For my final fact checking assignment I will be looking at the documentary Forks Over Knives.
The documentary claims that many of the degenerative disorders that ail humans can be avoided if humans change their diet. According to the documentary these diseases can be prevented if humans stop eating processed foods and change their animal-based diet. According to the documentary if humans ate a more plant-based diet they could live significantly healthier lives.
The documentary uses T. C. Campbell’s book The China Study as its main source of information. According to Campbell cancer, diabetes and many other diseases are a result of the ‘Western diet’ of processed food and excess animal-based products. In the documentary they do not refer to their diet as ‘vegan’ but as a ‘whole foods, plant-based’ diet.
The findings of Campbell’s China Study are combined with the findings of Esselstyn’s research on plant-based diets and coronary diseases.