NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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How to stay healthy and boost immunity with #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Joel Fuhrman's no-nonsense, results-driven nutrition plan.
As a family physician for over 30 years and #1 New York Times bestselling author Joel Fuhrman, M.D. will tell you that doctors and medications cannot grant you excellent health or protection from disease and suffering. The most effective health-care is proper self-care and that starts with changing the way we eat.
Eat for Life delivers a science-backed nutrition-based program that prevents and even reverses most medical problems within three to six months. This is a bold claim but the science and the tens of thousands who have tried this approach back it up.
The truth is: you simply do not have to be sick.
Most Americans are deficient in the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients found in plants (micronutrients), and consume too many fats, proteins, carbohydrates (macronutrients). The results of this standard diet is that we are not only shortening our lives but damaging our energy, vitality, and daily health by eating packaged and processed foods, excessive meat and dairy, and unsustainable amounts of salt and sugar. What we need is to consume foods rich in phytonutrients such as greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries, and seeds. These delicious and abundant foods contain the largest assortment of micronutrients and when consumed in adequate quantities they prevent and reverse diabetes and heart-disease, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduce hunger and food cravings.
Rooted in the latest nutritional science and complete with recipes, menu plans, and testimonials, Eat for Life offers everything you need to change the course of your health and put this life-changing program to work for you.
About the Author
JOEL FUHRMAN, M.D. is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, a board-certified family physician, President of the Nutritional Research Foundation, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Dr. Fuhrman has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, including his own successful PBS specials, which have raised millions for public broadcasting stations.
Dr. Fuhrman is the author of six New York Times best-sellers: Eat to Live (Little Brown, 2003); Super Immunity (HarperOne, 2012); The End of Diabetes (HarperOne, 2013); The Eat to Live Cookbook (HarperOne, 2013); The End of Dieting (HarperOne, 2014) and The End of Heart Disease (HarperOne, 2016). In addition to his New York Times best-sellers, Dr. Fuhrman has written several other popular books, which include: Fast Food Genocide (HarperOne, 2017); Eat to Live Quick & Easy Cookbook (HarperOne, 2017); Eat for Health (Gift of Health Press), Disease Proof Your Child (St. Martin’s Griffin), Fasting and Eating for Health (St. Martin’s Griffin) and the Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian Handbook and ANDI Food Scoring Guide (Gift of Health Press).
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Nutritarian Diet 1
Chapter 1 The Science of Longevity 19
Chapter 2 Your Hormones and Your Health 49
Chapter 3 It Is All about the Plants 81
Chapter 4 Your Health is In Your Hands 103
Chapter 5 We Can Prevent Cancer 145
Chapter 6 The Struggle to Lose Weight 177
Chapter 7 We Can Reverse Disease 213
Chapter 8 How to Cook, Eat, Live 249
Chapter 9 The Nutritarian Diet Recipes 273
In Closing 353