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Forks Over Knives Blog

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Article contributors to the Forks Over Knives blog include athletes, dietitians, medical doctors, chefs and personal stories from people who have reversed heart disease and other conditions.

  • “Plant-Fueled Trucker” Got Healthy and Lost 70 Lbs on the Road
    Just a year and a half ago, I was over 300 pounds and was on antidepressants and blood pressure meds. I'm a long-haul trucker, and I was having a hard time staying awake to do my job. Walking around hurt,... Read more (...more)
    31 Aug 2015 at 4:04pm       

  • Expert Tips on How to Cook Without Oil
    Many people are surprised to learn that it's easy to cook great food without oil or butter. Besides being healthier, it's not hard to make the switch to oil-free cooking. You'll still steam, poach, boil, and stew your dishes the same way. Here... Read more (...more)
    16 Aug 2015 at 9:27pm       

  • Don't Believe the News Headlines: Foods High in Saturated Fat Are Still Unhealthy
    Researchers of a new study published in the BMJ concluded there was no association between eating more saturated fat—the kind found in red meat, milk, butter, and egg yolks—and a higher risk of heart disease and other life-threatening conditions. What... Read more (...more)
    12 Aug 2015 at 2:54pm       

  • Do Antidepressant Drugs Really Work?
    A recent meta-analysis caused huge waves when it concluded that the effectiveness of antidepressants could be explained by the placebo effect. In this NutritionFacts.org video (which we've summarized below), Dr. Greger looks at the current research regarding the success of... Read more (...more)
    8 Aug 2015 at 9:53pm       

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  • No Meat Athlete

    10 posts in the feed.

    Vegan marathoner and ultra-runner Matt Frazier has found a vegan diet dramatically improved his performance. He shares his experience and enthusiasm for a plant based diet with tips and insight for any athlete.

  • NMA Radio: Our 100th Episode: A Look Back and Forward
    Can you believe it? A hundred episodes! We’ve come a long way with No Meat Athlete Radio over the past few years, and with two new episodes every week for the past few months, it’s safe to say we’ve finally hit our stride. To celebrate, in this episode co-host Doug and I take a behind-the-scenes Read more » The post (...more)
    27 Aug 2015 at 9:23am       

  • Why I Pushed ‘Too Far' (and Will Never Regret It)
    This post is written by Doug Hay of Rock Creek Runner. Have you ever had one of those conversations that just sticks with you? Where someone makes a comment you can’t let go? It happened to me last summer, the day after I ran a 50-mile ultramarathon. I was sitting in my 93-year-old grandmother’s house telling her Read more » The (...more)
    27 Aug 2015 at 8:40am       

  • NMA Radio: All About Supplements!
    It seems to me that when it comes to supplements, most vegans fall into one of two camps: The “Eh, I’m probably getting everything I need from my food” camp, or The “Ahh! I need supplements and lots of them!” camp. Until recently I was completely devoted to Camp 1 — supplements were the last Read more » The (...more)
    26 Aug 2015 at 12:39pm       

  • 7 Warning Signs Your Vegan Diet Won't Last
    You’re trying hard … but it’s getting harder. Something compelled you to adopt a vegan diet — your health, the animals, the environment — and you dove in enthusiastically, sure that it would always feel this easy. “This is the new me!” you thought to yourself, as you pictured health, energy, compassion, and (...more)
    25 Aug 2015 at 7:35am       

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  • NutritionFacts.org

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    NutritionalFacts.org is brought to you by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation in partnership with Michael Greger, M.D. Dr. Greger who scours the world of nutrition-related research, as published in scientific journals, and brings that information to you in short, easy to understand video segments. We also provide links to the original journal articles whenever possible so that you can source the information directly, if you so desire.

