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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.

  • Busting the Milk Myth: Why You Don't Need Dairy Products For Calcium
    The subject of calcium is a hotly debated one. One of the biggest controversies is whether or not we can really get enough calcium following a whole-food, plant-based diet that excludes dairy. Here are some of the more common questions:... Read more (...more)
    21 May 2015 at 5:01pm       

  • How This Family Doctor Lost 75 Pounds Easily Without Portion Control
    As a family medicine physician, I treat patients all day long for conditions related to poor nutrition and obesity: diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, acid reflux, sleep apnea, arthritis, and low back pain, to name a few.... Read more (...more)
    20 May 2015 at 7:13am       

  • How to Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind
    Doug Lisle, author of The Pleasure Trap and Forks Over Knives contributor, explains the scientific principles of satiety and our biological drives to seek pleasure (high fat, high sugar foods) and avoid pain (hunger). Read more of Doug’s articles here.     (...more)
    19 May 2015 at 2:29pm       

  • Vitamin D Supplements are Harmful—Sunshine and Food Determine Health
    Worries over vitamin D, once known as “the sunshine vitamin,” have turned hundreds of millions of people into patients with worse, not better, health. The latest, and likely the final, analyses of the studies performed on treating people with vitamin... Read more (...more)
    14 May 2015 at 11:52am       

  • How I Lost Half My Body Weight and Became a Health Advocate
    My world changed on May 25th, 2013. A quiet Memorial Day weekend and the self-promise to actually relax a little bit led to my perusing the documentaries available for streaming on my DVR. I had glided by this Forks Over... Read more (...more)
    12 May 2015 at 10:16pm       

  • Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Fruit?
    We’ve talked before about how the sugar in whole foods (like fruits and vegetables) is necessary and healthy. The clarification that is not made enough by the media or by health professionals is the difference between sugar in its natural... Read more (...more)
    11 May 2015 at 9:48am       

  • Brain Food: New Study Shows Healthy Diet Can Protect Against Memory Loss
    It might seem like common sense to most of us, but a new report confirms that our eating habits affect the health of our brains. This new study, published online in Neurology, found that eating healthfully is the best way... Read more (...more)
    7 May 2015 at 4:45pm       

  • Top 3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Doctor Visits
    Plant-based diets are still far from mainstream, and especially in the medical community. Sometimes, this can lead plant-based eaters to think, “Hmm, I pay all this money, and I feel like I don't even need the insurance – I hardly... Read more (...more)
    6 May 2015 at 8:06am       

  • Forks Over Knives App Now Available for Android
    The Forks Over Knives Android app is finally here! Our dedicated team set out to create a first-class mobile experience and to make every aspect of adopting a plant-based lifestyle as easy as possible. The recipe app features contributions from... Read more (...more)
    1 May 2015 at 12:35pm       

  • How I Reversed My Diabetes and Stopped All Medications With a Plant-Based Diet
    I grew up at the tip of southern Texas with four brothers and three sisters. When I was eight years old, my father abandoned our family, and my mother was left to raise eight children on her own. In search... Read more (...more)
    29 Apr 2015 at 12:27pm       

  • Meet Vegan Bodybuilder Jim Morris, Former Mr. Universe
    Jim Morris: Lifelong Fitness, a documentary short by director Ryan Vance, features the story of vegan bodybuilder Jim Morris, the former Mr. America, Mr. USA, Mr. Universe, and Mr. International. This is a beautifully shot film of an inspirational competitor... Read more (...more)
    24 Apr 2015 at 5:12pm       

  • Study: Taking Too Many Vitamins Increases Cancer Risk
    Millions of Americans take vitamins and supplements because they think it will make them healthier. But according to a large-scale study that was just presented at a forum at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, taking too many vitamins increases... Read more (...more)
    22 Apr 2015 at 5:15pm       

  • 22 Healthy Foods to Always Have in Your Fridge
    Here's a master list to use when you're stocking up on healthy ingredients and essentials. Filling your kitchen with healthy foods makes cooking delicious dishes a pleasure, not a chore. Although it looks like a long list, it's worth it... Read more (...more)
    20 Apr 2015 at 9:18pm       

  • How Does Fat Affect Insulin Resistance and Diabetes?
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, 29 million people in America have diabetes and 86 million have prediabetes. Insulin resistance is recognized as a predictor of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. But what causes insulin resistance? In... Read more (...more)
    16 Apr 2015 at 4:54pm       

  • Is the Sugar in Fruit Healthy or Unhealthy?
    The following is an excerpt from The Forks Over Knives Plan. We are bombarded by stories in the media about how sugar is bad for our health and sweets of all kind should be avoided. However, the desire for sweet-tasting... Read more (...more)
    14 Apr 2015 at 3:46pm       

  • How Our Dinner Menu Can Help Solve California's Water Crisis
    California has been in a severe drought for the last four years, which means local governments have started rationing water for showers and sprinklers, and farmers have started drilling into our groundwater supply. Surveys show that 90 percent of Californians... Read more (...more)
    12 Apr 2015 at 8:00am       

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