Monday, September 26, 2011

Forks Over Knives Documentary Returns to Athens

Forks Over Knives Documentary Returns to Athens Along with Panel Discussion from Local Success Stories

On Wednesday September 28th at 7:00pm, the popular new documentary Forks Over Knives is returning to Athens in collaboration between ARTS/West and the Athens Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP). The film will be shown, followed by a panel discussion with Athens CHIP alumni. Half of all donations will go to fund future CHIP scholarships.

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 embracing a whole foods plant-based diet. The storyline traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic. Inspired by remarkable discoveries in their 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.

Bringing these scientific concepts to life, cameras follow real people 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. The film features leading experts on health and tackles the issue of diet and disease in a way that will have people talking for years.

The Coronary Health Improvement Project is an international program providing a comprehensive, educationally intensive lifestyle intervention designed to prevent, arrest, and reverse essential hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity, heartburn, arthritis, elevated cholesterol and heart disease. Athens CHIP has 47 local alumni and 70 current class participants. Alumni with very high to dangerously high cholesterol saw reductions between 15-35%. Diabetics had a 23% reduction in glucose levels. Reductions in blood pressure, triglycerides and weight were across the board. The alumni will join a panel discussion to share their success stories after making healthy lifestyle changes.

Forks over Knives
Wednesday September 28th 7pm-9pm
ARTS/West 132 W. State St.
Athens OH 45701
$3+ Donation
Doors open at 6:30pm

For more Information contact: Mary Nally
Athens City-County Health Department 740-592-4431 ext.226