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Forks Over Knives Blog

16 posts in the feed.

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.

  • Busting the Milk Myth: Why You Don't Need Dairy Products For Calcium
    The subject of calcium is a hotly debated one. One of the biggest controversies is whether or not we can really get enough calcium following a whole-food, plant-based diet that excludes dairy. Here are some of the more common questions:... Read more (...more)
    21 May 2015 at 5:01pm       

  • How This Family Doctor Lost 75 Pounds Easily Without Portion Control
    As a family medicine physician, I treat patients all day long for conditions related to poor nutrition and obesity: diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, acid reflux, sleep apnea, arthritis, and low back pain, to name a few.... Read more (...more)
    20 May 2015 at 7:13am       

  • How to Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind
    Doug Lisle, author of The Pleasure Trap and Forks Over Knives contributor, explains the scientific principles of satiety and our biological drives to seek pleasure (high fat, high sugar foods) and avoid pain (hunger). Read more of Doug’s articles here.     (...more)
    19 May 2015 at 2:29pm       

  • Vitamin D Supplements are Harmful—Sunshine and Food Determine Health
    Worries over vitamin D, once known as “the sunshine vitamin,” have turned hundreds of millions of people into patients with worse, not better, health. The latest, and likely the final, analyses of the studies performed on treating people with vitamin... Read more (...more)
    14 May 2015 at 11:52am       

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  • NutritionFacts.org

    10 posts in the feed.

    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.

  • Colon Cancer Prevention: Is it the Fiber or the Phytates?
    Dietary factors are considered the most important environmental risk factors for cancer. Within recent years, a large number of naturally occurring health-enhancing substances of plant origin known as phytonutrients have been recognized to have beneficial effects on certain cancers. Beans, chickpeas, split peas and lentils are packed with all sorts (...more)
    21 May 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Low Carb Diets Found to Feed Heart Disease
    People going on low carb diets may not see a rise in their cholesterol levels. How is that possible? Because weight loss by any means can drop our cholesterol. We could go on an all-Twinkie diet and lower our cholesterol as long as we didn't eat too many. A good cocaine habit could do it. […] (...more)
    19 May 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Nuts May Extend Your Lifespan By About 2 years
    We've known that increased nut consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of major chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. But do those who eat nuts actually live longer lives? Clinical trials have shown nuts help lower cholesterol and oxidation, and improve our arterial function and blood sugar levels. Does all this […] (...more)
    14 May 2015 at 5:00am       

  • How Curry Can Kill Cancer Cells
    It is estimated that the human body consists of ten or so trillion cells. Almost all of these cells get turned over within approximately 100 days. That means we're like a new person every three months. We reinvent ourselves physically. And since we're physically made of air, water, and food—those are essentially the only inputs—we […] (...more)
    12 May 2015 at 5:00am       

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  • Vegan Muscle and Fitness

    10 posts in the feed.

    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.

  • Simplify Your Weightloss – Part 1 – Resistance by Max Seabrook
      I keep hearing all these complicated and different ways to lose weight. So I wanted to write this series of articles to help simplify what makes a successful weight-loss plan. Someone's plan doesn't need to be complicated to be […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Simplify Your Weightloss – Part (...more)
    11 May 2015 at 7:23pm       

  • The 4 Vital Components of a Successful Resistance Program
    Whether you’re a gym newbie or a veteran of the iron, we all want to make sure our time in the gym is being spent as effectively as possible. In my years as a competitive athlete and trainer I’ve found […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post The 4 Vital Components of a Successful Resistance Program appeared first (...more)
    4 May 2015 at 6:52pm       

  • Tales from the Vegan Cruise – Holistic Holiday at Sea 2015
    We just returned from the Holistic Holiday at Sea and again had an awesome time! As usual the food was wholesome, the presenters were excellent and the ports were beautiful, AND the group has clearly grown over the last few […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Tales from the Vegan Cruise – Holistic Holiday at Sea (...more)
    25 Mar 2015 at 1:12pm       

  • Quick White Bean Chili Served Over a Sweet Potato: It's a Complete Meal in Minutes!
    Recently, we appeared on regional CBS6 to promote Meatless Mondays and share as much as we could about the benefits of going 100% plant-based in the 10 minutes of air time we had! I also shared this recipe for white […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Quick White Bean Chili Served Over a Sweet Potato: It’s a Complete (...more)
    24 Feb 2015 at 4:40pm       

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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.

