For years we have known or have at least had an inkling that the nutritional guidelines that trickle down to us, the consumer, are economically and industrially influenced; meaning, that what we eat is influenced by policies that are not really centered on our health. The 4 Food Groups have been nearly decimated as politically motivated, … Continue Reading!
Category: Joel Fuhrman M.D.
Balancing Hormones, as if that was something you could actually do with any level of accuracy (which you can't), other than providing the right "conditions" for natural, healthy hormonal balance, is a popular topic today. Ironically, many people who are attempting to do so, don't realize the effect that animal protein has on hormonal balance, … Continue Reading!
Diabetes is a serious disease that poses considerable risks to the vascular system, particularly to the crucial and delicate blood vessels of the eyes. It results in serious impairment, from blindness to death. It's here.. The end of Diabetes as we know it; as some incurable disease that will leave you dependent on insulin injections, which as … Continue Reading!
By Joel Fuhrman M.D. What are lignans? Plant lignans are one of the four classes of phytoestrogens (isoflavones, lignans, stilbenes, coumestans), phenolic compounds that are structurally similar to the main mammalian estrogen, estradiol.1 Plant lignans are modified by bacteria in the human digestive tract into enteroligans. It is important to recognize the role of healthy bacteria in … Continue Reading!
Lettuce – The New Chicken The majority of Americans subscribe to the idea that we must all eat animal protein in order to survive. This is because most of us were raised according to the government’s daily Standard American Diet (SAD) recommendations and taught to believe the myth that animal protein is the only "complete" source … Continue Reading!
Over 20 million people in the United States (about 8% of the population) have Type 2 Diabetes, and Diabetes accounted for 6.8% of global deaths in adults (age 20-79) in 2010.1,2 Dr. Fuhrman says... Excess weight interferes with insulin’s functions, and is the primary risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. Therefore the most effective treatment … Continue Reading!
Recently, I attended the VegSource Healthy Lifestyle Expo in Santa Monica California. After a few years, it was great to be back as I am a regular of this amazing "plant based" expo. There were amazing presentations by some of the heavyweights in the plant based diet movement, including John McDougall M.D. and Joel Fuhrman … Continue Reading!
By Joel Fuhrman M.D. Over 5,000 different flavonoid antioxidants have been identified, many of these in commonly consumed plant foods – there are many different types of flavonoids: • Flavanols are the most common, and are abundant in onions, kale, leeks, broccoli, apples, blueberries, red wine, and tea. • Less common are the flavones, which are … Continue Reading!
By Joel Fuhrman M.D. Being overweight is not harmless – excess fat is the major factor responsible for insulin resistance and resultant type 2 diabetes, and a risk factor for a plethora of conditions including heart disease, stroke, hypertension, high cholesterol, liver disease, gallbladder disease, respiratory problems, arthritis, and infertility. Obesity is thought to be … Continue Reading!
Dr. Fuhrman on Why Nutrient Rich Eating is Unique and Essential to Your Success – Part 4 – Animal Products
< Part 3 Excess Toxicity and Deficiency But certainly, there are plenty of people who live to be 100, and eat some animal products. It's clear, you can’t have many animal products in your diet, because animal products, especially the animal-product we eat today, because the animal products today are much more polluted than animal products … Continue Reading!