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Many individuals who follow the Nutritarian diet write to Dr. Fuhrman about their success. Keep in mind that results vary from person to person. As always, consult your physician if you have a medical history and/or condition that may warrant individual recommendations.

Amy's Story


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Amy, a type 1 diabetic, says Dr. Fuhrman was the answer to her prayers to control her diabetes  

In September of 2013, I had the awesome privilege of meeting and interviewing Dr. Joel Fuhrman on Sacramento's PBS local affiliate station, KVIE Channel 6. Prior to that day, I had not known about Dr. Fuhrman, Eat to Live, or the Nutritarian diet lifestyle. When I was asked by the station's producers to do the "live" pledge drive interview with Dr. Fuhrman, it was then that I began my normal interviewing research process. That's when I knew I had possibly found something that would help me solve my own chronic health issues.

On the day of the interview and prior to going on-air, Dr. Fuhrman and I had the opportunity to talk about his background, his practice, and his Nutritarian lifestyle, books and resources.  I was so intrigued by what I was hearing that I just had to share with him my own health situation.  I didn't want to impose or take advantage of the situation, but at that moment, I truly believed that Dr. Fuhrman was brought into my life as an answer to my prayers.  

It was then that I told him that I was a type1 diabetic on an insulin pump, with a very rare allergic reaction to insulin. All insulins!  And as most doctors are surprised, Dr. Fuhrman was very surprised as well.  But, he was the first (and only) doctor that made me believe that with the right eating lifestyle diet, I could actually overcome the unbelievable exhaustive difficulties that I was enduring every day.  And to my surprise, without me even mentioning my issue with daily chronic migraine headaches, in the mist of our conversation, he turned to me and said, "Amy, your chronic migraines will go away if you practice the Eat to Live lifestyle." It caught me so off guard. It was then that I knew I had to apply what he was telling me, and that I could trust what he was saying.

Since meeting Dr. Fuhrman, the Nutritarian lifestyle has become my lifestyle!  I no longer eat meat, or dairy, or wheat products.  My insulin intake is close to nothing.  Because my diet consists primarily of vegetables, fruits, beans and nuts, I am living primarily on my "basal insulin," and not my "bolus insulin" intake.   My transformation has been absolutely AMAZING! People who know me have been overwhelmingly amazed at my success, and what's even better than that, is that I have had more opportunities to share with others the Nutritarian lifestyle. And now I have had the privilege of seeing others’ lives changed as a result.  Even my own doctors have been amazed and have asked me to tell them what I was doing to have such amazing blood sugar readings and controlled Hemoglobin A1C results. In addition, I lost 15 pounds.

As you can see, my quality of life has been forever changed!  And not only changed, but because I was given a "God-given opportunity" to meet and interview Dr. Fuhrman, and because he was so generous and sincerely willing to help me, I have been given countless opportunities to share this amazing, life-changing Nutritarian lifestyle with others; my blessing has become a blessing for many!

Thank you for taking the time to read about my story.  It is my honor to share my story with others. So many, many people are suffering from diabetes, and if my own life and Nutritarian experience can be an example in helping someone else's quality of life, then I am more than happy to share.

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