Dr. Joel Fuhrman

We're welcoming champion of nutrition and best-selling author, Dr Joel Fuhrman as our October Guest Editor!

We couldn’t be more excited to enter the fall – with special thanks to wellness leaders like this month’s Guest, Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Dr. Fuhrman invented the ANDI system which scores foods according to its’ nutrient density. Nothing’s more thrilling than entering this cozy season knowing how high our favorite fall foods, like roasted squashes, wilted greens and garlic-y everything, rate according to experts like Dr Fuhrman. This month, we’re bringing you insights from his brand new Eat To Live Cookbook – pure, kitchen-ready guidance and application from his best-selling book, Eat To Live. Touting the powers of high-quality whole foods (he considers himself a “nutritarian,” how much do we love that?), our Guest Editor has proven a true hero in realm of natural health, guiding countless families and individuals toward a nutrition-rich, whole foods diet that prevents disease, elongates life and boosts an overall sense of well-being. Here’s Dr Fuhrman on October, his new book and eating to live

Dear Chalkboard readers,

Autumn is upon us and with the colder temps and the fall harvest also comes the unofficial beginning of the holiday eating season. Beginning with Halloween, our homes and offices overflow with sugary treats that are much more like tricks for our bodies’ digestive and immune systems. Before we have a chance to blink about that sugar overload, we’re busy planning for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year’s feasts. It goes without saying that this time of year is a challenge – even among those who consider themselves healthy eaters. But it doesn’t have to be…

If I am able to impart only one thing to Chalkboard readers, it’s this: that making decisions with the impact it will have on your long-term health and happiness in mind will help you make the right choices all throughout the year. Keeping your long-term health in mind will keep you aimed toward living a vibrant, happy and longer life.

Ten years ago when I first published Eat to Live, I could not have imagined that more than a million readers would embrace my “nutritarian” diet style. By giving your body the nutrients it needs, you provide it the fuel to help prevent a host of lifestyle diseases (high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disorders) as well as fending off colds, flu, and other infections. And by eating according to the formula: Health=Nutrients/Calories, you maintain a healthy body weight for life.  I have seen this approach transform the lives of so many patients – and it can work for you.

After many requests from our Eat To Live community and with the help of my favorite nutritarian chefs, I’ve finally put together the Eat to Live Cookbook. It includes 200 recipes, food preparation and shopping tips, and the needed skills to meet your health and weight goals, or to improve on an already healthy diet.

So, as the season is upon us, I urge you to ask yourself if what you are planning on eating is the best plan you can make. My goal is to help you discover healthy choices that don’t have to be sacrifices. The research is in: diets don’t work, but superior nutrition will lead you on a path to good health, ideal weight, and a long and happy life. Make this season your time. I hope you’ll join me in transforming your health – achieving and maintaining excellent heath can be rewarding and delicious – and I’m out to prove it to you!

To your good health,

Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

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  1. I so enjoyed reading your first book and adopting a healthier lifestyle that I can hardly wait to read the cookbook.

    Rita | 10.01.2013 | Reply
    • Can’t wait to share more from Dr. Fuhrman all month long – enjoy, Rita!

      The Chalkboard | 10.01.2013 | Reply
  2. Oh I love that suggestion. It’s a way to be mindful of decisions and an easy thing to remember! Thanks!

    Mackenzi | 10.01.2013 | Reply
    • Stay tuned for even more tips and tricks all month long, Mackenzi!

      The Chalkboard | 10.01.2013 | Reply
  3. I saw you show on PBS 4 months ago and it changed my life. I started with your GOMBS , for those who didn’t see it and are reading this it stands for greens, onions, mushrooms, beans and berries and seeds.. I ate a salad almost everyday but even when I didn’t I used the goms in my daily diet. I have lost 48 lbs. now and still have about 100 more to go. I couldn’t exercise at all at first. My knee and my back and too tired. But, a month ago I decided to give it a shot and walk some. I was afraid my knee would go out on me so I went with my daughter in case I needed help. She was a great encourager. And, I never got stuck anywhere where I had to get a ride home because of pain. I was very surprised and happy. I now walk 2 miles every other day not much for some people but a great accomplishment for me. The person who stayed in bed a lot and had pretty much given up. I wanted to order all your material. Thought it was a good deal. But, since I haven’t been able to work in the past 6 yrs. because of my heart and high blood pressure out the roof and my sciatica nerve in my back and my fybro and copd. I know can you believe so much could be wrong with one person. Well, I’m not cured with it all but I am much better. I can see light at the end of the tunnel. I was so interested in making my heart better and the weight loss was a bonus and then inspired me! Now, I inspire my friends and family this is so catchy! Just wanted to say, “THANKS”.

    Brigette | 10.07.2013 | Reply
    • Wow! We are so thrilled to hear of your success, Brigette. You inspire us here at TCM!

      The Chalkboard | 10.08.2013 | Reply

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