Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tonight!: Films on Food Presents...
Let's Eat! Films on Food
Co-presented by Slow Foods, Huntington
Sponsored by Whole Foods Market - Jericho
FORKS OVER KNIVES
Live via Skype: Dr. CALDWELL ESSELSTYN, featured in the film,
a former top surgeon at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic
Thursday, August 11 at 7:30pm
Food at the Reception provided by Whole Foods Market, Jericho
Members $9 • Public $13 • Includes Reception
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Co-presented by Slow Food Huntington, Healthy Planet,
CenterFood Co-op, Sustainable Sea Cliff Cooperative,
Green Thumb CSA Huntington
What has happened to us? Depite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug and major medical operations have become routine. 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. 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 degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. This film traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional scientist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic. Inspired by remarkable discoveries in their young careers, these men conducted several groundbreaking studies. Their separate research led them to the same 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. In addition, cameras follow "reality patients" who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes, and are taught by their doctors to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments. USA, 2011, 94 min.
Speaker Live (via Skype): Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. was a researcher and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic for more than 35 years. In 1991, he served as the president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and organized the first National Conference on the Elimination of Heart Disease. In 2005, he became the first recipient of the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine. 23 years ago, while chairman of the Cleveland Clinic’s Breast Cancer Task Force, Dr. Esselstyn says he and his peers were doing “nothing to prevent disease in the next unsuspecting victim.” Targeting heart disease, his experiment started at home. He and his wife adopted a plant-based diet. “It means a lot to patients to know their doctor is making the same changes they are.”
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