Veteran producer John Corry’s groundbreaking feature documentary film, Forks Over Knives, has become one of the most influential and best-selling documentaries since its premiere in 2011. His other productions on diet and disease include PlantPure Nation and The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue, both available on Netflix, and upcoming: Revelations Café: Food for the Soul.
John’s experience producing Forks Over Knives influenced him to change his way of eating, and eventually, other family members and crew also transitioned to whole, plant-based eating.
If I could have five hours with people, could I just get them to at least agree to do a 10-day Jumpstart? Why would I want to do this? Because your body starts to talk to you in 10 days. It’s exciting to be able to spring out of bed or get a full night’s sleep…the joy of seeing your cholesterol drop, your blood pressure improve, your diabetes get better…
Some of the topics John and Kathryn explore include:
- What Americans consider “normal eating” is hurting their health, and it’s never too late to change. John’s mother-in-law, Bev, is a great illustration of someone who changed her eating to whole, plant-based when she was 80 years old, and now, at 90, she lives a vibrant, robust life, in contrast to many of her friends who have chronic diseases, chronic pain and take many medications.
- John produced TV commercials for years. Never once did someone come up to him and say, “your work changed my life.” Now that happens to him regularly.
- Creating The Revelations Café film caused John to ask, “What if you could eat in a restaurant and get healthier, not sicker?”
- How does Covid feature in the life of The Revelations Café?
- John enjoys helping other people out with their film projects, some of which include:
- Code Blue
- The Mindfulness Movement
- Eating You Alive
- Healing America
“I believe in the power of the individual. I had no idea that Forks Over Knives would do what it did. I’m hoping that by telling my story, other people may be inspired to eat more whole, plant-based foods. 10,000 American baby boomers are retiring every day. How do they want to spend the last decades of their lives?”
Kathryn Hayward, MD a conversation with John Corry