Thursday film points out benefits of vegan diet

The medical benefits of an unprocessed, vegan diet is the topic of a documentary to be screened Thursday evening in Central Point.

"Forks Over Knives" is the story of Cornell University nutritional scientist T. Colin Campbell, Cleveland Clinic surgeon Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. and patients suffering from chronic conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes and cancer.

Experts' research concluded that degenerative diseases can almost always be prevented and, in many cases, reversed by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

Former President Bill Clinton credited Esselstyn, the author of "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease," for helping him return to his high school weight and improving his heart health. Campbell is co-author of the best-seller, "The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health."

The 90-minute film begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Crater High School Performing Arts Center, 655 Third St., Central Point.

Doors open at 6 p.m., when health care providers will answer audience questions.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children and seniors, and can be purchased at

Health and wellness consultant Robin McMillin of Teach, Reach & Inspire Inc. is sponsoring the event with the Central Point School District.

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