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Health Alert: Documentary supports plant based diet

CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) -- People are invited to see a free movie Thursday night, Sept. 17, just for the health of it.It's all part of a push by a team at the University of Cincinnati. There is a big push across the nation that is catching on across the country and it is a push toward encouraging more people to eat a plant based diet. That diet includes little or no meat along with lots of fruits and vegetables and whole foods such as grains and other foods not processed.Thursday night there will be a special screening of a documentary called "PlantPure Nation" presented by the UC Center of Integrative Health and Medicine. Local 12 News met up with several of the people coordinating the effort that is rooted in Oakley. The restaurant has a vegetarian menu and they are also sponsoring the movie. Some of the team are actually in the movie promoting all the reasons people might want to change the way you eat.Dr. Rekha Chaudhary of the University of Cincinnati said, "The message of the movie is that any chronic diseases we have today can be treated with a whole foods diet."Dr. T. Colin Campbell, an author, said, "This will do more for cutting health care costs, solving problems in the environment believe it or not and making people well."If people want to see PlantPure Nation there's already an overflow room set up at the University of Cincinnati. People can show up to the Kresge Auditorium in the College of Medicine. A panel discussion follows with the producer of the documentary and many of the others.It starts at 7 p.m. CLICK HERE to watch the trailer for the movie

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