Eat to Live Retreat In Sunny Southern California

It’s one thing to learn how to eat healthy through books and seminars, it’s wholly another to be able to spend a few months living in a new world, one that becomes your own and helps you establish new eating habits in the most direct and experiential way imaginable. Let alone in an oasis like the Eat to Live Retreat in sunny Southern California.

There is no better physical place in the world, to learn how to eat

Dr. Fuhrman

Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat to Live Retreat is a place of transformation. Of discovering the joy that comes from living in great health.

At the Eat to Live Retreat, your care will be under the supervision of Dr. Fuhrman and his highly-skilled staff. Together, they will utilize cutting-edge nutritional protocols and provide the services you need to recover your health naturally and completely – including delicious meals made from locally grown organic ingredients. We use the most nutrient-dense and biologically complete superfoods on the planet (many from our garden).

Dr. Fuhrman will custom-tailor a plan to meet your specific health needs in the following areas:

  • Shedding excess weight
  • Eliminating your need for statins and other drugs
  • Normalizing blood pressure
  • Reversing type 2 diabetes
  • Recovering from or reducing the risk of cancer
  • Recovering from cardiovascular disease
  • Recovering from autoimmune diseases
  • Resolving emotional eating
  • Recovering from chronic pain
  • Changing taste preferences and making healthy foods taste great.

Come to a place where you’ll be nourished in both body and mind. Where you will set aside life’s obligations and focus on yourself. Where you will take the vital first steps on your journey towards a life that is healthier, more vibrant, and more fulfilling than you ever imagined.

Dr. Fuhrman

Experience the many ways nutritional excellence can transform your health. At Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat to Live Retreat.

Is Every Salad Green Equally Good For You?

The Truth: Most leafy greens are good for you — but some are better than others.

Salads are a great way to pack in the nutrients without packing on the pounds. The best are a rainbow of nutrient-rich, non starchy veggies (although not a problem if you want to add some starchy vegetables) that provide immune system stabilizing and strengthening micronutrients, and a dose of healthy fat even before a nut or seed based dressing is added. However, too often these produce powerhouses fall short — starting with the most basic ingredient: lettuce! Since the greens are the foundation for the salad, it is important to build a better one by choosing the best of the bunch.

Here is a quick tutorial of the different leafy greens out there to help you select the best lettuce for your next salad!




1. Romaine – romaine lettuce has large, crisp leaves that provide a crunchy texture sharp flavor making it the perfect selection for Caesar salads. It has a decent shelf life in the refrigerator and can be found in both green (the more common) and red varieties.

2. Arugula – arugula lettuce has a peppery, pungent flavor that goes great with milder greens as a contrast flavor. At some health food stores you can find arugula sold on its own, but it is usually found in pre-made spring mixes.

3. Radicchio – radicchio has a beautiful purple color with a bitter, peppery flavor when eaten alone but goes well mixed in with milder greens.
Watercress – watercress is a peppery green that goes great in salads, sandwiches, and in soups. It also makes a great garnish for any meal. Watercress is highly perishable so it is recommended that you use it as soon as you buy it.

4. Butter – Butter lettuce (or butterhead lettuce) consists of both Bibb and Boston lettuces. These lettuces have soft tender loose leaves that can be used in salads, on sandwiches, or as a bed for other dishes. Bibb lettuce tends to be smaller, more flavorful, and more expensive than Boston lettuce.

5. Leaf lettuce – leaf lettuce comes in both green and red tip varieties that can be used interchangeably. Leaf lettuce has a tender, sweet, mild flavor that makes them versatile for any salad.

6. Mizuna – mizuna lettuce is a Japanese green that has tender leaves with a pleasant peppery flavor. Mizuna lettuce is commonly seen in spring green mixes.

7. Endive – endive lettuce is a category that includes Belgian endive, curly endive, and escarole. Belgian endive has crunchy, bitter leaves usually used to make hors d’oeuvres but can also be chopped up and added to salad. Curly endive (frisee) is a also a crisp bitter green that can be used in salads or as a side dish. Curly endive is often seen on salads to add visual interest over flavor. The outer leaves are more bitter than the more pale, tender, and mild inner leaves. Escarole has sturdy bitter leaves that are best cooked as a side dish or used in soups. Young escarole leaves are more mild and can be used in salads.

