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13 Dec Forks Over Knives: The Extended Interviews – Giveaway!

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Following up on one of the most influential documentaries of all time, Forks Over Knives, comes Forks Over Knives–The Extended Interviews. This video includes never-before-seen footage from the film’s expert interviews, covering several themes in greater depth and addressing important issues that weren’t touched on in the movie.

Forks Over Knives–The Extended Interviews covers more than 80 topics, including:
• How much protein do we need?
• Animal vs. plant nutrients in cancer promotion
• Why are some vegetarian and vegans unhealthy?
• Is a healthy vegan diet easy to follow?
• Why portion control doesn’t work
• Oil, fish, supplements, and more!
Featuring leading experts T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., M.D., Neal Barnard, M.D., John McDougall, M.D., Pam Popper, N.D., Doug Lisle, Ph.D., and Terry Mason, M.D., Forks Over Knives–The Extended Interviews is must-see viewing for anyone interested in the powerful relationship between food and health!

Last Friday night on Engine 2 Extra we hosted a movie night! E2X members  and coaches loaded up their DVD players, Amazon rentals and Netflix to watch “The Extended Interviews” while we chatted about it online!

We LOVED the film! Here is what some of the folks who watched it had to say:

“Forks Over Knives: The Extended interviews digs deep into the undeniable evidence of what plant-strong eating can do for your health. If you liked Forks Over Knives, you will love The Extended interviews.” – Rip Esselstyn

“Learn even more from the incredible resources that changed everything we know about plant-based lifestyles with Forks Over Knives – The Extended Interviews.” – E2X Coach, Ami

“I’ve seen FORKS OVER KNIVES more than a dozen times, I loved the extended interviews because they supplemented and expanded thefilm’s information in a more in depth manner.  My favorite is Dr. Esselstyn.  I think I could listen to him read the dictionary.” – E2X Coach, Char

“I loved the film, it felt like it filled in so many blanks that I think a lot of people might be trying to figure out after having watched Forks Over Knives. I especially enjoyed the extended parts of Doug Lisle, PHD interviews, it was really insightful and helpful.” – E2X Coach, Natala

“I’m an odd one out! I never watched Forks Over Knives, so this was my FIRST time watching anything about it! I really liked the interviews, they were really in depth, and after watching it my husband decided to go plant-strong with me!” – Shelly

“I loved Forks Over Knives and Kitchen Rescue, this felt like the notes that I wished I had for the past several months! It was a great way to get everything answered, like going to a conference but for only a few dollars!” Kathy

“It was excellent! I enjoyed all of the interviews and learned a lot more. It was like taking a college course – that you enjoy!” – Matt

We will be giving away 3 copies of the DVD today! Just tell us what your favorite part of Forks Over Knives is! We will pick a winner at random. 
You can also pick up a copy on Amazon, watch it on Netflix or rent it on Amazon.

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  • hdmech1
    Posted at 01:31h, 14 December

    My favorite part of Forks Over Knives is the movies ability to get me motivated to make a change in my life. I am going on 3 months on the e2 diet and I love it more everyday.

  • Xanthe
    Posted at 01:50h, 14 December

    This quote from Dr. Esselstyn: “Some people think the “plant-based, whole foods diet” is extreme. Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.”

  • Kyle Plattner
    Posted at 06:52h, 14 December

    All the statistical information is most powerful.

  • Jess
    Posted at 09:10h, 14 December

    the amazing visual explanations

  • Cecilia
    Posted at 09:28h, 14 December

    It has been a while since I watched it, but I love the compelling evidence it provides that a plant based diet can resolve so many or our health issues. This film has persuaded so many people to give up animal products. That is an amazing accomplishment!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 09:37h, 14 December

    My favorite part of Forks over Knives is Dr. Esselstyns commentary.

  • Sheila
    Posted at 11:46h, 14 December

    my favourite part is “real. men. eat. plants. real. men. eat. plants.” as he’s effortlessly ascending the pole.

  • Kari Kopnick
    Posted at 12:11h, 14 December

    OK, maybe it’s just me, but my favorite part is the description of the endothelial cells–the tennis courts bring it home!

  • Jean D.
    Posted at 12:13h, 14 December

    My favorite part of the film, Forks Over Knives, is when I hear participants say, “I feel SO much better.” That’s what hooked me–I wanted to be one of those people, feeling so much better.

  • Lucia
    Posted at 12:14h, 14 December

    My favorite part was learning about oil-free recipes. Never saw that info anywhere else before

  • Jennifer Matthews Bucheli
    Posted at 12:14h, 14 December

    All of the great live changing information!

