Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD

Bio

Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board-certified family physician, best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods.

As one of the country's leading experts on nutrition and natural healing, Dr. Fuhrman 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 the Dr. Oz Show. His own PBS television program, 3 Steps to Incredible Health!, began airing nationwide in June 2011 and directly addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic disease plaguing America and helps support PBS stations nationwide.

His best-selling book, Eat to Live, published in 2003 (Little Brown) has gone through over 20 printings and been published in multiple foreign language editions. The revised version was released by Little Brown in January 2011 and continues to remain on the NY Times best-sellers list. He is the author of seven books including his newest release Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting your Body's Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger and Disease Free (Sept 2011), and Disease Proof Your Child, (2005).

Dr. Fuhrman is actively involved in scientific research in human nutrition. His most recent scientific study on food addiction and human hunger were published in the scientific journal, Nutrition Journal, in November 2011 entitled, The Changing Perception of Hunger on a High Nutrient Density Diet. Dr. Fuhrman is the research director of the Nutritional Research Project- a project of the National Health Association. Dr. Fuhrman is on the board of directors of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He is also a member of the Whole Foods Market scientific advisory board.

Dr. Fuhrman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1988), 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 speaks to other physicians at hospital grand rounds and provides nutritional education to physicians for CME credit.

As 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. Today, he is an active participant in multiple sports and is a health and fitness enthusiast. His dedication to sports medicine, foot and body alignment, injury prevention, human performance and longevity speaks to these lifelong interests.

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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Get the support and advice you need directly from Dr. Fuhrman to get healthy, look great and feel better than ever! As a member of our Dr. Fuhrman family, you will gain supportive services and a world-wide community of online members and friends. You will find the knowledge, direct advice and tools to assure your success, regardless of your health challenges. Some features of the member center include over 1,000 searchable recipes, Ask the Doctor Forums, Member Discussion Forums, Teleconferences, a Health Tracker to track your progress and much more! Dr. Fuhrman's advice could save your life.


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    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many chronically ill Americans take less of their medicines than they should or skip them entirely so they can afford to eat, a new study reveals.

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