Forks Over Knives
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.
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?
Terry and I both have the type of job that’s all about helping others. So we know how it’s often a thankless draining day. So we just wanted you to know we believe in what you are doing and feel very grateful that you are willing to do it, and thank you for doing all you can for me in one of the hardest times of my life!
The Beautiful Truth
After the unexpected and tragic death of his mother, 15-year old Garrett, who is an animal-loving teenager, was spiraling downward and fast. His father withdrew Garrett to be home-schooled to avoid flunking out. Growing up on an Alaskan animal reserve, Garrett’s father recognized his son’s interest in the dietary habits … of their animals. That prompted him to assign a book written by Dr. Max Gerson, which maintains that there is a direct link between diet and a cure for cancer. Fascinated and curious, Garrett embarks on a cross-country road trip to investigate the merits of The Gerson Therapy. He meets with scientists, doctors and cancer survivors who reveal how the multi-billion dollar medical industry has made it their mission to dismiss the notion of alternative and natural cures.
What the Health
What the Health is a ground breaking feature length documentary from the award-winning filmmakers of Cowspiracy, that follows the exciting journey of intrepid filmmaker, Kip Andersen, as he uncovers the impacts of highly processed industrial animal foods on our personal health and greater community, and explores why leading health organizations continue to promote the industry despite countless medical studies and research showing deleterious effects of these products on our health.
Starring: Garth Davis, Neal Barnard, Michael Greger, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.
Directed by: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn
Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes
The Starch Solution
This truth is simple and is, therefore, easy to explain. You must eat to live. But the choice of what you eat is yours. There is an individual, specific diet that best supports the health, function, and longevity of each and every animal. The proper diet for human beings is based on starches. The more rice, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and beans you eat, the trimmer and healthier you will be — and with those same food choices you will help save the Planet Earth too.
This talk is by John McDougall MD from the VegSource Healthy Lifestyle Expo 2010. You can purchase a copy of all 14 fascinating and life-saving talks from the Expo on DVD.
Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a area of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture originated in China over 5,000 years ago. It is based on the belief that living beings have a vital energy, called “qi”, that circulates through meridians on the body. There are twelve of these meridians. Each meridian is associated with a different organ system. When the flow of qi throughout a meridian becomes imbalanced, then this is how disease begins.