Today we talk to Dr. Joel Fuhrman about his philosophy of the nutritarian diet and his new book, The End of Heart Disease: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. Dr. Fuhrman is a Board-certified family physician with over 25 years experience in nutritional medicine. Through his medical practice, as well as his New York Times best-selling books and PBS specials, Dr. Fuhrman has helped thousands of people lose weight permanently and reverse chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and chronic pain syndromes, including migraines, using a nutrient-dense, plant-rich eating style that he calls the Nutritarian diet.
Grounded in the latest scientific research as well as his years of clinical experience treating heart disease, Dr. Fuhrman’s book outlines a plan that can lower cholesterol and blood pressure, reduces your weight, heals obstructive coronary artery disease, and can even eradicate advanced heart disease. His philosophy is that all of this can be corrected without the prescription pad, as Dr. Fuhrman believes the most powerful drug on the planet is food.
According to Dr. Fuhrman, while heart disease and strokes are the leading cause of death in the United States, most heart disease-related deaths are preventable with diet and nutrition. Dr. Fuhrman coined the term “Nutritarian” to describe a diet that is nutrient-dense and plant-rich, and includes anti-cancer superfoods, which also facilitate weight loss. These foods supply both the right amount of macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrates) and the vital micronutrients (vitamins, phytochemicals and minerals) that unleash the body’s incredible power to heal itself and slow the aging process, giving the body renewed vitality.
Dr. Fuhrman is also the author of other NY Times best-selling books, Eat to Live, Super Immunity, The End of Diabetes, The Eat to Live Cookbook, and The End of Dieting. Additional information about the nutritarian diet and Dr. Fuhrman can be found on his website (https://www.drfuhrman.com).