8. Iceberg – Iceberg lettuce is known for its crisp texture and long shelf life in the refrigerator. However, iceberg lacks most of the flavor and nutrients that other lettuce varieties contain.

The Bottom Line: Leafy greens are great for you, and you should be eating more of them! Iceberg, romaine, leaf lettuce, and butterhead lettuce are the most common salad greens. However, spring salad mixes are becoming more common in supermarkets and general contain some mix of arugula, mizuna, frisee, radicchio, spianch, tat soi, oakleaf, red chard, and red mustard greens.


Superfoods for Better Immunity and Slow Down Aging

Anti-Aging-Super-FoodNo special diet can make you younger or stop you from aging. We all know we have to age one day, but how and what we eat makes a huge difference in how healthy we are going to be on the journey, and how long it will take. But there is a crop of food and herbs that medical experts believe can improve vitality and extend life. These foods that are nutrient rich superfood, in conjunction with living a healthy lifestyle, can delay or ward off age-related aches, pains and diseases.

But if you still eat fast food regularly, adding a berry or few leaves of spinach to your diet won’t make much difference. Along with a plant-based nutrient rich superfood eating style, we recommend avoiding foods that accelerate the downside of aging, including sugar, salt, oil and saturated fats.

Experts agree that it’s never too late to eat to ward off the diseases associated with aging. Begin taking baby steps, slowly replacing age-accelerating nutrient poor foods with those that slow down aging and fight disease. The way you eat is the foundation for better health, a longer lifespan. Nutrient rich Superfoods have the power to heal and change lives at any time in our lives. And that’s why we recommend a 90-10 balance, with the bulk being nutrient rich superfoods and the remaining “anything you want to eat.” The reason being few of us can eat right all the time, but if you eat right most of the time, you will have an edge, protecting your heart, brain, eyes and joints against the diseases associated with aging.

Said that won’t adding superfoods to your life be worth it, because who doesn’t want to look younger. Just consider the size of the U.S. market for anti-aging products — a whopping $80 billion. But now you can find your way to a younger, healthier you just by visiting the grocery store. What’s even better? You can get a double anti-aging dose by enjoying these powerful superfood pairs below. Here are some of superfood combos for Better immunity and slow down aging.Have your own ideas? Let us know in comments

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COMBINATION: Red Bell Peppers and Black Beans

PROVIDES: Better Immunity

They look good at the veggie market and are expensive. But here’s a good reason to buy them. You’ll absorb more immune-boosting plant iron by adding in some red bell peppers on your plate. Iron in black beans is hard for the body to absorb, however, adding a dose of Vitamin C-rich produce like red peppers converts the iron into a type that’s easier for the body to use. Red peppers are also heavily laced with pesticides so opt for either green house or organic peppers.

DO IT RIGHT: There are great recipes online that show you how to mix your beans with red bell peppers and make the meal a tasty one too.


COMBINATION: Broccoli and Tomatoes

PROVIDES: Protection against cancer

Both are individually known to have cancer-fighting properties, but research has shown that together they are the Hulk of cancer fighting foods. Scientists found consuming tomato and broccoli at the same time was more effective at slowing the growth of cancerous prostate tumors than eating either vegetable alone.

DO IT RIGHT: Have one-and-a-half cups of broccoli along with two and-a-half cups of fresh tomato.


COMBINATION: Garlic and Onions

PROVIDES: Full-body protection

Both these veggies contain a number of organosulfur compounds and heart-healthy plant chemicals that help keep arteries free of plaque. Some of these compounds have even been studied for their power to detoxify carcinogens in the body.

DO IT RIGHT: Most Indian cooking combines the two, however if you are in the mood for something else, the combination works well for soups and sauces.


COMBINATION: Pink Grapefruit and Avocado

PROVIDES: Cell protection

Grapefruits are great on their own: They’re rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that’s been shown to reduce inflammation and prevent cell damage. But when you pair grapefruit with avocado, the avocado’s healthy fats actually help increase lycopene absorption, making it more available for your body to use.

