We can control our health's destiny; it's not luck and the right foods enable us not just to prevent but reverse diseases unless they're in the super advanced stages. This is a positive message that also tastes delicious and can be made into a diet style that people prefer to eat. - Dr. Joel Fuhrman
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This week, we have six-time New York Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods, Dr. Joel Fuhrman on the show to talk about the Nutritarian Diet, what GBOMBS foods are and how to prepare them, plus his stance on popular oils such as coconut and olive oil and whether or not they're actually as healthy for us as we believe to be true.
It was a great interview with him and I learned so much about which foods are best eaten raw or cooked, how to transform your taste buds to love tasty, nutritious meals, and all about his resources and events including retreats and his latest books, Fast Food Genocide and Eat to Live Quick & Easy Cookbook.
As you listen, you will also find out all about:
- What a Nutritarian is and what the foundations of it are.
- Why it will take you a couple of months to adjust to a new way of eating not only for your taste buds but for an emotional transition to happen as well.
- Why you should avoid alternative sugars like Splenda, stevia, and even diet sodas because it just perpetuates your craving for sweets.
- How long it typically takes people to teach their taste buds to like new, healthy recipes and foods.
- Probiotics and digestive enzymes: what happens when we consume them on a daily basis if you follow an unhealthy diet vs. healthy diet.
- Why your depression could be caused by your poor nutrition leading you to be hormonally unbalanced.
I Love Nutritional Science: Dr. Joel Fuhrman at TEDxCharlottesville 2013
About Dr. Joel Fuhrman
Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, six-time New York Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Dr. Fuhrman is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows. Through his own hugely successful PBS specials, which have raised more than $30 million for public broadcasting stations, he brings nutritional science to homes across America and around the world.
Dr. Fuhrman is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation and is a member of the Dr. Oz Show Advisory Board. His work and discoveries are published in medical journals and he is involved with multiple nutritional studies with major research institutions across America.
Dr. Fuhrman is the author of six New York Times bestsellers: Eat to Live (Little Brown, 2003); Super Immunity (HarperOne, 2012); The End of Diabetes (HarperOne, 2013); The Eat to Live Cookbook (HarperOne, 2013); The End of Dieting (HarperOne, 2014) and The End of Heart Disease (HarperOne, 2016). To date, he has sold more than three million books.
In addition to his New York Times bestsellers, Dr. Fuhrman has written several other popular books on nutritional science which include: Dr. Fuhrman's Transformation 20 Diabetes (Gift of Health Press); 10 in 20: Dr. Fuhrman's Lose 10 Pounds in 20 Days Detox Program (Gift of Health Press); Eat for Health (Gift of Health Press), Disease-Proof Your Child (St. Martin's Griffin), Fasting and Eating for Health (St. Martin's Griffin) and the Dr. Fuhrman's Nutritarian Handbook and ANDI Food Scoring Guide (Gift of Health Press).
His latest books are Fast Food Genocide and Eat to Live Quick & Easy Cookbook.
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What You'll Hear on This Episode
00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction
1:15 Opening comments with Rob and Devon
1:30 Check out last week's show: OSF 232 - Weight Loss Goals Are A Waste Of Time with Rico Caveglia
2:00 How to approach 2019 with a new outlook on getting things done including maybe even outsourcing help.
6:00 About our guest today, Dr. Joel Fuhrman
7:00 Let us be your personal coaches on an upcoming podcast episode!
13:20 Introduction to Dr. Joel Fuhrman
15:00 Dr. Fuhrman's background and how he became involved in nutrition and natural health methods.
18:00 His mission to help people get to the root of their health problems rather than cover them up with prescription meds.
20:00 The wonderful experience he had while in medical school and the most important lessons he learned while there.
23:00 Why doctors are there for emergencies and we can do a lot to prevent disease on our own by eating healthy and looking after ourselves.
24:40 What a Nutritarian is and what the foundations of it are.
27:50 The importance of eating more colorful, unrefined vegetables and avoiding white foods i.e. rice, white bread, white sugar for better health and avoiding disease.
31:50 Why food addiction happens and the negative impact it has on our bodies and minds.
34:00 The differences we notice when we eat nuts vs nut oils such as walnuts and walnut oils or sesame seeds vs. sesame oils.
35:00 His stance on consuming oil and why even some 'healthy' oils such as olive oil or coconut oil might not be that healthy for us as we think.
37:00 Our body's natural digestive system and what happens when we eat quality whole foods vs. processed foods that carry little to no nutrients.
39:40 The addictive nature of fast food that's keeping us back from living a healthy lifestyle.
41:00 Why it will take you a couple of months to adjust to a new way of eating not only for your taste buds but for an emotional transition to happen as well.
42:00 What symptoms you'll notice when you transition to eating healthier from feeling sluggish and losing focus to headaches and even a fever or other slight illness.
43:00 Some of the strategies that he uses with clients including during the retreats he hosts to overcome food addiction.
45:30 Why you should avoid alternative sugars like Splenda, stevia, and even diet sodas because it just perpetuates your craving for sweets.
47:00 How long it typically takes people to teach their taste buds to like new, healthy recipes and foods.
49:40 Foods that you should eat raw vs. cooked and why it's important to eat certain foods one way over the other.
54:30 If we do want to sautee vegetables, what's the best way to do it with water rather than oil?
58:30 The study being down at Arizona State University to see the positive effects of GBOMBS and the Nutritarian diet when it comes to preventing breast cancer in women.
1:00:00 Which of the GBOMBS foods you should cook or eat raw to get the full benefits.
1:01:00 Probiotics and digestive enzymes: what happens when we consume them on a daily basis if you follow an unhealthy diet vs. healthy diet.
1:03:00 The best methods to prepare all different kinds of beans before consumption.
1:06:00 The negative impact that not only you but also your family will face if you continue to eat such an unhealthy diet.
1:12:00 Why your depression could be caused by your poor nutrition leading you to be hormonally unbalanced.
1:17:15 Final comments with Rob and Devon
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1:19:40 Open Sky Fitness Closing
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