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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.

  • The Standard American Diet is Even Sadder Than We Thought
    Although we are one of the most prosperous countries on earth, we die sooner and experience higher rates of disease than other developed nations. We use the phrase “Standard American Diet” to describe the stereotypical diet of Americans. But what... Read more (...more)
    23 May 2016 at 12:41pm       

  • How I Cured My Chronic Pain with a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet
    For most of my life, I ate the standard American diet and meals that were heavy in meat and processed foods. About four years ago, I decided to go vegan for the animals. I stopped eating meat and dairy products... Read more (...more)
    19 May 2016 at 5:16pm       

  • 8 Expert Tips for Staying Fit While Traveling
    If you are worried about maintaining or improving your fitness while traveling, here are some of my best tips and tricks to help you stay fit while on the road. 1. Go for a walk or run to explore the... Read more (...more)
    17 May 2016 at 9:39am       

  • From Battling Health Issues and Facing Surgery to Fit and Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet
    One day in 2011, I found myself discussing a hysterectomy with my doctor. I was 54 years old and had been struggling unsuccessfully with health problems for some time. Suddenly a light went off inside me. I thought to myself,... Read more (...more)
    11 May 2016 at 4:16pm       

  • 10 Reasons People Find it Hard to Give Up Meat
    The following is an excerpt from The Plant Advantage by Benji Kurtz and Glen Merzer. Can it really be true that humans have absolutely no need for animal foods and that animal foods are detrimental to human health? If so,... Read more (...more)
    9 May 2016 at 3:31pm       

  • Q & A With Plant-Strong Athletes and Advocates Rip Esselstyn and Rich Roll
    Rip Esselstyn, bestselling author of The Engine2 Diet and former professional triathlete and firefighter, chats with Rich Roll, bestselling author of Finding Ultra and world-renowned ultra-endurance athlete. Rip Esselstyn: If you could share a plant-strong meal with anyone on the... Read more (...more)
    9 May 2016 at 9:43am       

  • From Recreational Athlete to International Ultra-Athlete on a Plant-Based Diet
    For about 30 years, I dreamed of finishing the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Once I decided to actually do it, I knew I had to step up my training and performance. I had been doing triathlons recreationally for... Read more (...more)
    6 May 2016 at 2:03pm       

  • The Best Thing You Can Do for the Planet Has Nothing to Do With Shorter Showers or Hybrid Cars
    How is it possible that the drastic spike in human population is not the biggest problem for the environment? Human population has increased, that’s true, but animal agriculture has exploded. There are now 70 billion farmed animals on this planet.... Read more (...more)
    5 May 2016 at 11:32am       

  • Goodbye to Type 2 Diabetes, Meds, and a Lifetime of Dieting
    When I started my plant-based journey almost two years ago, I did it to improve my health. The weight loss that everyone notices was just a happy side effect—it was never the original goal. However, I was overweight for most... Read more (...more)
    2 May 2016 at 4:57pm       

  • 7 Reasons Millennials Should Bring Back Dinner Parties
    Sometimes it feels like my generation grew up on takeout, delivery, and convenience foods, and as a result, never gained kitchen skills. I am no different. At the start of my plant-based journey, I spent months eating just roasted sweet... Read more (...more)
    29 Apr 2016 at 8:14am       

  • Meet Dr. Heather Shenkman, Ironman Triathlete and Vegan Cardiologist
    I haven’t always been an athlete, but I’ve been a vegetarian since I was about 16 years old. My brother was the first vegetarian of our family, which was an ethical decision he made at 10 years old after seeing... Read more (...more)
    26 Apr 2016 at 4:24pm       

  • How I Lost 260 Pounds, Heart Disease, Constant Joint Pain and Gained My Life Back
    For most of my life, I was either overweight or obese. I was an outcast in school and was teased because of my weight. I never had a boyfriend as a teenager and didn’t get invited to my prom. While... Read more (...more)
    22 Apr 2016 at 4:07pm       

  • 5 Steps for Turning Healthy Behaviors Into Habits That Stick
    We know most fad diets don’t work and sustaining a diet for the long term is where the rubber meets the road for many people. After the initial burst of enthusiasm and good intentions have worn off, a new diet gets... Read more (...more)
    20 Apr 2016 at 4:49pm       

  • An Interfaith Compassion Movement Can Change the World
    There are so many reasons why an interfaith vegan movement with a more prominent voice has the potential to create powerful change. Starting movements that create positive change for society is righteous, laborious work. In the cloistered worlds of plant-based... Read more (...more)
    17 Apr 2016 at 8:59pm       

  • From Sick, Disabled, and on Multiple Meds to Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet
    When I was 38 years old, my doctor told me that I was on my way to an early death. He also threatened to hospitalize me if I didn’t make an effort to improve my health. I walked out of... Read more (...more)
    15 Apr 2016 at 9:35am       

  • 5 Reasons It’s Tastier and Easier to Cook With a Pressure Cooker
    For many people, it’s tough getting a home-cooked meal on the table every day. If you eat a whole-food, plant-based diet, it’s even more difficult, since you will probably want to include whole grains and beans cooked from scratch. Enter... Read more (...more)
    13 Apr 2016 at 4:41pm       

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