IHN was thrilled to host an exclusive 90 minute talk with physician, natural health expert and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Joel Fuhrman on Monday February 8, 2016. Practitioners know much about nutrition and its powerful effects to create disease or protect against disease but what degree of nutritional excellence is necessary to make a diet therapeutically disease reversing?
Dr. Fuhrman’s lecture was on reversing disease through nutritional medicine by discussing nutritional parameters needed to maximize lifespan:
1 Micronutrient Density
2 Comprehensive Nutrient Adequacy
3 Hormonal Favorability, Glycemic Load and Cancer
4 Avoidance of toxins/carcinogens/infectious agents
Among other lecture features, Dr. Fuhrman spoke to:
• Maximizing cardiac and diabetic reversal using beans, nuts and seeds
• Salient features of most effective anti-cancer foods
• Reviewing study data documenting effectiveness, and comparative diet outcomes
• Informative case histories and methodologies of nutritional protocols
• Unfavorable fatty acid index with low fat vegan diet and remedy
• Conservative use of nutritional supplements to prevent and treat depression and prevent dementia
Dr. Fuhrman is the father of Nutritarian eating. His health (longevity) equation H = N/C, (healthy life expectancy is proportional to lifetime intake of micronutrient diversity and quantity per calorie) has interested scientists the world over. As an advocate of diets rich in a vast array of plant micronutrients per calorie, his ANDI scoring system (featured in Whole Foods Market), has directed millions of consumers to eat an anti-cancer diet-style.
He is a board-certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author, supplement formulator and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Dr. Fuhrman is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing with a number of published studies in scientific journals. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Live with Kelly and Michael. Dr. Fuhrman’s own hugely successful PBS television shows, 3 Steps to Incredible Health and Dr. Fuhrman’s Immunity Solution, and his latest show, End Dieting Forever, bring nutritional science to homes all across America. Dr. Fuhrman is the Research Director of the Nutritional Research Foundation and a member of the Dr. Oz Show Medical Advisory Board. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1988).
He founded Dr. Fuhrman Medical Associates, which is a unique practice that specializes in treating a variety of medical problems with lifestyle changes, superior nutrition, and the conservative use of nutritional supplements that patients had difficulty recovering from. The nutrition-based treatment protocols used for specific diseases, based on the relationship between food and disease, have been developed from the study of many years of research and practical experience.
As a former world-class figure skater, Dr. Fuhrman is dedicated to sports medicine, foot and body alignment, injury prevention, human performance and longevity speaks to these lifelong interests. Along with his nutritional expertise, Dr. Fuhrman has been involved professionally with sports medical committees, advised professional and Olympic athletes, and has lectured to athletic trainers and world-class athletes for maximizing performance and preventing injury. A few of Dr. Fuhrman’s best-selling books are Super Immunity, The End of Diabetes, Eat to Live, Eat to Live Cookbook and Disease-Proof Your Child.