My guest this week, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, is a family physician, NYTimes best-selling author, and nutritional researcher with a focus on reversing disease naturally using nourishing foods. More importantly, Dr. Fuhrman is a former professional figure skater!
He was a guest on The Dr. Oz Show discussing his new book, The End of Dieting. When it comes to his food preference, he prefers to call himself a “nutritarian,” which is a preference for foods that are high in micronutrients.
On today’s Fat-Burning Man Show, Dr. Fuhrman will reveal:
- The real goal of a healthy nutrition is longevity, not fitness;
- How “paleo” and fad diets have it wrong (and what’s good about it);
- 3 important truths about nutrition that is scientifically based;
- How food preferences can taint our perception of what’s healthy;
- And so much more!
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- Dr. Fuhrman was a former figure skater, competed in world championships.
- Medical profession has gone in the wrong direction, it’s insane.
- Looking for pills and cures so we can continue to abuse our bodies.
- Must learn the basic science of nutrition instead of falling for gimmicks.
- Nutrition is so important, it permeates all layers of society.
- Physicians are poorly educated or ill-informed in the world of nutrition.
- Raising the level of education of people raises that of physicians, too.
- People teach doctors: more people get well, more doctors are exposed.
- Science changes as more evidence is made available, so too do doctors.
- Doctors’ egos get in the way and they hate admitting they’re wrong.
- Look at and review all the information first before making a decision.
- The more information we get, the easier it is to motivate people.
- Science needed to counter bad information out there like fad diets.
- Most fad diets are based on “stories” and premises, not science.
- When trying to prove that story, biases skew interpretation of science.
- People’s food preferences tend to bias their preference of diets, too.
- Determine safety threshold rather than discounting entire food groups.
- Primary objective is longevity, not athleticism only to die young.
- Cavemen lived short lives, and ate whatever was available to them.
- Today we can eat what’s best, so we can survive until we’re 100+.
- People ask wrong questions that are too vague with too many variables.
- Three important truths we can all agree with:
- Eat more natural, unrefined plant foods, and less processed foods.
- Increase micronutrients and breadth of nutrients our bodies need.
- Reduce exposure to hormones that increase disease risk like cancer.
- Eat a big salad every day with natural dressings (like nuts and seeds).
- One food type linked to longevity is legumes, beans, and plant proteins.
- Look at the evidence and not at the stories; and test the theory.
- Refined grains are bad — the more refined they are, the worse they are.
- But, there’s nothing wrong with the moderate use of intact whole grains.
- Whole, intact, real foods are better than fractionated “frankenfoods.”
- Nutritarian diet and reduction of animal protein extends lifespan.
- Following the above, episodic fasting likely increases longevity.
- Higher animal proteins raise hormone responses and reduce lifespan.
- Being athletic, muscular, or ripped doesn’t mean you’ll live longer.
- The difference between strength and stamina, and how it affects longevity.
- Research into nutrition to help to reverse, not just prevent, disease.
- Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s website at DrFuhrman.com
- “The End of Dieting” by Dr. Joel Fuhrman
- PBS TV show, summer 2014, tentatively called “Never Diet Again”
- Director of The Nutritional Research Foundation
- Dr. Fuhrman articles on Huffington Post