Mon, 3 September 2018
This week we welcome Dr Joel Fuhrman to the show. Dr Joel Fuhrman is an American celebrity doctor who advocates what he calls a micronutrient-rich diet.
A former competitive figure skater, he suffered a serious injury which removed him from competition. He says an alternative medicine therapy helped speed his recovery and led him to become a physician. His practice is based on his nutrition-based approach to obesity and chronic disease, also referred to as a nutritarian or restrictive diet, as well as promoting his products and books. He has written several books promoting his dietary approaches and sells a related line of nutrition related products. As of April 2013, his book Eat to Live was on the New York Times bestseller paperback Advice & Misc. list for 90 weeks.
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00:44 This week, I'm excited to welcome Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Dr. Fuhrman is board certified family physician, a New York Times bestselling author and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and naturally healing. He advocates a micro-nutrient rich diet and explains how eating this way unleashes the body's tremendous ability to heal, achieve optimal weight, and slow the aging process. In this episode, we discuss the health issues linked to a modern-day processed diet and how eating G-BOMBs, more on this later, can help get us back on track. Even if you think you've got your diet covered, I guarantee you'll learn something from this conversation. So, enough from me. Over to Dr. Fuhrman.
01:29 Hey guys. This is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Dr. Joel Fuhrman to the show. Dr. Fuhrman, how are you?
01:37 Great to be here.
01:39 Thank you.
01:40 Thank you. First up, for all of those listeners out there that may not be familiar with you or your work, I'd love it if you could just spend a couple of minutes just telling us a little bit about what you do and perhaps why you do it as well.
01:54 Well, I've been a board certified [inaudible 00:01:56] family physician specializing in nutrition for about 30 years now. I specifically went to medical school with the intent to do what I do, which is to reverse disease to aggressive nutritional methods. So, people with chronic migraines, fibromyalgia, asthma, advanced heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, auto-immune conditions like scleroderma, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, I'm making the radical claim that nutritional excellence is more powerful than medication. You could get people back to great health again without poisoning them with toxic drugs. I developed a career around that.
02:39 Aligned with that idea I've been treating sick people and getting them well again through nutrition, not through medications, is this concept of developing the ideal diet style to maximally extend the human lifespan. I've had thousands of people who have lost more than a hundred pounds, but the point I'm making right now is that it's not just about losing weight, it's about slowing the aging process, maintaining our youthful vigor, and our athletic abilities and our mental abilities into our later years and living to 100 years old in great health. I think that these modern advances in nutritional science are making this possible today for those of us that want that.
03:16 I'm president of the Nutritional Research Foundation. In other words, we raise money to do nutritional research studies and I've published numerous research projects and am involved with studies ongoing now, to show that we can protect ... we can prevent cancer and if people have cancer they can live longer. We're doing disease reversal and disease prevention studies as well, utilizing this nutritarian portfolio of these high-nutrient foods we have put together to design this ideal diet to maximize human longevity.
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