Ingredient IQ: All About Aquafaba

Since it was discovered less than three years ago by French chef Joël Roessel, aquafaba has been all the rage with vegan cooks. Aquafaba is simply the name for the viscous liquid left over after boiling chickpeas. It’s an extremely... Read more

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How I Lost Over 100 Pounds and Gained a New Perspective on a Plant-Based Diet

In November 2016, I was miserable, hopeless, depressed, and desperate. I was well over 300 pounds, ashamed of myself, and 100 percent uncomfortable all the time. I could barely get out of the car without wheezing, and people would flinch... Read more

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Are Butter and Dairy Back in 2017? A Look at the Latest Research

Let’s start in the spirit of agreement. All nutrition experts seriously interested in promoting health and longevity will agree that eliminating processed foods rich in salt, oils, refined grains, and added sugars (including sugar-sweetened beverages) and replacing them with properly... Read more

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Vitamin B12: All Your Questions Answered

Vegans are regularly advised to mind their levels of vitamin B12, but vegetarians and even meat eaters often come up short on this important nutrient, which helps keep nerves and blood cells healthy. In this informative Q&A—and in the video... Read more

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Brooklyn Gets Its First All-Vegetarian Public School

A third public school in New York City has officially signed up for exclusively vegetarian cafeteria menus. Bergen Elementary School (P.S. 1) in Sunset Park is Brooklyn’s first public school to make the vegetarian switch, by popular demand of the... Read more

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From Crippling Lupus to Living Pain-Free on a Plant-Based Diet

In my Facebook memories today, there was a picture from a vacation two years ago. It was a picture of pulled pork tacos with melted Cheddar cheese and a Bloody Mary with bacon-infused vodka. That picture was the end of... Read more

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The Story Behind My Family’s Historic Farm Featured in ‘Forks Over Knives’

The Esselstyn Family Farm is featured prominently in “Forks Over Knives,” but there is much more to this farm than you might know. Learn about its rich history (and how you can visit)! When our family was approached to participate... Read more

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How My Patient Beat Prediabetes and Won a Decade-Long Battle With Excess Weight

Have you ever tried something, invested nearly everything you had—time, energy, and resources—into a project, and failed? What would happen if you fell short every time? Chances are you would quit. The goal wouldn’t seem realistic. Tammy, a 33-year-old woman,... Read more

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Montefiore Health System Now Plays Forks Over Knives and Serves Plant-Based Meals at Patient Beds

We are very pleased to share that in addition to our plant-based outpatient Cardiac Wellness Program, Montefiore now offers plant-based vegan meals for inpatients and that Forks Over Knives plays in patient rooms! Here is our story. As a plant-based... Read more

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10 Best Articles of 2016

We’re proud of the work we did this year to help people live healthier, happier lives. Here’s a look at the most-read and most-shared stories and articles of this year. 1. 7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat... Read more

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