DO IT RIGHT; Try eating the grapefruit and avocado combo 1-2 times a week, using about half of each. Incorporate them into your meals by cooking citrus-glazed shrimp tacos with avocado and grapefruit for a zesty, creamy treat, or simply toss them together in a salad.


COMBINATION: Kiwi and green leafy vegetables

PROVIDES: Neutralizes free radicals.

Try green leafy vegetables to hydrate your skin and help diminish wrinkles. And kiwi is good because it neutralizes free radicals associated with cancer and heart disease. It also boasts more potassium than a banana and more vitamin C than an orange, meaning kiwi is also good for your skin.


COMBINATION: Carrots and broccoli


Just a one cup of broccoli a day can make you feel energized while also boosting your immune system. Why? Because broccoli contains more than 2/3 of the daily recommended dose of vitamin C. For their part, carrots may protect against skin cancer while also packing a lot of beta-carotene, which not only helps with skin-cell renewal, but acts as a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are great for getting rid of free radicals that can make your skin age faster.


COMBINATION: Green Tea and Black Pepper

PROVIDES: A slimmer waistline

Forget crash dieting. After your next meal sip a cup of green tea with a little black pepper thrown in. The combination boosts the absorption of EGCG, a key antioxidant in tea tied to calorie burning, by 130 percent. Experts say the compounds in green tea can affect the hormones that regulate hunger and fullness.

DO IT RIGHT: Studies say as little as a half-teaspoon of black pepper can increase the absorption of tea’s beneficial compounds.




When Star Athletes Promote Junk Food.


When Michele Obama had signed on Beyoncé and Shaquille O’Neal for Let’s Move! campaign, it managed to raise few eyebrows in the world of nutritional research and pediatrics, as they both endorse sodas, which are a major contributor to the obesity epidemic. Now there’s more evidence of how powerful a celebrity — especially a professional athlete — can be in influencing children’s behavior.shak o niel drinks

In a report published by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University in the journal Pediatrics, researchers studied 100 professional athletes and their endorsement contracts, using BusinessWeek’s 2010 Power 100 report, which ranks athletes based on their endorsement value and prominence in their given sport. The team focused on athletes since they are theoretically the best role models for active, healthy lifestyles for children. After sorting the deals by category, they determined that among the 512 brands associated with the athletes, most involved sporting goods, followed closely by food and beverage brands.

Best endorsers for worst foods

Of the 512 brand endorsements, 122 were for food and beverage, and these made up about 24 percent of all the deals. LeBron James (Sprite, Vitaminwater, McDonald’s, Powerade), Peyton Manning (Gatorade, Wheaties, Pepsi), Eli Manning (Papa Jones, Dunkin Doughts) and Serena Williams (Oreo, Gatorade, Nabisco) had more food and beverage endorsements than any other athlete.


Sports drinks topped the list of food and drink deals, followed by soft drinks and by fast food. And here’s the nutritional profile of athlete endorsed food: About 80 percent of the foods were energy-dense and nutrient-poor, and 93 percent of the beverages were sugar water, receiving 100 percent of their calories from added sugar.

Football star Manning reportedly earns $10 million a year from contracts with Papa John’s Pizza, Gatorade, Wheaties and other companies that do not sell food, the researchers said based on the report published. Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant earned an estimated $12 million a year from his endorsement contract with McDonald’s, they said. James, also a basketball star, was reported to receive $5 million to endorse Bubblicious Gum; one flavor was called LeBron’s Lightning Lemonade.

Such money suggests “how much food and beverage companies value associations with celebrity athletes,” the researchers wrote.


Why is there a striking irony of having someone so physically fit as these athletes promoting such unhealthy foods?

Why is it when it comes to their personal health, they eat and live healthy lifestyle but for the right price these role models of health and fitness will recommend and influence our kids to eat junk nutrient poor foods?

Marketing junk leads to eating lots of junk. Junk endorsed by sport idols — the very picture of health and fitness — removes barriers of judgment, and leads to eating even more junk. And the most talented star athletes are promoting the worst foods.