  • CathyB
    Posted at 12:17h, 14 December

    How can you pick a favorite part? I love love love the whole thing! It would be like choosing a favorite child.

  • Erica
    Posted at 12:19h, 14 December

    My favorite part is when we left the movie theatre my Fire Fighter meat eating husband said he would do the Engine 2 challenge!

  • Jillian Schnalzer
    Posted at 12:21h, 14 December

    Finally having evidence to prove that you can live a plant based life and still get PROTEIN!!!

  • Gwen
    Posted at 12:21h, 14 December

    My favourite part is the firefighter who had a cholesterol reading of 344 and brought it down dramatically with the diet. 344 was my highest reading too, and it went down to 209 in 3 months thanks to Forks over Knives!

  • kary ruiz
    Posted at 12:22h, 14 December

    This movie really had a tremendous impact in my life and the motivation it has given me to encourage others to make changes for a better future. The reasearch and the interviews were amazing and how everything is a “chain reaction” in your body. It helped me open my eyes to the reality of food and how it was controlling me. I wish you had it in spanish or at least subtitled, the version rented from the library did not have it…. In the meantime, I am being a good steward of what is being thought to me! Thank you so much for your wisdom and may God keep blessing this ministry.

  • Susan
    Posted at 12:22h, 14 December

    The film provided enough evidence to convince anyone who watched to move to a plant-based diet. If they didn’t switch they weren’t paying attention.

  • Robb Yurisko
    Posted at 12:22h, 14 December

    Seeing how ironic it was that both Doctors Esselstyn and Campbell had been reared on farms that were living philosophies directly contradictory to the philosophies they would later come to know and hold very dear!

  • Bob
    Posted at 12:25h, 14 December

    How good the food is. I eat more food, better food, more often.

  • Kim Eastman
    Posted at 12:25h, 14 December

    It’s difficult to pick a favorite part, there is so much information to absorb. I do like the part where Rip keeps repeating “real men eat plants” while climbing up the fire pole.

  • Jenifer Wical
    Posted at 12:25h, 14 December

    I agree with Xanthe’s comment
    This quote from Dr. Esselstyn: “Some people think the “plant-based,
    whole foods diet” is extreme. Half a million people a year will have
    their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto
    their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.”

  • Pam Honthumb
    Posted at 12:27h, 14 December

    I had already started the vegan route based on expos I had gone to. My daughter is vegan and it had cured her Chrones disease. The DVD just helped cement the need further. Also I was still using olive oil and other “natural” oils. Now that I have been 100% plant based, oil free, and sugar free for 3 months, I feel so much better. I only wish I had the ability to sway those I love who need this desperately to save or enhance their lives.

  • CJL
    Posted at 12:27h, 14 December

    The confirmation of amazing information I had been reading about plant-based eating.

  • CJ
    Posted at 12:29h, 14 December

    I love the ‘before & after’ stories, they are so inspiring.

  • samreyes
    Posted at 12:31h, 14 December

    Loved the part about the “flag pole” and the benefits of a plant strong way of life.

  • Heidi Parson
    Posted at 12:32h, 14 December

    The wellspring of information and the ‘before and after’ stories were my favorite.

  • Carol Loftus
    Posted at 12:33h, 14 December

    All of the inspiring stories just give me that great feeling I am doing what is best for me.

  • Laura Henderson
    Posted at 12:33h, 14 December

    The interviews with Ruth Heidrich and the others cured by Dr. Essy are my fav part!

  • Vickie Vertel
    Posted at 12:36h, 14 December

    You influenced me to start a whole new way of eating and thinking. This has resulted in non dairy and meat free eating. It is a start. We all need to challenge food myths and this wonderful mantra: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

  • Cathy
    Posted at 12:39h, 14 December

    My favorite part is the spiritual heart of the people in Forks Over Knives. I feel very fortunate to have met several of them at a Farms 2 Forks event this past summer.

  • Tino manolopoulos
    Posted at 12:39h, 14 December

    My favorite part was when they showed rip and how he got the whole fire dept. to go Vegan! What an inspiration!

  • marie
    Posted at 12:40h, 14 December

    Would love to see this extra info about FOKnives

  • Cyndi Swanson
    Posted at 12:41h, 14 December

    There is soooo much info that it is hard to pick a favorite. But here are a few: the way milk effects our bodies; the myths of protein; the effects of animal protein. I have watched this at least 5 times and will continue to share it with others and stay plant strong! Thanks for all you do!!

  • Jenny
    Posted at 12:43h, 14 December

    Seeing how fit and healthy you can be, like the ultimate fighter guy, and seeing Ruth alive and well and still running at 70+. Gives me hope and encouragement to press on!

  • Chase
    Posted at 12:54h, 14 December

    My favorite part is the amazing success stories. Everyone can do all the studies they want, but what makes Forks Over Knives special is the people whose lives are forever changed for the better.

  • Happy
    Posted at 12:55h, 14 December

    “Real men eat plants! Real men eat plants!” as Rip climbs the fire pole using only his arms. My husband paid attention to that!

  • Happy
    Posted at 12:57h, 14 December

    “Real men eat plants! Rel men eat plants!” as Rip climbs the fire pole using only his arms. That got my husband’s attention!

  • martie
    Posted at 12:59h, 14 December

    Favorite part? So many! But I really like the coverage of Esselstyn’s patients. Their stories were really powerful.

  • eva
    Posted at 13:02h, 14 December

    Ruth is one of the best parts for me, she is amazing!

  • Deborah Gilbert
    Posted at 13:03h, 14 December

    It’s hard to pick a favorite part, because the whole thing has literally changed my life. But I think the testimony from the patients. That is what really spoke to me, because I was morbidly obese, and knew it was only a matter of time before my health began to fall apart. Now, 9 months after watching the movie, I weigh 112 pounds less and feel like I have gotten my life back!

  • Lisa C.
    Posted at 13:08h, 14 December

    My favorite part is the hope this film can give to so many suffering from preventable/reversal illnesses.

  • Denise
    Posted at 13:13h, 14 December

    My favorite part was all of the information that came out of the China study.

  • L C
    Posted at 13:13h, 14 December

    My favorite part(s): seeing Dr. Campbell out for a run, and Dr. Esselstyn out for a bike ride. Not your typical septuagenarians, these guys are living proof of the health benefits of their work!

  • Denise
    Posted at 13:14h, 14 December

    My favorite part was the information that came from the China study.

  • SamuelS
    Posted at 13:21h, 14 December

    Have not seen it yet, heard great things about it, though. I do have the cookbook..

  • Dan
    Posted at 13:22h, 14 December

    My favorite part of the movie FOK is how simple and attainable the message is and how it is delivered.

  • Lindsay
    Posted at 13:24h, 14 December

    The information from The China Study was really fascinating.

  • Jennifer Baldwin Kagy
    Posted at 13:25h, 14 December

    ALL OF IT!!!!!

  • SueAnn64
    Posted at 13:26h, 14 December

    What I love about Forks Over Knives and the Extended Interviews is that we finally have the TRUTH! Thank you thank you thank you!

  • Alan Ivan
    Posted at 13:26h, 14 December

    It is life changing. It is amazing how if we eat what we are meant to eat our bodies will heal themselfs.

  • Chasity Grome
    Posted at 13:30h, 14 December

    I don’t have a specific favorite part, rather I like the approach that the movie took. My fiance watched it with me and said that it impacted him much more that he thought it was going to because it’s more science and health based, not just emotion and animal-welfare based, like a lot of the pro-veg movies out there.

  • Martha
    Posted at 13:31h, 14 December

    So many “favorite” parts! Right now I’m thinking about the narrator and how he got involved and the transformation he accomplished for himself.

  • Gary
    Posted at 13:33h, 14 December

    My favorite part is how easy this is to follow.

  • Shontae Alston
    Posted at 13:41h, 14 December

    My favorite part of Forks Over Knives was hearing the personal testimonies of SanDea and Joey- understanding their struggles with their diseases and seeing the impressive results they had by adopting a plant-based diet.

  • Rebecca Goc
    Posted at 13:43h, 14 December

    My favorite part of Forks Over Knives is the fact that it EXISTS, that it’s easily accessible, and that it’s a powerhouse of information. This movie changed my life, and I have spread its word around to everyone I know and love.

  • Candyce Loescher
    Posted at 13:55h, 14 December

    FoK is my go-to for inspiration to keep going on a plant strong lifestyle. When I’m feeling pressure to give in to all the food I am surrounded by I take the time to watch Dr. E talk about reversing and halting heart disease and watch those who are still alive by the grace of his program and I have the fortitude to keep going. The movie has really been life changing for me. I also loved the Extended Interviews – even more info on such important subjects.

  • Sandi B Hemming
    Posted at 13:57h, 14 December

    Best part is between the first page and the last page!

  • Marlene
    Posted at 13:59h, 14 December

    My favorite part of FOK is hearing about how much healthier I will be after eating a plant based diet.

  • Wendy Wetzel
    Posted at 14:00h, 14 December

    I <3 FOK…. solid science, good sense, great recipes….. I can do this!

  • Jonathan Stone
    Posted at 14:06h, 14 December

    My favorite part of FoK was learning about Rip Esselstyn and how he got a whole bunch of firefighters to go vegan. That was enough to convince me to give whole foods/plant strong a try, and it has changed my life for the better.

  • Donna T.
    Posted at 14:09h, 14 December

    I love the fact that people with very different backgrounds all shared their stories and came to similar conclusions…that eating a healthy, plant based diet is the only way to achieve optimal health. Showing how former dairy/cattle farmers have completely removed animal products from their diet sends a powerful message to those who question the validity of a plant based diet.

  • Alison Chu
    Posted at 14:12h, 14 December

    You can turn off the cancer gene!!!

  • Barb Paulus
    Posted at 14:44h, 14 December

    The film was a great confirmation of what I had read in The China Study and Prevent and Reverse Heart disease. It was great to see actual people who have adopted a plant based diet and how well it works.

  • Ed F.
    Posted at 14:49h, 14 December

    The concept. Can’t wait to see the whole thing.

  • CarolynRN
    Posted at 15:08h, 14 December

    FOK= Nutrition research info presented concisely.

  • Lyndsie
    Posted at 15:12h, 14 December

    Shark with the SEX sign blaring over him, then he gets fat, eats doughnuts and sits in a beach chair. LOL!

  • Shelly Mason
    Posted at 15:34h, 14 December

    My favorite part? It changed my life! We went 100% vegan within a week after watching FOK in September. We eat healthy, feel healthy and have lost weight. I can’t believe what a difference living a Plant Strong life can make. Thank You for a better life.

  • karen Tennant
    Posted at 15:53h, 14 December

    The success stories…. I know this way of eating works… and I just love hearing that other people are getting healthy and prolonging their lives!!

  • Dinah
    Posted at 16:32h, 14 December

    Everything! Super convincing, motivational, very well done!

  • Terry
    Posted at 16:37h, 14 December

    I thought I was healthy on a vegetarian diet…I learned otherwise after watching this video!

    I would love to see the extended version and share it with my friends!



  • Adam
    Posted at 16:37h, 14 December

    I love how big of an impact it has had on the mainstream media and coverage, in a positive way, on plant-based vegan eating.. it’s opened the door for people who never would have been exposed to it otherwise

  • Debby
    Posted at 16:49h, 14 December

    It’s not that hard!

  • Karen
    Posted at 16:50h, 14 December

    My favorite part are the “before and after” case histories and how the people who were so ill were able to recover their health so quickly (within 2-3 weeks having noticeable improvement.)

  • Sheila S.
    Posted at 16:57h, 14 December

    My favorite part was the chart of occupied Europe when they took away the livestock and then after the war was over. The data shows such an incredible drop in health problems.

  • Frances Carlson
    Posted at 17:42h, 14 December

    My absolute favorite part was the before and afters. I especially loved the part where they showed all of the medications these people were on and then, in the “After”, they were off all, or almost all of their medications. It just shows how effective this is! As I am still a young girl, I would love to be able to share this with my friends, family, and family friends! Thanks so much!

  • cathey1
    Posted at 17:48h, 14 December

    I loved how much info was jam packed into it. Each time you see it you learn something new.

  • Lisa R
    Posted at 17:49h, 14 December

    I loved all of it.

  • Julie Elizabeth Lingerfelt
    Posted at 18:07h, 14 December

    I think I liked the part best where they talk about old versus new plaque buildup in your veins and the dangers of each.

  • Holly
    Posted at 18:09h, 14 December

    I love the fact that after viewing this movie, my husband who is type 2 diabeties and i changed our way of eating last March and are now down 30 lbs each and my husband who used to take 3 medicines, is only taking 1 and his doctor will be weaning him off at next checkup. Keep sharing those receipes.

  • Shawn Ressler
    Posted at 18:19h, 14 December

    I watched it with my wife & said you will never change me. Then after hearing all the facts about cancer, I bought the book & the E2 book & did the 28 days & I am changed. Plant Strong.

