Forks Over Knives takes a harsh look at the Western world's diet and the consequences of the United States' love affair with animal-based and processed foods.
Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn make the claim that many of the effects of degenerative diseases can be solved with diet. Forks Over Knives chronicles the successes of certain individuals who have kicked the negative effects of some diseases using Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn's guidelines for returning to a plant-based diet. First lady Michelle Obama even chimes in: "Obesity, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure cost this country more that $120 billion a year," she says. Whether it is scientific fact, this film does shed light on some of America's most pressing issues.