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.
Results may vary.
As a result of experiencing many wonderful health benefits, including no longer having severe dry eyes, Janet calls Dr. Fuhrman her hero
I became a follower of Dr. Fuhrman's Nutritarian plan the day I was told I was borderline diabetic. How could that be? I was not overweight, ate fairly healthy. I saw Dr Fuhrman on PBS. It made perfect sense. From that day on I did not consume processed food (other than recommended), sugar, and flour (except for that in the bean brownies). I spent a good deal of time studying the science, but scientists always want confirmation.
After one month on the program, I went to my ophthalmologist. I had been suffering with dry eyes for five years. He tried umpteen drops. I used Restasis drops, wetting drops, ointment in my eyes at night, humidifiers winter. Other drastic measures were tried to no avail, including ocular inserts and punctal plugs (first lower, then upper). I had laser surgery, and as they told me it might, my eyes became even dryer. Then, when I went for my six month checkup the doctor looked in my eyes and told me both tear layers were normal and I could discontinue all drops. I have been eye-drop free since.
I was also having a problem with my K+ level. I was being treated for hypokalemia. I had three low tests in a row. I take HCTZ for the hypercalcuria. After adding some spironolactone, I stopped taking potassium, and changed all my supplements to Dr. Fuhrman's recommendations, as well as following the diet as best I can. I had a follow up blood metabolic profile this week. As I knew they would, all levels were within normal limits. In addition, my complexion has improved drastically, my elimination is regular, and my taste buds have changed as promised. That is proof to me. No other factors could explain the changes in my health. Dr. Fuhrman is my hero.