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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.

  • How the U.S. Taxpayer Is Used to Promote Meat, Milk, and Sickness
    In his 1932 novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley imagined a future where people exist solely to support the economy and are conditioned from birth to buy things. Government bureaucrats manipulate the sheep-like citizens with drugs and slogans to make... Read more (...more)
    17 Dec 2014 at 6:01pm       

  • How I Lost 120 Pounds and Transformed My Life
    After a lifetime of health issues since the age of 3, my life took a turn for the worse. At age 40, I went from being an active trumpet player with a full schedule to a 300-pound zombie. I began... Read more (...more)
    9 Dec 2014 at 5:00am       

  • How My Patient Lost 75 Pounds, Reduced Nineteen Meds to Three, and Found Joy in Inspiring Others
    A plant-based diet is good for your heart, your body, and it may even be good for your soul. Eighteen months and 75 pounds ago, Ms. R. was unhappy. In her late 40s, she was getting admitted to the hospital... Read more (...more)
    8 Dec 2014 at 4:00am       

  • Top 5 Misconceptions About Food: A Doctor's Daily Experience
    As a primary care doctor, I spend my days taking care of patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and obesity. I also see “healthy” patients whose eating habits are starting them on the road to a... Read more (...more)
    3 Dec 2014 at 11:40am       

  • If You Could Meet Your Hero, Who Would it Be?
    We all had heroes growing up. I loved Spider-Man as a child. A few weeks ago, I was doing a signing for my new book, The Whole Heart Solution. A Spider-Man action figure was on display a few feet away,... Read more (...more)
    19 Nov 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Recipes for a Plant-Based Thanksgiving 2014
    A Thanksgiving meal is a perfect occasion to showcase the variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables available at this time of the year, including winter squashes, cabbage, pomegranates, mandarin oranges, and cranberries. There are so many ways to present these... Read more (...more)
    17 Nov 2014 at 4:41pm       

  • How Plant-Based Eating Made Me Healthier and a Better Athlete
    In the early stages of my former competitive bodybuilding career, I didn't think twice about throwing down steaks, chicken, eggs, turkey, and fish for my source of protein. After all, that was (and still is) the protein prescription followed by... Read more (...more)
    12 Nov 2014 at 5:00am       

  • How We Shed Nearly 300 Pounds, Multiple Symptoms, and All of Our Meds … in Just Two Years!
    In January of 2010, my husband Ed decided it was time to make some healthy changes in his life. He began walking daily and centering his food choices around a lot of fresh vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and lean protein.... Read more (...more)
    3 Nov 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Patient Googles His Way Out of Bypass Surgery'
    One of the most common operations performed in the world today is coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). I would like to share with you the remarkable story of a recent Cardiac Wellness Program patient here at Montefiore Medical Center... Read more (...more)
    28 Oct 2014 at 4:22pm       

  • I Changed My Diet at Age 67 and Never Looked Back!
    Six years ago, my doctor discovered that I had a blockage in one of my carotid arteries. That night, at age 67, I started on a vegetarian diet. After the blockage was measured and found to be significant, I read... Read more (...more)
    27 Oct 2014 at 5:00am       

  • How a Plant-Based Diet Helped Me Become an Endurance Athlete
    I've lived most of my adult life on a roller-coaster weight cycle of chubby to fat back to chubby. Although I was an avid ice hockey player, getting to a normal weight was very difficult. In early 2000 I almost... Read more (...more)
    21 Oct 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group Drives Health in the Motor City
    Although we see daily signs that plant-based eating is on the rise, in the 25 years I have been counseling my cardiology patients to adopt such a diet, it has been challenging to convince them long term. Undoubtedly a neighbor,... Read more (...more)
    8 Oct 2014 at 4:00am       

  • 10 Things I Wish All Americans Knew About the Meat and Dairy Industries
    Are you being manipulated into buying things you don't want or need? In my book Meatonomics, I show that animal food producers control our everyday food-buying choices with misleading messaging, artificially low prices, and heavy control over legislation and regulation. This producer... Read more (...more)
    30 Sep 2014 at 6:07pm       

  • Overweight Since Childhood, I Now Run Circles Around People Half My Age!
    At the ripe old age of 11, I came to the realization that I could no longer eat animals. I simply would not do it any more. My poor Nonna (Italian grandmother) thought I'd truly lost my mind. I can... Read more (...more)
    16 Sep 2014 at 5:00am       

  • “Improving Your Numbers” Isn't Enough: We Want You To Be Healthy!
    The following is an excerpt from The Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet It's not unusual for a person who is sick to go to the doctor, who very often prescribes medications to... Read more (...more)
    15 Sep 2014 at 5:34pm       

  • My Favorite Success Story: A Sedentary Surgeon who Transformed his Life
    When asked to consider writing a piece on a patient success story, I immediately began to mentally sort through the countless experiences I've been so privileged to share over my many years in practice. Numerous stories came to mind, but... Read more (...more)
    8 Sep 2014 at 5:00am       

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