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Product Details

  • Paperback: 453 pages
  • Publisher: Gift of Health Press; Revised Single Paperback Edition edition (September 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983795223
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983795223
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 7.3 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (266 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board-certified family physician, nutritional researcher, and best-selling author 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: The Dr. Oz Show, Today, Good Morning America, Discovery Channel, and the TV Food Network. His public television shows, "3 Steps To Incredible Health!" and "Dr. Fuhrman's Immunity Solution!" bring nutritional science into homes across America. Dr. Fuhrman is actively involved in scientific research in human nutrition. His discoveries on food addiction and human hunger were published in the scientific journal, Nutrition Journal, in November 2010 entitled, The Changing Perception of Hunger on a High Nutrient Density Diet. Dr. Fuhrman is the research director of the Nutritional Research Foundation and the creator of the ANDI food scoring system used by Whole Foods Market where he serves on their scientific advisory board.

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Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board-certified family physician, NY Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including the Dr. Oz show, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and Live with Kelly. Dr. Fuhrman's own hugely successful PBS television shows, "3 Steps to Incredible Health" and "Dr. Fuhrman's Immunity Solution" bring nutritional science to homes all across America.

Dr. Fuhrman is the author of 7 books including 3 New York Times best sellers. Dr. Fuhrman's #1 NY Times best-selling book," Eat to Live" (Little Brown) has sold over 1,000,000 copies and has been published in multiple foreign language editions. In October 2012, "Super Immunity." (HarperOne ) also became a NY Times best seller and in January 2013 his latest book, "End of Diabetes"(HarperOne) reached the New York Times list. Dr. Fuhrman has published in several peer reviewed scientific journals, which include: "Glycemic and cardiovascular parameters improved in Type 2 Diabetes with the high nutrient density (HND) diet." Open Journal of Preventive Medicine and "Changing perceptions of hunger on a high nutrient density diet." Nutrition Journal.

Dr Fuhrman is the father of nutritarian eating. His health (longevity) equation H = N/C, (healthy life expectancy is proportional to lifetime intake of micronutrient diversity and quantity per calorie) has interested scientists the world over. As an advocate of diets rich in a vast array of plant micronutrients per calorie, his ANDI scoring system, (featured in Whole Foods Market) has directed millions of consumers to eat an anti-cancer diet-style .

Dr. Fuhrman's discoveries in differentiating the physiology and biochemistry of true hunger from addictive hunger (which he calls toxic hunger) is essential for understanding and resolving both health and weight concerns, and an essential element to solve our nation's obesity and health crisis.

Dr. Fuhrman is the Research Director of the Nutritional Research Foundation, a member of the Whole Foods Market Scientific Advisory Board and a member of the Dr. Oz Show Medical Advisory Board. He 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.

As a former world class figure skater, Dr. Fuhrman placed second in the United States National Pairs Championships in 1973 and third in the 1976 World Professional Pairs Skating Championship in Jaca, Spain. 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. Along with his nutritional expertise, Dr. Fuhrman has been involved professionally with sports medical committees, advised professional and Olympic athletes, and has lectured to athletic trainers and world-class athletes for maximizing performance and preventing injury.

Customer Reviews

This book has changed my eating habits.
Bill Donahue
I got this book at the library, read it and then knew I had to purchase a copy.
I also love the recipes included in it.
M. Foley

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234 of 240 people found the following review helpful By Eduardo Briceño on January 25, 2013
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My whole life until 10 or 15 years ago, I never ate vegetables. I hated them. I didn't touch one. Then I started being a little more civilized, tasting them sometimes just to co-exist with other people, still disliking them. Then my body broke down and I had to change lots of things, including the way I ate, but it wasn't until I read this book, Eat for Health, that I truly completely changed the way I eat every day, and I love it. This book educated me and made the first compelling case for why eating mostly fruits and vegetables is so important, and then it gave me a path/process to shift from the way I was eating to being truly healthy. It's amazing but now I crave great, healthy foods (like the smoothies I drink every morning, or the Trader Joe's prepared salads I eat for lunch) and it's easy/automatic for me to eat healthily. It doesn't take effort. And I feel great. Thanks to this book.

