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Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health [Paperback]

Gene Stone , Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn , Dr. Colin T. Campbell , Dr. T. Colin Campbell , Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn
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June 28 2011
What if one simple change could save you from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer?

For decades, that question has fascinated a small circle of impassioned doctors and researchers—and now, their life-changing research is making headlines in the hit documentary Forks Over Knives. Their answer? Eat a whole-foods, plant-based diet—it could save your life.

It may overturn most of the diet advice you’ve heard—but the experts behind Forks Over Knives aren't afraid to make waves. In his book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn explained that eating meat, dairy, and oils injures the lining of our blood vessels, causing heart disease, heart attack, or stroke. In The China Study, Dr. Colin Campbell revealed how cancer and other diseases skyrocket when eating meat and dairy is the norm—and plummet when a traditional plant-based diet persists. And more and more experts are adding their voices to the cause: There is nothing else you can do for your health that can match the benefits of a plant-based diet.

Now, as Forks Over Knives is introducing more people than ever before to the plant-based way to health, this accessible guide provides the information you need to adopt and maintain a plant-based diet. Features include:

  • Insights from the luminaries behind the film—Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. John McDougall, The Engine 2 Diet author Rip Esselstyn, and many others
  • Success stories from converts to plant-based eating—like San’Dera Prude, who no longer needs to medicate her diabetes, has lost weight, and feels great!
  • The many benefits of a whole-foods, plant-based diet—for you, for animals and the environment, and for our future
  • A helpful primer on crafting a healthy diet rich in unprocessed fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, including tips on transitioning and essential kitchen tools
  • 125 recipes from 25 champions of plant-based dining—from Blueberry Oat Breakfast Muffins and Sunny Orange Yam Bisque to Garlic Rosemary Polenta and Raspberry-Pear Crisp—delicious, healthy, and for every meal, every day.

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"A great resource for folks toying with the idea of transitioning to vegetarianism."--Carolyn Scott-Hamilton, in VegNews"[A]n invaluable reference for anyone who still doesn't believe that the Standard American Diet (SAD) is in fact the cause for a majority of our personal, global and moral devastation. Highly recommended.""--"This Dish is Veg" "

About the Author

Gene Stone is a writer, journalist, and former Peace Corps volunteer. He is the co-author, most recently, of The New York Times bestseller, The Engine 2 Diet, and his articles and columns have appeared in New York, Esquire, Vogue, Elle, GQ, and The Huffington Post. He lives in New York City and is a vegan (secret #17). His website is www.secretsofpeople.com.



Editor Gene Stone is the author of the international bestseller The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick and the coauthor, with Rip Esselstyn, of The Engine 2 Diet. Stone, who has written or ghostwritten more than thirty books and numerous magazine articles, lives in New York and follows a plant-based diet.


Gene Stone is a writer, journalist, and former Peace Corps volunteer. He is the co-author, most recently, of The New York Times bestseller, The Engine 2 Diet, and his articles and columns have appeared in New York, Esquire, Vogue, Elle, GQ, and The Huffington Post. He lives in New York City and is a vegan (secret #17). His website is www.secretsofpeople.com.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best way to eat Nov. 26 2011
By reader
Format:Paperback
I am new to living on a plant based diet. Only two months and already am suffering less pain from a clogged artery in my back. This book is a wonderful help in acheiving flaverful and enjoyable meals.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great addition to the DVD Feb. 9 2012
By Gracer
Format:Paperback
You watched the movie, now what? In comes the book! More info, and recipes are absolutely delicious! The very back of the book provides further links, and cookbook recommendations. A must have!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars forks over knives - a must read Dec 28 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Take charge of your nutrition - this book and the documentary that it compliments is a wake up call to raise awareness of what you need to know about what you are eating. The jury may be out on effects of our typical north american diet - a look at some hard evidence about plant based diet.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative July 29 2011
Format:Paperback
I have read several books on this subject and still found this book well worthwhile. I highly recommend it. If you are new to a plant-based diet this is the book to read. Also has lots of good recipes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring Sept. 5 2012
By Sylvine
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The Companion & Cookbook provide such an array of wonderful plant based recipes which are easy to follow & with ingredients that are not difficult to find. Reading the stories & testimonies of people who have had their lives change through a plant based diet confirms my belief in how I want to live my life....in health!! A great gift for someone who wants to change how & what they eat and need a nudge in the right direction!!
Thank-you Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn & Dr. Colin Campbell:)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars forks over knives: the plant based diet Aug. 12 2012
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This cook book is wonderful. It teaches you in very simple terms, simple recipes to change your health. I am so happy with this book that I have ordered the new book also.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read Aug. 28 2012
By Dubbers
Format:Paperback
I have read a lot about nutrition and healthy diets. I picked up this book because there is a history of heart attack and stroke in my family. I found the reading easy and extremely informative. If you are concerned about the health of your heart you need to pick up this book. The guidelines set forth may seem challenging at first but in my opinion are doable with a little effort and some planning.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK Oct. 13 2013
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This book is a little short on facts and rails against the food business for obvious reasons. There's no doubt that the north american diet is full of unwanted and unneeded ingredients and the industry needs to better regulated, and not by the FDA and the like, which are no more than a lobby for the industry. People need to take sole responsibility for their nutrition and subsequent impact on their health. That being said, the recipe section is great. For those wishing to make changes in their diet and don't know how to go about it, the recipes found within are excellent and simple to prepare. We've tried many of them and even the kids enjoy the food. I suppose. Overall, it's a good start to educating people, but couldn't have done it in a more factual way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tasty
All the meals we tried were tasty and filling. We feel a lot better eating minus the meat. We still have fish and eggs but no meat during the week. Weekends are a free.
Published 1 month ago by Cindy
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING BOOK, INCREDIBLE CONCEPTS!
I absolutely LOVE this book. I bought it after I watched the documentary two or three times, and seriously this documentary, book and the Forks Over Knives cookbook all changed my... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ess Elle
5.0 out of 5 stars I recommend this book to everyone
This book goes very well with the movie "Forks over knives". Recipes and ideas how you can eat healthy and simple. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tessa
5.0 out of 5 stars Something here for everyone
I wish everyone would read this book! Inspiring, honest, informative, powerful. Go vegan for your health, the animals and the planet!
Published 8 months ago by Sarina JW
2.0 out of 5 stars More agenda than book
The only reason I'm giving this 2 stars is on the off-chance that someone out there hasn't heard or read a thing about nutrition. In that case this book might have a bit to offer. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Monica
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Book
The information makes sense in this book. Definitely an eye opener when it comes to eating for health. I believe that nutrition is large part of one's overall health.
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars informative
This opened a whole new awareness for us, but is not practical when you consider the amount of time it takes to make these recipes, let alone the adjustment in lifestyle. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Nancy Mullin
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
I have only made on recipe so far and it was pretty good. I am looking forward to trying more.
Published 17 months ago by Danita Overgaard
5.0 out of 5 stars Forks Over Knifes - Rated Excellent
I rate this book as excellent. It has great information on health, with food as the basis for achieving this. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Elizabeth Aubichon
5.0 out of 5 stars The treatment & slaughter of animals for our food.
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Published 20 months ago by CAROL WATERMAN
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