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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.

  • 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 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       

  • Breaking the Family Cycle of Heart Disease With Diet, Not Drugs
    Many of the Fork Over Knives success stories describe stopping dozens of daily medicines after having endured massively invasive surgeries … then going on to lose hundreds of pounds and compete in Ironman triathlons (or other such incredible accomplishments). My... Read more (...more)
    4 Aug 2015 at 9:31am       

  • Do Different People Really Need Radically Different Diets?
    The concepts of personalized medicine and personalized nutrition have really taken off. People are eating according to their blood type, their metabolic type, their Ayurvedic constitution, and their genotype. Scientific research consistently finds that our responses to food may differ... Read more (...more)
    27 Jul 2015 at 5:03pm       

  • Why Switching from Beef to Chicken or Fish May Not Lower Your Cholesterol
    It's common for people to give up red meat in an attempt to get healthier and lower their cholesterol levels. But does choosing chicken and fish over beef help to lower cholesterol? In this video, Dr. Michael Greger takes a... Read more (...more)
    26 Jul 2015 at 9:06am       

  • Multiple Medications, 40 Pounds, and Health Problems Gone in Four Months
    My story began in 2007, when I visited my doctor because of a number of troubling symptoms, including acid reflux and chronic painful heartburn. Blood tests revealed high cholesterol, and my doctor wrote me prescriptions for Simvistatin, Niaspan, Tricor, and... Read more (...more)
    23 Jul 2015 at 6:49am       

  • How I Fuel Myself With a Plant-Based Diet as a Competitive Bodybuilder
    I did not grow up eating meat because my mother was a Seventh Day Adventist and health and vegetarianism are part of the religion. We moved to Jamaica for a few years to live with my grandparents, and it was... Read more (...more)
    21 Jul 2015 at 5:03pm       

  • The War on Wheat
    The Fifth Estate, the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s investigative news series, looks at the recent anti-wheat and gluten-free trend that they call the “battle for your belly” in this documentary program. The wheat-free and grain-free trends have spread from celebrities to... Read more (...more)
    19 Jul 2015 at 10:38am       

  • Why Whole Grains Should Be Part of Your Diet
    Whole grains have an image problem. Media headlines and fitness magazines warn that eating grains can make you fat and sick. When you look at the facts, however, whole grains are health-promoting. Whole Grains, Refined Grains, and Pseudo-Grains The choice... Read more (...more)
    16 Jul 2015 at 9:39am       

  • How One Piglet Changed My Life
    Growing up on a farm in a small Ohio town, I shared my childhood with animals of all kinds. I was enchanted by the wildlife I discovered near my home, and my family's dogs and cats were my best friends.... Read more (...more)
    9 Jul 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Is Coconut Oil Healthy or Hazardous?
    We are not quite sure why people think there is something magically healthy about coconut oil. We think it is because it tastes good, and therefore the misinformation is easier to swallow. For several years now, coconut oil has been... Read more (...more)
    7 Jul 2015 at 4:00am       

  • How to Prevent High Blood Pressure With Diet, Not Drugs
    In this video, Dr. Michael Greger looks at the current research on the world’s deadliest risk factor and how it relates to the food we eat. We’ve provided of summary of his main points below. The Global Burden of Disease study is the most... Read more (...more)
    27 Jun 2015 at 10:57pm       

  • Plant-Based on a Budget: How I Ate Well on $5 a Day
    I have previously done a five-day $1.50-a-day challenge, to demonstrate how to eat healthfully on an extremely restricted budget. It was difficult, but doable. Now I want to show you how to eat a whole-food, plant-based diet on a more reasonable,... Read more (...more)
    24 Jun 2015 at 1:52pm       

  • 12 Tips for Healthy Weight Loss … with Benefits Beyond the Scale
    As an internal medicine physician and director of an obesity program, I am all too familiar with the struggle that many people face when it comes to weight loss. The statistics in my primary care practice mirror the U.S. national... Read more (...more)
    23 Jun 2015 at 5:19pm       

  • How to Prevent a Stroke
    The belief that a high-fiber diet is inversely associated with some diseases has been around since the 1970s, and is supported by the most important scientific societies. In this video, Dr. Michael Greger talks about how a diet high in... Read more (...more)
    19 Jun 2015 at 11:27am       

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