July 16, 2013

Plant-Powered Athlete Josh Garrett
Attempts Pacific Crest Trail Speed Record

Josh Garrett is currently on a grueling hike from Mexico to Canada in an attempt to break the Pacific Crest Trail speed record and to raise awareness of a plant-based lifestyle. We caught up with Josh last week. Click here to read the interview

Remarkable Strength, Endurance, and Focus

Congratulations to plant-based athlete Kappel LeRoy Clarke, age 44. Kappel accomplished an amazing feat on Sunday: using a flip-catch-throw technique, he threw a 106-pound kettle bell more than 1,800 consecutive times, covering the 2.7-mile distance between the Venice and Santa Monica piers. Amazing! Click here to comment on Facebook.

Special Farms 2 Forks Weekend at Esselstyn Farm!

The final Farms 2 Forks Weekend of the year takes place at the Esselstyn family farm in upstate New York! Come see the beautiful home and grounds featured in Forks Over Knives, while learning about healthy living and the plant-based lifestyle from the leading experts.

The weekend will feature special guest Michael Moss, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us.

Click here for more info and to sign up now!

From 225 and Sick to 160 and Well … Effortlessly!

By Joe Morales   

Forks Over Knives has completely changed my life! I have been overweight with high blood pressure (190/100) and high cholesterol since high school, which was about ten years ago. I have been on and off a series of medications for the past ten years—definitely playing Russian roulette with my health. Read the full testimonial here.

Fish Oils May Raise Prostate Cancer Risks,
Study Confirms

Men consuming fish oil or fatty fish dramatically increase their prostate cancer risk, says new study. From the article: "It might be a sign that popping a pill is not only possibly a waste of money—it might be downright dangerous. And eating fish too often might be, also." Click here to read the article on NBC News.

Burritos with Spanish Rice and Black Beans

By Susan Voisin

About once a week, my family eats burritos for dinner. This recipe makes a great burrito filling or side dish and doesn’t take much longer than heating up a can of beans. This is a mildly seasoned dish, so you fire and spice lovers will probably want to increase the amounts of jalapeño peppers and chipotle powder. View the recipe here.

Dr. John McDougall: Atherosclerosis

In this 3-minute video, John McDougall, M.D., discusses clogged arteries and how procedures to treat them are generally ineffective at improving or extending life. Click here to watch the video.

Meatless Mondays Get the Axe on Capitol Hill

Commentary published by the people at Food Inc. Click here to read the article

Black and Golden Raspberries

Berries are now in season in many parts of the country. Be sure to try the multitude of varieties out there, you'll find each one has a unique flavor! Shown in the photo are black and golden raspberries we found at the Union Square Farmers Market in New York City. Join the conversation on Facebook.
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