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Tami Fertig

Tami Fertig is a longtime writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon, covering food and nutrition. She loves hiking, biking, and discovering new farmers’ markets with her husband and 2-year-old.

All Contributions from Tami Fertig (11)

New Study: Low-Fat Diet May Reduce Risk of Dying from Breast Cancer

Eating a low-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains may significantly increase a woman’s chance of breast cancer survival, according…

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Thanks, Mom: Readers Share How Moms Have Supported and Inspired Their Plant-Based Journeys

In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked Forks Over Knives readers how their moms have supported or inspired them on their plant-based…

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Will a Vegan Public School Open Next Fall in Florida?

King Charter School in Pinellas County, Florida, set to open next fall, could become the country’s first plant-based public school—notwithstanding one major…

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Meet the Founder of the Plant-Based Support Group That’s Thriving in Michigan

Paul Chatlin was lying on a hospital gurney, sick with heart disease and preparing for bypass surgery, when his cardiologist asked him…

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New Lancet Study: Poor Diet Leading Cause of Death and Disability

Nearly 11 million people died from diet-related diseases last year, according to a new study published in the international medical journal The…

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Reversing Arthritis on a Plant-Based Diet: A Conversation with Iida van der Byl-Knoefel

When Iida van der Byl-Knoefel developed inflammatory arthritis at the age of 32, she could barely walk down the stairs of her…

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Loose Skin After Weight Loss: What You Should Know

If you’ve been struggling to lose weight, adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet can be particularly rewarding. You’ll shed excess weight while enjoying…

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University of Florida Hospital Launches Plant-Based Patient Menu

You couldn’t always order a tofu vegetable stir-fry or lentil bolognese at the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla….

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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in Majority of Supermarket Meat

Roughly 75 percent of the meat sold at grocery stores in the United States contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria, aka superbugs, according to a…

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Dr. John McDougall Announces Retirement from Clinical Practice: What’s Next for the Plant-Based Pioneer?

John McDougall, MD, has worn many hats over the years: best-selling author, plant-based pioneer, board-certified doctor of internal medicine, starch advocate. He…

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