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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.

  • Patient Googles His Way Out of Bypass Surgery'
    One of the most common operations performed in the world today is coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). I would like to share with you the remarkable story of a recent Cardiac Wellness Program patient here at Montefiore Medical Center... Read more (...more)
    28 Oct 2014 at 4:22pm       

  • I Changed My Diet at Age 67 and Never Looked Back!
    Six years ago, my doctor discovered that I had a blockage in one of my carotid arteries. That night, at age 67, I started on a vegetarian diet. After the blockage was measured and found to be significant, I read... Read more (...more)
    27 Oct 2014 at 5:00am       

  • How a Plant-Based Diet Helped Me Become an Endurance Athlete
    I've lived most of my adult life on a roller-coaster weight cycle of chubby to fat back to chubby. Although I was an avid ice hockey player, getting to a normal weight was very difficult. In early 2000 I almost... Read more (...more)
    21 Oct 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group Drives Health in the Motor City
    Although we see daily signs that plant-based eating is on the rise, in the 25 years I have been counseling my cardiology patients to adopt such a diet, it has been challenging to convince them long term. Undoubtedly a neighbor,... Read more (...more)
    8 Oct 2014 at 4:00am       

  • 10 Things I Wish All Americans Knew About the Meat and Dairy Industries
    Are you being manipulated into buying things you don't want or need? In my book Meatonomics, I show that animal food producers control our everyday food-buying choices with misleading messaging, artificially low prices, and heavy control over legislation and regulation. This producer... Read more (...more)
    30 Sep 2014 at 6:07pm       

  • Overweight Since Childhood, I Now Run Circles Around People Half My Age!
    At the ripe old age of 11, I came to the realization that I could no longer eat animals. I simply would not do it any more. My poor Nonna (Italian grandmother) thought I'd truly lost my mind. I can... Read more (...more)
    16 Sep 2014 at 5:00am       

  • “Improving Your Numbers” Isn't Enough: We Want You To Be Healthy!
    The following is an excerpt from The Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet It's not unusual for a person who is sick to go to the doctor, who very often prescribes medications to... Read more (...more)
    15 Sep 2014 at 5:34pm       

  • My Favorite Success Story: A Sedentary Surgeon who Transformed his Life
    When asked to consider writing a piece on a patient success story, I immediately began to mentally sort through the countless experiences I've been so privileged to share over my many years in practice. Numerous stories came to mind, but... Read more (...more)
    8 Sep 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Embracing Fat for a Healthy Heart Is a Notion Based on Flawed Science
    I have been asked by several people to comment on the recent study from Tulane that was featured prominently in the New York Times purporting to show that a low-carb diet was not only more effective at losing weight than a... Read more (...more)
    7 Sep 2014 at 5:49pm       

  • 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       

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