Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Forks Over Knives

Thursday, Nov. 24

Thanks to everyone who supported our Horn of Plenty Dineout in September, the Community Vegan Potluck Series sponsored event raised $824 for Medicins Sans Frontiers and their relief work in the Horn of Africa.

Our next 'actual' potluck celebrates the Winter Solstice. With only four official dates a year on our plates these days, the Potluck Series has decided to squeeze a film nite into November- with no dinner attached!

On Thursday, November 24th, at 7:00 pm, come on out to the Community School library for a special viewing of, "Forks Over Knives". We've been promising to show this insightful documentary for some time, and don't want to wait till next year! We all have friends and/or family who have been touched by cancer, heart disease, and other devastating illnesses. Renowned physicians Dr. T. Colin Campbell (author of "The China Study"), and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn (author of "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease") share the bold claim in "Forks Over Knives" that not only will increasing consumption of healthy fruits and vegetables lead to better health, but that removing animal products from the diet saves lives.

Both Esselstyn and Campbell grew up on family farms. "Forks Over Knives" is not an animal rights doc and the word 'vegan' isn't even used in the film. Inspired by remarkable discoveries early on in their careers, these men conducted several groundbreaking studies independently which led them both to the same startling conclusion about food, health and healing. The film traces the personal journeys of Campbell, a nutritional scientist from Cornell U, and Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. It also follows the progress of several "reality patients" taught by their doctors to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treating their ailments.

Denman Islander Bryanna Clark Grogan is a vegan chef, lecturer, columnist and internationally-acclaimed cookbook author with a passion for keeping up to date on peer-reviewed, science-based nutritional findings. In addition to being available after the showing of "Forks Over Knives" for questions about plant-based eating, Bryanna's latest (and ninth) cookbook, "World Vegan Feast" will be offered as a door prize to a lucky winner! Recently released to rave reviews, this culinary treasure contains over 200 stellar recipes inspired by cuisines from around the world.

Different ideas, traditions, and sometimes conflicting interests influence our dietary choices. As always, food lovers of every persuasion are welcome to attend this community event. We want everyone even remotely curious about eating lower on the food chain to have a chance to view "Forks Over Knives", so while there will be a donation jar on site, admission to the showing is FREE. For further information, please visit see the film trailer below, and/or call 335-1209. Visit Bryanna Clark Grogan's blog at http://veganfeastkitchen.blogspot.com/


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