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Plant-powered athlete Frank Medrano tells his story

Today on the Forks Over Knives blog, plant-based athlete Frank Medrano explains how his meat- and dairy-free diet helped him attain his fitness goals. Medrano currently performs at fitness expos, is featured in work-out videos, and has appeared in photo shoots for the new Vegan Health and Fitness magazine.

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Secret to giving up bad habits: Just begin

Dr. Doug Lisle’s guest blog for the Forks Over Knives blog focuses on taking the first big step to giving up bad habits and adopting a healthier lifestyle. His secret? Just do it! Lisle says, “Too often, we overcomplicate the process of change. We wait for a great moment, turning point, an inspiration. Forget it. Just begin. You might not finish. You might not stick with it. You may not beat the problem this month or this year. Who cares? You want to get rid of a bad habit? Just begin.”

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John’s story: Changing my diet changed my life

John Joseph, author and lead singer for the band Cro-mags, tells Forks Over Knives blog readers how adopting a plant-based diet was the first step he took toward completely changing his life, and how it helped him overcome and move past obstacles that included family violence and abuse. “Look, the science is in: We can save the planet, the animals and our rapidly decreasing health if we just switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet,” he says.

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Ruth’s story: From cancer patient to Ironman triathlete

On today’s Forks Over Knives blog, Dr. Ruth Heidrich tells her inspiring story of breast cancer recovery through the adoption of a plant-based diet and rigorous exercise. She went on to become the oldest woman to complete an Ironman triathlon at the age of 47. Now 62, Heidrich continues to run marathons and credits her diet for keeping her running this long.

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