Weightloss Program & Eat For Health answer questions with logic and science. It is not just a weight loss program. It gives individuals the ability to measure and intuitively judge the nutritional quality of their diet in order to discern whether their diet is optimal for delivering the therapeutic effects for disease reversal and prevention. How do we design the right diet for those with multiple risk factors or a poor family history? What if you are faced with a serious health challenge, how should your diet be structured for maximum therapeutic effects? Eat For Health allows a person to assess their own health needs and determine what level of dietary excellence they uniquely require to begin healing and retraining their taste to prefer healthier options.
A person who Eat For Health is called a nutritarian, and understands that food has powerful disease–protecting and therapeutic effects and seeks to consume a broad array of micronutrients via their food choices. It is not sufficient to merely avoid fats. It is not sufficient for the diet to have a low glycemic index. It is not sufficient for the diet to be low in animal products. It is not sufficient for the diet to be mostly raw food. A truly healthy diet must be micronutrient rich and the micronutrient richness must be adjusted to meet individual needs.
The foods with the highest micronutrient per calorie scores are green vegetables, colorful vegetables, and fresh fruits. For optimal health and to combat disease, it is necessary to consume enough of these foods.
Few people could expect to have optimal health without attention to the consumption of high micronutrient foods. For example, a vegan diet centered on high starch vegetables or grains such as rice, potato and wheat, may not contain sufficient micronutrient richness for disease–reversal or to maximize longevity and in some individuals the lack of attention to micronutrient density may be disease–causing.
What makes Eat For Health unique
It’s more than just weight loss.Menu plans, recipes, and dietary suggestions are based on micronutrient per calorie density, offering the most effective approach for both weight loss and disease prevention and reversal.
It’s a healthy and risk free way of eliminating food cravings and overeating.The physiological and emotional components that lead to food cravings and overeating are clearly explained along with the steps to resolve these issues. Low nutrient eating (and toxic eating) leads to increased cellular toxicity with undesirable levels of free radicals and advanced glycation end products (AGE’s). This toxicity causes addictive withdrawal symptoms (toxic hunger) which results in more frequent eating and overeating. Understanding these concepts and incorporating a sufficient amount of nutrient rich foods is critical to overcoming this addictive cycle!
It works for everyone.Every person has unique nutritional needs, but assuring nutritional excellence is essential for everyone whether old, young, fit, overweight, healthy or ill, to achieve their overall health and weight goals.
It offers a sound nutrition prescription for disease reversal and prevention.This is truly the gold standard of nutritional medicine. These dietary recommendations can be utilized to therapeutically address disease reversal and to protect individuals with high health–risk factors. To accomplish this, the micronutrient quality (H=N/C) or nutrient density of an individual’s diet must be increased accordingly.
Thousands who have recovered from their medical problems have been calling Dr. Fuhrman‘s EAT FOR HEALTH program a medical miracle. They are not just talking about the people who successfully lost weight after failing for years on one diet after another, but about the diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, allergies, asthma, autoimmune illnesses (including lupus) and headaches which they have witnessed simply melt away.
Diabetes takes a severe toll on the person’s health. More than 70 percent of adults with Type II diabetes die of heart attacks and strokes, and these deaths occur at a younger age compared to people without diabetes. Premature death and the devastating complications of this disease simply do not have to happen. Those with diabetes are told to watch their diet, exercise and use drugs to better control the glucose levels in their bloodstream. The nutritional advice received from the American Diabetes Association (ADA), dieticians and physicians is inadequate and permits countless of unnecessary premature deaths and much needless suffering.
I declare, “Don’t live with your diabetes and
don't simply control your diabetes...
get rid of it.”
The vast majority of my patients, who adopt my nutritional and exercise recommendations for diabetes, become thin and non–diabetic. They are able to gradually discontinue their insulin and eventually their other medications. They simply get well. I work with people who have diabetes and who want to live a long and healthy life. The membership services offered here on this website and the information in my books, Eat For Health and Eat To Live, can get you started on this road to wellness. My hope is that the information about diabetes found in my books and on my website will enable you to feel more confident that you or someone you care about can be motivated to recover their health.
Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board–certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. His private practice is located in Flemington, New Jersey.
He is the author of Eat To Live: The Revolutionary Plan for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, which was published by Little, Brown & Company in 2003 and has gone through eleven printings in hardcover and six printings in paperback. Foreign editions of Eat To Live are available in the U.K., Turkey, and Israel. Dr. Fuhrman’s first book, Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor’s Program for Conquering Disease, was published in 1995 by St. Martin’s Press. Dr. Fuhrman’s next book, Disease–Proof Your Child, was published by St. Martin’s Press in April 2005. His most recent book, published in 2008, Eat For Health (a two volume set) is acclaimed as a medical breakthrough for weight loss, disease reversal and prevention.
In addition, Dr. Fuhrman is widely published, from medical journals such as the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Orthopaedics and Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, to consumer publications such as Mothering Magazine and Health Science.
He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and has received the St. Joseph’s Family Practice Resident’s Teaching Award for his contribution to the education of residents. In addition, Dr. Fuhrman provides nutritional education to other physicians, and is a guest lecturer at Cornell University Graduate Program in Human Nutrition.
Dr. Fuhrman is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Health Association; Advisory Panel, The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine; Diplomat, American Academy of Family Physicians; Sports Medicine Committee, Professional Skaters Guild of America; and PwC Health and Performance Advisory Panel, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
As one of the country's leading experts on nutrition and natural healing, Joel Fuhrman, M.D. has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including: ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, Today, Good Morning America, the Discovery Channel, TV Food Network, CNBC and many more.
Joel Fuhrman is a former world class figure skater and member of the United States World Figure Skating Team. In 1973, he placed Second in the United States National Pairs Championships. In the World Professional Pairs Skating Championship in Jaca, Spain in 1976, he placed Third. His dedication to sports medicine, health and fitness, preventive care and medicine speak to these lifelong interests.