Nutritarian Party Photo Contest

WIN A VITAMIX AND SIGNED EAT TO LIVE COOKBOOK -  Enter Dr. Fuhrman’s Favorite Holiday Moment Photo Contest for your chance to win a Vitamix and an Eat to Live Cookbook signed by Dr. Fuhrman! It’s easy; just submit a photo of one of your favorite holiday moments for a chance to win!

Dr. Fuhrman would like to encourage you to find your joy creating fantastic memories this holiday season and share them with us on Facebook! Share your favorite photo from your Nutritarian Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, New Year’s Party or other holiday gathering. Great fun and holiday sharing does not have to be connected to self-destructive food habits. Show how spending quality time with your family and creating life's precious moments can be married with wholesome food and good health. Get the details:

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Basics of Nutritarian Cooking

VegetablesThere are a few essential cooking techniques that need to be mastered when you commit to a nutrient-dense eating style. Nutritarian cooking can be simple or gourmet. You don’t have to be a chef and have unlimited time to cook wonderful meals. On the other hand, if you do enjoy spending time in the kitchen you don’t need to stifle your culinary creativity. Soups, salads and smoothies are the backbone of the Nutritarian diet. Read more at DrFuhrman.com.

Anti-Cancer Foods: Cruciferous Vegetables

GreensAll vegetables are nutrient rich and promote good health, but green cruciferous vegetables (like kale, broccoli, and bok choy) have the highest nutrient density scores and are associated with the most substantial health benefits. Why is that? In addition to vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, cruciferous vegetables contain an exclusive class of phytochemicals called glucosinolates (glu'ko-sin'o-lates), which are the precursors to powerful anti-cancer compounds. Learn about the cruciferous family of vegetables and how they fight cancer in this article

6 Worst Foods for Diabetes

Shopping listThe worst foods for diabetes — the foods that elevate blood sugar, reduce insulin sensitivity and increase type 2 diabetes risk — are the foods that are most common in the standard American diet. Read more at DrFuhrman.com.

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Win Big! Enter Dr. Fuhrman's Holiday Health Fest Sweepstakes

We’re excited to announce the launch of Dr. Fuhrman’s Holiday Health Fest! This 7-week long health fest was made for YOU, in the spirit of holiday gift giving and spreading good cheer and health, so be sure to participate! This event offers support and motivation to help you enjoy a healthy holiday season with:  

  • motivational posts
  • informative articles and videos
  • delicious recipes
  • inspiring success stories
  • weekly contests with a range of top-notch prizes

 Dr. Fuhrman really wants to help start your new year off right!

Holiday Health Fest

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Don’t forget to share the page with your family and friends to help you win.  When they ‘like’ Dr. Fuhrman’s page from your share, you will gain additional entries to win the Grand Prize!

If you have already liked the page, you can still enter the Sweepstakes by going to Dr. Fuhrman’s Facebook page and clicking on the Holiday Sweepstakes tab.

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Dr. Fuhrman’s members are eligible to participate in additional member-only contests with the chance to win even more prizes! Check the Member Center for more information on these exclusive contests.  Prizes include a Vitamix and up to $500 in Fuhrman bucks! Additionally, Dr. Fuhrman Members have LIVE access to participate in the six weekly Health Fest webinars, where they can ask questions. Check the Member Center for the weekly schedule and to register. 

For more information on Dr. Fuhrman’s Holiday Health Fest, become a fan on Dr. Fuhrman’s Facebook page and be sure to check back daily for great information and new contests for more chances to WIN!

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5 Best Foods for Preventing or Reversing Diabetes

DiabetesType 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease. Your food choices can either prevent or promote insulin resistance and resultant diabetes. It is not enough for a food to be low-glycemic; to prevent or reverse diabetes and promote healthy insulin sensitivity and overall health, true anti-diabetes foods must minimize the rise in blood glucose and maximize phytochemical value.

Whether you already have diabetes or are hoping to prevent it, your food choices are the key. In this article, Dr. Fuhrman lists his top five foods to help prevent or reverse diabetes. This approach works! 

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What Does Sugar Do to the Brain?

BrainGlucose is the primary fuel for the human brain, but what happens when the brain is exposed to the excessive added sugars of the standard American diet?

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Pumpkins

PumpkinsArtificially-flavored pumpkin foods are all over the place this fall. Pass them by and instead, learn how to enjoy the wonderful flavors and health benefits of real pumpkins.

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Should you avoid salt?

Doubt about the damaging effects of salt has been cast by the occasional headline-making study, but the majority of studies have reported increased blood pressure and cardiovascular risk associated with high sodium intake.

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Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Blood pressureOne in four Americans takes blood pressure-lowering drugs, and some of these drugs may double a woman's risk for breast cancer when taken for many years.

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Enjoy the Fall Apple Harvest

ApplesJuicy and delicious, apples are a fall tradition and also offer some unique health benefits.

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Let's Redefine Deprivation

My youngest son and I recently visited my oldest daughter and son-in-law in Seattle. We experienced all the wonderful landmarks of the city such as the Space Needle and Pike's Place Market, etc., but the highlight was hiking to the top of Rattlesnake Ridge to see the breathtaking and magnificent views from the summit.

I was so totally blown away by what I saw when I reached the summit that I squealed with delight! - just ask my daughter who captured my over-the-top enthusiasm on video via her iPhone! I was also reminded how very thankful I am to no longer be addicted to the Standard American Diet and obese. [A little over five years ago, at age 47, I was severely addicted to fake, low-nutrient foods, 100 lbs. overweight, prediabetic, and suffered from coronary artery disease, hypertension, chronic fatigue, and increasing immobility. Within a year, I dropped the weight and got my health restored.]  

Additionally, I would've missed out on so much of the trip if I were still unhealthy, because we walked and hiked a lot and had a wonderful time doing it!

 

The worst of the nightmarish memories of obesity and poor health have gradually faded over time, and I tend to take my health for granted these days. I need trips like this past one to be reminded, once again, how much freedom I have now as a healthy individual. Plus, my obesity would've ruined the visit for my daughter and son-in-law as I would've only been able to sit around in their apartment, or sightsee via bus tours, or dine continually on decadent foods – not much else - and that would've been a bummer for them.

I'm continually grateful for the many blessings that being fully committed to the nutritarian diet-style has allowed me to enjoy these past five years. And to think that for many years I incorrectly thought it was too restrictive, and I was afraid that I’d be regularly deprived.

Not being able to hike up Rattlesnake Ridge and experience the grandeur of the view at the summit, or watch the shear delight and excitement on my 14-year-old son's face would've been restrictive. Likewise, I would've been deprived of making a lifetime memory with my daughter and son-in-law as well.

We must get this deprivation thing turned around. Eating a crispy, succulent apple instead of a candy bar is not deprivation - it is liberty! Eating a scrumptious kale salad with orange-cashew-toasted sesame dressing instead of a grilled cheese sandwich and bag of chips is not restrictive – it is pure pleasure beyond what words can express! 

 

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