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2/6/12 8:40 A

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I watched it yesterday after reading your message here. I thought it had fantastic information in it. I also thought, though, that it went a little overboard on the shock tactics (like showing surgeries, etc.) Personally I can handle that fine since I've been an EMT, but the friends I want to watch it will promptly leave or refuse to watch more. Contrary to what people seem to think, shock tactics rarely cause people to change much. I mean,we all had to see those smoke-polluted lungs in school science class, yet so many of those kids still went on to start smoking...

The study that stood out most to me in it was the study they did with the rats consuming 5% animal proteins vs. 20%, which is something most people in this country do every day. (remember the animal protein is in cheese and milk as well...) The ones consuming 20% grew cancers, the ones consuming 5% did not, when they were switched the cancer activity switched as well...

I don't know how to get friends who need it to watch it. I seriously think that as soon as they see those plaqued arteries in the surgical scenes, many of them will feel played and not be as well influenced. I think "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" did a great job of presenting much of this type of information without the shock factor, although it could have used much of the science of FOK. There must be a happy medium somewhere. In the mean time, though, I am happy to see media paying attention to the health crises and attacking it from an angle other than pharmaceuticals!

I'm Tracy, Taking it day by day, one step at a time!


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I watched the documentary Forks Over Knives again this week as I recommitted to my vegan lifestyle. I think the information in that movie would be so beneficial to everyone, but how do you share it with folks who do not yet know it is something they could benefit from. I am thinking about having a FOK screening in my apartment to see if I can get a few folks to just consider some changes to save their lives. Has anyone else seen it??

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