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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.

  • Dynamic Mother-Daughter Duo Discuss Their New Book “The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook”
    Plant-based eating is a way of life for the Esselstyns. After all, the patriarch of the family is Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., whose research and powerful presentations on how to prevent, halt, and even reverse heart disease have inspired... Read more (...more)
    26 Aug 2014 at 6:18pm       

  • How I Lost 55 Pounds and Gained a Happy Life
    As a Polish-American, I was raised in a culture in which meat was the staple cuisine and the plant-based lifestyle was never spoken about. By college age, my unhealthy eating, countless daily cigarettes, alcohol abuse, and endless dieting (while only... Read more (...more)
    20 Aug 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Slaying the Protein Myth
      I am plant-based. Essentially, this means I don't eat anything with a face or a mother. Animals find this agreeable. I'm also an ultra-endurance athlete. Essentially, this means I don't go all that fast, but I can go all... Read more (...more)
    18 Aug 2014 at 5:00am       

  • FOK Recipe App Now Available for iPhone and iPod Touch
      We are pleased to announce that the Forks Over Knives Recipe App is now available for iPhone and iPod touch. Launching with 130+ recipes — including soups, stews, wraps, pastas, breakfasts and desserts — the Forks Over Knives Recipe... Read more (...more)
    18 Aug 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Punk Rocker's Mission to Show There's Nothing Tough About Eating Meat
    John Joseph, the lead singer and cofounder of the legendary punk rock group Cro-Mags, grew up on the tough streets of New York and was beleaguered by a life of drugs and violence. He credits a plant-based diet, which he... Read more (...more)
    11 Aug 2014 at 2:40pm       

  • 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       



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