Our kids don’t realize that in real world, eating fast food and drinking sugary drinks leads to obesity and disease, not to winning Super Bowls and Grand Slams. An athlete’s endorsements associated with foods and drink’s is supposed to be healthy and is supported with fitness and vigor.


We urge athletes to become aware of the nutritional worth of these products before endorsing them and to stop promoting nutrient poor foods that create confusing mixed message especially for kids.

Although junk food and cigarettes are not the same, the Pediatrics article reminds us that Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig appeared in tobacco ads, and it was only public pressure that did away such practices. Until such pressure is applied to junk food, we’ll continue to see the world’s premiere sports competitions like the Olympics brought to us by McDonald’s and Coca-Cola, and the athletes our kids admire suggesting to them that junk food makes you strong.


Fuel Your Body Right–Nutrients First, Calories Second

There is eating, and there is fueling your body.

They are related, but they are not the same.

In this post, you are about to discover the most important development in nutrition that there has ever been–and maybe ever will be, and the implications that you are either about to just discover or get clearer on will have a credible influence on how you eat, why you eat, and when you eat, for here on out.

Sticking to a diet program is not what is important, rather, it’s the knowledge and understanding you apply to your eating style that will enable you to not only eat better, naturally, but to ultimately, optimize the way you eat for weight, energy, health and quality of life results, far beyond what most people can even imagine right now.

To begin understanding it, you’ve got to discern the difference between eating and fueling your body:

  1. Eating is the act of consuming food, and it is tied to all kinds of things from nourishment, to enjoyment, to social activity and more.
  2. Fueling your body requires that you eat, but it’s based on giving your body what it needs to function and perform well. When you fuel your body right, not only will you function and perform well, you will also look and feel the way you want to as well. This is what is meant to be the basic premise of eating.

Unfortunately, today, “eating” has gotten so far away from the basic premise of why we eat food that it takes a real wake-up call to realize that we are addicted to eating poorly and for the wrong reasons! And, trying to make up for all of that with simple-minded, single-variable diets that that don’t solve the real problems, are all a colossal waste of time, even if you do “lose some weight,” in the short term.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to learning how to fuel your body right, properly and effectively, and in a way that you enjoy; that works for you. You should not do so in a way that prevents you from experiencing uncomfortable body processes, but legitimately works “for” you and solves the problem that drives most people to eat in ways that work against them.

What’s the problem?

In the context of fueling your body, we have been sold on the idea that we need the macronutrients– carbohydrates, protein and fat, in our diets, and usually in some specific ratio, or to the inclusion or exclusion of one or the other, more or less of one or another, or this type or that, etc. This is at least some truth in all of these points, but what we have overlooked is that these “calorie-” containing nutrients are not the basis of a healthy way of eating.

It’s the micronutrients– the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals (phytonutrients), and fiber that matter more than calories. Micronutrients have no calories, but they do determine how many calories you will end up eating and for what reasons.

For the purpose of this post, which is focused on fueling your body, I’ll refer to these micronutrients, as “nutrients” and macronutrients as “calories,” which is a distinction I learned from my mentor Joel Fuhrman. M.D.

What’s never been quite clear for most people is that fueling your body, the most basic premise of eating, is about giving your body what it needs to function and perform well, first and foremost, and that is not simply the intake of carbohydrate and calories. This is the role that micronutrients play in conjunction with the appropriate amount and kind of calories (real food carbohydrate, health-promoting protein and essential fat) that you need.

That switch in emphasis from calories to nutrients, is what makes the difference in the results you experience–the Switch to micronutrient rich eating that is calorie appropriate, not calorie-rich and poor in nutrients.

I think this is why Eat to Live has been such a big success. It’s author, my teacher, gave rise to this distinction and it is a big one; it is THE one in my opinion that matters most in nutrition. It’s given rise to the work that I do here–helping people to eat healthy as part of a performance lifestyle, which focuses you on your real goals in life, unleashed from the hidden lifestyle challenges that hold you back–eating micronutrient poor is one of the hidden challenges that holds you back from living well.

