Chow Down: Reversing Heart Disease and Diabetes on a Plant-Based Diet

June 3, 2011

Chow DownChow Down is a documentary that follows three people  diagnosed with chronic illnesses.

Each person opted to change their diet to a plant-based diet and forgo surgeries and pills to help reverse their illnesses.

The two men in the documentary have heart disease and the woman has Type 2 Diabetes.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study, states “Nutrition controls the expression of genes.”

Just because your father, grand-father, great-grand father died from a heart attack does not mean you will have the same thing happen to you.

Nutrition is the key!

I recommend that you check out this documentary and share it with your family, friends and anyone you know who will benefit from viewing this documentary.

Short Summary of the Film

Root for Charles, John, and Garnet as they try to buck the system of pills and procedures and outfox their heart disease and diabetes. When their doctors tell them that they can’t get better, our intrepid trio tells the doctors to think again. With lighthearted animation, piercing expert interviews and a feisty attitude, Chow Down is the moving story of the success you can achieve when you rewrite the recipe for a healthy life.  ~Julia Grayer

View the Film

You can find Chow Down in Whole Foods, on and Hulu.  The creators of Chow Down are now setting up screenings across the country.

If you have problems viewing this clip, you can view the trailer here.

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  1. Adam says:

    Hi Evelyn,
    What you shared is new to me and I’m feeling more well informed and if this documentary was out from before maybe I should try to know more about what’s new in the health sector. I support the green campaign and it was a pleasure reading a post which conveys the importance of plant-based diets.

  2. kevin says:

    Hi Evelyn – is this the same documentary as “Forks over knives, just marketed under a different name?

    • Hey Kevin,

      No, “Chow Down” is not the “Forks Over Knives” documentary. Similar, but not the same. Two different documentaries.

      Take care,


  3. Maria Pavel says:

    Yet another piece of informative article from your side. What I have been expecting the current trend amongst people is to have resort to veggies and to do plenty of yoga, and this too has proved to be fruitful.
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  4. Carolyn says:

    Evelyn, you always give such good content. I will view this over the weekend. Thank you. :-)
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  5. Health Blog says:

    An inspiring video. Keep doing the good job Evelyn.

  6. TrafficColeman says:

    Evelyn..guess I have another documentary to see. I’m really looking for to see the outcomes.

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    • Hey Antonio,

      It’s very good!

      You can view it on Hulu for free. The only thing I didn’t like when I viewed it on Hulu was the ads.

      Hope you have a chance to check out this film.

      Take care,