October 2007 - Issue: #19

WHAT’S COOKING is a monthly e–bulletin from Dr. Fuhrman to keep you informed about the healing power of food, delicious recipes, inspiring success stories, and timely news from our website.

Dr. Fuhrman’s Tip of the Month

“The Flu” - Are you and your family protected?

It’s almost winter and the rush for flu vaccines has begun. But are they really necessary?

Nutritional excellence offers a much stronger degree of protection against contagious diseases and their complications. Micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals fuel our body’s defense mechanisms and give us the ammunition to fight off all kinds of illnesses. The typical low nutrient diet enables microbes like viruses and bacteria to more easily infect us and develop into more dangerous forms.

The flu is a simple viral illness, one that a healthy body has adequate defenses against. No flu is any match for a well-nourished immune system. That means if you get ill, you will recover relatively quickly and without complications. When considering the flu vaccine for your children, consider that all medical interventions have risks. Many of those risks are worth it for those who are sickly, elderly, or malnourished, but it is likely that the risks are not worth it when you live a healthy life and follow a high nutrient diet.

Often the long term risks of medications are not clearly understood, and the benefits are exaggerated. Isn’t it better to feed your children a healthy diet that protects against all diseases and allow their healthy immune systems to deal with the flu, should they get it?

For more information on protecting yourself from the flu, see Dr. Fuhrman’s Healthy Times Newsletter, January 2004.

Food for Thought

Pixie-Vites – A good children’s multi-vitamin

Children are often picky eaters and unfortunately they are exposed to a variety of food choices that are low in nutritional value. Studies show that only 1% of kids in the United States meet even the marginal nutritional recommendations of the Food Guide Pyramid.1

As parents, we want to improve the dietary habits of our children and families. Dr. Fuhrman's Pixie–Vites can help by providing some added insurance during this rewarding yet sometimes challenging process. Dr. Fuhrman recommends that you start your children with a low dose multi-vitamin after the age of 6 months.

Dr. Fuhrman's Pixie–Vites are kid friendly, vitamin mineral supplements that are fun to take. They come in a powder form and taste like berry candy yet contains 30 high nutrient fruit and vegetable extracts with no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, preservatives or isolated vitamin A. No other kids multi on the market has these features!

Best of all, it comes in a cool "pixie stix" straw. For variety, it can be poured directly into the mouth or sprinkled on and mixed into food or drinks. Also, a great way for some grown-up kids, who don’t like to take pills, to get their vitamin mineral supplements!

What’s Cooking at Dr. Fuhrman’s?

Great savings on Dr. Fuhrman’s Pixie–Vites!! This all natural children's multi–vitamin was especially designed by Dr. Fuhrman to ensure your child gets nature's full spectrum of carotenoids and phytochemicals using 30 high–nutrient vegetables and fruits.

Now through November 30th, you can purchase Pixie–Vites for just $19.95.
*Offer valid through November 30th. Can not be combined with any other discounts.
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Tune in each and every Wednesday to hear Dr. Fuhrman discuss vital health topics, speak with people about their success, and offer great recipes ideas. To listen: www.wbix.com

If you miss a show, visit Nutritional Wisdom to hear all previously aired programs.

Member Teleconference:
Teleconference Title: "Greens to the Rescue"
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 2007
Time: 9:00 pm EST
(See Dr. Fuhrman’s Member Center for details)
1. Munoz K, Krebs-Smith S, et al. Food Intakes of US Children and Adolescents Compared with Recommendations. Pediatrics. 1997. 100 (3) 323-329.
October Menu

Applelicious Recipes

Pecan Maple Apple Salad

Apple Pumpkin Soup

Wilted Spinach with Apples

Applenut Flax Bars

Dr. Fuhrman’s Online Member Support Center offers hundreds of delicious, nutrient–dense recipes and menu ideas. Member Benefits
Recipe of the Month

Since October is National Apple Month, we're bringing you a delicious assortment of recipes using apples.

The apples which are best eaten fresh and used in fruit or vegetable salads are: Cortland, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, and Winesap. Best for pies are: Cortland, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Jonathan, Macintosh, and Winesap. For sauce; Cortland, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Jonathan, and Macintosh. For baked apples: Gala, Golden Delicious, and Rome Beauty.

Whichever kind you purchase, be sure to select those that are vibrantly colored, firm, and with no bruises or soft spots...Enjoy!

Dear Dr. Fuhrman,

My husband and I both converted to your plant–based approach to eating. As a result, we found a tremendous increase in energy levels, lowered our cholesterol levels, lost excess weight, and we were able to conceive our first child!!

I enjoyed two complication–free pregnancies, which is no small detail giving birth to our son at age 39 and our daughter at age 44. Dr. Fuhrman helped tremendously with bouts of nausea during my pregnancy, but I did not experience any other complications.

I believe that our nutrition choices for pre–pregnancy, for pregnancy, and for our children have changed their lives forever. Our children have always eaten a plant–based diet, enjoying all types of fruits and vegetables, making meal time a pleasant experience. Neither has ever needed antibiotics, nor have they ever suffered from ear infections, allergies, asthma or persistent childhood illnesses. They do get the occasional cold, but they quickly recover. My son is now a very energetic 6 year old, but very well–behaved and not hyperactive. He has an excellent attention span for his age and excels as a home–schooled student.

I am so thankful that Dr. Fuhrman offers the option for telephone consultation, since it is very difficult to find classically–trained medical doctors who understand and advocate the nutrition component of disease prevention.
— Lori M.

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