Changing America one city at a time

On a chilly Saturday morning a couple of weeks ago people were waking up to the sound of alarm clocks all over northern Indiana to attend an all-day Health Immersion at First Assembly in Fort Wayne. It was 7:45 am when I pulled into the church parking lot, and the atmosphere was charged with excitement as lines were already forming for when the doors would open at 8:00. The cold weather didn’t seem to deter anyone. Simultaneously, the catering company across the street was busy prepping 640 nutritarian box lunches to serve at noon. 


My hometown city, Fort Wayne, Indiana, made national news headlines this past fall. Besides earning the reputation several years ago of being one of the most obese cities in the country; in November we earned the title of being the second most artery clogged city of a metropolitan population over 200,000. Considering incoming flights into Fort Wayne International Airport are greeted with a cellophane wrapped cookie upon arrival, and we actually celebrate an annual summer festival with “Junk Food Alley”, it’s no surprise that our claim to fame is disease.

However, history was made on March 10th when Dr. Fuhrman spent an entire day covering topics such as “Core Concepts”, “Changing Perceptions of Hunger”, “Preventing and Reversing Hypertension, Heart Disease and Diabetes”, “Practical Tips”, “Super Immunity”, and answering personal questions. Myths such as the value of high biological protein, and needing doctors for protective heart health were demolished. Instead, a complete paradigm shift took place in the minds of participants as Dr. Fuhrman instructed how to obtain wellness and health through self-care and personal responsibility; not medical care. 

To be quite honest, when the idea was first suggested to invite Dr. Fuhrman to our city to speak about nutrition and health, some didn’t think very many would be interested in giving up a Saturday to learn about nutrition and wellness; let alone pay a fee to attend. When over 600 people registered for the event, minds were changed! AND even those who attended commented afterwards that they wish they would’ve invited their co-workers, neighbors, relatives, pastors, and entire churches; wanting Dr. Fuhrman to return so they can invite others next time! Needless to say, the catering company was inundated with positive comments also. The day was a huge success.  

Even in one of the most disease promoting cities in the country, people were desperate for Dr. Fuhrman’s message ~ he was welcomed with open arms. We may not have a Whole Foods Market in our city yet, or organic farmers’ markets on every corner, but we are changing! 

The change of one is a transformation. The change of many is a revolution. The revolution is definitely happening; one city at a time!   

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image credits; top picture by Steve Federspiel, nutritarian box lunches picture by Don Hall's catering; all others by Emily Boller 

Wow, what an incredible time!

            Princeton Westin


food lineEmily Boller (right) with Adrienne who has lost 128 lbs and still losing!Wow, what an incredible time everyone had at Dr. Fuhrman’s Weekend Immersion in Princeton, New Jersey last weekend! To immerse oneself is to: engage wholly, deeply, and absorb everything fully.  

There is definitely something to be said about being completely immersed in Dr. Fuhrman’s health information to understand the science and logic behind his nutritional recommendations; tasting delicious, new recipes; listening to inspirational success stories; meeting and interacting with other nutritarians, and sharing a common bond with everyone . . . . all in one place! Everyone left with a renewed commitment to optimal health for life.


Dr. Fuhrman speaking at the Princeton Immersion

A time set aside to be fully engaged in such an environment speeds up the learning process, and one’s mindset changes from “I really should eat better” . . . .to . . . . “I want to eat this way for the best health that’s possible!” 


A changed mind naturally produces a transformed body for life


Here are a few comments from the weekend:

  • fruit beveragesI was beyond blown away. Dr. Fuhrman was so amazingly inspiring and informative. I have been at this for several years, but I learned so many new things. The success stories that were presented were unforgettable, and renewed my enthusiasm and commitment to this way of life. The food was off the charts too! I was there with my dad and we both were so thrilled that we went. We met some fantastic people, and I am going to lobby hard for the Getaway this summer! -Heather
  • I enjoyed the weekend very much! Thanks to Dr Furhman and staff for a well-organized event!   -Alexandre
  • The whole weekend was awesome and my husband and I both learned so much!
  • It was great! I learned new things, met new people, and tried some new recipes. –Essie
  • It was such a wonderfully planned event and you can tell the staff worked hard to make it seem effortless. I have returned with lots of enthusiasm. –Laura
  • The weekend immersion was so good! I was a little hesitant about going alone, but I was so happy that I went. It was so comfortable, and the material presented was just wonderful and informative; and the place where it was held was great. –kfrasetto


For those who couldn’t make it to the weekend immersion, Dr. Fuhrman’s 2011 Fifth Annual Health Getaway will be June 26 – July 2 at The Grand Summit Resort in Park City, Utah. Actress Marilu Henner will be this year’s MC; and along with Dr. Fuhrman’s life-changing lectures will be health screenings, social events, indoor and outdoor activities including gondola rides, hiking, golf, concerts, and much more to make for a never-to-be-forgotten revitalizing vacation for you and your loved ones! 

Invest a week of your life into your health ~ it’s MUCH more fun and cheaper than a week’s vacation in the coronary care unit recovering from quadruple bypass surgery, or a lifetime of finger pricks and insulin shots!


Here’s to optimal health for all!