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.

Laurie's Story


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Results may vary.

Laurie is free of  multiple sclerosis flare-ups  

At age 28 I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and life seemed more precarious and confusing with the constant threat of a MS flare-up. Still, I didn’t look to healthy foods to help with the disease. Dieting for me was all about body size and appearance, plus no doctor mentioned nutrition to me. For years I was a yo-yo dieter. I would lose and regain the same weight over and over again, causing my physical and emotional health to suffer. I could never predict whether my clothes would fit or not

After I committed to Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian diet-style, I lost my excess weight in 2005, and I’ve stayed at 110 pounds (5’4”) ever since. There will never be any more yo-yo dieting for me. I’ve stabilized at this same weight for so long that I've forgotten what it feels like to be changing sizes all the time. I feel like someone who has always been trim. I'm so happy with the way I look and feel now. My good cholesterol has increased from 40 to 52, total cholesterol has come down from above 150 to 130, my triglycerides fell from 152 to 47, and my blood pressure is now excellent.

I do have some permanent MS symptoms since I didn't start a healthy diet until my forties, but I no longer have flare-ups. I don’t experience the bizarre sensory symptoms (numbness and tingling) that I used to get on a regular basis. I use an elliptical machine and do strength training on a consistent schedule, and no longer feel like a person with a disease.

My husband, who is also a committed Nutritarian, told me during the darkest days of my worst MS flare-ups that he would be with me for the rest of our lives. Neither one of us knew at the time that we would become Nutritarian together and live such joyful lives. Truly, this lifestyle change has been the best thing we have ever done for ourselves, and we are immeasurably grateful to Dr. Fuhrman. He has given both of us the gift of good health.

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