Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD

Bio

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author 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, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Live with Kelly. Dr. Fuhrman’s own hugely successful PBS television shows, 3 Steps to Incredible Health and Dr. Fuhrman’s Immunity Solution bring nutritional science to homes all across America.

Dr. Fuhrman’s #1 New York Times best-selling book, Eat to Live, originally published in 2003 (Little Brown) has sold over 1,000,000 copies and has been published in multiple foreign language editions. In October 2012, Super Immunity (HarperOne) reached the New York Times best seller’s list and in January 2013, The End of Diabetes (HarperOne) became his third New York Times best seller. Dr. Fuhrman’s most recent books, The Eat to Live Cookbook (Harper One) reached #1 on the New York Times best sellers list during its debut week in October 2013 and The End of Dieting (HarperOne), released in March 2014, was #2 on the list for its debut. In addition, Dr. Fuhrman has written several other popular books on nutritional science which include: Eat for Health (Gift of Health Press), Disease Proof Your Child (St. Martin's Griffin), Fasting and Eating for Health (St. Martin's Griffin) and the Dr. Fuhrman's Nutritarian Handbook and ANDI Food Scoring Guide (Gift of Health Press).


Website

Dr.Fuhrman.com offers the tools to achieve and maintain a unique, healthy dietary lifestyle that facilitates weight loss, reversal and prevention of disease and longevity through nutritional and natural methods. To enable all who wish to benefit from his health-promoting dietary approach, Drfuhrman.com offers books, videos, audios, and a variety of nutritional and food products to help ensure your success.



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  • Joel Fuhrman, MD answered:
    Yes. Contrary to popular belief, it is not normal for blood pressure to rise with age. Cultures that eat primarily fresh whole plant foods and avoid excessive added fats, processed foods, animal protein and salt do not experience the age-related increase in blood pressure that we see in the U.S. These elevations...Read More
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD answered:
    Yes, type 2 diabetes can be reversed and its tragic complications can be avoided. The most effective treatment for type 2 diabetes is significant weight loss with a high-nutrient eating style and frequent exercise. It may take a little extra effort, but avoiding the tragic complications of diabetes and a premature death is...Read More
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD answered:
    Yes, type 2 diabetes can be prevented. The primary risk factor for type 2 diabetes is being overweight or obese, because excess fat on the body interferes with the normal functions of insulin. The heavier you are, the greater the likelihood you will develop type 2 diabetes. In addition, nutrient-...Read More
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD answered:
    Consuming mushrooms regularly is associated with significant decreased risk of breast cancer in both pre and postmenopausal women. Amazingly, frequent consumption of mushrooms can decrease the incidence of breast cancer by up to 60-70 percent. In one recent study, women who ate at least 10 grams of fresh...Read More
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD answered:
    The scientific evidence shows that women have the power to achieve substantial protection against breast cancer with preventive lifestyle measures.
    Cancer-fighting compounds have been identified in many plant foods, and consumption of these foods is linked to dramatically lower risk of cancers.  As I...Read More
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD answered:
    Cancer-fighting compounds have been identified in many plant foods, and consumption of these foods is linked to dramatically lower risk of cancers.  The same anti-cancer foods that help to prevent breast cancer can also help to improve prognosis and reduce the likelihood of recurrence in breast cancer...Read More
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD answered:
    Since beans are high-nutrient, high-fiber, and low-calorie, you can eat them in virtually unlimited quantities. Beans add texture to soups and other vegetable dishes, and leave you feeling full and satisfied. Eating beans regularly helps to prevent food cravings, contributing to maintaining a healthy weight.  Beans...Read More
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD answered:
    Mushrooms are highly beneficial, especially for breast cancer prevention. Mushrooms support the immune system by enhancing the activity of several types of immune cells. Mushrooms are unique in their breast cancer preventing effects. Frequent consumption of mushrooms, even just 1 button mushroom per day, has...Read More
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD answered:
    These are a few simple strategies for maintaining healthy blood pressure levels: Consume a diet based on whole plant foods – vegetables, beans, fruits, nuts and seeds.  Plant foods contain many natural substances that help to keep blood pressure in the favorable range – for example, flavonoids in berries and...Read More
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD answered:
    Cultures that eat primarily fresh whole plant foods and avoid excessive added fats, processed foods, animal protein and salt do not experience the age-related increase in blood pressure that we see in the U.S. These elevations in blood pressure are not caused by aging; instead they are due to the cumulative destructive...Read More
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD answered:
    It is not any one specific food, but a combination of all the health-promoting, high-nutrient plant foods – leafy greens, beans, fruits, etc. that slows the aging process and protects us from disease. The accumulation of oxidative damage over time is known to be a significant contributor to biological...Read More
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD answered:
    Echinacea used in children or adults has been investigated in a significant number of studies and has not been shown to be effective in lessening cold symptoms or shortening the length of illness. There is some data to suggest that in some of the studies Echinacea had a significant benefit to reduce...Read More
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD answered:
    Low-calorie diets are not good for weight loss, because there is a greater chance you will binge and go off the diet. Watch family physician and author Joel Fuhrman, MD, explain why low-calorie diets are not an ideal solution for weight loss.  Read More
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD answered:
    Cheating on your diet can be harmful, because the addictive nature of sugar and processed food can pull a person right back into unhealthy eating habits. Watch family physician and author Joel Fuhrman, MD, explain why you should avoid cheat days. Read More
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD answered:
    Desserts and sweets can be healthy for you, if they are made with natural ingredients like whole grains, fruit, nuts/seeds, and even beans. Watch family physician and author Joel Fuhrman, MD, explain how to make healthy desserts and sweet treats. Read More