I know I don't typically talk much about my diet on this blog. For one thing it's not the topic of the blog, but because Atlanta was host to a preview screening of the new film Forks Over Knives yesterday evening and I just had to share the preview with you.
For those of you who don't know I am technically classified as a high-raw ovo vegetarian. That basically means I eat a lot of raw veggies and do not consume meat or dairy products. I do consume eggs, but I only eat organic local free range eggs on occasion. Now don't go thinking I'm crazy. I have spent a lot of time researching my food choices, weighing the risks of certain foods, and decided on a diet that works for me and my lifestyle. I'm not trying to say my diet is best or that it's "right", but I will tell you that there is a lot of research out there that points to consuming large amounts of animal protein as being a large contributer to heart disease and diabetes. Forks Over Knives examines the idea that many health problems can be reversed by simply changing the ratio of meat to plant based foods in our lives.
I can't tell you how excited I am about the release of this film! I've been a long time fan of the books Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell Essestyne and the China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell. I strongly believe that as Americans we do not put enough whole and living foods into our diet. I know too many people who will not touch anything that's green and I hope that this film will help some to see the "veggie light." I don't think everyone should go out there and immediately adopt the vegan lifstyle, but I do hope that it will inspire people to incorporate more produce into their diets.
So what do you think, Dear Readers? Would you watch this film? Do you eat a lot of veggies at home? Am I just some crazy nut job? Let me know your thoughts!