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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.

  • 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       

  • Extreme Nutrition: The Diet of Eskimos'
    The carnivorous diet of traditional Eskimo inhabitants of the frozen, northern, circumpolar regions of planet Earth (Siberia, Alaska, Canada, and Greenland), serves as a testament to the strengths and adaptability of the human species. The foods consumed by these hardy... Read more (...more)
    5 Oct 2015 at 10:25am       

  • After a Heart Attack, I Changed My Diet, Shocked My Cardiologist, and Avoided Bypass Surgery
    On June 14, 2014, while on a fishing and camping trip with my son, I had a heart attack. I was 53 years old. We drove to a small-town hospital and were immediately flown by helicopter to a hospital in... Read more (...more)
    30 Sep 2015 at 8:03am       

  • How I Got Rid of Extra Weight, Prediabetes, and Depression … and Inspired My Patients to Do the Same
    The Day I Started Questioning My Medical Training I must confess that when I watched the Forks Over Knives (FOK) documentary a few years ago, I desperately wanted the doctors in the movie to be complete veggie-loving quacks. Why? Because if what... Read more (...more)
    24 Sep 2015 at 5:16pm       

  • Americans are Eating Less and Less Meat Every Year. Why?
    The meat industry's future in recent years isn't exactly looking bright. And as meat demand wanes, Wall Street is watching. NASDAQ published an article headlined How the ‘Death of Meat’ Could Impact Your Portfolio. In it, analysts advise investors to... Read more (...more)
    22 Sep 2015 at 9:54am       

  • What Do the Healthiest, Longest-Living People in the World Eat?
    A long life, enjoyed in good health, is a dream that many seek to realize. Yet while life span has been slowly increasing in developed countries, freedom from illness and disability, unfortunately, is not following the same trend. Research has... Read more (...more)
    21 Sep 2015 at 7:58am       

  • A Spiritual Perspective on a Plant-Based Diet
    How can we, people who have sacrificed for a worthy cause, deepen the spiritual roots of our movement to make our commitments more meaningful and more sustainable? Developing veganism as a spiritual practice will not only benefit us personally, but... Read more (...more)
    18 Sep 2015 at 12:09am       

  • In One Year, I Dropped 103 Lbs, Lost 12 Inches off My Waist, and Transformed My Life
    I struggled with my weight my entire life, trying every diet you could imagine from the age of 13. In the last few years, I started developing health issues and had to go to the hospital several times for various weight-related... Read more (...more)
    15 Sep 2015 at 3:35pm       

  • Meet LA Galaxy's Baggio Hušidi´c, a High-Performance Plant-Powered Athlete
    Twenty-eight-year-old Adis “Baggio” Hušidi´c is a starting midfielder for major-league soccer team the LA Galaxy. He's also a passionate whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) eater. He was born in Bosnia and experienced great strife as a young child, witnessing great violence during... Read more (...more)
    14 Sep 2015 at 5:20pm       

  • Nutritionist's List: Stock Up On These Low-Cost Staples
    Go on a virtual trip to the grocery store with nutritionist Jeff Novick in the video below. He shows you what grocery store staples to stock up on, and he only highlights items that are inexpensive and readily available at... Read more (...more)
    12 Sep 2015 at 9:19pm       

  • Lunchbox Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for Back-to-School
    Excerpt (adapted) from Plant-Powered Families (BenBella Books; 2015) by Dreena Burton. These tips and ideas will arm you with so many ideas for healthy lunches, and hopefully shake up any lunchbox ruts. Readers ask me all the time, “What do you... Read more (...more)
    9 Sep 2015 at 11:02am       

  • How I Lost 225 Pounds, Ditched My Meds, and Reclaimed My Life
    I was trapped in my morbidly obese body for eighteen years. I was 6’4″ and 518 pounds at my heaviest, and I struggled with secret depression, angst, and despair. On the outside, I was a jokester, but inside, I felt... Read more (...more)
    7 Sep 2015 at 9:06pm       

  • Type 2 Diabetes, Angina, Exhaustion, and 50 Pounds Gone in 18 Months
    I have had a love affair with food my entire life. Growing up, my dinners consisted of meat, potatoes, fried vegetables, white rolls, and desserts topped with ice cream. The winter holidays were filled with cooking and entertaining. And every... Read more (...more)
    2 Sep 2015 at 6:31pm       

  • “Plant-Fueled Trucker” Got Healthy and Lost 70 Lbs on the Road
    Just a year and a half ago, I was over 300 pounds and was on antidepressants and blood pressure meds. I'm a long-haul trucker, and I was having a hard time staying awake to do my job. Walking around hurt,... Read more (...more)
    31 Aug 2015 at 4:04pm       

  • Expert Tips on How to Cook Without Oil
    Many people are surprised to learn that it's easy to cook great food without oil or butter. Besides being healthier, it's not hard to make the switch to oil-free cooking. You'll still steam, poach, boil, and stew your dishes the same way. Here... Read more (...more)
    16 Aug 2015 at 9:27pm       

  • Don't Believe the News Headlines: Foods High in Saturated Fat Are Still Unhealthy
    Researchers of a new study published in the BMJ concluded there was no association between eating more saturated fat—the kind found in red meat, milk, butter, and egg yolks—and a higher risk of heart disease and other life-threatening conditions. What... Read more (...more)
    12 Aug 2015 at 2:54pm       

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