Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounted for 32.3% of deaths in the United States in 2010, but you can protect yourself. A significant number of research studies have documented that heart disease is easily and almost completely preventable (and reversible) through a diet rich in plant produce and lower in processed foods and animal products. Read more at DrFuhrman.com
In recent years, we have learned that getting adequate vitamin D is crucial to many aspects of our health, and that for many people reasonable sun exposure is not enough. There are two forms of supplemental vitamin D, D2 and D3. In the past, D2 was the only vegan form of the vitamin available, but vegan D3 is now on the market. Which one should you take? Find out in this article.
Articles have circulated the internet claiming that eating cruciferous vegetables suppresses thyroid function. Is there any truth to these rumors? Read more at DrFuhrman.com
As the holiday season comes to a close, I hope you and your loved ones have enjoyed many happy and healthy celebrations and made some wonderful memories.
Right now, wherever you are in your journey toward superior nutrition, you should appreciate your accomplishments, and now take it even further. Building a healthy diet is like building muscles or learning a new skill – if you make the commitment and practice every day, you will get stronger, you will see results, and it will become easier and more enjoyable.
Unleash your immune system’s special forces! “G-BOMBS” is an acronym you can use to remember the most nutrient-dense, health-promoting foods on the planet. These are the foods you should eat every day, and they should make up a significant proportion of your diet. These foods are extremely effective at preventing chronic disease, fighting cancer, and promoting health and longevity. Read more at DrFuhrman.com
Nuts and seeds are healthful, natural foods, rich in beneficial nutrients. Despite their calorie density, eating nuts and seeds may help with weight loss and is also associated with longer lifespan. Read more at DrFuhrman.com
News reports last week claimed that multivitamins are a waste of money. Most studies have not found that multivitamins protect against cardiovascular disease or cancer, and some studies suggest that multivitamins may actually promote cancer. On the other hand, micronutrient deficiencies are certainly detrimental to health. So should we take multivitamins? And if so, how do we choose a good multivitamin? Read more at DrFuhrman.com
This year, to protect yourself against cold and flu, get enough sleep, wash your hands, avoid touching your face and eat healthfully. The flu vaccine is not very effective, and micronutrient-rich foods help the immune system to function at its highest capacity. Learn more about preventing cold and flu in this article.
I am often asked for my list of the best foods to eat — the foods that contain the most micronutrients, phytochemicals and other health-promoting compounds. People want to know which high-nutrient foods provide the keys to optimum health and longevity. They are searching for a simple answer to the question, “What should I eat to reach my ideal weight, achieve immunity to disease and feel my best every day?” Read more at DrFuhrman.com.
Vegetable juices and green smoothies (also called blended salads) both have a place in the Nutritarian diet. Both are great ways to get more raw leafy greens into your diet, in addition to your usual salads. But which is better for your health? Find out in this article.
Onions and garlic protect against cancer! Learn more about these super foods in this article.
To be healthy, you must eat healthfully. However, for most of us, there is an internal conflict – part of us wants to be healthy, but another part seeks pleasure without regard for the consequences. Fear of change and of giving up unhealthy foods that you like, and the temptation of unhealthful food choices can derail your best intentions. To establish a healthy diet, the key is to learn and practice until you instinctually prefer healthy foods. Read more at DrFuhrman.com