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.
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.”
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.
Dr. Pam Popper, who appeared on the award-winning documentary Forks Over Knives, was recently interviewed on the radio show “An Organic Conversation.”
Chef AJ presents this recipe on the Forks Over Knives blog from her book Unprocessed. Sweet potatoes can be replaced with butternut squash or white potatoes.
Shelly Vincent, a full-time business woman and mom to a four-year-old autistic son, gave up meat and dairy for a plant-based diet after watching Forks Over Knives and reading The Engine 2 Diet. She has since discovered that her decades-long battle with acne was due to a dairy allergy. Vincent says her energy levels are up and her cholesterol is down.
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.
The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) named the award-winning and highly-acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives as the “Documentary/Special Title of the Year.” The EMA is the largest home entertainment organization dedicated to indie films.
Musician Tim Terpening shares his story of recovery through a plant-based diet helped him to lose weight, gain energy and regain his singing voice after years of high blood pressure, asthma attacks and breathing trouble.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that can potentially be treated with the adoption of a low-fat, plant-based diet, according to a 2009 article by Dr. John McDougall.
Today on the Forks Over Knives blog, registered dietitian Jeff Novick discusses the calorie density approach to nutrition and life-long weight management.