22 Sep The Nutritarian Diet & How it Can Save Us All | Dr. Joel Fuhrman
You hear me talk about it a lot. What we eat has a huge impact on our health and the health of the environment. What if I told you that nutrition is even more powerful than any of us are led to believe? By eating a Nutritarian Diet, you can protect yourself against heart disease, diabetes, cancer and even dementia. We’ve always had all the answers, and now it’s time to use them.
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Dr. Joel Fuhrman knows more about nutrition than anyone I’ve ever met.
In fact, he’s written 13 books on the subject. Seven of those have become New York Times bestsellers, including Eat to Live and his latest, Eat for Life. From a young age, Dr. Fuhrman was obsessed with healthy food. Growing up in Yonkers, NY, he would spend hours reading books with his father about the science of nutrients. His healthy eating style gave him an edge as a teenage athlete. In 1976, he placed 3rd in the world for pairs figure skating. These unique credentials gave him authenticity while advising Olympic athletes on nutrition years later.
Today, Dr. Fuhrman is a champion for the “Nutritarian Diet,” a phrase he coined himself. This health-driven way of eating focuses on a diet full of nutrient-dense whole foods. He’s a firm believer in the dangers of the standard American diet. Processed foods, sugars, and chemicals are slowly killing us, and the doctor has proof. Throughout his 35+ year career, he has seen the healing power of the Nutritarian Diet. Patients suffering from kidney failure, heart disease, morbid obesity, and even cancer- all healed by completely overhauling their eating habits.
In this conversation, Dr.Fuhrman breaks down why nutrient-rich foods are essential for preventing disease. He gives us some frightening US health statistics that even I wasn’t aware of. We go over easy ways to add more plant-based meals into your diet, and why supplements are essential. His wealth of knowledge is unmatched in the nutrition world, and I’m so excited for you to hear what he has to say.
In this episode:
- Dr. Fuhrman’s medical school experiences
- The secrets to health we’ve known all along
- Why we need to change our education system to include nutrition
- A breakdown of the Nutritarian Diet
- A sample day of eating healthy whole foods
- Scary American health statistics
- The simple principles the doctor teaches his patients
- GBOMBS and how to include them in your diet
- What it means to have a “hormonally favorable” diet
- What it means to eat clean
- The dangers of animal products
- Why you have to change your personality to eat healthy long term
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