Weight loss is not a natural goal, and is based on eating in an unhealthy manner, and then manipulating the amount of macronutrient “calorie” content to eat less.This is a vicious cycle that I hope you will not engage in, during 2013. For the same matter, thinking that the gluten content or the glycemic index, or whether or not you eat a small amount of animal products or not, are in some ways, whole answers on their own, will also keep you stuck. Each is important, but is not the whole answer to healthy eating.

Even focusing on fueling your body with nutrients first, and calories second, is not the whole answer, but it is the cornerstone or foundation of a healthy eating style. When you get this right, you will get everything else right, too.

So, to begin fueling your body right in 2013, focus on eating micronutrient-rich foods first, which are naturally lower in calories, and contain normal and natural amounts of calories that you can increase or decrease based on your activity levels. Increase your activity levels and you will naturally eat more. Do this, and watch what happens to your weight and health. When you make this “Switch” everything changes.

Up next, I’ll be talking about the two most successful ways to eat. Learn them and you’ll develop a nutrient-rich healthy eating style of your own.

It’s the power of low-calorie, micronutrient-rich superfood drinks and a nutrient-rich healthy eating plan, working hand in hand for you, in your life. .

Nutrient Rich Healthy Eating for Life

Dear Friend and Subscriber,

Nutrient Rich is all about Healthy Eating for Life.

It's a breakthrough in how we view the food's we eat.

The reason is simple, if you want to eat to live more successfully, optimally healthy, at or near your ideal weight, all while aging slower and looking younger and maximize your longevity, Nutrient Rich is THE WAY to eat. No other eating style can claim to deliver all 5 of these benefits. 

Elvis has left the building!

You've probably heard for years how you should be "eating more fruits and vegetables" in your diet, but I'm with Dr. Fuhrman on this, I almost completely disagree with this philosophy, as if adding small amounts of fruits and vegetables to your diet is somehow going to make your diet and you more healthy. Ok, maybe a little.

But as a belief (a story we tell over and over again), we do not need to to ADD more fruits and vegetables to our diet, we need to comprise our diet predominantly of vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, raw nuts seeds and whole grains and the countless meals and menus you can derive from these first class food categories, and if you want to add small amounts of nutrient poor animal products and refined foods into your diet, go ahead. 

That's a very different message. That' Nutrient Rich Healthy Eating.

I often make light (when I'm speaking) when talking about the person who eats pastry only to follow it up with a "broccoli chaser" so they can feel better, as if the healthy vegetable voided out the toxic, addiction-reinforcing nature of the pasty that went before it. It doesn't work that way. Your body now has both the pastry and the broccoli to contend with; and the pastry will cause a great deal of accumulative damage when your body has to digest, absorb, assimilate, store, burn, and eliminates that pastry. It's not food, it's a food "stuff" that the body does not need. 

So why would someone eat a pastry?

It's a "food addiction" for sure, but they will tell you that they just "enjoy the taste" and they should be able to eat whatever they want. It's true, you can eat whatever you want, just remember you can't just eat whatever and get the results you want. The interesting thing, is that the person who is eating nutrient-rich, will say the same thing. Why do they eat what they eat, "because it tastes good". No eating style can be successful if it's not great tasting and Nutrient Rich Healthy Eating is GREAT TASTING, just wait until you see the Nutrient Rich Food and Recipe Videos!

The problem is, people fear change, and they are also scared to experience a little discomfort, which is why they are locked into their current way of eating. They are addicted to toxic foods, so much so, that the primary benefit of great tasting foods that are "healthy" (which is how we should really refer to nutrient-rich foods), which are rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants, becomes a negative (at least in terms of how you feel) in the short term.

In other words, phytochemical-rich foods, clean you out. They actually turn on your immune system. If you eat a nutrient rich foods and you don't feel good, then you haven't been eating Nutrient Rich for long. It's amazing at how powerful the nutrients in the broccoli really are, when they are not overwhelmed by the pastry and can do their work; and chances are, if you're diet is full of calorie-rich pastries, you're not getting much broccoli anyway, broccoli especially prepared The Nutrient Rich Way is a great tasting food. You'll see. It's just the tip of the ice burg! 

Nutrient Rich Healthy Eating for Life, requires desire like anything else, but don't confuse desire for willpower.

