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Joel Fuhrman

The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger and Disease Free

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Super Immunity by Joel Fuhrmann is a guide to achieving optimal health by bolstering our immune system through a whole-food, plant-based diet and exercise. The book offers practical tips and advice backed by scientific research to help readers safeguard their health against chronic diseases.

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    Healthy eating that heals your body is an ancient idea, but more relevant than ever today.

    “Let food be thy medicine” was the advice of forefather of modern medicine and all-round ancient wise guy Hippocrates. From year dot to today, humans have appreciated the healing power of certain foods.

    Historical documents show that the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians made use of soothing herbs and restorative recipes to cure colds, improve health and ward off disease. Advancements in biology have allowed us to pinpoint why certain foods can help our health.

    It’s all a matter of chemicals known as phytochemicals, which are found in particular plants. These compounds are essential for the survival and growth of the plant. Phytochemicals are vital for human bodies too – we need to consume them to keep our immune system in working order.

    Phytochemicals make incredible healers. Some studies even suggest that phytochemicals can reduce the risk of contracting AIDS in individuals with good health and nutrition. Today, diseases and viruses are as real a threat as ever. You’d think that phytochemicals would make up a major part of our diet. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.

    Animal products, processed foods, cold cereals and pretty much anything made with white flour are far more likely to make up major parts of our diets today. As little as 10 percent of the average American diet is comprised of vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts and seeds. But even this figure can’t reflect sufficient phytochemical consumption – half of this 10 percent is made up of white potato, which is far from rich in phytochemicals. Our immune systems are suffering as a result.

    So how do we survive if we no longer rely on food for good health? With an unprecedented dependence on medical care. Yes, medicine today is more advanced than ever. But does this mean we should rely on it? Find out in the next blink.

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    What is Super Immunity about?

    Super Immunity (2011) reveals the secret to a better, stronger immune system and healthier body: superfoods. These blinks shed light on the shortcomings of modern medicine and teach you how to take advantage of the healing powers of plant foods rich in nutrients and phytochemicals.

    Super Immunity Review

    Super Immunity (2011) by Joel Fuhrman is an enlightening book that explores the powerful connection between nutrition and our body's immune system. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It provides insightful strategies and evidence-based recommendations that empower readers to boost their immune system naturally and improve their overall health.
    • Backed by scientific research and real-life case studies, the book offers a comprehensive understanding of the role nutrition plays in preventing and treating diseases.
    • With its engaging writing and practical guidance, Super Immunity effortlessly keeps readers hooked, ensuring they don't find the topic mundane or tedious.

    Best quote from Super Immunity

    For superior health, we must eat more nutrient-rich foods and fewer calorie-rich foods.

    —Joel Fuhrman
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    Who should read Super Immunity?

    • People tired of suffering from colds and flu
    • Individuals interested in alternatives to antibiotics and prescription medicine
    • Anybody keen on boosting their health the natural way

    About the Author

    Joel Fuhrman, MD, is a family physician who focuses on using nutritional and natural methods to prevent and reverse diseases. He created the Health Starts Here initiative for whole foods and is the research director of the Nutritional Research Project of the National Health Association.

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    In Super Immunity, the main message is that a nutrient-rich diet can boost our immune system and prevent chronic diseases.

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