OGDEN -- The first area screening of the film "Forks Over Knives" will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church at 22nd Street and Taylor Avenue.
The church is offering the free showing to anyone interested in learning about the research of T. Colin Campbell and Caldwell Esselstyn, who claim that degenerative diseases may be reversed or prevented with a diet that rejects animal-based and processed foods.
According to the documentary's media materials, while in the Philippines, Campbell 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.
Esselstyn, a top surgeon and leader 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.
Throughout the film, cameras follow real patients as the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed.