz, and it’s playing in Ottawa at the Bytowne Cinema from June 17 to 20.
It looks at how the standard North American diet is making people sick, and how a shift to plant-based foods can reverse and control illness.
Here’s the description:
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.
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.
Passes for two to the show are in the mail for five winners of the NCVA membership incentive draw, selected randomly from all the members who joined at Veg Fest: Carole Laurila, Claire Arsenault, Lina Galipeau, Barry Randall and Albert Legault.