Dr. Joel Fuhrman is a renowned family physician, nutrition researcher and New York Times bestselling author. With over two decades of medical and nutrition experience and expertise, Dr. Fuhrman has made it his mission to show the world that sustainable weight loss and healing from disease is possible through “super nutrition”. Dr. Fuhrman is the creator of the Nutritarian Diet, a nutrient-dense and plant-rich eating style. He attests that this eating regimen has reversed chronic diseases and ailments like heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and chronic pain syndromes, including migraines in his patients. Dr. Fuhrman is also the president of the Nutritional Research Foundation.
Dr. Fuhrman is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, and frequently appears on the Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Fuhrman is also a fitness enthusiast and former world-class figure skater. He placed third in the 1976 World Professional Pairs Skating Championship. Since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Fuhrman has successfully treated more than 10,000 patients with serious medical conditions with his smart nutrition recommendations.
Beyond the plethora of information available in his books, Dr. Fuhrman also shares his expertise on air with the PBS network. His 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. Ultimately, it is Dr. Fuhrman’s mission to change the way America eats, which has garnered him the nickname, “America’s Health Coach.”
Dr. Fuhrman is the creator of the ANDI food scoring system. The ANDI ranks the nutrient value of many common foods on the basis of how many nutrients they deliver to the body for each calorie consumed. This system has been adopted by Whole Foods Market, and has directed millions of consumers to eat an anti-cancer diet-style. Dr. Fuhrman believes that the Standard American Diet (SAD) contributes directly to the formation of chronic and autoimmune diseases, including cancers, in individuals. Understanding the nutrient density of foods, therefore, helps consumers understand what foods are best to put in their bodies to ward off and keep disease at bay.