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.

Irene's Story

Irene has won her fight with stage 4 non-Hodgkins Lymphoma; she lost 35 pounds and she no longer has high cholesterol; she believes Dr. Fuhrman  saved her life  

In May of 2003, I was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. My physician at Sloan Kettering discussed with me the possible courses of action in treating my “chronic” and deadly disease. At that moment, one option was “wait and see” since I was not in immediate mortal danger. Somewhere up the road, it was suggested, I would probably need to take active measures, such as chemotherapy, to “manage” the disease.

During the first panic-stricken days, my sister brought me straight to Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s, first via telephone and then to his office. I believe the lessons I learned from the doctor over these past years have literally saved my life. The first thing Dr. Fuhrman did was to explain to me how toxins which are linked to cancers such as mine are often lodged in people’s fat tissues. He taught me how important it would be to lose weight and, with it, many of the toxins that might be causing cell dysfunction. In addition, he taught me what foods to avoid and what I needed to eat for optimal nutrition, what foods could help my body best to fight disease…and how to prepare them. When first I tasted a “blended salad” I lost my interest in eating altogether. But, now I actually look forward to my high-nutrition meals. In addition to prescribing this new way of eating, Dr. Fuhrman also recommended certain supplements that would best complement my eating regimen, such as Osteo-Sun, and Gentle-Care multi-vitamins.

I lost about 35 – 40 pounds in the first three months of eating for life. My cholesterol level dropped from 238 to 164!  My other blood readings as well were excellent and have remained so, although I gained about twelve of those pounds back, where my weight has stabilized. And, in visit after visit to the oncologist, it did not seem that my disease was advancing beyond the original tumor that was located in my groin. After two and a half years of talking about the possibility of undergoing systemic chemotherapy, the doctor decided to use local radiation on that tumor as the preferred treatment of my disease, even though original tests had proved that I was a stage 4 case. The tumor melted away, and has not returned. In fact, no signs of the disease have been detected since. And, let’s hope they won’t be.

I don’t think my energy levels were ever higher than they are now, even as a youngster. And, at 63 years old, I am a walking advertisement in support of Dr. Fuhrman’s brilliant approach to fighting disease and achieving optimal health. I still report to my oncologist for periodic check-ups, and they are now pleasant enough. Tests regularly indicate that my body chemistry is normal and that there are no tumors to be found. I cannot say for sure whether there aren’t cancer cells lurking somewhere in my system or that one day, for one reason or another, the disease may return. But, at this point, I consider myself a healthy woman enjoying life to the max. And, although I wish no one harm, I would not be surprised if I outlive the traditional oncologists I have met (unless of course they take the hint from me, and begin attending to their nutrition)!


Results may vary.