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Dr. Kerry Graff’s Weight Loss Secret: How She Healed Prediabetes, Depression, and More With This Diet Switch

Dr. Kerry Graff, MD had an epiphany that not only changed the way she practiced medicine and what she prescribed her patients, but it saved her own health too. Based in Canandaigua, NY, Dr. Graff is an accomplished physician with her own private practice. She earned a biology degree from Cornell University in 1990 and completed medical training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1994. After completing a three-year Family Practice Residency at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh, PA she relocated to Canandaigua,

10 Simple Ways to Eat Watermelon

Here, illustrated with our family photos, are our top 10 favorite ways to eat or drink watermelon. Watermelon is a wonderfully delicious fruit that is full of energy, nutrients, and hydrating water. Summer may be ending soon, but I am still finding watermelons on sale and so wanted to share some of my family's favorite ways to enjoy this fruit while its still in season. 10 Ways to Eat Watermelon Simply Sliced: It's too simple not to include in our list. Our number one most favorite way is simply to slice the watermelon

How Eating a Rainbow Protects Your Health

What Are Phytonutrients? Phytonutrients, also called phytochemicals, are natural chemical compounds found in plants ('phyto' is a Greek word meaning 'plant'). Phytonutrients are the substances that give plants their smells, colors, and flavors.  These compounds also provide protection against disease and are beneficial to human health in a variety of ways as we'll discuss in this article. If you've never heard of phytonutrients before, it may be because nutrition science is such a young field and phytonutrients are the…

RECIPE: Red Lentil Coconut Curry

Red Lentil Coconut Curry soup is a delicious and nutritious 100% whole plants recipe that is one of my personal favorite meals. My daughter and son also adore this thick and creamy stew of root vegetables. This recipe makes a big pot in case you have a big family or so that you can enjoy plenty of leftover meals. This recipe is: Whole foods plant-basedOne-pot mealVeganDairy-free/lactose-freeGluten-freeLow-fatNutrient-denseKid-friendly foodBudget-friendlyAn excellent part of a pure healing diet A 100% Whole

10 Rules to Help You Loose Weight Naturally With a Plant-Based Diet

If you or someone you know is suffering from overweight, obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, chest pains, erectile dysfunction, MS, eczema, or other disorders, a whole food plant-based diet may be just the lifestyle change you are seeking. A 100% whole plants diet is known to reverse and heal these conditions and to promote increased energy and overall optimal wellness. Eating right for a human being isn't rocket science and you don't have to let the mountain of conflicting advice in the media confuse you.…

Karen Hauserman Lost 260 Pounds Eating Plants

Karen Hauserman lost 260 pounds and healed heart disease by switching to a vegan diet. Now Karen has shared her story with the world on Forks Over Knives to help inspire others seeking a permanent, safe, and healthy weight loss solution. For most of her life Karen was overweight or obese. She describes herself as  'an outcast in school' and says she was teased because of her weight. She writes, "I never had a boyfriend as a teenager and didn’t get invited to my prom. While my friends meant well, I was tired of hearing…

RECIPE: Mango Smoothie

Mango smoothie is one of our favorite ways to start the day. I love making smoothies because they are easy to make, delicious, and nutritious and there are so many flavor combinations. This simple smoothie recipe has just three ingredients: frozen bananas, frozen mangoes, and almond milk. Any type of sweet ripe mango will work for a smoothie. Simply dice the yellow-orange flesh into cubes and freeze hours before blending if you would like an ice-cold creamy drink. Some people prefer their drinks at room temperature and make…

Plant-Based Protein is Easy to Find

Plant-based protein is easy to find! If you are concerned about how to get enough protein in your diet, you're not alone. Americans have been obsessed with protein after being bombarded with messages that protein is hard to find. Decades of marketing by the meat and dairy industries have ingrained the idea that meat and milk are "protein" foods, while failing to mention that fruits, vegetables, and other plant foods contain protein too! To help ease your nutrition worries, here's some simple charts that show common…

RECIPE: Garden Sushi Cups – Vegan Sushi

Garden Sushi Cups Recipe Add variety to your vegan sushi repertoire. This simple tasty vegan sushi recipe contains 100% whole plant foods that you can grow in your garden. Garden Sushi Cups are heart-healthy, low-fat, low-sodium, dairy-free, gluten-free, and full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Read more about how to make this easy and nutritious plant-based recipe the whole family will love. Kid-Approved Plant-based Recipe This recipe was probably my fourth grade students favorite recipe of the year. The students…