Willpower is needed when something requires "efforting", when it's neither simple or easy, or uncomfortable etc. And I would be lying if I said that making the Switch to Rich did not require at least some will power at the start. Not because it's hard, but because you have to clean out from your previous usual diet first, to get the full benefit. You have to somewhat readjust your taste buds, and develop the desire for great tasting foods that are now healthy, not toxic.

Desire is natural.

Developing desire is a transition and if you want to desire nutrient-rich healthy eating for life where 1) eating to live more successfully, 2) optimally healthy, 3) at or near your ideal weight… all while 4) aging slower and looking younger and 5) maximize your longevity is your new normal then you will need to face at least some uncomfortable changes at the start. The rewards are beyond worth it.

Consider it a badge of honor once you get through the transition. 

You'll be able to make the Switch to Rich pretty quickly, but there is a reason why people just don't eat more fruits and vegetables and all of a sudden they are eating healthy for life. There is a transition involved and without inspiration, education and support, the majority of people will just keep on keeping on, eating the same nutrient poor diet they are used to and they'll tell you every story under the sun why they can't; that's what we do when we are addicted to stuff, like nutrient poor foods; we just make excuses! 

I promise you, if you follow our guidance here at, healthy eating (not dieting) will be your way of life and you will get ALL the benefits! 

Stay tuned to Nutrient Rich: Healthy Eating for Life, the Inbox Lifestyle Magazine that will be sent to you throughout week that will help you improve your lifestyle!

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Dr. Fuhrman on Why Nutrient Rich Eating is Unique and Essential to Your Success – Part 2 – Controlling Overeating

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Right now, we say 80% of our population is overweight.  I say 90% sometimes because if I exclude people who smoke cigarettes which is about 10% and people who acquire diseases keeping them thin which is about 3% or 4%, then we’re close to like, I don’t know, more than 90% of the population has to be considered overweight.  So that immediately wipes them out of the potential for living a long life where they reach their elder years and maintain an excellent health.

So one thing we have to do, we certainly have to control overeating.  We have to control hunger as a means of living a long time because long-lived people do not overeat and don’t stuff themselves.  They’re not addicted to the food.  They don’t really have any strong addictions in like they don’t have a lot of alcohol consumption but a little of alcohol consumption is possible.  They can’t eat a load of junk food but a little as possible to still survive.  In other words, they’re not really addicted to any strong food to be relatively thin. In the Eat to Live book and my writings on the website, we talk about controlling hunger.  The 3-dimensional model takes into account calories of food, the volume of the food which includes fiber volume and, of course, the nutrient density of the food.  Any diet style or nutritional advice that doesn’t take into account those 3 dimensions of hunger isn’t quite giving you the optimal ability, opportunity to control your hunger and to maintain an optimal weight.

In other words, we have to consider all those variables.  Most diets just control calories.  They just try to count portion sizes, reduce calories and don't control for volume and nutrient intake, which leaves you craving and feeling ill all the time if you don’t constantly eat food. 

But there are some diets out there which just try to teach you to eat volume but they don’t control the nutrients.  They didn’t understand that the body needs sufficient amounts of nutrients, especially antioxidants, biochemicals that fuel the detoxification mechanism of the body.  And without a sufficient volume of those nutrients, our body maintains a high level of toxic waste products that then lead to withdrawal-like symptoms or so-called hypoglycemic sensations when you’re not eating food because your body is always borderline malnourished.

So one thing that the nutrient rich diet style and this lifestyle I recommend teaches is that nutrient density, nutrient per calorie density is critically important.  That’s one thing that makes it stand out from other nutritional advices – that it recognizes that the nutrient per calorie density of food is something we have to consider when looking to design a diet for optimal health.  Because as we get a diet that’s higher in nutrients, we need more foods that have a high nutrient per calorie density that supplies us with a large amount of volume and a large amount of nutrients which make us demand accordingly less calories and prevents overeating. 