  • Hives from Tick Bite-Induced Meat Allergies
    In a previous video Alpha Gal and the Lone Star Tick, I started talking about a tick bite-induced meat allergy, called Alpha-Gal, that is unlike any other food allergy we know. The most interesting feature of the reactions may be that first symptoms can occur hours after eating meat. Normally, an allergic reaction to a […] (...more)
    27 Aug 2015 at 5:00am       

  • How a Tick Bite Can Lead to Food Allergies
    In the beginning, Aristotle defined two forms of life on planet Earth: plants and animals. Two thousand years later, the light microscope was invented and we discovered tiny, single-celled organisms like amoebas. Then, the electron microscope was invented and we discovered better characterized bacteria. Finally, in 1969, biologists recognized fungi (...more)
    25 Aug 2015 at 5:00am       

  • What Do Eggs Do To Our Arteries?
    In reaction to the study that found a similar exponential increase in artery clogging plaque in both smokers and egg eaters, one critic countered that eggs have beneficial effects on vascular endothelium, the inner lining of our arteries, citing a 2005 study on egg consumption and endothelial function, funded by the American Egg Board (highlighted […] (...more)
    20 Aug 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Dietary Cholesterol Affects Blood Cholesterol Levels
    In my video, Eggs vs. Cigarettes in Atherosclerosis, I profiled a study showing that both smoking and eating eggs can harm our arteries. But even egg yolks alone were associated with artery-clogging plaque buildup nearly two thirds as bad as smoking. This certainly ruffled some feathers. Yes, eggs are by far the number one source […] (...more)
    18 Aug 2015 at 5:00am       

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  • The Vegan RD

    10 posts in the feed.

    Ginny Kisch Messina is a registered dietitian who runs the blog, TheVeganRD.com - "Thoughts on being vegan, a dietitians perspective". Author of 'Vegan for Life!'.

  • New Vegan Nutrition Primer on Calcium
    There is a wide range of calcium intakes among vegans (just as among omnivores) and the evidence shows that some vegan diets fall short of recommendations. As far as we know, vegans need as much calcium as anyone else. And, with just a little bit of knowledge and some attention to food choices, it's not […] (...more)
    23 Aug 2015 at 10:36am       

  • Preventing Ex-Vegans: Why Feeling “Normal” Matters
    This is my 4th and final (for now) post on tactics for preventing ex-vegans. My thoughts on this topic come from several different types of evidence—including research in vegans and vegetarians as well as research on eating behavior in general. To summarize, what I've already written about:  People sometimes leave veganism (or vegetarianism) because (...more)
    21 Jul 2015 at 2:56pm       

  • Preventing Ex-Vegans: Why Nutrition and Nutritionism Matter
    Eating healthy whole foods is important—and so is paying attention to individual nutrients. Lately, though, that's become an unpopular thing to say. It's what food activists like Michael Pollan refer to as “nutritionism.” That is, he and others say we should stop worrying so much about nutrients and just eat food (or “real” food as […] (...more)
    9 Jul 2015 at 10:41am       

  • Preventing Ex-Vegans: The Power of Ethics
    Helping people go vegan is great. But it's meaningless if we can't help them stay vegan. Last week, I wrote about how overhyping the benefits of a vegan diet can result in ex-vegans. One of the reasons people abandon vegan diets is that they lose faith in its benefits. That's more likely to happen if […] (...more)
    30 Jun 2015 at 10:55am       

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  • Vegan Muscle and Fitness

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    Marcella Torres and Derek Tresize write excellent articles featuring advice on vegan bodybuilding, fitness, and nutrition as well as their own training and competition experiences.

  • The History of the Legendary “Bean Shake” – Ultimate Vegan Weight Gainer!
    Derek has been sharing his personal journey as a vegan athlete with Bite-Size Vegan over the past weeks, and his most recent interview covers the bean shake that we have used ourselves and with clients so successfully over the years […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post The History of the Legendary “Bean Shake” (...more)
    10 Aug 2015 at 8:33am       

  • 6 Weeks Out From My Pro Debut at the WNBF Pro Universe!
    It’s been a long time since I’ve shared a progress update! I’ve been training consistently, but my training has changed dramatically over the last 6 months. Ever since shortly after my Men’s Bodybuilding victory in 2013 with Team Plantbuilt I’ve had […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post 6 Weeks (...more)
    8 Aug 2015 at 10:42am       

