As a dietitian, it should come as no surprise that I believe the power to heal is found at the end of your fork. However, I also understand how easy it can be to underestimate the ability of simple, everyday foods to lead to profound health benefits. And when you have a giant donut or basket of buttermilk-fried chicken in front of you, the immediate reward easily seems to outweigh the distant potential benefit.
That is why the movie Forks over Knives is so worthy of your time. The movie investigates the healing power of plant-based diets and profiles several individuals who have effectively reversed chronic disease with dietary change. If you haven't seen the movie, rent it or borrow it from your local library. For those of you in the Vancouver area, why not join us on April 5th at the Ridge Theatre for a screening that benefits InspireHealth, Canada's leading integrative cancer centre. That way, you can get some food for thought while supporting a worthy cause. I will be sitting on the panel discussion directly following the movie and I can guarantee that there will be some lively discussion.
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