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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.

  • In Eight Months, I Lost 80 Pounds, Got Off Meds, and Took Back My Life
    My life has changed! Just last year, I weighed 282 pounds at 57 years old. I've been sober for 22 years and have always been an athlete. I'm a 5th degree master in a Korean martial art called Tang Soo... Read more (...more)
    22 Nov 2015 at 8:20pm       

  • FOOD NEWS: Restaurant Vegetarian Menus Grow by 66 Percent in Three Years
    According to a new report: In the past three years, vegetarian menus saw a “66 percent growth at restaurants while 51 percent of consumers agree they enjoy items that heavily feature vegetables.” The “Innovation on the Menu” report was published... Read more (...more)
    20 Nov 2015 at 12:58pm       

  • World Champion Freerunner Tim Shieff Leaps Buildings, Dangles from Bridges, and Is Powered By Plants
    [Editor's Note: Tim Shieff is a two-time world champion freerunner who goes by the name Livewire in competition. He has appeared on American and UK Ninja Warrior and MTV's Ultimate Parkour Challenge, and is known for his animal rights and... Read more (...more)
    17 Nov 2015 at 2:16pm       

  • Why College Is the Best Time to Go Vegan
    This article is adapted from a column originally published in The Crimson White. Going vegan once sounded like a nearly impossible feat to me, especially in college. Even more so at a college in the south, where barbecue and butter... Read more (...more)
    16 Nov 2015 at 10:47am       

  • How I Lost 220 Pounds, Became an Ultra-Runner, and Transformed My Life
    As you may be able to tell by my very French-sounding last name, I am proudly from South Louisiana, where we “live to eat” (it's even on billboards … really!). I grew up hunting, fishing, drinking, playing football, and eating... Read more (...more)
    10 Nov 2015 at 8:32am       

  • Why Does a Fatty Meal Sometimes Cause Chest Pain?
    Chest pain that occurs a few hours after a meal is called postprandial angina, and there have been records of it in medical literature for hundreds of years. Until recently, we didn't know what caused it. Now we know that the problem... Read more (...more)
    5 Nov 2015 at 10:31am       

  • Why I Abandoned Traditional Cardiology to Become the “Healthy Heart Doc”
    Spider-Man and Me: Parallel Tragedies Spider-Man was my favorite superhero growing up. I'm not sure if I wanted to be Spider-Man because of the catchy theme song, his cool “spidey-sense,” his ability to climb walls, or his ability to web... Read more (...more)
    3 Nov 2015 at 11:06am       

  • Is Fish a Health Food, or Have We Just Let It Off the Hook?
    Many people equate eating fish with doing something good for their health. This may be due to the illusion that fish swim in clean waters, or to the fact that they have a very different shape and form than the... Read more (...more)
    29 Oct 2015 at 2:03pm       

  • What is a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet?
    What is a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet? A whole-food, plant-based diet is centered on whole, unrefined, or minimally refined plants. It's a diet based on fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes; and it excludes or minimizes meat (including chicken and... Read more (...more)
    27 Oct 2015 at 5:13pm       

  • Type 2 Diabetes, Addiction, Depression, 130 Pounds—Gone in Three Years on a Plant-Based Diet!
    My weight didn't become a problem until I was about 24 years old, but I have always had an unhealthy relationship with food and a poor self-image. Unfortunately, those weren't the only things I struggled with. I was also a... Read more (...more)
    26 Oct 2015 at 5:11pm       

  • World Health Organization Says Processed and Red Meats Can Cause Cancer
    The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report today that places processed meat in the highest of five possible classifications of cancer-causing substances, along with alcohol, asbestos, arsenic, and cigarettes. The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer carried out... Read more (...more)
    26 Oct 2015 at 12:41pm       

  • How to Build Muscle on a Plant-Based Diet
    There's a misconception that you need to eat meat to get big. Although many professional athletes don't eat meat, people still believe that meat equals muscle mass. I've been a no-meat athlete for the past twenty years, and I have... Read more (...more)
    22 Oct 2015 at 8:01am       

  • Obesity: It's Not About the Carbs
    The following is an excerpt from Proteinaholic, which was released by HarperOne. Can you believe people actually avoid fruit in an attempt to lose weight? There has never been a single credible study showing that fruit consumption leads to weight gain, and... Read more (...more)
    21 Oct 2015 at 9:50am       

  • When the Love of My Life Was Given One Month to Live, a WFPB Diet Gave Us More Time
    In 2011, the course of my life changed forever. My boyfriend Tom and I were creating music for films, had a band, and had a new record coming out. We were living in Los Angeles, working hard, in love, and... Read more (...more)
    20 Oct 2015 at 1:07pm       

  • Why the President of the American College of Cardiology Wants Heart Disease Patients to Eat Vegan Diets
    Dr. Kim Williams, president of the American College of Cardiology and chief of cardiology at Rush University, advocates a plant-based diet for heart disease prevention. As one of the most high-profile cardiologists in the country, Dr. Williams made news and... Read more (...more)
    13 Oct 2015 at 4:20pm       

  • Essential Tips for Plant-Eaters in a Meat-Loving World
    Eating differently from the rest of the world can feel like a challenge, but with a little strategy, it can be easy to keep up a plant-based lifestyle: 1. Know where to find your food. Not every grocery store supplies... Read more (...more)
    8 Oct 2015 at 10:39pm       

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