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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.

  • 150 Pounds Ago, I Was One Chinese Buffet Away from a Health Crisis
    On March 1st of 2012 I was 44 years old, weighed 380 pounds, and was on blood pressure and cholesterol medicine. I watched Forks Over Knives, then checked out some other resources for plant-based eating, which really opened my eyes and... Read more (...more)
    25 Jun 2014 at 4:09pm       

  • From Meds to Marathons: How Eating Whole Plants Reversed My Asthma and Eczema
    Imagine an active eight-year-old boy playing baseball, basketball, and tennis …  going nonstop. Now, imagine that same boy hindered with difficulty breathing - something most of us take for granted. That was me, diagnosed with asthma and immediately put on... Read more (...more)
    10 Jun 2014 at 4:07pm       

  • My Patient Didn't Just Control His Diabetes, He Cured It!
    Some of you may have read my previous blog post about how I came to embrace a whole-food, plant-based diet and the effects it had on my personal health and my approach to the prevention and treatment of chronic disease in my... Read more (...more)
    3 Jun 2014 at 3:45pm       

  • I Overcame a Life of Meat, Junk Food and Sickness by Adopting a Plant-Based Diet
    For years, I lived the fat life … big rare T-bones, grilled lamb chops, dirty martinis, fried calamari appetizers, large pieces of chocolate cake, and often a pack-a-day habit. By 2012 I had blossomed to 242 pounds and was sporting... Read more (...more)
    28 May 2014 at 11:21pm       

  • Post-Pregnancy Weight Gain, High Blood Pressure, and Acne are Now Gone!
    For the two and a half years after having my daughter, I struggled every day with my weight, my body image, a lack of energy, and most of all my self-esteem. In 2012, two years after giving birth, I was... Read more (...more)
    13 May 2014 at 4:04pm       

  • Sharing a Message of Hope and Health in the Latin-American Community
    As medical doctors with a passion for human and planetary health, we are always looking for ways to make the greatest difference for the people we serve and the Earth we live on. Starting in 2008, we stumbled upon the... Read more (...more)
    13 May 2014 at 3:41pm       

  • Fed Up: Let's Really Move Big Food Out of School Lunches
    Sugar isn't the only villain in our surging obesity epidemic. Katie Couric's new documentary Fed Up is an eye-opening experience for most Americans. As the film shows, it's nearly impossible to exercise your way out of eating pepperoni pizza, greasy... Read more (...more)
    11 May 2014 at 3:37pm       

  • Hyperglycemia Gone … and Getting Healthier at 52
    A year ago I visited my doctor for a checkup, in order to get a prescription filled. My weight had ballooned to 249 pounds (my height is 6'4´´). I was on medication for high blood pressure, an enlarged prostate, and... Read more (...more)
    29 Apr 2014 at 4:02pm       

  • I Lost 155 Pounds, Normalized My Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure … and Feel Absolutely Amazing!
    Since I was young, I struggled with my weight. Growing up, I experienced judgments from my peers and had difficulty keeping up with healthier, fitter kids. By my late 20s I was faced with the sobering reality of ongoing health issues... Read more (...more)
    22 Apr 2014 at 4:00pm       

  • Together, We Lost 200 Pounds in 2 Years!
    I recently celebrated my two-year anniversary of being 100% plant based. My journey began in March of 2012. I was determined to lose weight and get healthy, so I began researching about nutrition and overall health. I stumbled across information... Read more (...more)
    14 Apr 2014 at 3:22pm       

  • Plant-Based Diet Cleared My Husband's Arteries
    In the middle of March 2012, my husband Dale and I watched Forks Over Knives, and halfway through he said to me, “let's do this!” I was shocked, because he was a true meat eater and always finished what was... Read more (...more)
    20 Mar 2014 at 10:55am       

  • TMAO: A Toxic Substance Formed When You Eat Meat Can Make You … Dead Meat
    We can add another reason to the list of why we should not eat meat. If the saturated fat and cholesterol in meat were not enough, there is a newly identified toxic kid on the block: trimethylamineoxide (TMAO).1,2 When we... Read more (...more)
    17 Mar 2014 at 5:00am       

  • My Journey from Doctor to MS Patient … and Back – Thanks to Plant-Based Eating!
    Life can change in a moment. It did for me. October 11, 1995 started out like any other grueling 24-hour shift at the hospital. I was a young, energetic physician living what I considered to be an extraordinary life. But this... Read more (...more)
    10 Mar 2014 at 4:00am       

  • Sick and Declining at 23 … Radiant and Soaring at 25!
    My name is Kimberly Allison, and I am 25 years old. I was raised on the standard American diet and ate that way my whole life-eggs for breakfast, sandwich for lunch, and steak for dinner. Snacks would be chips, cookies,... Read more (...more)
    25 Feb 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Why Everyone Should Eat More Plants
    There is a misconception that eating a plant-based diet is unnatural, the purview of activist radicals and the socially marginalized. Instead, I submit that it is beyond a doubt the most natural, healthy, and advisable thing you can possibly do... Read more (...more)
    18 Feb 2014 at 12:20pm       

  • Fit Doesn't Mean Healthy … Now at 50 I'm Both!
    I am a former Ms. Natural Olympia drug-free bodybuilding champion. My mantra used to be “protein, protein, protein!” Six times a day, I ate chicken, meat, fish, egg whites, or whey-up to 300 grams a day! I thought this was the right... Read more (...more)
    4 Feb 2014 at 4:58pm       



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