  • Banana Ice Cream
    We eat banana ice cream every singe day, for real! There are some special occasion ice creams shown in my little meme up there: sweet potato-banana with Ricemallow fluff and pecans, rocky road with vegan marshmallows and chopped dark chocolate […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Banana Ice Cream appeared first on Vegan (...more)
    13 Jul 2015 at 7:52am       

  • Rich, Creamy, Yellow Mac and Cheese Packed with Veggies!
    I grew up on Kraft macaroni and cheese (unfortunately), and have never stopped loving creamy pasta dishes over my 14 years as a vegan. I have created many variations on this theme – lots are archived under the recipe index […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Rich, Creamy, Yellow Mac and Cheese Packed with Veggies! (...more)
    10 Jun 2015 at 4:51am       

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  • Disease Proof

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    DiseaseProof is the official blog of Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD and serves as a forum to promote discussion on diet, fitness, health and green living.

  • Action Required: Continue Receiving Updates from Dr. Fuhrman
    The use of this site, DiseaseProof.com, as the official blog of Joel Fuhrman, MD and as a source for news and articles from Dr. Fuhrman has been discontinued. All new articles will be posted in the article library at DrFuhrman.com; the official website of Dr. Fuhrman. Stay current on the latest health news, events, products and other (...more)
    15 Aug 2014 at 9:43am       

  • Get Pumped With Plant Protein, Naturally
    Protein powders are all the rage for many gym-goers, but is there a better, more healthful way to build muscle mass? In this article, learn what actually makes muscles grow, why timing is everything, how isolated protein found in powders may do more harm than good, and how you can plate your protein and max your muscle with whole, nutrient-rich foods! (...more)
    24 Jun 2014 at 2:04pm       

  • The Standard American Diet Is Shortening Our Children's Lives
    The standard American diet (SAD) is having dire consequences on our current and future generations. Today’s food environment is adversely affecting children’s health and setting them up for health concerns, chronic diseases, and shorter lives. In this article, learn about the detrimental effects of poor nutrition, read the alarming statistics, (...more)
    12 Jun 2014 at 10:54am       

  • Research Reveals Vegans Have Low Omega-3 Levels
    A new study has found that most vegans have undesirable blood levels of DHA and EPA, which is concerning because of their importance for brain health during aging. Read more at DrFuhrman.com. (...more)
    16 May 2014 at 7:56am       

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  • Plant Positive

    10 posts in the feed.

    Making the Case for Plant-Based Nutrition

  • How Time Magazine Sacrificed Its Standards to Promote Saturated Fat
    How Time Magazine Sacrificed Its Standards to Promote Saturated Fat By Plant Positive June 28, 2014  The editors of Time Magazine want you to eat butter. They said so on the cover of their June 23, 2014 issue. Why would they want you to eat butter? Butter is high in saturated fat so it raises our LDL-C[1], or “bad” (...more)
    28 Jun 2014 at 2:27pm       

  • Recent Articles by Drs. Chowdhury and DiNicolantonio
    March 23, 2014 I’ve been asked by viewers to comment on a couple recently published journal articles which have received undeserved attention from the media. These articles are a major meta-analysis examining associations between dietary and circulating fatty acids with coronary disease (Chowdhury, 2014) and yet another editorial (...more)
    22 Mar 2014 at 9:53pm       

  • Watching Dr. Oz May Be Hazardous to Your Health
    A friend contacted me this week to report that Mehmet Oz used his show to promote dangerous claims about cholesterol and heart disease. His guests were two long-time low-carb promoters, Johnny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra.    Both of them make a living by selling questionable supplements and deceptive (...more)
    26 Jan 2013 at 7:32am       

  • Another Devastating Blow to the Cholesterol Deniers
    A new study powerfully validates important points I repeatedly asserted in my cholesterol videos - heart disease risk is strongly mediated by lifetime cholesterol levels (rather than end-of-life levels) and LDL in particular is a key causal factor in heart disease. This elegant research by Dr Brian Ference of Wayne State University also further damages (...more)
    11 Apr 2012 at 6:42am       

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  • Jack Norris RD

    10 posts in the feed.

