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Simplify Nutrition: Dr. Joel Fuhrman Says Your Diet Is Killing You

Meet nutrition expert, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, in this episode of Simplify. Learn about nutritarianism and how it can help you to live a long, healthy life.
by Carrie M. King | Jul 27 2017

This week’s episode of Simplify finds Caitlin chatting with Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of the bestselling books on nutrition, Eat to Live and Super Immunity. Fuhrman is a passionate advocate of nutritarianism, which basically means eating as much nutrient-rich, health-bolstering food as possible.

“People actually feel ill when they try to eat healthier, which makes things more difficult. When you’re an addict […], it takes over your brain, so you keep wanting that food and you don’t feel well, unless you imbibe an addictive substance. If you try to eat healthy, you feel fatigued and you feel shaky and itchy.”

— Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Simplifying nutrition isn’t easy. With so much conflicting evidence and contradictory studies being published almost daily about diet, it’s easy to be confused about what you should be eating. However, Fuhrman’s approach breaks food intake down to its most basic levels, and gives you some handy acronyms to help you remember exactly what you need to eat plenty of. By the end of the episode, you should have a clear understanding of the nutritarian approach, which, according to Fuhrman has seen people beat illnesses like diabetes, all while losing weight.

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Who’s Dr. Joel Fuhrman?

Dr. Joel Fuhrman is the author of six New York Times bestsellers on nutrition and frequently appears on TV in the US as a fervent campaigner for his nutrient-dense approach to diet. A former professional figure skater, he credits his nutritarian diet with helping him recover from the injury that forced him out of competition. As well as a passionate nutritional researcher, he is a board-certified family physician.

What’s Simplify?

Simplify is a podcast for anybody who’s taken a close look at their habits, their happiness, their relationships, or their health and thought “There’s got to be a better way to do this.” We talk to bestselling writers, productivity wizards, sex geniuses, and nutrition experts to find it for you. Life is complicated, but living better doesn’t have to be. Simplify.

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Who Made This?

Your hosts are the very wonderful Caitlin Schiller and Ben Schuman-Stoler.

Stellar research and production assistance by the outstanding Nika Mavrody.

Thanks to Nico Guiang for our awesome intro and outro music. Listen to more on Soundcloud or check him out on Facebook.

Sound and editing by Ody Constantinou who was once so inspired by the stories of Steve Jobs eating only apples that he decided to keep a food journal made out of apples. Unfortunately it rotted out and he had to compost it.

Got Links?

Kitava study.
Prevalence study.
Dr. Fuhrman’s website
If you’d like to read more of Dr. Fuhrman’s work, why not check out The End of Diabetes.

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