  • Running on Plants in the Magic City: An Up-close Look at No Meat Athlete Miami
    When last fall we kicked off the No Meat Athlete running groups project, with 75 groups around the U.S. and world, I thought I knew pretty well which groups would thrive and which would have an uphill battle from the beginning. Surely, I thought, the big, vegan-friendly cities that we all think of as such would provide Read more » The (...more)
    11 May 2015 at 10:00am       

  • My Top 5 Favorite Guilty Pleasure Foods, Drinks, and Habits
    This post is sponsored by Omission. All words, opinions, and lack of willpower are my own. About six weeks ago, my wife and I stopped cooking with oil at home. I don’t go out of my way to avoid it when I’m traveling or just out to eat — just another example of the “small Read more » The post My Top 5 Favorite (...more)
    30 Apr 2015 at 12:22pm       

  • Rich Roll on the High-Energy, Plantpower Diet (Plus, Win a Copy of His New Book!)
    In just a few short years since he gave up cheeseburgers and decided to train for a triathlon, Rich Roll has gotten his name on the short list of people you mention when somebody asks if a plant-based diet can work for athletes. It started with his surprising finish at Ultraman, essentially a double Ironman over the course Read more » The (...more)
    28 Apr 2015 at 11:26am       

  • How to Eat for Maximum Energy (and Where to Find the Time to Do It)
    It’s been just over a year since we launched the No Meat Athlete Academy, where each month we dive into a new plant-based fitness, nutrition, or lifestyle topic — often with the help of a guest expert. In that time we’ve accumulated almost 16 hours of audio seminar content, plus another 20 hours of live Read more » The (...more)
    17 Apr 2015 at 9:31am       

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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!'.

  • Celebrities, Weight Loss and Penn Jillette's New Vegan Diet
    The vegan internet is abuzz over Penn Jillette's (of Penn and Teller fame) recent weight loss and his current plant-based diet. But when it comes to celebrities, weight and veganism, I'm always more than a little cautious. Here are three reasons why I think it's a mistake to view Penn's experience as good PR for […] (...more)
    11 Apr 2015 at 1:27pm       

  • Vegan Diets to Reduce Colon Cancer Risk
    The latest findings from the Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS-2) found that people who ate plant-based diets—which included vegans, lacto-ovo vegetarians and pesco-vegetarians—had a 22% lower risk of colorectal cancer (1). But when the researchers pulled the subjects apart into more specific groups, the only group of “vegetarians” with a lower risk were (...more)
    1 Apr 2015 at 12:18pm       

  • White Rice, Resistant Starch and Vegan Diets
    One of last week's big nutrition news items was about a method to reduce the calories in white rice. Researchers from Sri Lanka found that when you add a small amount of fat to white rice during the cooking process, and then refrigerate the cooked rice for at least 12 hours, the result is a […] (...more)
    29 Mar 2015 at 9:29am       

  • Protein from Plants: A Primer for Vegans
    Getting enough protein on a vegan diet is pretty easy. But it doesn't mean that every single vegan meets protein needs. Eating too many junk foods, avoiding legumes, or skimping on calories can all cause protein to fall short of optimal intake. My second nutrition primer is on plant protein and vegan protein requirements. It […] (...more)
    25 Mar 2015 at 12:05pm       

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  • Healthy Longevity

    22 posts in the feed.

    Travis writes on topics of nutrition backed with evidence based data. He describes his blog, "critically examines the health promoting properties of a plant based diet and the dangers of Paleo, Primal and other cholesterol rich diets and the claims of the promoters of these diets."

  • Don Matesz: Wheat Myths & The Wheat Belly Grain Brain Challenge
    The Arab Bedouins traditionally consumed the majority of energy from whole wheat breadA recent large meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies predominantly carried out in countries where dietary fiber is derived largely from cereal fiber, in particular wheat, found that an increment of 10 grams of dietary fiber a day was associated with a 20-34%, (...more)
    21 Dec 2014 at 6:01am       

  • Saturated Fat and Heart Disease Meta-Analyses: Were Scientists Wrong?
    Was it Ancel Keys or the low carb advocates who fabricated data on saturated fat?In a previous review, Clearing up the Confusion Surrounding Saturated Fat, I examined several important flaws and omissions in two meta-analysis studies which are frequently cited as evidence against the hypothesis that dietary saturated fat increases the risk of (...more)
    13 Dec 2014 at 9:09am       

  • Vegetarian Diets and Quality of Life: Cause or Effect?
    Very few would argue that simply excluding flesh from the diet will guarantee optimal health and longevity. However, the CBS Atlanta recently featured a concerning article, Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters, suggesting that diets that exclude flesh promotes poor health. This article which has gathered much attention (...more)
    12 Apr 2014 at 6:01am       

  • Clearing Up The Confusion Surrounding Saturated Fat
    In 2010, Siri-Tarino and colleagues published a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association between dietary saturated fat and cardiovascular disease in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.1 Based on the results of this meta-analysis, these researchers concluded that there was insufficient evidence from prospective cohort (...more)
    28 Mar 2014 at 10:22am       

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  • Disease Proof

    20 posts in the feed.

    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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