Dr. Joel Fuhrman: Reversing Disease with Plant-Based Nutrition


Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, nutritional researcher, six-time New York Times best-selling author and creator of the Nutritarian Diet, a plant-based approach to maximize nutrition for health, longevity, and disease prevention.

Dr. Fuhrman serves as the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation and has authored numerous research articles published in medical journals. Dr. Fuhrman has educated millions of people on the benefits of healthy eating. His most recent book is Fast Food Genocide – How Processed Food is Killing Us and What We Can Do About it.

In addition to the Dr. Fuhrman Wellness Center in New Jersey, Dr. Fuhrman also operates the Eat To Live Retreat in San Diego where people from all over the world come to stay for 4-12 weeks to break the cycle of unhealthy food addiction, de-stress, reverse chronic disease, and restore their health.

Dr Joel Fuhrman is a brilliant, passionate plant-based physician who has made a monumental impact in the health and wellness world. This interview is awesome. Enjoy!

Also – Watch our interview below, or listen to it on the Chris Beat Cancer podcast on iTunes or Spotify.

Download interview transcript here.

Show Notes
-Dr. Fuhrman’s origin story [02:14]
-Nutrient dense “GBOMBS” [06:51]
-Mushrooms vs Tamoxifen [8:30]
-No such thing as a healthy overweight person [09:13]
-Does animal protein add or distract from diet quality? [11:41]
-Is a vegan diet healthier than one with a little animal protein? [14:22]
-Nutritional strategies for ages 65+ [16:00]
-High protein plant foods [19:15]
-Important supplements for vegans: DHA, D3/K2, B12, Zinc [20:20]
-Should you avoid lectins, phytates and legumes? [24:05]
-Nutritarian diet VS blue zone diet [27:19]
-Dr. Fuhrman’s daily dietary routine [29:18]
-Optimizing nutrient levels for cancer patients [32:37]
-An unprecedented time in human history for nutrition [38:48]
-The triage effect of nutrients in the body [40:34]
-Reversing childhood Type 1 diabetes [46:13]
-Learning to retrain your tastebuds [49:05]
-The Eat to Live Retreat [51:49]

Selected links from the interview:
Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat to Live Retreat
Treatment and Remission of Symptoms in Type 1 Diabetes with a Nutrient-Dense, Plant-Rich (NDPR) Diet: Case Studies

Books mentioned in the interview by Dr. Fuhrman:
Eat to Live
Super Immunity
Fast Food Genocide

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