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.

Marilyn L.'s Story

Marilyn L., lose 10 pounds, her fiance lost 30 pounds; she is a pharmaceutical rep and is amazed by the power of better dietary choices to heal over traditional medical intervention  

I just wanted to say that I've been eating primarily an Eat To Live diet for the last seven months, with a lot of it being raw fruits and veggies. I have personally dropped ten pounds and feel great. I really didn't need to lose this weight. But I love it!

I am 5ft 2in. and now weigh 112 pounds. That being said I work out almost everyday so I am also a lot of muscle. Recently my HDL increased substantially as well which is truly amazing. My fiancé has lost over 30 pounds. I am so proud of him! I also find your way of practicing medicine ideal.

I am a pharmaceutical representative and promote a diabetic medicine. It is interesting to me the correlation between diabetes and eating. You would also be amazed at the offices I call on. When I order healthy, vegetarian lunches for offices, they complain that it's not some deep fried chicken choice! These are the same people who are telling their patients to eat well. It's astonishing.

I am constantly being picked on in these same offices for my dietary choices too! This is the problem with our society today. It's easier for physicians to just throw medications at patients rather then really consult with them about diet and exercise. That being said, those that do consult with these patients, many are not compliant. It's like asking an alcoholic to quit drinking. These behavioral patterns are embedded early into these patients.

I want to tell you thank you for all the good work you do. If more people followed your advice we would find Americans would be living much healthier, productive lives. Let's face it. diabetes and cancer are expensive-- the typical diabetic will be on about six medicines, if not more!  

Results may vary.