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.
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Douglas felt doomed after a diagnosis of severe atherosclerosis; he became a Diamond Member, followed the diet and is now looking forward to a long healthy life
My remarkable GP, Dr. Belknap, called one Friday evening to deliver the results of my heart scan. The news was devastating. My total score exceeded 1250., Dr. Belknap recommended that I look into Dr. Fuhrman's theories on managing atherosclerosis. Saturday morning, I was online visiting Dr. Fuhrman's website. Twenty minutes later I enrolled in his Diamond member program. Since then, for the past two years, I have followed Dr. Fuhrman's recommendations. Dr. Fuhrman called me at my home to review my situation, offer some focused direction and just the right amount of encouragement. Well worth the funds paid. I also purchased every book written by Dr. Fuhrman, and read them all; most helpful. Being intelligent about how the body works adds to my devotion to the program. I need reasons behind my actions. Dr. Fuhrman’s books do that, page after page.
I continue to work closely with my doctor. I speak with an associate of Dr. Fuhrman each year to ensure that I'm traveling down the right path. I also stay in touch with my cardiologist. A recent treadmill test indicated that I’m doing very well. After the cardiologist reviewed page after page of readouts subsequent to that treadmill test, he said, "I got nothin' you're good to go." Now I have a resting heart rate of 50 and excellent recovery rate during aerobic sessions. My blood pressure stays around 116 / 60.
Do I waver from the Fuhrman regiment? Yes, I do. But those occasions are rare, very rare. Month after month I stay the course, and it is delicious. And I exercise at only a moderate pace most every day for around 45 to 60 minutes. My cardiologist said that extreme workouts ( heart rate over 75 percent) do nothing but stress the heart and build up the unwanted cortisol in the body. I believe that contributes to inflammation. Steady and moderate is all that's necessary. Every day my aerobic exercise raises my heart rate to 65 percent to 70 percent. That is my own decision and not that of Dr. Fuhrman. I do some light weightlifting as well.
And my lipid panel scores continue to improve. My goal is to weigh no more than 165 pounds, eight more pounds to go...slow and steady. My A1C score is 5.1: that's excellent! Thanks, in part, to Dr. Fuhrman's program, I have lost 45 pounds over about 30 months. From a snug pair of 40" Levi's to a very comfortable pair of 35" jeans. The 34's are ready and waiting. I feel great!
A Body Spec scan in August 2018 indicated exactly what kind of fat lived where in my body. I plan to go in for a second scan before my next general physical in October. It is quite likely that I will avoid having to take compensatory medications (Repatha) to control my cholesterol and related lipid numbers. When I first discovered the condition, I felt like I was getting up and going to bed with the Grim Reaper. My physician, cardiologist and I know that I'm on the right path. I've banished that thought from my mind. I'm feel good and expect to live a very long and healthy life.
Results may vary.