At the same time that high nutrient density diet which prevents us from overeating, at the same time supplies us with a high level of phytochemicals and antioxidants that are necessary to survive a long time in our toxic world.  We don’t live in the same world that was around here 2000 or 5000 years ago.  We live in a more toxic world today and we particularly need a diet rich in foods that maximally fuel the body’s detoxification and self-reparative mechanisms.  And that diet of course has to be high in those phytonutrients, which are in natural food, especially green vegetables, various fruits, beans, seeds and other high nutrient foods that scientists have discovered are rich in those phytonutrients and antioxidants.

> Part 3 Avoiding Toxicity and Deficiencies


Dr. Fuhrman is a New York Times best-selling author, nutritional researcher and board certified family physician specializing in nutritional medicine.  Learn more by visiting his informative website at

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The Gold Standard for Healthy Eating “New Edition” is Now Available.

I am pleased to announce the new edition of Eat to Live – The Amazing Nutrient Rich Program for Fast and Sustainable Weight Loss – the gold standard for healthy eating, that is available now before it launches in January in book stores.

This book inspired the Nutrient Rich revolution – the new trend in eating for health, performance and natural weight loss.

Dr. Fuhrman is the leader in nutritional education, and if you are someone who wants to really learn how to get started eating a nutrient rich diet, then this book is required reading.

After years of learning lots of about nutrition, including years of hanging around and working with Dr Fuhrman in his formative stages, it was the first edition of this book that got me started eating right!
Yes, I mean right!

Everyone thinks they are eating right. But in reality and at the risk of sounding idealistic or non inclusive, there is only one way to eat right and that is “the Nutrient Rich way”.
Of course, the Nutrient Rich way, will show up differently for everyone depending on where they are in the process of transitioning from their once nutrient poor diet; but the nutrient rich way is sound and will prevent you from falling into one diet trap after another.

To eat the Nutrient Rich way successfully, you need knowledge, that is based on the right principles, starting with the nutrient density of the food you are eating.

You will start eating right when you read this book.

The new Eat To Live includes:

  • Updated scientific research supporting Dr. Fuhrman’s revolutionary six-week plan and a brand new chapter highlighting Dr. Fuhrman’s discovery of how enhancing nutrient intake lessens hunger, removes food addiction, enables appetite control and leads to a favorable weight. This new chapter provides novel and important insights into sustained weight loss. It explains how and why eating the wrong foods causes addictive withdrawal symptoms (toxic hunger) and the desire to over consume calories.

Other updates include:

  • New recipes and meal ideas
  • Inspiring success stories from people who have used the program to lose shockingly large amounts of weight and recover from life-threatening illnesses

This easy-to-follow, nutritionally sound diet can help anyone shed pounds quickly-and keep them off.

If you have struggled with health or weight issues in the past, Eat To Live will help you control your health destiny.

It is required reading if you are going to eat in a Nutrient Rich way and be successful.

Makes a great gift for the Holidays! Give the gift of health!
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Notes from Dr Fuhrman Live from London

Amazing Conference!

I just finished listening to Joel Fuhrman M.D., the world leader in nutritional education, and besting selling author of Eat to Live – The Amazing “Nutrient Rich” Plan for Fast and Sustainable Weight Loss!, along with other books like Disease Proof Your Child, Eat for Health… to learn more about Dr Fuhrman Products, you can discover them here.

He was speaking at the speaking at the World Preservation Foundation conference at the House of Parliament on Wednesday, Today, November 3rd. The conference was web cast here, live, in its entirety. I think it was an amazing opportunity for Dr Fuhrman to have such an amazing forum to share simply the most powerful nutritional education available to so many people.

I remember it was only a few years ago, where we in this movement promoting to transition to a plant based diet, or a high nutrient density “nutrient rich” diet, could barely get heard. Today, that is changing as not only do the worlds people need to preserve themselves in a healthy state, but we are fighting to nurse the world itself back to a state of health.

What we eat has a huge impact on this and that’s why Dr. Fuhrman was was talking at the World Preservation Foundation.

Here were a few of his messages and the messages from the conference.

“You can’t get overweight if you area eating within the range of true hunger”

“Nobody needs to die of a heart attack.”

“We’ve evolved into a society where medication has absolved all our responsibility only to cover up the very diet that causes the problem!”

“Modern nutritional science… the world has entered a new realm of nutritional science.”

