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.

Jeff's Story


Jeff lost 35 pounds and is thankful to have his health back again; he no longer suffers from irritable bowel syndrome and lowered his cholesterol  

I had blood work done in July 2013. My weight was over 240 pounds (I am 6' tall.) and my blood pressure was 155 /95. That alone scared me. My general health was not good. I was tired all the time, I had sleep apnea, horrible anxiety, I felt like I was going to pass out at times, and had frequent chest pains. My blood test results came back. I did not expect the results, though in retrospect I should have. Total cholesterol 250, triglycerides 119, HDL 70, LDL 156.

I started doing some research on my own and decided to give up most meats. But I could not find guarantees on being able to lower my numbers back to normal by diet alone. Then my mom gave me Eat To Live. I was skeptical, but I could not refute anything Dr. Fuhrman said or the research he cited. It was just common sense. I decided to go the vegan Nutritarian route. I met with my physician and told him I wanted my numbers rechecked in two months. He gave me a patronizing smile and said, "how about a year? And then we can just put you on a statin." I told him I could do it in two months.

The first week of my new Nutritarian diet I could not believe the energy I was feeling. As the weeks went by I had to start exercising because I needed a release for all of the amazing energy. My irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that I had suffered from for 15 years (I had been taking 4-6 Imodium every day) disappeared. I was afraid the fiber was going to really wreak havoc, but the exact opposite happened and I had to quit taking the Imodium. The first few weeks’ pounds were shedding off so easily. I laughed at the irony because I felt like I was eating like a pig with all of the delicious vegetables, beans, fruit, seeds, and nuts I was eating; foods I had so dearly missed from my childhood and feared because of my IBS. Now I was using mixing bowls to eat my salad, the main dish. I had my blood work done again after two months. My wife and I laughed and cheered when we got the results: Total cholesterol 173; triglycerides 82; HDL 63; LDL 94.

This is the real deal. After reading Eat To Live and Super Immunity  I no longer fear disease and an early death as I had feared last year. I'm doing this for my wife and my boys. I will be around to see my children marry and have kids. I am so excited and thankful to have my good health back again. I just turned 44 and I felt like I was turning 24. Dr. Fuhrman literally saved my life. I will be forever grateful to him.

Results may vary.

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