May 16, 2013

How a Plant-Based Lifestyle Helped Me
Regain My Health and Youthfulness

By Victoria Fiore  

For most of my adult life, I battled health and weight issues. Since about 18 years old, I fluctuated in weight and clothing sizes, and it was ever so frustrating. I tried so many things... Read the full testimonial here.

Kaiser Permanente Journal: Doctors Should
Recommend Plant-Based Diet to Everyone

Well-known health care provider, Kaiser Permanente, published an article in its medical science journal recommending that physicians consider a plant-based diet for all patients. The article said, "Healthy eating may be best achieved with a plant-based diet, which we define as a regimen that encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy products, and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods … Physicians should consider recommending a plant-based diet to all their patients, especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity." Read the full article here.

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas

By Rip Esselstyn

These quesadillas from My Beef with Meat are simple to make and very satisfying. View the recipe here.

John McDougall, MD on Breast Cancer

John McDougall, M.D. discusses breast cancer in this clip from Forks Over Knives–The Extended Interviews. Click here to watch the two-minute video.

Vegan Firefighter on His "Beef With Meat"

Our friend Rip Esselstyn was on CBS This Morning on May 14 to discuss his new book, "My Beef with Meat." Click here to watch the 3-minute video.

Caramel Apples

By Chef AJ  

When I gave up processed and refined sweeteners I never thought I would be able to enjoy a caramel apple again, until I created this recipe. Even without caramel, they look just like the real thing and people of all ages love them! View the recipe here.

Farms 2 Forks in Chicago on May 24

In just over two weeks, Farms 2 Forks arrives in Chicago, Illinois.

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My First 50-Mile Ultra-Marathon Was a Success

By Kathleen Leonard

On race day for the 50-mile Mt. Si Ultra, I woke up at 4 a.m. and began getting ready. I ate a heaping bowl of oatmeal with strawberries and raisins. At 6 a.m. I was on the starting line. The weather was low 50′s and rain, which is not my favorite for racing. Read the full article on

Q&A with Rip Esselstyn on
His New Book, “My Beef with Meat”

Rip Esselstyn, the former firefighter featured in Forks Over Knives and bestselling author of The Engine 2 Diet, has written a new book, My Beef with Meat. We had a chance to catch up with Rip to discuss his new book and more. Click here to read the interview.

Say Goodbye to Mystery Meat:
NYC Elementary School Goes All Vegetarian

Commentary from the people at Food Inc. on the NYC school that went all vegetarian. Click here to read the article on

Not All Plant Foods Are Healthy

We used the term whole-food, plant-based diet in Forks Over Knives because the film's main experts were discussing not only eliminating or minimizing animal foods like meat, dairy, and eggs; but doing the same for highly refined foods, like bleached flour, refined sugar and oil. An Oreo cookie, for example, while free of animal-based ingredients, is not the kind of food that the FOK experts had in mind when the goal was good health.
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