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Joel Fuhrman

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**Life and Career of Joel Fuhrman:**
– Born in New York City on December 2, 1953
– Competed in the amateur figure skating circuit and was a member of the US World Figure Skating Team
– Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1988
– Serves as Director of Research for the Nutritional Research Foundation

**Diet and Health – Nutritarian Diet by Joel Fuhrman:**
– Advocates eating one pound of raw vegetables and another pound of cooked vegetables daily
– Emphasizes green vegetables, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries, nuts, and seeds
– Encourages whole plant foods and restricts dairy products, meat, snacks, fruit juice, and processed foods
– Allows a small amount of chicken, fish, low-fat dairy, olive oil, and refined carbohydrates after six weeks
– Recommends vitamin B12, vitamin D, and omega 3 supplements if animal products are not reintroduced

**Nutrient Density and Health Equation by Joel Fuhrman:**
– Popularized the concept of nutrient density in the Health Equation
– Created the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) ranking foods based on micronutrient concentration
– Kale is at the top of the ANDI list
– Whole Foods used ANDI scores for marketing high-scoring foods
– Criticisms of the Health Equation by physician Peter Lipson

**Reception and Criticisms of Joel Fuhrman:**
– Marketed products heavily with infomercials during PBS pledge drives
– Criticisms from various sources regarding Fuhrman’s views on flu vaccines and detoxification
– Fuhrman’s Nutritarian diet described as a fad diet by dietitian Carolyn Williams
– Review by Harriet Hall questioning the lack of controlled trials for Fuhrman’s diet
– Calls for extraordinary evidence to support Fuhrman’s extraordinary claims

**Books by Joel Fuhrman and Related Figures:**
– ‘Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor’s Program for Conquering Disease’ (1995)
– ‘Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss’ (2003)
– ‘The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes’ (2012)
– ‘Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free’ (2013)
– ‘Eat for Life: The Breakthrough Nutrient-Rich Program for Longevity, Disease Reversal, and Sustained Weight Loss’ (2020)

Joel Fuhrman (Wikipedia)

Joel Fuhrman (born December 2, 1953) is an American celebrity doctor who advocates a plant-based diet termed the "nutritarian" diet which emphasizes nutrient-dense foods. His practice is based on his nutrition-based approach to obesity and chronic disease, as well as promoting his products and books. He has written books promoting his dietary approaches including the bestsellers Eat to Live, Super Immunity, The Eat to Live Cookbook, The End of Dieting (2016) and The End of Heart Disease (2016). He sells a related line of nutrition-related products.

Joel Fuhrman
Joel Fuhrman, May 2011
Born (1953-12-02) December 2, 1953 (age 70)
Other namesJoel H. Fuhrman
EducationM.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania), 1988
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Occupation(s)Family physician, author
Known forNutritarian diet, ANDI, micronutrient-rich diet
Notable workEat to Live; The End of Diabetes; Eat for Health: Lose Weight; Keep It Off and Look Younger; Live Longer.
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