Today, over 250 people traveled to The Westin in Princeton, NJ, ready to start a whirlwind weekend of eating to live!
There are some seasoned veterans of the nutritarian lifestyle here, plus plenty who are brand new to healthy eating - who learned the health equation, H=N/C, for the first time tonight! The attendees and all of us on Dr Fuhrman's staff were eager to get this event underway!
Everyone gathered in the dining room started getting to know one another as we enjoyed Black Forest Cream of Mushroom Soup, Swiss Chard and Sweet Potato Gratin, Lentil Loaf, Mediterranean Bean and Kale Saute, and for dessert - lots of fresh fruit and Coconut Carrot Custard Pie. (You can find many of these recipes in the DrFuhrman.com Member Center Recipe Guide)
But of course, the salad was the main dish!
Disease Proof’s very own Emily Boller is emceeing this weekend of education, inspiration, and great food!
Emily opened the event with her own story of personal transformation - from being obese and pre-diabetic to being a trim, lively nutritarian. In addition to being a dedicated nutritarian, Emily is also an artist - she documented her entire journey and she is turning her experience of transformation into an entire art exhibit. We got a little sneak preview of it tonight!
Then Emily introduced Dr. Fuhrman, who gave his introductory lecture after dinner, wasting no time and jumping right into nutritional science. He discussed some of the basic nutritional concepts that form the foundation of his eating style - macronutrients vs. micronutrients, the disease-preventing properties of phytochemicals in whole plant foods, and the disease-causing nature of the standard American diet. Dr. Fuhrman described the human body as a miraculous self-healing machine that will thrive in excellent health if only we provide it with the correct nutrition.
By the end of the lecture, everyone was ready to head to their rooms for a good night’s sleep - knowing that tomorrow will be a FULL day of food, fun, exercise, and lots of learning!
Even if you’re not joining us here in Princeton this weekend, you can still join us in cyberspace!
Throughout the rest of the weekend, we will be posting pictures, nutrition science tidbits, and updates here and on Dr. Fuhrman’s Facebook and Twitter pages (look for #dfwknd on Twitter).