Through his medical practice, as well as his New York Times best-selling books and PBS specials, Dr. Fuhrman has helped thousands of people lose weight permanently and reverse chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and chronic pain syndromes, including migraines, using a nutrient-dense, plant-rich eating style that he calls the Nutritarian diet. Dr. Fuhrman is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation, and is a frequent guest on The Dr. Oz Show, for which he serves on the medical advisory board.
An internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, Dr. Fuhrman is also a health and fitness enthusiast, whose athletic background gives him a keen insight into the importance of diet and physical exercise. Before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Fuhrman was a world-class figure skater who placed third in the 1976 World Professional Pairs Skating Championship.
Dr. Fuhrman devotes his life to nutritional research, staying up-to-date on the thousands of articles published in scientific journals, and working with nutritional researchers around the world. His expertise includes 25 years of experience caring for more than 10,000 patients with serious medical conditions and in most cases facilitating their recovery via nutritional methods. His books have no preconceived philosophy, agenda or bias; they are an uncompromising assessment that offers the gold standard of nutritional excellence to foster the greatest potential for disease prevention, reversal and extending human lifespan.
Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is on a mission to change the way America eats and has chosen PBS to help him get his message out. Often called “America’s Health Coach,” Dr. Fuhrman’s programs Dr. Fuhrman’s END DIETING FOREVER!, 3 Steps to Incredible Health and Immunity Solution have aired over 31,000 times on PBS stations and helped raise over $25 million. This amazing response from viewers makes Dr. Fuhrman programs some of the most successful fundraisers in PBS history.
His latest program Eat to Live with Dr. Fuhrman premiered across the nation on PBS stations in June 2016.
Dr. Fuhrman’s ANDI scoring system, featured in Whole Foods Market, has directed millions of consumers to eat an anti-cancer diet-style. Dr. Fuhrman also conducts successful Corporate Health Immersions for Whole Foods Market employees.
“Dr. Fuhrman’s Corporate Health Immersion Program is profoundly changing the future of our work force by arming them with the most up-to-date, scientific, nutritional information; motivation; and cooking skills to achieve their optimal health and weight. Dr. Fuhrman’s program makes it possible for people to not only improve their health and well being, but also make a complete recovery from serious chronic illnesses. The result is a happier more productive work force, with much lower medical costs. Exploding health care costs can only be effectively dealt with by empowering people with the knowledge of how to achieve and protect good health; therefore, Dr. Fuhrman’s work has profound implications for the corporate bottom line.”
— John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market
Dr. Fuhrman is the Director of Research at the Nutritional Research Foundation. The NRF is a non-profit organization designed to support, encourage, and promote clinical research to evaluate the impact of a nutrient-dense diet and related nutritional interventions on chronic diseases such as autoimmune illnesses, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.