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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.

  • Super Bowl Menu 2015
    I really love the Super Bowl because it’s a fun time to get together with friends and family and indulge in some good food. I don’t know much about football (home runs or touchdowns?), but I enjoy the celebratory atmosphere.... Read more (...more)
    24 Jan 2015 at 5:09pm       

  • From Hefty to HEALTHY: How Our Seven Year Old Went Veggie and Changed Our Lives!
    Our family's journey started about eight years ago, when my youngest daughter asked me at age seven if she could be a vegetarian. Growing up in cattle country where a meal just wasn't square unless it had a big portion... Read more (...more)
    14 Jan 2015 at 4:06am       

  • USDA: Quit Marketing Meat — You're Promoting Diabetes and Sickness
    At a time when meat prices are rising and meat consumption is falling in the United States, the USDA has been considering expanding a program that promotes meat consumption using a “checkoff” program. The Beef Checkoff Program is a producer-funded... Read more (...more)
    7 Jan 2015 at 5:28pm       

  • My Life Was Controlled by Doctors and Meds … But No Longer!
    After years of being overweight, at age 52 my health began to fail. In the first six months of 2012, I had several trips to the emergency room, followed by doctor visits and many tests. I was diagnosed with high... Read more (...more)
    6 Jan 2015 at 5:00am       

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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.

  • 19 Great Reasons to Back Down
    I don't have time. There's too much conflicting information. I can't afford it. The timing isn't right. I have a family to think of. My spouse is unsupportive. My body isn't meant to do it. Everything in moderation. I wouldn't know where to begin. I'm too old. I'm too young. I'm not smart enough. Nobody Read (...more)
    24 Jan 2015 at 2:32pm       

  • A Ridiculously Easy-to-Follow Roadmap for Building a New Habit
    Most of the advice we read about habits is fairly general: start small, create accountability, have a reward system, etc. All great advice. But why so vague? Because people have lots of different habits they want to change, and general advice can (hopefully) be applied to any of them. People like Leo Babauta and James Read more » (...more)
    23 Jan 2015 at 5:43pm       

  • The Most Important Habit to Start Today
    So many of us, adults in particular, feel we can't change anything. It doesn't take many failed attempts at change before we begin to doubt our ability, lose trust in ourselves. This is where the “start small” advice draws its power. By making promises that are easy, ridiculously easy to keep (“I’ll run for 2 Read more » (...more)
    22 Jan 2015 at 6:31pm       

  • My 7 Favorite Pasta Recipes (and How to Make them Vegan)
    I’m here to come to the defense of pasta. We’ve been conditioned to think of pasta dishes as inherently unhealthy. Carbo-loaders, sure, but beyond that? Junk. An indulgence, and nothing more. But why? I’ll concede that wheat and most grains aren’t exactly bursting with nutrients per calorie. And if you have a gluten sensitivity, (...more)
    21 Jan 2015 at 7:55pm       

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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.

  • Filling Winter Soups to Make in Large Batches
      Hot soup is wonderful in the winter. In the warmer months, we always have a big bowl of banana ice cream (frozen bananas blended with cocoa powder) with our standard lunch of a large green salad with tofu strips […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Filling Winter Soups to Make in Large Batches appeared first on (...more)
    23 Jan 2015 at 7:30pm       

  • The Sub-30-Minute Two Exercise Workout
    Since the holiday season is upon us and most of you reading this are very pressed for time I wanted to share a trick I’ve used with myself and clients to get a grueling workout done in under 30 minutes. […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post The Sub-30-Minute Two Exercise Workout appeared first on Vegan Muscle and (...more)
    18 Dec 2014 at 11:13am       

  • Running and Caloric Restriction Go Up Against A Plant-Based Diet for Obesity and Cancer Prevention: Three Enter, One Leaves
      Some recent research is supporting the (to us obvious) conclusion that a plant-based diet is superior to other methods of obesity and cancer prevention. Why is this information important? By 2030, over 50% of the US population is expected to […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Running and Caloric Restriction (...more)
    6 Dec 2014 at 7:28pm       

  • Shred It! – Robert Cheeke's Awesome New Book We're Featured In!
    We are very excited to be featured in Robert Cheeke’s brand new book Shred It! as contributors and examples of plant-based athletes! If you’ve read Robert’s previous book Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, you know just what a wealth of information […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Shred It! – (...more)
    25 Nov 2014 at 12:33pm       

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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.

