Eat for Health by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. — Lose Weight • Keep It Off • Look Younger • Live Longer
Eat for Health places more focus on achieving overall health and less focus on weight loss. In Eat for Health, Dr. Fuhrman invites readers to transition gradually into his Nutritarian™ eating style and to retrain their taste to prefer healthier faire. Eat for Health provides meal plan options, based on your health needs and current dietary habits, with three levels of superior nutrition. Each level comes complete with 4 weeks of sample menus and a total of 150 recipes for those who are new to cooking high-nutrient dishes. These varied meal plans offer you the ability to begin where you are comfortable and to progress at your own pace. This is the perfect introductory book to Dr. Fuhrman’s nutritional science.
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Why do hundreds of medical doctors utilize Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat For Health system in their medical practice? It is because the vast majority of diets fail, in the long–run, unless there is an adequate understanding of the nutrient density of food and how low-nutrient eating leads to food cravings, food addictions and overeating behavior. Eat For Health is a medical breakthrough because without this fascinating information you are destined to struggle with dieting forever, compelled to consume excess calories, and unable to comfortably and permanently maintain your ideal weight.
"Having been an advocate of fresh fruits and vegetables and eating foods in their natural state as much as possible, I applaud Dr. Fuhrman's efforts as a Medical Doctor in stepping forward in his book Eat for Health, and giving us the truth about nutrition from a medical standpoint. We both believe that diets tend to be a temporary fix. A Way of life is the way to go. I have always said, ‘Eat Right and You Can't go Wrong.’ Dr. Fuhrman's philosophy in his book, Eat for Health, gives you superb guidelines."
— Jack LaLanne
"EAT FOR HEALTH is the only eating style that will allow you to shed pounds while you reverse existing diseases and protect yourself from future health problems... Dr. Fuhrman offers up a large serving of all–to–uncommon common sense about improving your diet and your health. Follow his advice about healing yourself and you will be well along the path to a healthier and longer life."
— John Abramson MD
Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Author of Overdosed America
"Dr. Fuhrman‘s nutritional approach to the prevention and management of chronic disease is the most significant medical advance I have seen in my career as a physician."
— John V. Forrest, M.D. Professor UCSD Medical School
Dr. Fuhrman is the founder of the high-nutrient eating style and a pioneer in the growing field of nutritional medicine. With Eat For Health, Dr. Fuhrman has taken his best-selling Eat To Live book a gigantic step further: he has made his eating style more approachable and easier to incorporate into your life. While Eat to Live is the gold standard diet for those who struggle with serious medical issues or need to lose a large amount of weight, for some, it is too drastic a change to undertake all at once. The Eat for Health system provides three levels of menu plans designed to gradually increase your intake of high-nutrient foods. You can progress through them at your own pace or jump right into level 3 for maximum weight loss and therapeutic effect to reverse disease.
Eat for Health presents logical scientific information that explains the connection between diet and your health. These facts will change the way you think about food. This book will teach you how to prefer a health-promoting diet style over a disease-promoting diet. Whether you are young or old, sick or healthy, overweight or slim, you will benefit from this information. It describes a diet style you will enjoy for life.
The hallmark of healthy eating is to consume more foods that contain a high nutrient density and fewer foods with a low nutrient density. When you eat enough high-nutrient foods you can reverse most medical problems without drugs. If diets never worked for you in the past you will now understand why and you will be motivated to lose your excess weight and get well again. Eat for Health can save your life.
Thousands who have recovered from their medical problems have called Dr. Fuhrman‘s Eat For Health program a medical miracle. People have lost their excess weight after failing for years on one diet after another. Diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, allergies, asthma, autoimmune illnesses (including lupus) and headaches have simply melted away.
High Nutrient Food, Not Drugs, Is The Prescription
Eat for Health teaches you how to make this diet work easily for you and your family. It makes high-nutrient eating truly gourmet. From strengthening your taste buds to dealing with temptation, restaurant eating, and eating on the road, this program will make sure you can do it, enjoy it, and even fit it into your busy schedule. You will learn to use high-nutrient foods to beat disease, get rid of diabetes, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol without drugs and protect yourself against cancer and get more pleasure out of eating. It is guaranteed to change your life forever.
Inside Eat for Health you'll find:
An explanation of nutrient density, the critical concept which is the foundation of Dr. Fuhrman's dietary advice
A scientifically proven system that shows you how to lose your food addictions and actually prefer healthy foods over low–nutrient food
Advice on how to recognize and get rid of toxic hunger
A gradual, 3-level program with custom menus so you can adjust the program to your individual needs and preferences
Over 150 delicious and easy recipes that taste phenomenal and are easy to make
Dr. Fuhrman's Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI), a nutrient scoring system to measure the nutritional quality of your diet
Cooking techniques and shopping tips
Physicians and Scientists Endorse Eat For Health
"Medicine is in great need of a paradigm shift in its approach to healthcare delivery. ”Eat For Health“ is an extraordinary book and can be an important catalyst for such a paradigm shift. It should be a must read for healthcare professional students, healthcare professionals, healthcare policy makers, and any individual seeking optimal health."