I highly recommend Eat for Health. If anything, it'll give you great, interesting information, and then you can make a decision as to whether this path is for you. It educated me big time, and it changed my thinking to focus on the benefits of eating the good stuff, rather than on the drawbacks of eating the bad stuff. It gives a compelling case as to why it's so important to eat the micro-nutrients in fruits and vegetables (vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals). When thinking about diet, many people think about the things that are bad, that they want to keep out of their diet (calories, processed foods, etc.). This book, instead, makes a compelling case to focus on the good things - they things we should be eating for good health, and why, and it encourage us to focus on those good things and make progress toward eating more of them over time.
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102 of 105 people found the following review helpful By gpstogo on February 8, 2013
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This book puts healthy eating into a very current, contemporary format which helps us to sift out the fad diets from the reality of solid laboratory research. We all already know what foods are best for us but this helped me organize everything into a useable plan. Yes, it involves some supplements and buying of seeds, etc. but it is truly manageable. My health is not good from years of being overweight, inactive, etc. so I looked for something other than another diet. Dr. Fuhrman's concept of maximizing nutrients was the answer. It has taken me awhile to shift from 'diet' meals to health meals but I'm slowly making the change and I can feel a definite loss for the cravings I had before. I've only been on it about 4 weeks now but I'm beginning to feel better already.

It's a chore sometimes to keep fresh fruits and veggies on hand for juicing or cooking with the cold Chicago weather right now but I realize it is worth the effort. I bought an Omega vertical juicer and it sits on my counter for my morning juicing each day. I do make smoothies in my blender from time to time but I prefer mixing the veggies and fruit in the juicer using the strainer basket with the larger holes for more pulp. I'm getting double the veggies I used to and with being juiced, they are easily absorbed into my system.

Dr. Fuhrman's plan is one that requires some effort and dedication but isn't good health worth it? It's a shift in thinking to some extent but not that difficult. His instructions and information and suggestions are all well arranged in the book and easy to understand. I make a menu and then shopping list from that and it only takes a little effort to get what you need in your pantry and then you are ready to go. It isn't a far out, health faddist, type of book by any means but something ordinary people with the right motivation will enjoy and find useable. Good luck to all who give this method a try ... it is definitely worth it.
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127 of 138 people found the following review helpful By MLouise VINE VOICE on April 6, 2013
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I first saw Dr. Fuhrman on a PBS special. He caught my husband's interest, so I paid attention. I am usually the one who researches health & nutrition and am inspired only by a select few 'eating lifestyles'. It is difficult to inspire my husband tho, so I wanted to see what caught his attention. Well, after listening to Dr. Fuhrman for just a little while, I knew his advice had merit.
So I went to Amazon to see what books were available. Instead of the one advertised on PBS, I chose this one (Eat for Health). It seemed to have all the things I wanted, which were:
1. A thorough overview of the nutritarian plan.
2. A list of foods, with nutrient density scores. (This is a great at-a-glance reference tool)
3. Recipes (I ended up loving the recipe section even more than I imagined.)

The nutritarian plan includes similarities to about all of the things I love about a few other eating plans out there. These include the CRON diet (Calorie Restriction Optimal Nutrition), The Doug Kauffman Phase diets (anti-micotic), and the blood type diet (for type A's). The nutritarian diet is not exactly like any of the aforementioned diets, but does combine the best parts of them in a way that fits my preferences perfectly. And since my husband is now on board, I can finally cook the same way for both of us!

For those of you who are avid meat eaters, this book does not forbid meat all together. You can have it occasionally, but Dr. Fuhrman does not recommend it every day. He recommends that Poultry, eggs, fish, & fat free dairy comprise less than 10% of your calories, and red meat to be eaten rarely. For meat lovers, he has devised a way to gradually phase into the eating plan so that it will be a smoother transition.
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