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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.

  • 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       

  • How Eating More Can Help You Weigh Less
    For most people, dieting means counting calories and eating less food. It turns out that eating more can lead to weight loss—if you choose certain kinds of foods. In this video, Dr. Michael Greger shares the importance of energy... Read more (...more)
    10 Apr 2016 at 8:23am       

  • After a Lifetime of Poor Health, I Lost 120 Pounds and Regained My Life
    As a child, I was diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune liver disease. Doctors told me that I would probably not live past the age of 10, and would certainly not live longer than 20 years. They told my parents to... Read more (...more)
    6 Apr 2016 at 5:02pm       

  • New Study Predicts 1 in 5 People Worldwide Will Be Obese by 2025
    For the first time, there are more obese people than underweight people in the world. A newly published study predicts that if this global obesity trend continues, then almost 18 percent of men and 21 percent of women will be... Read more (...more)
    5 Apr 2016 at 5:40pm       

  • Why Hormones Matter and Three Ways to Mess Them Up
    Hormones direct such vital functions as growth, reproduction, and metabolism. While hormonal imbalances get blamed for health problems from mood swings to weight gain to depression, some people intentionally increase their levels of certain hormones using supplements, to build muscle... Read more (...more)
    3 Apr 2016 at 9:41pm       

  • Ultra Recovery: From Depressed Addict to Pro Ultrarunner on a Plant-Based Diet
    In 2005, I was 34 years old, over 320 pounds, had ridiculously high blood pressure, high cholesterol, prediabetes, and two herniated discs in my spine. I was eating fast food three or four times a day, popping pain pills (Vicodin,... Read more (...more)
    1 Apr 2016 at 11:17am       

  • Is White Rice to Blame for Skyrocketing Type 2 Diabetes in China?
    Rice has been a staple food for 5,000 years, yet some new studies and news headlines suggest that each additional daily serving of it increases your risk of type 2 diabetes by 11 percent. In the video below, Dr. Michael... Read more (...more)
    28 Mar 2016 at 2:15pm       

  • Meet Matt Frazier, the Vegan Ultrarunner Behind “No Meat Athlete”
    Matt Frazier is a marathoner and ultra-runner who runs the popular fitness site No Meat Athlete. But Matt says that growing up, he wasn’t that into running or fitness. His journey began in college, when he started going to the... Read more (...more)
    25 Mar 2016 at 9:44am       

  • Insulin Resistance Is a Strong Predictor of Disease. Here’s What You Need to Know.
    Insulin resistance significantly increases your risk for the development of a collection of health conditions, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. What Is Insulin and Why Is It Important?­ Insulin is a hormone that is released by the pancreas... Read more (...more)
    22 Mar 2016 at 4:24pm       

  • From Tired, Unhealthy Fortysomething to Fit Competitive Cyclist
    I turned 40 years old in June 2011, and was struggling to find enough energy to make it through the day, despite the multiple cups of coffee and refined “sugar fixes” I would consume. My mental clarity was nonexistent. On... Read more (...more)
    22 Mar 2016 at 8:50am       

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