My Experience Going Vegetarian, Then Vegan

I love food. I love to talk about it, shop for it, make it, and I really love to eat it. This…

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Rethinking My Health After September 11 Exposure

I have been a New York City firefighter for the past sixteen years. During this time I have been exposed to toxins…

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Plant-Based Diet Made Me Healthier While I Saved Thousands on Insurance

I have always been an athlete. From a young age, my mother would place my two brothers and me in any sports…

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Constant Headaches, Fatigue, and Health Problems Gone in One Year on a Plant-Based Diet

One year ago today, my life changed forever. I feel blessed to have stumbled upon Forks Over Knives. It completely changed my…

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Plant-Based Diet Has Me Winning My Long, Hard Battle with Ulcerative Colitis

Seven years ago I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune disease that causes severe abdominal pain, thousands of tiny sores in…

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Forks Over Knives, Plant-Based Lifestyle Ended Years of Yo-Yo Dieting and Poor Health

For the past three years, I have been battling several health issues and trying to control my weight. I have been overweight my…

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Frank Medrano: Powered by Plants

This story was updated in April 2015 to correct outdated links.  Have you heard of Frank Medrano? He’s a body builder, and…

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Changing My Diet Saved Me from an Early Grave

To say I had a rough childhood is an understatement. My father was a maniac, alcoholic prizefighter who constantly beat my mom…

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Inspired by “Forks Over Knives” and “The Engine 2 Diet,” I Lowered My Cholesterol and Cleared My Skin

I’m 38 years-old, and my father had his first heart attack at 40. I’ve been taking beta-blockers since the age of 20…

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When My Heart Surgeries Failed, Dr. Esselstyn’s Book Taught Me How to Take Back My Health

In 2008 I had double bypass surgery. Two years later, both grafts were completely blocked. One was stented and the other could…

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How I Went from Cancer Patient to Ironman Triathlete

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, What inspired you to do an Ironman Triathlon right after being diagnosed…

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How I Dumped Milk Down the Drain, Adopted a Plant-Based Diet, and Regained My Singing Voice

Having known some things about foods for the last 10+ years, I wasn’t too anxious to watch Forks Over Knives, as I…

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