Saturday, October 29, 2011
Food for Thought
My friend Ellen and I saw the documentary "Forks Over Knives" last evening and it shed a new light on the old adage that you are what you eat. The movie focuses on the work of two medical doctors who have devoted their professional careers to research and clinical work with patients here and in China. Their findings? A whole-food, plant-based diet keeps us healthier longer. According to the documentary, the Western diet is killing us. It lays out the case that processed and animal-based foods cause most degenerative and chronic diseases. Conversely, they claim that eating a plant-based diet prevents and can even reverse such diseases. As one who eats a vegan diet 90% of the time, "Forks Over Knives" was preaching to this choir but it still gave me much food for thought.