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.
Steven lowered his alarmingly high blood pressure from polycystic kidney disease and lost 40 pounds; he says all medical students should read Eat To Live
My wife and I decided to give Eat To Live a try. I am absolutely amazed at the results. Within just a couple of weeks, fat seemed to be melting off my body. When I started the program I weighed 215 pounds. I could not even bend to tie my shoe laces without getting winded. Now, just three months later, I weigh 175 pounds and am able to alternate walking and running for six miles. If someone would have told me four months ago that I would be able to do this I would have laughed at them.
I have polycystic kidney disease which made my blood pressure very difficult to control. I was on as many as six different medications. Now; I'm down to two medications and my blood pressure runs between 130/80 to 140/90. I know that doesn't sound great, but it's the lowest my blood pressure has been in over eight years since I first learned of my kidney problems. Previously, on all those medications, it averaged 160/100.
During those years I saw three nephrologists. They all are great physicians, but none of them even suggested a change in lifestyle. It was pretty much "take your medications and wait for the inevitable." This disease may yet take its toll, but because of Dr. Fuhrman's book, I am no longer sitting around and waiting for it to happen. I feel better than I have in years. My ankles no longer swell and the pain from the cysts has virtually disappeared. Dr. Fuhrman's book should be required reading at every medical school in the country. Thank you!
Results may vary.