20th Aug Sat 2016 Melbourne
This is a special donation-based charity event open to all to help raise funds for Animals Australia (www.animalsaustralia.org), Australia’s foremost national animal protection organisation. ALL donations go towards Animals Australia to support the wonderful works they do.
Enjoy a 90 minutes yoga class led by Volunteer Yoga Teacher Rita Madou Yi followed by a documentry “Forks Over Knives” (Watch the official Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7ijukNzlUg). You can join us just for the yoga session or just for the film session or both. Chai & Popcorn will be served. You’re welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks too. BYO mat.
The space is limited so please do RSVP online early to avoid disappointment. Bring a friend or share this event with your family, friends and colleagues. Together we can make a real difference!
About the documentary
The film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.
Dr. Campbell, a nutritional scientist at Cornell University, was concerned in the late 1960’s with producing “high quality” animal protein to bring to the poor and malnourished areas of the third world. While in the Philippines, he made a life-changing discovery: the country’s wealthier children, who were consuming relatively high amounts of animal-based foods, were much more likely to get liver cancer. Dr. Esselstyn, a top surgeon and head of the Breast Cancer Task Force at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, found that many of the diseases he routinely treated were virtually unknown in parts of the world where animal-based foods were rarely consumed.
These discoveries inspired Campbell and Esselstyn, who didn’t know each other yet, to conduct several groundbreaking studies. One of them took place in China and is still among the most comprehensive health-related investigations ever undertaken. Their research led them to a startling conclusion: degenerative diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented—and in many cases reversed—by adopting a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Despite the profound implications of their findings, their work has remained relatively unknown to the public.
The filmmakers travel with Drs. Campbell and Esselstyn on their separate but similar paths, from their childhood farms where they both produced “nature’s perfect food”; to China and Cleveland, where they explored ideas that challenged the established thinking and shook their own core beliefs.
The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Throughout the film, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole-food, plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments—while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed.
(Note: Photos and video may be taken from time to time during our events by Flying Masters employees, solely for Flying Masters’ marketing purposes.)
*If you need help with the booking or have questions about this event please email email@example.com or call 03 9939 6210.