Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Dr. Fuhrman 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’s #1 New York Times best-selling book, Eat to Live, originally published in 2003 (Little Brown) has sold over 1,000,000 copies and has been published in multiple foreign language editions. In October 2012, Super Immunity (HarperOne) reached the New York Times best seller’s list and in January 2013, The End of Diabetes (HarperOne) became his third New York Times best seller. His latest book, Eat to Live Cookbook (HarperOne) debuted at #1 on the New York Times best seller list in October 2013, one week after its release. In addition, Dr. Fuhrman has written several other popular books on nutritional science which include: 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).
Dr. Fuhrman has worked on several scientific journal publications including:
- Dunaief DM, Fuhrman J, Dunaief JL, Ying G. Glycemic and cardiovascular parameters improved in Type 2 Diabetes with the high nutrient density (HND) diet. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2012 Aug;2(3):364-371
- Fuhrman J, Sarter B, Glaser D, Acocella S. Changing perceptions of hunger on a high nutrient density diet. Nutrition Journal. 2010 Nov 7;9:51
- Fuhrman J, Ferreri DM. Fueling the vegetarian (vegan) athlete. Current Sports Medicine Reports. 2010 Jul-Aug;9(4):233-41
- Fuhrman J, Sarter B, Calabro DJ. Brief case reports of medically supervised, water-only fasting associated with remission of autoimmune disease. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 2002 Jul-Aug;8(4):112, 110-1
- Fuhrman J, Selzer ME, Kaplan FS. A shoulder-facial synkinesis in normal human subjects. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal. 1991;7:43-45
- Sarter BS, Fuhrman J. Effect of a high nutrient density diet on long-term weight loss: a retrospective chart review. Alternative Therapies. 2008;14(3):48-53
The response to Dr. Fuhrman’s message on how to live a life free from illness has been dramatic and continues to grow. He has lectured to corporations, professional organizations, schools, colleges, graduate schools, medical schools, hospitals, and physician residency programs.
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 work enhances the growing science of food addiction. His 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 in solving our nation’s obesity and health crisis.
Dr. Fuhrman is the Research Director of the Nutritional Research Foundation 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. View his 1973 2nd place U.S. National Pairs performance. 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.
Dr. Fuhrman established a unique practice that specializes in treating a variety of medical problems with lifestyle changes and nutrition. The doctors at Dr. Fuhrman's Medical Associates have experience with the variety and complexity of problems that can present in a family medicine office. They also have experience and have demonstrated success helping patients achieve overall health and wellness rather than merely trying to manage the symptoms of their diseases.
Dr. Jay Benson, D.O., is the patient care director at Dr. Fuhrman's Medical Associates. He has developed a core competency in the early detection and treatment of cardiovascular diseases via state-of-the-art, noninvasive, painless testing methods that are free of radiation and more accurate than angiograms and other traditional tests at predicting future heart attack or stroke. The earlier cardiovascular disease can be detected, the easier it can be reversed. The doctors at Dr. Fuhrman's Medical Associates not only utilize an effective nutritional protocol on patients with cardiovascular disease but they document it's effectiveness using these same testing methods to track improvements over time.
In addition to treating cardiovascular disease, thousands of patients treated at Dr. Fuhrman's Medical Associates have made remarkable recoveries from other chronic diseases, including:
||• Autoimmune Disease
||• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Patients with diabetes that come to the Center are able to reduce their use of medication or even eliminate their dependence on them completely. Patients with high blood pressure are able to see their blood pressure readings normalize typically over just a few weeks time. Most patients notice a dramatic change in their cholesterol levels after having a consult and following the dietary protocol. Unique treatment protocols for specific diseases, which stem from the many years of research, are prescribed and are based on the relationship between food and disease. By taking an evidence-based approach to the treatment of disease and applying the years of research to focused lifestyle changes, patients are able to recover from diseases that had been difficult to treat beforehand.
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