“We have been advising patients for many years on how to follow a whole-foods, plant-based diet, and many times they would ask, ‘Is this OK for my kids?’ ‘Is it OK for me when I’m pregnant?’” says [Forks Over Knives Family] co-author Dr. Matthew Lederman. More on FOK Family: [ Bit.ly Link ]
"I started exercising so that I wouldn’t be a hypocrite when I gave lifestyle advice to my patients. I had no idea it would become such a fulfilling, incredible part of my personal life. It was a happy surprise."
"David Foster was a new father and only 57 years old when his doctor told him he needed a heart transplant. He had 100 percent blockages in his heart. Without going under the knife, he was able to reverse his heart disease."
"Foods that are lower in calorie density (fruits, veggies, starchy vegetables, intact whole grains and legumes) are also the foods highest in nutrient density. Therefore, by following a diet lower in calorie density, one also automatically consumes a diet higher in nutrient density."
"Certain individual foods are labeled “superfoods” by the food industry and so concentrated powders, extracts, oils, and juices of these foods are then marketed as beneficial because of their supposed special effects."
"My mother had been a diabetic and died at an early age from complications of the disease. I knew my risk of developing diabetes was higher than average, but I felt like I had no ability to control that outcome."
"Between picky eaters, demanding schedules, and varying tastes, it’s easy to see how creating family meals that nourish both body and soul seem unattainable. Here are some tips and lessons I’ve learned to help you feed your family without losing your mind."
"USDA-managed programs spend $550 million to bombard Americans with slogans (Milk: It Does a Body Good), urging us to buy more animal foods. Although people in every age group already eat more animal protein than recommended, and far more than our forebears did, these promotional programs are shockingly effective at making us buy even more."
" Through undercover investigations, we act as the world’s window into an industry that has arguably become one of the most destructive to animals, our health, and the planet we all share."—Nathan Runkle of Mercy For Animals.