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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.

  • 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 trend 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       

  • In the Best Shape of My Life After Losing 67 Pounds on a Plant-Based Diet
    I was never a fat kid, but I was big, bordering on chubby. I was active. I played sports, I rode my bike, and I walked. I was a typical kid in the glory days before cable, the Internet, and... Read more (...more)
    16 Jun 2015 at 9:38am       

  • The Only Three Food Groups You Need to Remember
    The following is an excerpt from The Campbell Plan: The Simple Way to Lose Weight and Reverse Illness, which was released by Rodale Books. Remember the four food groups? I remember learning something about these as a little kid and even then,... Read more (...more)
    15 Jun 2015 at 7:31pm       

  • Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?
    In this TED talk, Dr. William Li, President of the Angiogenesis Foundation, discusses a new way to think about treating cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Dr. Li’s foundation studies angiogenesis, which is the process that our bodies use to grow blood... Read more (...more)
    13 Jun 2015 at 8:39pm       

  • For 26 Years, I've Managed Type 1 Diabetes With a Plant-Based Diet
    Until age 35, my health was very typical for an American. Then in November of 1988, all that changed: my immune system suddenly decided that my insulin-producing pancreas beta cells were foreign and attacked and annihilated them, leaving me with... Read more (...more)
    10 Jun 2015 at 8:22pm       

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