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What’s a Nutritarian Diet? This Doctor Shares the 8 Steps to Losing Weight for Good

By Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

To be healthy, you must eat healthfully. However, for most of us, there is an internal conflict — part of us wants to be healthy, but another part seeks pleasure without regard for the consequences. Fear of change and the temptation of unhealthy foods that you love can derail your best intentions. To establish a healthy diet, the key is to learn and practice until you prefer healthy foods over t

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5 Burning Questions About How to Lose Weight Answered

By Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

I am constantly receiving questions from readers and patients about how to lose weight and all the factors that impact their success. Here are five that might be helpful to you as well: Question 1: What makes a food addictive?Most addiction involves high glycemic foods, salt, oil or high fat animal products, such as cheese. The addictive potential is related to the amount of calor

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This Doctor Says His Diet Can Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: An Excerpt from Dr. Fuhrman’s “The End of Heart Disease”

By Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. In fact, cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. About half of these needless deaths are caused by sudden cardiac death. This means a person dies immediately after symptoms begin, or within a short time afterward. The cause of sudden cardiac death can vary from an obstructiv

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Yo-Yo Dieting Linked to Aging Faster and Bigger Waistlines: How to Stop

By Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Ever been on a diet and then gain all the weight back? This yo-yo dieting is pretty common. Often dieters gain back more than they lost, and it’s a common experience to have an even harder time losing weight the next time. “Weight cycling” is the term for these repeating episodes of intentional weight loss followed by unintentional regain, also often called “yo-yo dieting.” One of the m

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Expert Spotlight with Dr. Joel Fuhrman

This week Further Food is pleased to spotlight Joel Fuhrman, M.D., an expert who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. Dr. Fuhrman coined the term “Nutritarian," an eating style built around a diet of nutrient-dense, plant-rich foods. He is a board-certified family physician and six-time New York Times bestselling author. His books, The End of Heart Dise

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