Most doctors will tell patients with high blood sugar, or congested arteries to “watch what they eat.” More often than not this is vague advice that translates into nothing more than insignificant changes to the patient’s diet. The doctor’s approach… Read more
I am a 29 year old minister, currently living in Lewisburg, WV. In 2009 I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and acid reflux after experiencing chest pains which landed me in the emergency room for a night. My sodium… Read more
In this Nutrition Facts video, Dr. Michael Greger looks at research showing how consuming dark fish like salmon may cause dangerous heartbeat irregularities. Click the box below to watch.
Calcium supplements are thought to be good for the bones, but a new study warns they might be bad for the heart. A report released Friday in the journal Heart found an alarming result: taking a calcium supplement to prevent… Read more
On a recent flight on my way to present my slideshow on carnism, I struck up a conversation with the woman sitting next to me, a conversation that was not terribly different from many of my in-flight dialogues: Woman: Where… Read more
Although I had been a collegiate athlete, I had completely lost touch with health and fitness. For many years, my focus was on things I think we can all relate to: building my career as a lawyer, getting married, raising… Read more
It is an astonishing fact that America — the best fed nation in the world — is the most unhealthy. Immigrants to America plunge from being healthy to unhealthy in a few short years of arrival. Every country that follows… Read more
The time was August 2000, I had just won a Gold Medal in two of the biggest Brazilian Ju-jitsu tournaments in the world and opened my first Monkey Bar Gymnasium. Needless to say I was feeling pretty darn good! Three… Read more
Are potatoes dangerous? Do potatoes cause diabetes? You might think so if you followed the headlines. In 2006, the media was full of reports making these claims, some of which are still being made today. All of this attention was based… Read more
This NutritionFacts.org video looks at three Harvard studies that found a link between dairy consumption and acne in adolescent boys and girls.
The vegan diet based in whole-foods has been proven to prevent death from heart disease, reduce “bad” cholesterol levels, and lower blood pressure. It’s also associated with lower body weight, lower rates of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Sounds… Read more
Staying plant-strong while you’re traveling on planes, trains, and automobiles is a piece of cake (or even better, a piece of kale!) I’ve been traveling a ton lately. In fact, in February I was on the road 22 out of… Read more
In 2006, having resigned from a stressful position in publishing, I found myself sitting across from a career coach I found in one of those free New Age magazines. Halfway through our first session he blurts out, “You are such… Read more
We are pleased to announce the launch of the new ForksOverKnives.com! Our goal has always been to bring you the leading information in the plant-based world – and to that end, ForksOverKnives.com will feature daily blogs from an elite network… Read more
“The Starch Solution” from John and Mary McDougall has just been released, and is now available on ForksOverKnives.com. We are offering the book at a “launch discount” of 15% off our regular price for this week. The book is based… Read more
I was 11 years old when I started to gain weight – and a LOT of it. Let’s just be honest here: I was young, overweight and an awkward nerdy type who spent my free time playing my violin and… Read more