OSWEGO, NY – Some weeks ago, the film “Forks Over Knives” was shown at the Oswego Public Library Community Room to a packed house. The showing was a partnering of the Oswego Film Group, SUNY Oswego Sustainability Group and Phil and June MacArthur.
Sixty-five people came to see this documentary about America’s eating habits and how it affects their health.
This film discusses how our major health issues – including diabetes, heart disease and cancer – can be halted, and even reversed, by following a whole-foods plant-based diet of vegetables, grains and fruit.
The film’s two main speakers are the nutritional scientist T. Colin Campbell and the surgeon Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., whose combined decades of research into the harmful effects of animal proteins are summarized, along with a look into our worldwide dietary decline and obesity problem.
The film “Forks Over Knives” will be shown twice at the Oswego Armory YMCA, on Jan. 10.
It’ll be shown at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the second floor All-Purpose Room and there is a chair-lift.
These viewings are free to the public and you need not be a member to participate.
The movie is 96 minutes long with discussion afterwards.
The MacArthurs are partnering with the Oswego YMCA to have these viewings and discussions about how we can improve our own health.
There will be time after the film to talk about our health choices in our food, how we cook and costs of our lifestyle.
Someone from the YMCA will talk about the exercise programs and time schedules will be available.
It’s hoped that something will grow out of these viewings and meetings.
Beside concerned people about their health and people who want to find cheaper but healthier ways to eat, it’s hoped that some professional cooks and medical people will attend.
For more information, June MacArthur can be reached at 532-2579.