    Jack Norris, Registered Dietitian, blogs about vegan health an nutrition.

  • Response to Chris Kesser's “Why You Should Think Twice About Vegetarian and Vegan Diets”
    Chris Kesser is a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of integrative medicine who promotes animal products as a way to optimal health. Kesser recently wrote an article where he expresses his concern for the health of those considering vegetarianism: Why You Should Think Twice About Vegetarian and Vegan Diets. I don’t think it is a terrible (...more)
    27 Feb 2014 at 10:04pm       

  • Vitamin K2 and Diabetes
    Summary In the one study to date that has examined the intake of vitamin K2 and incidence of type 2 diabetes, a weak association was found for vitamin K2 being protective. In doing my final search for studies on vitamin K2 and cardiovascular disease (CVD), I came across one on type 2 diabetes (1). Since […] (...more)
    21 Feb 2014 at 12:58pm       

  • Vitamin K2 and Stroke
    Summary In the one study to date that has examined the intake of vitamin K2 and incidence of stroke, no association was found. I was getting ready to publish my conclusions regarding vitamin K2 and cardiovascular disease and decided to check PubMed one last time to make sure nothing had come out recently. Sure enough, […] (...more)
    20 Feb 2014 at 5:37pm       

  • Low Carb, Eco-Atkins Diet after 6 Months
    Summary Eco-Atkins is a vegan, low-carbohydrate diet. After 6 months on the diet, people lost 15 lbs and LDL cholesterol levels went from 174 to 157 mg/dl. Compliance was not high. In 2009, a 4-week clinical trial putting overweight people on a low-carbohydrate vegan diet, known as the Eco-Atkins, was released. I mentioned it in […] (...more)
    14 Feb 2014 at 6:19pm       

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  • PaleoVeganology

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    This blog focuses "on issues related to both veganism and paleontology, my two biggest passions; I live by one and am working towards a master's degree in the other. It may seem a strange combination, but hopefully you'll come to see otherwise by reading this humble blog. In my mind, both subjects converge in their connection to issues of climate change, evolution, human health, and H. sapiens' impact and place in the web of life. I think you'll find that using those two concepts -- veganism and paleontology -- as lenses can be the key to a wide range of interesting and vitally important subjects; hence, the title of this blog.

  • Cannibalism: Another Missing Link In The Paleo Diet
    Look, there's Science!TM to back up my month of cannibalism: Homo habilis used stone tools to de-flesh one another's skulls. So did archaic Homo sapiens. And there's lots more right here. There are some pretty good, if imprecise, recipes available with a quick Google search, too. Though I'd appreciate some reader recipes, (...more)
    16 Mar 2013 at 5:12pm       

  • Cannibal For A Month
    In honor of Alex Jamieson's recent conversion, I have decided to listen to my body, too. Starting tomorrow, I will be cannibal for a month. I mean, I appreciate the compassionate motives of all those wonderful people in the world who just can't bring themselves to eat other people. But I can't live a lie anymore. I've craved this for years. (...more)
    9 Mar 2013 at 2:48pm       

  • Farewell, Anonymi
    In an attempt to cut down on the number of Anonymi posting here, I have changed the comments settings to require a registered Google or OpenID avatar. I know it's not foolproof, but I want to hold people to a modicum of accountability for their comments. (...more)
    3 Mar 2013 at 3:54pm       

  • Paleo Parasite Profile 1: Giardia lamblia
    It's been nearly a year now, so I'm no longer sure whether it was Plant Positive or me who first brought to light the connection between parasitic infection and low lipid profiles in primitive human populations (I mentioned it briefly in my post about grain blamers). But if there was ever a contest between us, he won it last week by posting an excellent (...more)
    1 Jan 2013 at 5:35pm       

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  • More Apples A Day

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    "A health enthusiast striving to be the first human to live to be 150 with a complete health focused lifestyle. I will smash the age record and LIVE longer." -Peter Filak

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