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May 23, 2013

Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy—
People Are Desperate for Change


By John McDougall, M.D.

I have no intention of criticizing the famous actress, Angelina Jolie, for her decision to have both breasts removed in an effort to improve her chances for a longer life. (National headlines on May 15, 2013.) I have treated nearly a thousand people with breast cancer over my 45-year career in medicine. From my experience, I can safely say that she has agonized over this decision. Click here to read the full article

Freshwater Abuse and Loss: Where Is It All Going?


By Richard Oppenlander, D.D.S.  

Along with climate change, perhaps the most pressing concern we have regarding sustaining our lives, and future life on earth, is our supply of fresh water. From 1941 to 2011 the world’s population has tripled, but freshwater consumption has quadrupled, which is predicted to leave forty percent of the world’s population facing severe water stress by the year 2020. Click here to read the full article.

New Books from FOK's Colin Campbell
and Rip Esselstyn Now Available


We just heard both of the newly-released books have made the New York Times Bestseller list for June 2! Buy Whole and My Beef with Meat in the FOK Shop! 

Sloppy Lentil Joes


By Heather McDougall

This is a quick and easy meal that also reheats well for lunch the next day or two. Serve this stuffed into a whole-grain bun and eat with your hands, or ladle it over the buns (open-face style) and eat with a fork. I usually serve steamed kale with this dish and fresh corn, when in season. View the recipe here.

Better Health and Performance


Rip Esselstyn fueled a ten-year career as a professional triathlete on a "plant-strong" diet. He later became a firefighter and then author of the bestselling The Engine 2 Diet and the recently-released My Beef with Meat. Click here to share the above photo on Facebook.

N.Y. Times Article: Doctors’ Lucrative Industry Ties


Over the course of two-and-a-half years, doctors in Massachusetts alone received over $76 million in gifts and payments from drug and device companies, according to a published study. Click here to read the article from The New York Times.

Rip Esselstyn Visits P.S 244 in Queens


Rip Esselstyn of The Engine 2 Diet speaking to a group of students at P.S. 244 in Queens, New York. P.S. 244 became the nation's first public school to have an all-vegetarian cafeteria.

N.Y Times Article: The Health Toll of Immigration


The longer immigrants live in the U.S., the more likely they will suffer from heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. Click here to read the article from The New York Times.

Group Exposing Cruelty and Fighting "Ag-Gag"
Legislation to Hold Fundraisers in L.A. and N.Y.
 


 

Mercy For Animals' well-publicized undercover investigations have successfully educated the public on the horrors of factory farming. MFA's success has led states to propose (and in some cases pass) "ag-gag" legislation aimed at criminalizing these revealing investigations. MFA is actively fighting against the state initiatives.

If you're interested in supporting MFA, please visit MercyForAnimals.org. The group is also holding fundraiser events in Los Angeles on June 8 and New York on June 22. Click here for more information on these events.

Finding Ultra - Paperback Now Available


Ultra athlete Rich Roll's inspiring book, Finding Ultra, is now available in a paperback version. Click here to buy now.

At age 40, Rich adopted a plant-based diet and went from couch potato to one of the world’s fittest men. Click here to read Rich's previously published blog post on ForksOverKnives.com.

Sweet Potato Lasagna


Here is a photo of sweet potato lasagna from vegan chef and Forks Over Knives — The Cookbook contributor Darshana Thacker. Darshana's version uses sweet potatoes, mushrooms, spinach and spring onions for the filling, a layer of whole-grain pasta, and homemade tomato sauce. There are also delicious herbs in the mix like basil and oregano. Darshana hasn't yet written out a recipe for this dish but hopes to do so in the near future.
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