— Baxter Montgomery, MD, FACC
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Texas Healthscience Center, Houston, TX
"As a physician, I follow Dr. Fuhrman's excellent recommendations myself and I have prescribed them to my patients with some wonderful results. “Eat For Health” is a great book for anyone who wants to see less of the doctor!"
— Anna Quisel MD
"A terrific, "non–diet" diet. Dr. Fuhrman explains precisely what you should eat and he makes it delicious. “Eat For Health“ is effective, practical and sensible."
— Richard N. Podell, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Director and Clinical Professor
Department of Family Medicine
UMDNJ–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
"I trust Dr. Fuhrman with my patients because his insights make sense and work, a wonderful combination for any physician."
— Mehmet Oz, M.D.
Director, Cardiovascular Institute
Columbia–Presbyterian Medical Center
“Dr. Fuhrman’s book summarizes a practical and effective method to live a long and healthy life — devoid of chronic disease and full of the vitality intended for us all by Mother Nature. Here is a chance to make your most important investment...the rest of your life!”
— Matt Lederman, M.D.
Board Certified Internal Medicine
Director of Transition to Health’s Nutrition and Wellness Program
Los Angeles, California
"Dr. Fuhrman’s nutritional prescription is a greatly–needed antidote to the US way of eating which has become a leading cause of disease and premature death. Despite all the sophisticated medical technology available today, the sobering truth is that the greatest tools for preventing and reversing disease are your fork and spoon. This way of eating will greatly benefit those in poor health as well as healthy persons desiring optimal wellness and vitality. Further, unlike most weight–loss approaches based on “will–power” and difficult to sustain, Dr. Fuhrman’s approach corrects the underlying causes of excessive hunger and cravings, resulting in permanent, naturally–occurring weight loss. I have had the privilege of personally seeing the tremendous disease reversal that occurs with this way of eating, and whole–heartedly recommend this book."
— Tonja R. Nansel, PhD
Investigator, Prevention Research Branch
Department of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
"Dr. Fuhrman has done a magnificent job of synthesizing the essence of thousands of peer reviewed medical journal articles and devising a dietary program that can work miracles for your health! This man is a pioneer in preventive medicine."
— David W. Bullock, D.O.
Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation Specialist
Lawrence, KS, & Social Security Medical Consultant
"I love this book. It’s hard to believe that Dr. Fuhrman could surpass his earlier book, “Eat To Live”, but he did. “Eat For Health” empowers us to make change. It is the only prescription that will ensure that our golden years remain golden and not riddled with disability and disease. Dr, Fuhrman’s advice can enable you to achieve the same weight loss seen with gastric bypass surgery WITHOUT the surgery. A must read to “exercise” your taste buds and rev up your metabolic machinery."
— Deanna Cherrone, M.D.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Founder of Natural Health & Healing, LLC
"In “Eat For Health” Dr. Fuhrman has taken the most accurate information about nutrition today and made it understandable for anyone who is interested in being responsible for their own health. Dr. Fuhrman’s food rating system—Aggregate Nutrient Density Index makes it easy to decide what to eat. Take this knowledge that’s presented so clearly and live a healthy life."
— Deborah Pate, D.C., D.A.C.B.R.
Chiropractor and chiropractic radiologist
San Diego, CA
"If you took a pill every day that made you slimmer, healthier and reversed most disease processes in your body, you would call it a medical miracle. I have witnessed that Dr.Fuhrman’s “Eat For Health” program can provide that miracle makeover that you have been looking for. Plus, it is a delicious and pleasurable way to eat. “Eat For Health” and create your own miracle — today!"
— Michael Klaper, M.D.
Family and Emergency Room Physician
Author and Nutritional Researcher
"Follow Dr. Fuhrman’s easy–to–understand formula in this book and start having the healthiest time of your life. Fad dieting has no long–term weight and health benefits, but when you eat high nutrient foods the results stick."
— Gerald Deustch, President
National Health Association
"At last, a way to eat that can prevent and even reverse disease! And you will stay slim without dieting. Dr. Fuhrman shows us exactly what we need to do and why we need to do it. My wife and I do it! You are what you eat and if YOU don’t take care of yourself...no one else can or will. Dr. Fuhrman teaches us nutritional excellence that can even prevent macular degeneration. Start now to live healthier and longer."
— Stephen Lichtenstein, M.D.
Wills Eye Institute
"Awesome! “Eat For Health“ is the best, real–world tool I have seen yet for helping people pursue optimal health and/or deal with the majority of today’s diseases. This approach is what "primary care" should be in modern healthcare. The "nutrient density" approach in “Eat For Health” is the cure for most of our diseases and our salvation from the fad diets that plague us. “Eat For Health” is both based on good science and very practical for real people, it could solve the healthcare crisis in America."
— Marc Braman, MD, MPH
Director of Lifestyle Medicine
Wellspring Medical Center
"Wake up America and get slim and healthy. Dr. Fuhrman’s dietary program is good medicine and the results are simply amazing."
— William Menzin M.D., M.P.H.
Faculty, Harvard Medical School