“What if people wanted this information, what if you could not only control diabetes, but eliminate diseases such as heart disease diabetes and cancer!”

One of the most powerful messages he sent was this…

“We are currently living in a chronic anabolic state, eating and digesting food. Life is a balance of both the anabolic and the catabolic phase which is detoxification. If you are eating a diet that is toxic or a nutrient poor or low nutrient density diet, then the minute your body (which is always trending towards health) starts to detoxify you will feel sick.

That doesn’t happen when you are eating a healthy diet and are eating within the range of true hungry.

This was a powerful conference, Congratulations to Dr Fuhrman on the world stage!

Health Starts Here: The Whole Foods Adventure

On Saturday night Nutrient co founder (and someone very dear to me) Rosie Battista and I, along with her mother Rita, went to dinner at Whole Foods in Millburn-Union NJ for a Saturday night meal.

Yes, it’s practically becoming a restaurant; pretty cool to have a selection the size of Whole Foods Market when you go to eat. You don’t have a waiter, but you can literally eat whatever you want!

If you are foodies like us, really interested in learning how to shop, prepare, organize and eat out the Nutrient Rich whole foods way, then going to eat at a place like Whole Foods, when you are not necessarily looking for a fine dining experience but just want an interesting and exciting place to eat, is incredible.

We love hunting (foraging) up and down the isles for new and cool products, and developments and insights into what’s happening in the word of food and nutrition.

Well, this last trip was especially exciting as Whole Foods implemented a salad bar isle, (amongst their many) that is completely natural, meaning no oil added; just whole foods, that are plant strong, with healthy fats, that are nutrient dense.

The unhealthy fats (oils) on the salad ingredients was always a bone of contention many people had with whole foods salad bars, as they were laden with oil. For those who eat clean, you don’t want oil saturated into your greens…

Anyway that has all changed since John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, whom I had breakfast and a jog with 5 weeks ago at Dr. Fuhrman’s Health Getaway, rolled out the Health Starts Here initiative what added to our Whole Foods Adventure.

As we were walking around the store, we could see all the new developments that we heard him speak of as “coming” at the Health Getaway. I was surprised at how fast they have been implemented, but then, thinking about the fact that produce sales have increased over 1000% since Dr. Fuhrman’s ANDI (Aggregate Nutrient Density Index) Food Scores have been placed around the store informing consumers about the nutrient “ranking” of the foods they are eating (very similar to what we do in The Food Class System, only more detailed) it’s likely they were extra motivated.

What was so incredible, was to see the posse of professionals I have been growing and developing with for nearly 20 years, occupying such a front and center position in one of the most well known and fastest growing grocery stores in America. Given there are countless nutritional camps out there, it’s good to be part of a group of people who are leading the nutrient rich food revolution.

You can see books by Joel Fuhrman M.D. – Eat to Live, T Colin Campbell – The China Study, Caldwell Esselstyn – Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, and John McDougall – The McDougall Plan, and Rip Esselstyn, The Engine 2 Diet right there on top of the salad bar aisle.  You can also find their market leading books all over the book store with special Kiosks.

At the Health Starts Here Salad Bar at Whole Foods

I’m at once gloating a little to know that the market as a whole see’s the work of these leaders as the most sensible, powerful and practical nutritional advise around, but also to know that each is promoting the idea of eating high nutrient, nutrient dense or nutrient rich foods.

There is a reason why eating nutrient rich foods is the most successful way to eat for health, performance and natural weight loss.

Eating Nutrient Rich is simple, it’s based on empirically sound data, meets your bodies nutritional needs, is clean, green, good for the planet, doesn’t clog your arteries, no animals die, no blood shed, great tasting, great for the economy of new and improved healthy nutrient rich foods, fun to market… shall I keep going?

We were so excited to see this and the food was amazing. I put together a salad that was off the charts. You can see it to the right. it was overflowing the box!

Rosie, has better control than me when it comes to buffets. 😉

The Health Starts Here Whole Food Adventure was allot of fun and I highly recommend you try it sometime. We’ve been around a long time and we always learn new things.

Get free of the diet traps, and start eating Nutrient Rich Today!