B-SAGE and the Big Sur Grange present
Forks Over Knives: How a Plant Based Diet Can Save America*
Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Big Sur Grange
6 pm potluck (bring a dish to share and your own place setting)
6:30 Rise Up Singing and Film showing
Free Donations gratefully accepted.
Help with set up at 5:30 would be appreciated.
“A great film”
Sanjay Gupta, M.D. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent
“ A film that can save your life.”
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“I loved it and I need all of you to see it.”
Dr. Oz, The Dr. Oz Show
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.
The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Throughout the film, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole-foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments—while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed.