The critically acclaimed documentary will be showing at the Squamish Adventure Centre on Friday, March 9th at 6pm and 8pm.
Squamish, BC (March 5th, 2012) A professional snowboarder for 10 years, Priscilla Levac knows all about performing at the top of your game and striving to be in the best health possible. Always one to follow her heart, Levac has found a new passion in healthy food and is now dedicated to educating and inspiring as many people as she can to transform their lives through food and awareness.
She joins other athletes, including hockey player Mike Zigomanis, triathlete Brendan Brazier, martial arts fighter Mac Danzig and many more, in following a plant-based diet. She finds it not only fuels her very active lifestyle, but she actually has more energy and recovers faster. Knowing this information was too important not to pass on, she founded her company, The Raw Livestyle, to share what she has learnt about diet, and the impacts of our food choices.
Inspired by the sell out success of the Whistler screening, Levac has teamed up with Earthsave Whistler to bring the documentary FORKS OVER KNIVES to Squamish. Since it’s release in 2011, FORKS OVER KNIVES has sparked a new healthy eating movement worldwide, empowering thousands of people to change their lives. Even former US President Bill Clinton now follows a plant-based diet and George Stroumboulopoulos named FORKS OVER KNIVES his favorite film of 2011.
FORKS OVER KNIVES will be screening at the Squamish Adventure Centre on Friday, March 9th at 6pm and 8pm. The cost is $10 and it is recommended to get there early, as seating is limited. More information at http://therawlivestyle.com/
FORKS OVER KNIVES – Synopsis
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 our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.
The major storyline traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic. Inspired by remarkable discoveries in their young careers, these men conducted several groundbreaking studies. Their separate research led them to the same 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. Bringing these scientific concepts to life, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes, and are taught by their doctors to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments.
The film features leading experts on health and tackles the issue of diet and disease in a way that will have people talking for years. More information can be found at www.forksoverknives.com.
The Raw Livestyle:
The Raw Livestyle is dedicated to raising awareness and compassion through raw living foods. Upcoming events include raw food workshops and a raw food pop-up restaurant evening at Burnt Stew Café in Whistler, catered by raw food chefs Priscilla Levac and Sarah Uy.
Earthsave Whistler is a chapter of Earthsave Canada, a non-profit, educational organization promoting awareness of the environmental, health and ethical consequences of our food choices.
RAW LIVESTYLE CONTACT DETAILS:
EARTHSAVE WHISTLER CONTACT DETAILS:
Hayley Ingman & Jennie Small