A rational, fact-based, and scientifically-informed documentary on the health benefits of ditching animal-based and processed foods in favor of whole foods and plants. That thesis is a no brainer, but is avoiding heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer really worth a life without ribeyes and corn syrup? Well, according to the extensive research of Dr. T. Colin Campbell (Cornell University) and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn (Cleveland Clinic. Lee Fulkerson), the answer is "Yes." Not only does filmmaker Lee Fulkerson introduce their studies and findings, he offers up his own body for a sixth-month case study: eat only plant-based and whole foods, and reap the rewards. Before long, his high blood pressure and cholesterol drop, he ditches the meds, sleeps better, feels better, and leads three other sick people on the same road to wellness. So it's the opposite of Supersize Me's binging, but it supports the same conclusion: go vegetarian.
Lee Fulkerson---USA---2011---90 mins.