Eating for Health Isn't Extreme; It's Essential

We live in a toxic environment. Even the good ole’ fresh country air isn’t what it use to be. Not long ago I was riding my bike in a nearby rural county, and a crop dusting plane flew overhead and began spraying a cornfield in the distance. I turned around to avoid the residue, but then the plane circled and came my way to spray another field.  

I grew up on a farm, and one of the highlights of summer was creating makeshift rafts to float in flooded soybean fields after a heavy rainfall; giving no thought to the poisonous, chemical run-off from the fields that would’ve been in the water. 

Even suburban housing additions are full of toxins as chemicals are applied to well-manicured lawns. And, of course, cities have their own set of poisons floating around in the air; not to mention the toxic foods that many of us may have eaten since childhood. Our bodies have been, and will continue to be inundated with toxins in one way or other; unless one has the privilege of living on a pristine island in Utopia.

And that’s one of the many reasons why it’s essential for all of us to fully embrace the nutritarian diet-style.    

Every bite of food that we put into our mouth counts.

Although certain chemicals can damage the body, repair can most likely happen if we are healthy and not continually exposed to them.  Therefore, it's crucial that we eat right and minimize our exposure to toxins and chemicals. 

But it takes a firm and radical commitment.      

“It takes more than moderate changes to wipe out the cellular damage that happens earlier in life.”   Dr. Fuhrman

We must turn a deaf ear to the naysayers that incorrectly and ignorantly believe that eating for health is extreme. And we must consume nutrients that build up our immune system, cleanse chemicals and toxins, and protect against disease.   

Following Dr Fuhrman’s nutritional protocol 100% to prevent the growth of cancer cells and disease is not extreme; it’s essential.

Here’s to optimal health to all!


Related post:  The 90 Percent Rule


Image credits: Crop dusting, flickr by chaunceydavid818; Pollution, flickr by ribamica




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Ann - August 8, 2013 9:53 PM

I think I live about an hour or so south of you (Marion) and I definitely see these crop dusters all over! I love your articles - they are excellent! This is an original but totally sensible way of looking at the reasons a nutritarian diet is more crucial than ever!

rod - August 9, 2013 4:34 PM

What is best dietary regimen to treat chronic kidney disease and reverse it? Most data that health programs focus on is for reversal of Hypertension, Stroke or Diabetes, etc. but not much recommendations for CKD. Please advise

Emily Boller - August 10, 2013 12:53 PM


Dr. Fuhrman doesn't answer medical questions on Onlyourhealth. However, you can ask him via his Member Center's "Ask the Doctor" forum at

All the best to you,


Erena DiGonis - August 14, 2013 9:05 AM

Eating clean is so important, and it's never too late to make changes in your diet!

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