    • Lisa
      Posted at 22:25h, 28 December

      That’s pretty cool. It changed me also, and I am a very typical example of being raised on the SAD diet, bologna sandwiches and velveeta on white Weber bread and all! I also bought FOK cookbook and E2. I love the way the E2 recipes are so supportive of the transition to plant-based. Not a lot of strange new ingredients to be puzzled about…. Good Luck to you.

  • Jared
    Posted at 18:41h, 14 December

    Real men eat plants!! Rip was awesome when he said this!!

  • Pam
    Posted at 18:52h, 14 December

    I loved it all, but especially after seeing how the blood work changed in such a short space of time and he said how he felt better/healthier/more energetic after such a short time. I think its a documentary that perhaps needs to be viewed every six months, especially when you are just starting out and find yourself thinking… why am I doing this again?

  • Susan
    Posted at 19:12h, 14 December

    I really love this film, very informative. Been sharing it with friends, and family. My favorite part(s) are when the doctors are talking/teaching people, explaining the rationale behind the research, and the clinical and scientific research coming together. That even though backgrounds of the doctors where dairy farming, taking a step back and looking at the “big picture” of things with health/disease.

  • Shirlie Brill
    Posted at 19:27h, 14 December

    Boy to pick a favorite segment is hard to do. I know that there was so much info that I bought the FOK movie to view it over and over. Every time I watch it I learn something that I missed before. Would love to get the extended interviews to do that exact same thing.

  • Steph
    Posted at 19:58h, 14 December

    My favorite part is seeing guys like Dr. Campbell and Dr. Esselstyn looking so good and being so active at their age all from the power of plant-based eating! Plant strong for life!

  • Patrick Flynn
    Posted at 20:24h, 14 December

    I liked the part between the opening credits and the closing credits!

  • Susan H
    Posted at 21:25h, 14 December

    I loved seeing the success stories of those under the care of Dr. Esselstyn and seeing how years later they are still going strong!

  • HollyA
    Posted at 04:59h, 15 December

    I love the truth about everything. Also the Success stories. The man ” raising the flag again”

  • Suzette Rene
    Posted at 06:32h, 15 December

    I love the dvd! I have the book and the cookbook. I love how they actually show the results of the tests…..and show how the health improves with just changing the diet! I spread this information with everybody I meet! I have two copies of “Forks Over Knives”,,,one i loan out to people and one signed by T,Colin Campbell….who I met at the Worcester Veggie Fest! I loved his talk and all of his information! I love when they also tell how much garbage food Americans now eat compared to what they ate years ago! We definitely eat tooo much food like substances. OH I like Pam Popper on there too…I met her at the Boston Veggie fest….sooo much information on this dvd…hard to tell what i like best…I love it all!!

  • Caryn Anson
    Posted at 08:17h, 15 December

    My favorite part of Forks Over Knives is when Dr. Esselstyn said some people think eating a plant based diet is extreme. He thinks having bypass surgery is extreme. He goes on to describe and show video on how bypass surgery is performed.

  • lauren
    Posted at 09:32h, 15 December

    EVERYTHING!!! i learned so much about eating and food from this movie! the success stories everything!

  • Kaern
    Posted at 09:54h, 15 December

    I don’t have a favorite part yet because I’m still anxiously waiting to see it!

  • Jennifer Leigh Johnson
    Posted at 10:52h, 15 December

    My favorite part is the clinical data shown from the research. It was very interesting to see the layout of China and the different parts of the country affected by HBP, DM, heart disease, etc.

  • Chicago Jayhawk
    Posted at 16:52h, 15 December

    the pure science and explanation of everything, the facts that explained it all was my favorite part. and seeing the results.

  • Lynn Meade
    Posted at 19:47h, 15 December

    I loved seeing people get off their medications. A close second was when Mrs. Esselstyn called the patient in Wal-mart and told her to leave.

  • Deborah Calderon
    Posted at 22:18h, 16 December

    I appreciated the part where the extreme nature of a plant based diet was compared to the extreme nature of heart surgery.

  • Jake G.
    Posted at 09:17h, 17 December

    What I personally enjoyed about the Forks Over Knives DVD is that the documentary showed different people with different situations with a high chance of diabetes and when they went on this diet, their chances decreased. This is what I loved the most about the movie. This movie has definitely motivated me to do the same.

  • Amy Carlson
    Posted at 11:53h, 17 December

    my favorite part of FOK was the honesty! no sugar coating wanted or needed! (no pun intended)

  • chelsea corona
    Posted at 16:47h, 20 December

    I love when Rip is climbing the fire poll with just his hands say, “Real. Men. Eat. Plants.”

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