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.

Debra B.'s Story


Debra B. says that within one month on the diet her lupus-caused skin rash had disappeared and she looked and felt radiant, her skin  now looks soft and smooth.  

I was feeling fatigued and a little achy for a few months. After being referred to a dermatologist for a rash on my face, I was told I had lupus. With hardly a discussion about it, the dermatologist wrote out a prescription for plaquenil and prednisone. I asked the doctor about the risks of the drugs and was told I would need them for the rest of my life, and if I did not take them, the lupus could attack my joints and kidneys and might even kill me. I left the office in tears.

Looking for another approach, I went to see Dr. Fuhrman. He told me about his success in treating lupus with nutritional therapy and was confident he could help me. He pointed to a few medical studies that supported the effectiveness of this type of treatment, but he said most doctors are simply not interested in anything but drugs. I had nothing to lose. I followed Dr. Fuhrman’s vegetable-based diet with his blended salads, fresh vegetable juices, vegetable/ bean soups with added cruciferous greens blended in, and lots of berries and nuts.He showed me how to make his great soups, too. He also had me take three separate nutritional supplements. He wrote out a plan for me telling me exactly what to eat and what not to eat, and I followed it like a champ.

After following Dr. Fuhrman’s program for just six days, I felt “freaky,” like there was a sunburn inside my entire body. My skin was warm and itchy. I called Dr. Fuhrman in a panic. He was pleased. He said that this was a great sign to be occurring so soon and that my body was withdrawing from my prior toxic diet and detoxifying. He explained that this was the first step before my ugly skin rash could heal.Within a few more days, my stiffness and pain had lessened significantly. I couldn’t believe I felt so good, so fast. Within one month, the discoid (lupus-caused) skin rash had disappeared. I looked and felt radiant. Everyone commented on how good I looked. My skin looked soft and smooth. I was well again.

I went back to the dermatologist, excited to share my story. He became irate and screamed at me, “ridiculous nonsense,” he said, and told me to get out of his office.

Results may vary.