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. Dr. Fuhrman is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation, and is a frequent guest on The Dr. Oz Show, for which he serves on the medical advisory board.
An internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, Dr. Fuhrman is also a health and fitness enthusiast, whose athletic background gives him a keen insight into the importance of diet and physical exercise. Before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Fuhrman was a world-class figure skater who placed third in the 1976 World Professional Pairs Skating Championship.
[3:15] Dr Fuhrman's history in figure skating, and why he left for medicine after he got injured
[7:50] What two things you could do today to change your life for the better
[10:15] Why using medication isn't always the best solution and how you can protect yourself from heart disease without medication
[13:27] Nutrition vs medication, how much each can actually lower your risk of heart disease
[15:30] Why it's important to start young, and if it's too late for you now if you didn't
[18:00] If there's a model diet for kids that's different from adults
[19:55] Why focusing on what you ARE eating makes you not want what you CAN'T eat
[23:10] If there's a need for any animal products
[28:15] Whether we should still be worried about cholesterol