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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.

  • How My Daughter Got off ADHD Meds, Reversed Prediabetes, and Started Thriving on a WFPB Diet
    Since she was very young, we taught our daughter Kira to eat fruit instead of candy and that soda was poisonous. I thought I was doing right by her with that food mentality, but in reality, the majority of what... Read more (...more)
    23 Jun 2016 at 12:28pm       

  • New Study: A Healthy Plant-Based Diet Can Cut Type 2 Diabetes Risk by a Third
    A new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that a healthy plant-based diet significantly lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes. Study authors commented that “existing studies suggest a lower incidence of type 2 diabetes in... Read more (...more)
    15 Jun 2016 at 8:18am       

  • How I Reversed Type 2 Diabetes After Over 20 Years of Battling the Disease
    I’ve struggled with my weight since childhood and was the “fat kid” growing up. At the age of 12, I decided to become a vegetarian after walking by a meat market and being thoroughly grossed out. Even though I was... Read more (...more)
    11 Jun 2016 at 8:27am       

  • At 78, I Ditched Multiple Meds and Health Problems With a Plant-Based Diet
    Seven years ago, I lost my wife to breast cancer after 49 years of marriage. Besides being a 71-year-old grieving widower, I was overweight and on medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and depression. I also suffered from gout,... Read more (...more)
    31 May 2016 at 12:08pm       

  • The Standard American Diet is Even Sadder Than We Thought
    Although we are one of the most prosperous countries on earth, we die sooner and experience higher rates of disease than other developed nations. We use the phrase “Standard American Diet” to describe the stereotypical diet of Americans. But what... Read more (...more)
    23 May 2016 at 12:41pm       

  • How I Cured My Chronic Pain with a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet
    For most of my life, I ate the standard American diet and meals that were heavy in meat and processed foods. About four years ago, I decided to go vegan for the animals. I stopped eating meat and dairy products... Read more (...more)
    19 May 2016 at 5:16pm       

  • 8 Expert Tips for Staying Fit While Traveling
    If you are worried about maintaining or improving your fitness while traveling, here are some of my best tips and tricks to help you stay fit while on the road. 1. Go for a walk or run to explore the... Read more (...more)
    17 May 2016 at 9:39am       

  • From Battling Health Issues and Facing Surgery to Fit and Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet
    One day in 2011, I found myself discussing a hysterectomy with my doctor. I was 54 years old and had been struggling unsuccessfully with health problems for some time. Suddenly a light went off inside me. I thought to myself,... Read more (...more)
    11 May 2016 at 4:16pm       

  • 10 Reasons People Find it Hard to Give Up Meat
    The following is an excerpt from The Plant Advantage by Benji Kurtz and Glen Merzer. Can it really be true that humans have absolutely no need for animal foods and that animal foods are detrimental to human health? If so,... Read more (...more)
    9 May 2016 at 3:31pm       

  • Q & A With Plant-Strong Athletes and Advocates Rip Esselstyn and Rich Roll
    Rip Esselstyn, bestselling author of The Engine2 Diet and former professional triathlete and firefighter, chats with Rich Roll, bestselling author of Finding Ultra and world-renowned ultra-endurance athlete. Rip Esselstyn: If you could share a plant-strong meal with anyone on the... Read more (...more)
    9 May 2016 at 9:43am       

  • From Recreational Athlete to International Ultra-Athlete on a Plant-Based Diet
    For about 30 years, I dreamed of finishing the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Once I decided to actually do it, I knew I had to step up my training and performance. I had been doing triathlons recreationally for... Read more (...more)
    6 May 2016 at 2:03pm       

  • The Best Thing You Can Do for the Planet Has Nothing to Do With Shorter Showers or Hybrid Cars
    How is it possible that the drastic spike in human population is not the biggest problem for the environment? Human population has increased, that’s true, but animal agriculture has exploded. There are now 70 billion farmed animals on this planet.... Read more (...more)
    5 May 2016 at 11:32am       

  • Goodbye to Type 2 Diabetes, Meds, and a Lifetime of Dieting
    When I started my plant-based journey almost two years ago, I did it to improve my health. The weight loss that everyone notices was just a happy side effect—it was never the original goal. However, I was overweight for most... Read more (...more)
    2 May 2016 at 4:57pm       

  • 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       

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