Position Papers

Dr. Fuhrman’s Position Papers offer in-depth analysis of topics such as IGF-1 and cancer; mammograms; folate; protein; Parkinson's Disease and more. Members may download papers for free. You can browse the most recent below or view by topic.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are the two primary inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). IBDs occur as a result of an autoimmune attack on the digestive tr... Read More

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive condition, affecting about 11 percent of the population worldwide. IBS is a chronic, relapsing condition character... Read More

IGF-1 Dietary Protein and Cancer

IGF-1 is one of the body’s most important growth promoters during infancy and childhood, but later in life, elevated IGF-1 levels accelerate the aging process, p... Read More

White Potato Concerns

It is important to understand the issues surrounding the nutritional properties of white potatoes since the amount consumed should depend on the health status of the i... Read More

Protein Myths, Demystified

Diet books and magazine articles continue to confuse the masses into believing that excessive amounts of protein in the form of animal products and protein bars and sh... Read More


Even though detection and treatment methods have advanced, the percentage of women dying from breast cancer has not changed much over the last 30 years. Instead of urg... Read More


Very few people eat so healthfully that they get the ideal amount of every vitamin and mineral needed in optimal amounts. Therefore for most people, using a safe, well... Read More


Folate is essential for several chemical reactions related to DNA synthesis and methylation, as well as DNA repair mechanisms. Consequently, folate is extremely import... Read More

Fueling the Vegan Athlete

Despite many studies clearly indicating that vegetarian and vegan athletes are capable of performing just as well or better than their meat-eating counterparts, there ... Read More

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases, and it affects millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately, conventional treatment... Read More

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