  • The Top Three DNA Protecting Spices
    In my video Which Spices Fight Inflammation? I profile a landmark study that compared the ability of different spices to suppress inflammation. The study also compared the spices' ability to protect DNA. Cloves, ginger, rosemary, and turmeric were able to significantly stifle the inflammatory response, but can they also protect DNA? If a tissue (...more)
    22 Jan 2015 at 5:00am       

  • The Top Four Anti-Inflammatory Spices
    Once in a while I come across a study that's so juicy I have to do a whole video about it (Which Spices Fight Inflammation?). A group of researchers at the University of Florida, Gainesville and Pennsylvania State set up a brilliant experiment. We've known that ounce per ounce, herbs and spices have some of […] (...more)
    20 Jan 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Superbugs on Retail Chicken
    One of the most concerning developments in medicine is the emergence of bacterial super-resistance—resistance not just to one class of drugs, like penicillin, but to multiple classes of drugs (so-called multi-drug resistance). In the 2013 Retail Meat Report, the FDA found that more than a quarter of the Salmonella contaminating retail chicken breast (...more)
    15 Jan 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Foods for Computer Eye Strain
    What happens to our eyesight when we sit in front of a computer all day? As researchers from the SUNY College of Optometry note in a study profiled in my video, Dietary Treatments for Computer Eye Strain, the rise in computer screens “has led to an increase in ocular and visual problems, including eye discomfort, […] (...more)
    13 Jan 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!'.

  • Why Do Some People Fail at Being Vegan?
    It's no secret that many people give veganism a try only to quickly abandon it. But the findings from last month's Humane Research Council survey were especially sobering. According to their study, a cross-sectional survey of 11,400 U.S. adults, nearly three-quarters—70% to be exact—of those who have tried a vegan diet end up abandoning it. (...more)
    6 Jan 2015 at 11:59am       

  • Going Vegan for the New Year: Easy Steps to Get You Started
    It's New Year's resolution time and maybe you or someone you know is resolving to adopt a vegan diet. But how do you do it so that the change will stick? It's a big deal, after all, that encompasses a whole bunch of new habits. And you have to know a few things beforehand, including […] (...more)
    31 Dec 2014 at 12:15pm       

  • Vegan Diets, Cancer and Disease Shaming
    My husband and I are big Costco fans. We love to nose around to see if they are carrying any new vegan products, argue over the wisdom of buying a 50-pound bag of sweet potatoes, and endlessly discuss whether we should purchase a home surveillance system so we can spy on our cats when we're […] (...more)
    18 Dec 2014 at 12:43pm       

  • Dietitian Perspectives on Protein, Calcium and Vegan Bone Health
    Note: this article is co-authored by Jack Norris, RD and Ginny Messina, MPH, RD and appears on Jack's blog as well as this one. Vegans typically have lower calcium intakes than other vegetarians and meat-eaters. But just how much does this matter? The popular thinking has long been that it doesn't matter much at all. […] (...more)
    6 Nov 2014 at 1:33pm       

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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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  • More Apples A Day

    8 posts in the feed.

    "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

  • gods of gods of gods…
    I will be releasing my next book very soon. The focus of this work is the notion of ‘intelligence’. My own reflections on things sometimes make me all giddy, and I thought I would share an interesting one from yesterday. The following piece is an excerpt from the chapter pertaining to ‘science’. This is my argument [...] (...more)
    22 Oct 2014 at 12:48pm       

  • Break
    I don’t think I will allow myself the opportunity of the hypothetical I am about to throw at you, but that doesn’t mean I won’t throw it at you. If I were to call it quits. If I were to say no more. No more getting naked online to win the tokens that become directly deposited [...] (...more)
    23 Sep 2014 at 1:37am       

  • Okay?
    Are you okay? I probably get asked this question at least once a day, and it often comes in batches—bitches—bagels—no, I was right the first time—batches of bitchin’-ass BPA-bagged-blueberry bagels. I don’t necessarily know how to answer it, but I will do my best here—again. I don’t know how to answer it because I just [...] (...more)
    19 Sep 2014 at 7:00pm       

  • A Terrorist
    For starts, this someone is defined as being a person who uses violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims. It’s the split seconds of some explosion—somewhere else, almost always somewhere else—on the television that is often not met at all, for it’s a bore if anything. This is desensitization. But what is also desensitization, (...more)
    21 May 2014 at 11:47pm       

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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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